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“It is a privilege to work in the arts.” Katy Taylor, Artistic Director at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham

March 30, 2021 Comments Off on “It is a privilege to work in the arts.” Katy Taylor, Artistic Director at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham

COVID-19 has been difficult for everyone. Nothing and no one has remained untouched, not least our theatres. UK-wide, venues have been forced to make crucial decisions about how to deal with the crisis. The UK’s creative industries, which bring in £120 billion a year for the economy, have played a vital role in keeping us going during lockdown, with theatres making a significant contribution.

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Sarah Tarbit

“I want to show the humanity that’s so often ignored.” Sarah Tarbit, winner of the Screen/Play Award

March 28, 2021 Comments Off on “I want to show the humanity that’s so often ignored.” Sarah Tarbit, winner of the Screen/Play Award

It’s quite an achievement. A Northumberland-based writer has racked up a major career milestone after beating nearly 350 entries in an open call-out for plays.

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How are independent theatres navigating the coronavirus crisis?

February 25, 2021 Comments Off on How are independent theatres navigating the coronavirus crisis?

While the restrictions surrounding COVID-19 have been essential, the impact on society has, nonetheless, been seismic.

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“The need for us is still there.” Junior Akinola, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Manchester’s Contact Theatre

January 19, 2021 Comments Off on “The need for us is still there.” Junior Akinola, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Manchester’s Contact Theatre

Contact has been an integral part of Manchester’s cultural scene since the 1970s.

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(Online) Theatre Review: Duckie, HOME, Manchester

January 6, 2021 Comments Off on (Online) Theatre Review: Duckie, HOME, Manchester

These are difficult times. Rehearsals are problematic with social distancing and theatres are largely making it up as they go along.

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Polly Lister in The Snow Queen. Photos by Tony Bartholomew.

Festive Theatre Review: The Snow Queen, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

December 20, 2020 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: The Snow Queen, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

If ever there was a time when the world needed a bit of Christmas magic, this is it. Luckily, I can tell you exactly where to find it.

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Online Review: David Hoyle – A Grand Auction of My Life, HOME, Manchester

December 3, 2020 Comments Off on Online Review: David Hoyle – A Grand Auction of My Life, HOME, Manchester

Theatres have adapted to COVID-19 restrictions in all sorts of ways.

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Online Theatre Review: Sunset on Tantobie, Gala Theatre, Durham

November 30, 2020 Comments Off on Online Theatre Review: Sunset on Tantobie, Gala Theatre, Durham

Sunset on Tantobie, written by Gary Kitching and directed by Jake Murray, is a 40-minute, heartwarming audio tale about family reuniting, with a nod to Dominic Cummings’ laughable defence of his trip to Barnard Castle.

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Maelstrom Under Glass, Alexandrina Hemsley

“There’s still a lot of discrimination, marginalisation and isolation.” DaDaFest International Festival 2020: Translations

November 14, 2020 Comments Off on “There’s still a lot of discrimination, marginalisation and isolation.” DaDaFest International Festival 2020: Translations

A quarter of a century ago the Disability Discrimination Act came into force and changed lives. In the meantime, Liverpool-based DaDaFest has been breaking ground as a disability and D/deaf arts organisation since 1984, albeit under a different name.

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“The industry will never fail because we bounce back.” RENT actress Maiya Quansah-Breed talks to Northern Soul

November 14, 2020 Comments Off on “The industry will never fail because we bounce back.” RENT actress Maiya Quansah-Breed talks to Northern Soul

*Since this interview took place, a second national lockdown has come into effect. As a result of these new restrictions, a live performance of RENT will now be available to access online. For more information, or to book tickets, visit the Hope Mill Theatre website.

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