Creative Comedy Project — The Winners

Creative Comedy Project — The Winners

12 June 2017

Read the winning pieces of comedy and find out more about the people behind them. 

Creative Comedy Project — Vote for Crowd Favourite

Creative Comedy Project — Vote for Crowd Favourite

11 May 2017

Here's how to vote for the piece of comedy you think is funniest and should receive the Crowd Favourite Award.

Anita and Me Street Party

Anita and Me Street Party

9 May 2017

Watch our video highlights from the Anita and Me Street Party at the Theatre Royal Nottingham. 

Bradford Bostin' Brigade — Interview with Shazia Bibi

Bradford Bostin' Brigade — Interview with Shazia Bibi

by Neale Birch

23 March 2017

Shazia has stepped into the community cast of Anita and Me at the last minute. Read all about her involvement at the Alhambra this week.

First Look: Anita and Me Production Shots

First Look: Anita and Me Production Shots

14 February 2017

Have a peek at the bostin' production shots for Anita and Me, opening tonight at the Wolverhampton Grand and touring the UK until 1 April 2017. Break a leg to the company! Images by Robert Day. 

Interview: Anita and Me's Shobna Gulati

Interview: Anita and Me's Shobna Gulati

8 February 2017

'It's quite nostalgic for me' Shobna on playing Daljit in Meera Syal's Anita and Me, adapted by Tanika Gupta.

Applications now open for young reporters early 2017

Applications now open for young reporters early 2017

3 February 2017

Aged 17 - 30? We're looking for young reporters in Blackpool, Nottingham and Bradford.

Anita and Me: In the Rehearsal Room

Anita and Me: In the Rehearsal Room

3 February 2017

From the first read-through to taking it back to the 70s, Associate Producer Neale Birch talks about the rehearsal process for Anita and Me.

Interview: Anita and Me's Laura Aramayo and Aasiya Shah

Interview: Anita and Me's Laura Aramayo and Aasiya Shah

2 February 2017

'We've found a great bond and a great friendship through playing Meena and Anita' Laura and Aasiya talk about their roles in Meera Syal's Anita and Me, adapted by Tanika Gupta. 

Anita and Me: Bostin' Brigade

Anita and Me: Bostin' Brigade

30 January 2017

Over the next few months, amateur casts from communities across the UK are taking part in a special production of Anita and Me.

Interview: Tarek Merchant — Anita and Me's Musical Director

Interview: Tarek Merchant — Anita and Me's Musical Director

27 January 2017

'The rehearsals so far have been jam-packed!' Musical director Tarek Merchant on what's involved in his role on this production.

First Look: Researching and Imagining 'Tollington'

First Look: Researching and Imagining 'Tollington'

24 January 2017

Anita and Me is set in the fictional mining village of Tollington. Designer Bob Bailey is tasked with bringing it to life on stage. Explore the research material that guided his imagination.   

Anita and Me rehearsal images

Anita and Me rehearsal images

20 January 2017

"You can't tear apart our Tollington heart!" Take a look at the rehearsal images for Anita and Me. Photos by Robert Day.

Photo Diary: Anita and Me Rehearsals

Photo Diary: Anita and Me Rehearsals

19 January 2017

Rehearsals are underway for Anita and Me at the Birmingham Rep. Keep up with what's happening as we update our photo diary with images from the cast.

First Look: Anita and Me Set Design

First Look: Anita and Me Set Design

18 January 2017

Here's a look at the model for Anita and Me, showing what designer Bob Bailey's set will look like.

Interview: Meera Syal — 'I loved writing the book and I never thought anybody would read it'

Interview: Meera Syal — 'I loved writing the book and I never thought anybody would read it'

5 January 2017

Anita and Me author talks about writing the novel as the stage adaptation goes into rehearsals in Birmingham this month. 

What is the story of Anita and Me?

What is the story of Anita and Me?

4 January 2017

Anita and Me director Roxana Silbert and writer Tanika Gupta give an introduction to the story.  

Interview: Meera Syal — 'it's a semi-autobiographical story of my childhood'

Interview: Meera Syal — 'it's a semi-autobiographical story of my childhood'

3 January 2017

Meera Syal on what Anita and Me is about and why it's so important to her. 

Tell A Tale — The Winners

Tell A Tale — The Winners

17 December 2016

Here are the winning tales of the Tell A Tale creative writing project!

Meet the Nottingham Theatre Royal Twelve

Meet the Nottingham Theatre Royal Twelve

22 November 2016

It's time to meet our final community cast - it's the Nottingham Twelve!