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    Enter our poetry competition to win up to £1000

  • Autumn UK Tour 2014

    Autumn UK Tour 2014

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week Three

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week Three

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.

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...

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...

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.  

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Photo Diary

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Photo Diary

It's the last week of rehearsals for Regeneration and we have some great pictures to whet your appetite before we open on 29 August 2014!

A word from the producer: The view is from the bridge not of it

A word from the producer: The view is from the bridge not of it

There are casting discussions and poster perspective considerations, as well as a trip to the Southbank (thus the view FROM London's Hungerford Bridge), for Touring Consortium producer Jenny King’s this week…

Royal & Derngate remembers the Great War

Royal & Derngate remembers the Great War

Young Reporter Laura Jayne Bateman reports on a family day organised by The Royal & Derngate and Northampton Museum and Art Gallery to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. 

A word from the producer: Seeing Regeneration take full form

A word from the producer: Seeing Regeneration take full form

The Touring Consortium’s Matthew Gale is the lead producer on Regeneration. In this blog, he gives a snapshot of what it feels like as a producer in the final week of rehearsals, seeing the project that you conceived come to life after two long years. These are Regeneration's last hours in a London rehearsal room before it moved to Northampton, Royal & Derngate, where it receives its world premiere tonight.

First look: Regeneration premiere production shots

First look: Regeneration premiere production shots

Regeneration receives its world premiere tonight (2 September 2014) at Northampton, Royal & Derngate. Break a leg to all the cast. And have a peek at our new production shots, care of photographer Manuel Harlan, to see just how beautiful Simon Godwin's production is.

Welcome to... Northampton

Welcome to... Northampton

As Regeneration opens at the Royal & Derngate, our Young Reporter Laura Jayne Bateman gives us an insight into the great city of Northampton! 

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week Four

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week Four

As rehearsals for Regeneration enter the final week, Associate Producer Neale Birch teases what to expect with some final creative choices from Director Simon Godwin.

The challenges - and excitement - of marketing Regeneration

The challenges - and excitement - of marketing Regeneration

Ahead of this week’s premiere of Pat Barker’s Regeneration, marketing folks from several Touring Consortium venue partners, which are preparing to host the production over the coming three months, gathered for a powwow and sneak-peek in Northampton on Friday 29 August 2014.  Theatre Cloud was there too.

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...

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. 

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 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.

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.

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. 

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 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

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.

£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

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.

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.

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.