Backstage on A Tale of Two Cities

Backstage on A Tale of Two Cities

by Rebecca Marano

11 October 2016

Young Reporter Rebecca Marano heads backstage to see what it's really like behind the scenes...

Two Cities Twelve Casting Blog

Two Cities Twelve Casting Blog

18 August 2016

How do you go about casting groups of 12 local people in nine theatres around the UK? Associate Producer Neale Birch writes about the enormous challenge in preparation for the tour of A Tale of Two Cities.

Dog Blog: Of Mice and Men's dog stars

Dog Blog: Of Mice and Men's dog stars

20 April 2016

A blog by the furry friends appearing in Of Mice and Men. We promise they're on the ball with this one. Woof!

Graham Elwell on his role in Of Mice and Men

Graham Elwell on his role in Of Mice and Men

by Helena Ascough

5 April 2016

Interview: Ensemble member and understudy Graham Elwell on preparing to play the characters of Lennie, Carlson and The Boss at a moment's notice.

Behind-the-scenes on Of Mice and Men

Behind-the-scenes on Of Mice and Men

by Mercedes Assad

4 March 2016

Young Reporter Mercedes writes on her visit backstage on Of Mice and Men with Associate Producer Neale Birch at Theatre Royal Nottingham.

Interview: Of Mice and Men's Director Roxana Silbert

Interview: Of Mice and Men's Director Roxana Silbert

29 January 2016

'This is a play in which a lot of people are alone and these men have found a way or working and being together'  Director Roxana shares her insights on the creative process for the production.

Rehearsal Diary: Of Mice and Men Week 2

Rehearsal Diary: Of Mice and Men Week 2

by Samantha Hopkins

25 January 2016

Assistant Stage Manager and understudy Samantha Hopkins writes on the process for Of Mice and Men rehearsals week two.

Rehearsal Diary: Of Mice and Men Week 1

Rehearsal Diary: Of Mice and Men Week 1

by Samantha Hopkins

15 January 2016

'It’s always so exciting to hear the play for the first time' Assistant Stage Manager and understudy Samantha Hopkins writes from the first week of the rehearsal room. 

Spotlight On:  Jocelyn Corderoy (Wardrobe Mistress)

Spotlight On: Jocelyn Corderoy (Wardrobe Mistress)

by Rebecca Parkinson

18 November 2015

Jocelyn works backstage on Brave New World as Wardrobe Mistress. As part of LoveTheatreDay, we sent Young Reporter Rebecca Parkinson backstage to interview Jocelyn at the Darlington Civic Theatre, to find out more about what's involved in her job.

Brave New World: What will the future look like?

Brave New World: What will the future look like?

by David Wood

4 November 2015

Futurist David Wood explores how the future might look with trends that are already in evidence. 

Northampton Photo Diary: Abigail McKern's Touring Adventures

Northampton Photo Diary: Abigail McKern's Touring Adventures

24 September 2015

Brave New Worlder Abigail McKern is updating her photo diary across the Brave New World tour.

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 4

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 4

by Neale Birch

3 September 2015

'Repetition, and precision of movement will enable the actors to build their confidence' Associate producer and staff director Neale Birch writes from week four of the rehearsal room. 

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 3

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 3

by Neale Birch

26 August 2015

'The scenes really come to life and the play has an energy to it that gives us all a lift' Associate producer and staff director Neale Birch writes from week three of the rehearsal room.

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 2

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 2

by Neale Birch

19 August 2015

'We spent some time this week finding a safe and effective means of expressing a riot' Associate producer and staff director Neale Birch rounds up the second week of rehearsals. 

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 1

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 1

by Neale Birch

12 August 2015

'There is already a strong sense of openness and trust developing' Associate producer and staff director Neale Birch rounds up the first week of rehearsals. 

Producer's thoughts on Brave New World: Language

Producer's thoughts on Brave New World: Language

by Jenny King

23 July 2015

Brave New World producer Jenny King on the use of language, emotional engineering and self-expression in Huxley's Brave New World.

Producer's thoughts on Brave New World: Part II, Fashion 1931 - 2540

Producer's thoughts on Brave New World: Part II, Fashion 1931 - 2540

by Jenny King

16 July 2015

Brave New World producer Jenny King on the significance of the zipper in Huxley's novel.

Producer's thoughts on Brave New World: Part 1, A Historical Perspective

Producer's thoughts on Brave New World: Part 1, A Historical Perspective

by Jenny King

19 June 2015

In the first of three blogs, producer Jenny King considers the major political and social influences shaping the world in 1931, when Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World. Next up in the series: 1930s fashion and the language, from Shakespeare to Mad Men, that Huxley used.

Brave marketing pros discuss the future

Brave marketing pros discuss the future

by Terri Paddock

25 May 2015

We’re all excited about the immediate future – what with the upcoming Touring Consortium adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, how could we not be – but what about the future of the next 5, 10, 20, 40 years? Futurist David Wood shared his predictions with Theatre Cloud and marketing execs from Touring Consortium venue partners.

Young reporter's blog: A View from the Bridge Nottingham

Young reporter's blog: A View from the Bridge Nottingham

by Kayleigh Phillips

Thursday, 12 March 2015

What's it like in the moments before a show opens? Last week, A View from the Bridge opened at Theatre Royal Nottingham and young reporter Kayleigh Phillips experienced seeing the show in those final few rehearsals through to the opening night. Read her blog here.