Intermission Interviews | Andy Routledge

This week, we’re talking to Northampton based director and writer, Andy Routledge Andy Routledge Photo: Ben Gregory-Ring Tell us a bit about what you do in theatre I’m a director – I work primarily with new writing, devised theatre and community-inspired projects – and I’m the Artistic Director of 60 Miles by Road or Rail.…

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Intermission Interviews | Rosemary Hill

This week, we’re talking to rosemary hill, a northampton based director, producer, writer and actor Rosemary as Mrs Alving in “Ghosts”Photo: Simon Raynor Tell us a bit about what you do in theatre I run two theatre companies – the professional The Play’s The Thing Theatre Company where we ensure everyone is paid Equity rates.…

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Intermission Interviews | Erica Martin

This week, we’re talking to Erica Martin, creative learning associate at royal & derngate, Northampton The cast of “Great Expectations”Photo: Graeme Braidwood Tell us a bit about what you do in theatre My role at Royal & Derngate is predominately working with community groups of all ages and I direct performances, deliver workshops, project manage…

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Intermission Interviews | Fraser Haines

To kick off these Intermission Interviews, we’re proudly talking to Actor and Director Fraser Haines Fraser in rehearsal for White Cobra’s Twelfth Night 2019Photo: Becki Cockcroft Tell us a bit about what you do in theatre I’m an actor primarily, also sometime set builder and occasional director What first inspired you to get involved in…

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Intermission Interviews

Missing theatre? Wondering what your local theatre folks are up to? Me too. That’s why I thought it would be the perfect time to kick off a brand new interview series with those Northampton people who have the pleasure of working on and off our local stages. Here in Northampton we have the fortune to…

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Review | Treasure Island (National Theatre at Home)

With the theatres closed during the Covid-19 lockdown, it’s amazing to see so many venues putting their work out digitally for us to share. I’ve been excited about a fair few so far, but National Theatre’s Treasure Island in particular piqued my interest – having acted in a variation of it last year! Based on…

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Photography | The Ladykillers

Duston players are pretty much responsible for getting me back into theatre – so it was a pleasure to pop along to a rehearsal for their next show for some photography Back in 2017 I joined my local amateur group, ostensibly to do some of their publicity and maybe get to tinker with my camera…

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Poster Design | The Lonesome West

Poster photography for White Cobra's The Lonesome West

Having worked with White Cobra last summer as part of their team for their summer tour of Twelfth Night (prompt, marketing and understudy!) I leapt at the chance to work with them again this year. This Spring they’re presenting The Lonesome West by Martin McDonagh. A dark comedy of sorts which tells the story of…

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Review | Tim Minchin – BACK

“I hope he doesn’t sing White Wine in the Sun”, I muttered in the car on the way to Oxford, “it makes me cry… not sad tears though…” Tim Minchin has this unique ability to get right under my skin in all the best ways – whether that’s making me laugh with the likes of…

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Twisted Tales & New Challenges

There’s a month to go before Masque Theatre’s next production – Twisted Tales, and it’s the most daunting thing I’ve ever done theatrically. EVER. No, I’m not directing, or acting, or stage managing, or teching… this is a whole new area for me… Twisted Tales is three short plays with a decidedly wicked edge to…

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