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    Become our young reporter!

  • Enter our poetry competition to win up to £1000

    Enter our poetry competition to win up to £1000

  • Autumn UK Tour 2014

    Autumn UK Tour 2014

Poppy Watch: Tweet us your pics!

Poppy Watch: Tweet us your pics!

It’s wonderful to see so many red poppies all across the UK but did you know they also come in white and purple? Stacey Permaul talks poppies, prime ministers, oh and there’s a bit with a dog!

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals

Staff Director and Associate Producer of the Touring Consortium Theatre Company, Neale Birch, gives us look into the first week of Regeneration rehearsals...

Spotlight On...Louise Walker, Creative Learning Manager, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Spotlight On...Louise Walker, Creative Learning Manager, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Ever thought about working in creative learning or audience development? Check out our newest Spotlight On with Louise Walker.

A word from the producer: First day of rehearsals

A word from the producer: First day of rehearsals

Refreshed and back from a holiday in Italy, where I visited Carrara with my sculptor husband to pick up some marble (not easily done) for his next project, I quickly got back to theatre and work in London. By Regeneration co-producer Jenny King. 

Northampton’s autumn at The Core includes Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful

Northampton’s autumn at The Core includes Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful

After the stage premiere of Pat Barker’s Regeneration in September, Northampton audiences will have a second autumn helping of drama commemorating the centenary of the First World War in another literary adaptation.

The shell-shocked poets of Craiglockhart war hospital

The shell-shocked poets of Craiglockhart war hospital

Craiglockhart is the setting for Pat Barker's Regeneration, but why was the hospital so significant? Nicholas Rice investigates.

Sneaky peek: Regeneration set design ideas

Sneaky peek: Regeneration set design ideas

As the company start preparing for Regeneration rehearsals next week, we get a chance to have a sneaky peek at some of the ideas Alex Eales has come up with for the set design...

A word from the producer: On Joan Littlewood, Orwell and Huxley

A word from the producer: On Joan Littlewood, Orwell and Huxley

Touring Consortium producer Jenny King considers what her late friend Joan Littlewood would think of her upcoming centenary celebrations, and compares the dystopian visions of Aldous Huxley and George Orwell and how they're realised onstage, with her own production of A Brave New World on the horizon.

Regeneration Rehearsal Diary

Regeneration Rehearsal Diary

Regeneration cast member Simon Coates is blogging every week from the rehearsal room, giving an insight into how rehearsals are going and what processes are being used to get the play onto the stage and in front of an audience.  

Blog: Controversial subjects and big questions

Blog: Controversial subjects and big questions

Stacey Permaul blogs on Headlong's The Nether and Oliver Cotton's new play Daytona in this blog.

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week 3

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week 3

This week the Regeneration cast move on to act two, play an impromptu game of footie and get to take a peek at some costumes.

Announcing our Northampton Young Reporter!

Announcing our Northampton Young Reporter!

Laura Jayne Bateman joins our new Young Reporters scheme at one of her regular theatres, Northampton Royal and Derngate.

WW1: Old Soldiers Never Die

WW1: Old Soldiers Never Die

Paul Kind shares his account of his grandfathers experience in WW1, which inspired him to write the poem 'Old Soldiers Never Die'. 

 

A word from the producer: Inspired by Holy Warriors at the Globe

A word from the producer: Inspired by Holy Warriors at the Globe

Touring Consortium producer Jenny King reflects on recent visits to the Royal Court and Shakespeare’s Globe, restoring her faith in theatre ahead of today’s meeting with A View from the Bridge director.

Audition for A View from the Bridge!

Audition for A View from the Bridge!

Ever fancied treading the boards? Got a hankering for the limelight? Find out how you could be part of the Touring Consortium Theatre Company's next production of AView from the Bridge...

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week Two

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week Two

It's week two for Neale Birch's Regeneration rehearsal blog! Take a look at what the cast have been up...

Who was Siegfried Sassoon?

Who was Siegfried Sassoon?

A look into the life of Siegfried Sassoon, the World War One poet who is also a key character in the forthcoming stage adaptation of Pat Barker's Regeneration. By Nicholas Rice. 

