First Look: Pressure Set Design

First Look: Pressure Set Design

7 February 2018

'The pressure charts play a major part — seeing them is crucial, their function both physically and as a storytelling device was also crucial'  Designer Colin Richmond shares insights into the design process. 

Pressure — An introduction to the story

Pressure — An introduction to the story

30 January 2018

Uncertainty. Integrity. Pressure. The biggest amphibious landing in history. Meet some of the Pressure cast bringing the story to life. 

First Look: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Set Design

First Look: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Set Design

12 January 2018

'It's all black set, it will completely disappear on occasions' Designer Simon Higlett tells us more about his design for Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. 

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.

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.

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. 

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! 

A Tale of Two Cities: Noa Bodner on playing Madame Defarge

A Tale of Two Cities: Noa Bodner on playing Madame Defarge

22 November 2016

"Madame D is political, strong, outspoken and very determined, fighting till the bitter end" Noa shares insights into her character, her knitting skills and playing the harmonica in the preamble.

Meet the Cheltenham Everyman Twelve

Meet the Cheltenham Everyman Twelve

14 November 2016

Who's in this week's community cast for A Tale of Two Cities in Cheltenham? Find out all about this week's Twelve in their own words.

A Tale of Two Cities: Interview with actor Jonathan Dryden Taylor

A Tale of Two Cities: Interview with actor Jonathan Dryden Taylor

14 November 2016

Interview: Jonathan on his roles as Jerry Cruncher and Peasant Father 

A Tale of Two Cities: Interview with actor Sue Wallace

A Tale of Two Cities: Interview with actor Sue Wallace

14 November 2016

Interview: Sue gives us an insight of the differences between acting in TV and Theatre, the roles she plays within the production and her favourite place she has been to on tour!

Meet the Edinburgh Twelve

Meet the Edinburgh Twelve

8 November 2016

All you need to know about this week's community cast for A Tale of Two Cities in Edinburgh!

A Tale of Two Cities: Christopher Hunter

A Tale of Two Cities: Christopher Hunter

by Beth Reynard

4 November 2016

Interview: Actor Christopher Hunter tells us about the five different characters he plays and gives an insight into what life is like on tour.

A Tale of Two Cities: Wardrobe Supervisor Rebecca Rees

A Tale of Two Cities: Wardrobe Supervisor Rebecca Rees

by Beth Reynard

4 November 2016

Interview: We get an insight into the wardrobe! Rebecca tells us about her responsibilities in the Two Cities wardrobe

Meet the Brighton Twelve

Meet the Brighton Twelve

31 October 2016

Who's in this weeks community ensemble in A Tale of Two Cities at Brighton? This week includes a ukulele player and somebody who performed to the Beatles in 1964!

Rebecca Birch on her roles in A Tale of Two Cities

Rebecca Birch on her roles in A Tale of Two Cities

by Beth Reynard

27 October 2016

Interview: Did Jenny steal the mustard pot? Rebecca Birch talks about the roles she plays and how she got her break as an actress.