NEWS: Signal Fires, Storytelling for All Nationwide

Forty touring companies return to the essence of theatre in storytelling around the fire countrywide. In October and November, fires will light up across the UK with storytellers and audiences sharing in one of the original forms of theatre. The fires will signal the vibrancy of touring theatre, and the threat our industry continues to face.

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NEWS: The Watermill Theatre launches Full House Appeal after failing to get Funding
The Watermill Theatre (Photo: Philip Tull)

NEWS: The Watermill Theatre launches Full House Appeal after failing to get Funding

Make a Difference to the Watermill Theatre not funded by the Arts Industry bailout The first of the sad stories about those who did not receive government funding.  FULL HOUSE…

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REVIEW: Othello, Rose Theatre, Kingston (2009)
Conrad Nelson as Iago and Lenny Henry as Othello (Photo: Nobby Clark)

REVIEW: Othello, Rose Theatre, Kingston (2009)

Over the past fifteen years, Northern Broadsides have quietly carved out an impressive reputation for earthy, grounded productions which feature clarity, energy and very often Northern accents. Their approach is not only no nonsense, but also forbids frippery, clutter and theatrical snobbery. It was therefore quite surprising that they chose a celebrity comedian, who had never acted on stage before and whose opinion of the bard was largely a leftover of schoolboy antipathy, to tackle one of Shakespeare's great tragic heroes. However, unconstrained by thoughts of elitism, they elected Lenny Henry, the well-loved and self-styled "Jamaican from Dudley" to metamorphose himself into the Moor of Venice.

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