A Wonderland call out to miner friends and Brassed Off lovers

A Wonderland call out to miner friends and Brassed Off lovers

If you enjoyed the Touring Consortium's production of Brassed Off, don't miss the opportunity to watch Beth Steel's new play marking the thirtieth anniversary of the miners' strike. Hampstead Theatre and the Guardian will be live-streaming this weekend's final performance of Wonderland - and it's free to watch from 7.30pm on Saturday 26 July 2014. By Brassed Off producer Jenny King.

Become our Young Reporter!

Become our Young Reporter!

Aged 18-25 years old? Harbour a passion for theatre and writing? Read more to find out about our brand new Young Reporters Scheme.

A View from the Bridge

A View from the Bridge

Who was Wilfred Owen?

Who was Wilfred Owen?

In Regeneration, Siegfried Sassoon meets fellow poet Wilfred Owen while at Craiglockhart Hospital. Nicholas Rice looks at the rest of Owen’s life and influences

Cast and creatives announced for Regeneration

Cast and creatives announced for Regeneration

The troops are gathering. Touring Consortium Theatre Company announce their cast and creatives for Regeneration.

Touring Consortium becomes an Arts Award Supporter

Touring Consortium becomes an Arts Award Supporter

The Touring Consortium Theatre Company are proud to announce that they have become an official Arts Award Supporter as they move into their next touring production of Pat Barker's Regeneration, adapted by Nicholas Wright.

Blog: First World War perspectives - fiction vs non-fiction

Blog: First World War perspectives - fiction vs non-fiction

How is the public's view of World War One influenced by literature? By Stacey Permaul. 

£1000 in prizes in our War Poetry for Today competition

£1000 in prizes in our War Poetry for Today competition

A Regeneration Poetry Project to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

 Regeneration

Regeneration

Touring Consortium Theatre Company

Touring Consortium Theatre Company

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

Darlington gets £1.5m for new kids theatre next door to the Civic Theatre

Darlington gets £1.5m for new kids theatre next door to the Civic Theatre

Huge congratulations to our consortium partner venue, Darlington Civic Theatre, and their local young people’s company, Theatre Hullabaloo, as their vision for a major new children’s theatre comes a major step closer to reality.

Watch This Is Mine

Watch This Is Mine

This is it... after months of filming, editing and all-round creativity from communities across the UK, we present This Is Mine, a short film uniting all your submissions to provide a snapshot of community and memories of mining communities.

Regeneration Poetry Workshop

Regeneration Poetry Workshop

We are offering free poetry workshops to schools booking to see Touring Consortium Theatre Company's production of Regeneration in Autumn 2014.

Spotlight On

Spotlight On

Welcome to Spotlight On, a series of interviews with industry professionals, up-and-coming talents and people who work behind the scenes to make theatre shows a success across the UK.

Award-winning Simon Godwin announced as director for Regeneration

Award-winning Simon Godwin announced as director for Regeneration

Evening Standard award winner Simon Godwin is announced as the director for Touring Consortium Theatre Company next production, the adaptation of Pat Barker's Booker-nominated novel Regeneration

Will Harvey's War - World Premiere at Cheltenham Everyman

Will Harvey's War - World Premiere at Cheltenham Everyman

A play by Paul Milton, adapted from an original novel by F.W. Harvey.  Designed by Phil R. Daniels and Hayley Spicer.  Directed by Paul Milton.

Interview with...Simon Godwin and Nicholas Wright

Interview with...Simon Godwin and Nicholas Wright

Producer Matthew Gale took some time out of auditions to ask director Simon Godwin and writer Nicholas Wright about the upcoming production of Regeneration.

Our Friends the Enemy at the Theatre Royal Nottingham

Our Friends the Enemy at the Theatre Royal Nottingham

From Tuesday 14 October the Theatre Royal Nottingham will be presenting the Touring Consortium’s production of Regeneration.  To complement this show and as part of its package of work commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War, the Theatre Royal is presenting OUR FRIENDS THE ENEMY.

Welcome to Theatre Cloud's Community

Welcome to Theatre Cloud's Community

WW1 Collection

WW1 Collection

An online collection of useful resources and articles from around the web. We'll be updating throughout the tour of Regeneration.