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Guest Blog: Playwright Katie Redford on TAPPED at Theatre503
April 5, 2022

You know that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you go for a drink with a mate and you decide to open up about something. And they hear you - as in, really hear you. That’s exactly what I hope watching Tapped will feel like. 

Guest Blog: Casey Bailey On GRIMEBOY at Birmingham Rep
April 4, 2022

What separates the greatest grime MC of all time from the people who have held the position of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom? This is a question that has rumbled in my brain from the moment of inception of the idea that has grown into GrimeBoy.

Guest Blog: Chinonyerem Odimba On BLACK LOVE at the Kiln Theatre
April 1, 2022

Black Love is... This play. It is a play borne out of my own love for telling stories but also telling stories that allow Black Love to be seen on stages.

Guest Blog: Associate Movement Director and Swing Raffaella Covino On A MONSTER CALLS
March 24, 2022

Associate Movement Director and Swing Raffaella Covino shares her experiences of A MONSTER CALLS, now playing at Rose Theatre Kingston

Guest Blog: Composer Susannah Pearse On HALL OF MIRRORS
March 23, 2022

My collaborator Robert Hudson and I first got interested in writing a musical about the Treaty of Versailles about five years ago. We’d toyed with the idea before, but the Brexit vote and the widening political divide within both the UK and America gave us the impetus we’d been missing, and we began to write the first draft of what eventually became Hall of Mirrors.

Guest Blog: Evan Placey On Reworking JEKYLL & HYDE From A Female Perspective
February 21, 2022

I knew there was something to say about today with Stevenson's novella Jekyll and Hyde about good and evil and the darkness in all of us.

Guest Blog: John Rwothomach On FAR GONE at the Studio Theatre, Sheffield
February 15, 2022

John Rwothomach has based his play FAR GONE on his real childhood experience of nearly being kidnapped by a guerrilla group in Uganda.

Guest Blog: Director Imogen Frances On TELL ME STRAIGHT
January 28, 2022

Paul Bradshaw and I have been friends for years, and to collaborate with him again is an honour. His stories as a working-class, queer Londoner are both poignant and essential. tell me straight feels particularly special for me because of how it explores attraction, desire, connection, and the spectrum of queerness.

Guest Blog: Director Rob Watt On Taking HUMAN NURTURE Into Theatres and Schools
January 27, 2022

In mid-lockdown and after the tragic death of George Floyd, writer Ryan Calais Cameron came to me with a clear and simple question - are people born racist? This started a wide-reaching, knotty and brilliant conversation with young people across the country.

Guest Blog: Designer Debbie Duru On TWO BILLION BEATS
January 25, 2022

Two Billion Beats is a coming-of-age story about two sisters, Asha and Bettina, who come together every day after school and discuss, celebrate, argue and lament about their lives.

Guest Blog: Translator William Gregory On A FIGHT AGAINST... (UNA LUCHA CONTRA...)
December 28, 2021

It often comes as a surprise to people that A Fight Against… (Una Lucha Contra…) is a world premiere, not only in English, but in any language, including Spanish.

Guest Blog: English National Opera's Amy Powell On Relaxed Performances
November 30, 2021

All around the UK, theatres put on accessible performances for their audience and there’s often different types of access schemes on offer. But what is a relaxed performance?

Guest Blog: Alex Parker On Bringing SUNSET BOULEVARD to the Royal Albert Hall
November 29, 2021

Here we are, at the Royal Albert Hall, performing Sunset Boulevard. This really is a dream come true.

Guest Blog: Artistic Director Paul Miller on the Orange Tree Theatre's Recovery Season
November 28, 2021

As our Recovery Season at the Orange Tree Theatre continues, it’s worthwhile considering what exactly we are recovering. A standard definition of recovery is a return to normal. And there were probably many who hoped that there would be a swift return to business as usual after a horrible but aberrant period.

Guest Blog: Blair Gibson On The JERSEY BOYS UK and Ireland Tour
November 22, 2021

Set in a northern pocket of New Jersey in a world before social media usurped dog as man’s best friend, Jersey Boys can be summed up in one word: Famiglia.

Guest Blog: Playwright Tom Wright On VERY SPECIAL GUEST STAR
November 10, 2021

Open relationships have provided great material for increasing numbers of LGBTQ+ writers over the last few years.

Guest Blog: Ankur Bahl, Director of Digital Stage and Studio at Sadler's Wells, On CURATED BY CARLOS
November 9, 2021

At Sadler’s Wells we have an ambitious mission: ‘make and share dance that inspires us all.’ Core to our work on Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage is thinking a lot about the ‘us all’ bit of this mission. How can we best use this space to genuinely provide access to world-class dance experience to us all?  

November 9, 2021

I’m writing this from the back of the MAST studios in Southampton, where we’re currently in technical rehearsals for Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World.

Guest Blog: Madeleine Worrall on THE TEMPEST on BBC Radio 3
November 5, 2021

I don’t know why I’m starting this article with an admission that I had never really been ‘that into Shakespeare’. It is the sort of casual assertion which leaves a ghostly trail of incredulous disappointment upon the face of the poor actor you have annointed your confessor - they will never really respect you again.

November 5, 2021

The characters of Brian and Roger were birthed by me and Harry Peacock on a TV set back in 2014. Hanging around between takes, we started to improvise and pretend to be these two divorced middle-aged men, trying really hard to see the positive side of their situation.