Don’t Be A… Richard III Diaries

What’s that, Rebecca? You don’t have enough on so you’re now Assistant Director on Masque Theatre’s infamous Summer Shakespeare for 2022? Yup. And delighted about it! Earlier this year I had to back out of lots of theatre things because life, and covid, got in the way. So it’s a wonderful thing to be working…

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Intermission Interviews | Lou Chawner

This week, we’re talking to Actor, writer and comedian, Lou Chawner Tell us a bit about what you do in theatre Lou Chawner Photo credit: Becki Cockcroft As an actor, my first few shows were with a local group, the Duston Players and I did my first three plays with them. More recently I have…

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Intermission Interviews | John Myhill

This week, we’re talking to Actor and Director John Myhill Tell us a bit about what you do in theatre I’m involved with a few groups in different capacities – my original group was Duston Players and for them I’m Treasurer as well as acting, writing and directing, though not at the same time. I…

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Intermission Interviews | April Pardoe

This week, we’re talking to April Pardoe, legend of the Northampton Community Theatre scene. Photo credit: Benji Dotan Tell us a bit about what you do in theatre I’m an actor, I work primarily with Masque Theatre and Playhouse but also have been lucky enough to work with Pepper’s Ghost Theatre Company, White Cobra Productions,…

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Theatre in Lockdown

It’s week… something… of covid-19 lockdown… It can hardly have escaped your notice that the world has gone viral, and definitely not in a good way. Lockdown has been catastrophic for theatre venues, and only time will tell what remains of the industry when we’re finally at a point where we can all sit together…

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Intermission Interviews | Antony Newby

This week, we’re talking to Antony Newby, musician and actor Antony Newby Tell us a bit about what you do in theatre I work as an actor, music director and sound design with the Playhouse Theatre and Masque Theatre. What first inspired you to get involved in theatre? I have always enjoyed performing, mostly as…

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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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Photography | The Dresser Rehearsals

One of the things I love most about theatre is photographing it! I’ve had the pleasure over the years to shoot numerous shows, from kids doing Oliver to bands and brand new musicals – and now, being involved with amateur dramatics here in Northampton means I get to do a lot more snapping! Last week,…

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