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Arcola Theatre Announces Reopening Of Studio 2 And Programming For The New Year Photo Arcola Theatre Announces Reopening Of Studio 2 And Programming For The New Year
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 13, 2022

Arcola Theatre, led by Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen, and Executive Producer, Leyla Nazli, has announced the reopening of Studio 2 for the first time since the pandemic, and the initial programming for that space which includes three transfers from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe: The Mistake, Afghanistan Is Not Funny and VERMIN.

Review: THE WELLSPRING. Salisbury Playhouse Photo Review: THE WELLSPRING. Salisbury Playhouse
by Cheryl Markosky - Oct 13, 2022

The Wellspring is a new father and son two-hander by award-winning playwright Barney Norris (Visitors, Eventide, Nightfall) and novelist (Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain, Undercurrent); and his father - pianist, composer and broadcaster David Owen Norris.

NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND Included in The Watermill Theatre' s Spring 2023 Season Photo NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND Included in The Watermill Theatre' s Spring 2023 Season
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 6, 2022

Artistic Director Paul Hart, Executive Director Claire Murray and the team at Newbury’s The Watermill Theatre announced the programme of work from February to July 2023, a season with one major revival and four new adaptations that explores the deep joys and troubling complexities of life on our shores.

Royal & Derngate Announces Made in Northampton Season 2022-2023 Photo Royal & Derngate Announces Made in Northampton Season 2022-2023
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2022

James Dacre, the Artistic Director at Royal & Derngate Northampton, has announced the theatre’s new Made in Northampton season, featuring eighteen productions. The programme encompasses plays, musicals, a feature film, On Demand theatre, podcasts and a new interactive digital work.

Guest Blog: Barney Norris On The Ethics of Telling And What He Loves About The World Photo Guest Blog: Barney Norris On The Ethics of Telling And What He Loves About The World
by Guest Blog: Barney Norris - May 23, 2022

This year I’ve thought a lot about the ethics of telling. This is a subject with wide implications. It’s about ‘telling on’ other kids in the playground; it’s about ‘grassing’ on criminality; it’s about the impact of speech and the way telling a story is a way of giving attention to something.

Wiltshire Creative Announces Autumn/Winter Season 2022 Photo Wiltshire Creative Announces Autumn/Winter Season 2022
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

With the return of Salisbury International Arts Festival imminent, Artistic Director of Wiltshire Creative Gareth Machin today announces the line up the company's Autumn/Winter season.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For WE STARTED TO SING at the Arcola Theatre Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For WE STARTED TO SING at the Arcola Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

All new rehearsal images have been released for Barney Norris’ upcoming production of We Started to Sing at the Arcola Theatre, which marks the reopening of the theatre since March 2020.

Arcola Theatre Announces Full Cast For WE STARTED TO SING Photo Arcola Theatre Announces Full Cast For WE STARTED TO SING
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2022

Arcola Theatre today announces the full cast for the world première of Barney Norris' new play We Started To Sing, which marks the reopening of the theatre since March 2020. Barney Norris directs Barbara Flynn, David Ricardo-Pearce, Naomi Petersen, George Taylor and Robin Soans.

Royal & Derngate Northampton Present THE WELLSPRING by Barney and David Owen Norris Photo Royal & Derngate Northampton Present THE WELLSPRING by Barney and David Owen Norris
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2022

Royal & Derngate will produce the World Premiere of The Wellspring as part of its Made in Northampton 2021/22 season. A deeply autobiographical work from award-winning playwright Barney Norris (The Remains of the Day) and his father, internationally acclaimed pianist and broadcaster David Owen Norris, The Wellspring examines that age-old story of a boy and his dad, and how they can relate to one another, in every sense of the word.

Arcola Theatre Reopens Its Doors With The World Premiere of WE STARTED TO SING Photo Arcola Theatre Reopens Its Doors With The World Premiere of WE STARTED TO SING
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2022

Following the successful Arcola Outside season last summer in their new purpose-built performance space, Arcola Theatre throws open the doors to their theatre for the first time since March 2020, reopening with the world première of Barney Norris' new play We Started To Sing. The production sees Norris continue his collaboration with the venue, where Visitors – his multi-award-winning first play – and Eventide were previously staged.