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Poppy Watch: Tweet us your pics!

Poppy Watch: Tweet us your pics!

Friday, 1 August 2014

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

Friday, 1 August 2014

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

Friday, 1 August 2014

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

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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. 

The shell-shocked poets of Craiglockhart war hospital

The shell-shocked poets of Craiglockhart war hospital

Friday, 25 July 2014

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

Friday, 25 July 2014

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...

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

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

Friday, 25 July 2014

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.

A Wonderland call out to miner friends and Brassed Off lovers

A Wonderland call out to miner friends and Brassed Off lovers

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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!

Friday, 18 July 2014

Aged 17-30 years old? Harbour a passion for theatre and writing? Read more to find out about our brand new Young Reporters Scheme.

Cast and creatives announced for Regeneration

Cast and creatives announced for Regeneration

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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

Who was Wilfred Owen?

Who was Wilfred Owen?

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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

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

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

Friday, 11 July 2014

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

Touring Consortium becomes an Arts Award Supporter

Touring Consortium becomes an Arts Award Supporter

Friday, 11 July 2014

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.

Who was Siegfried Sassoon?

Who was Siegfried Sassoon?

But who was he?

Friday, 11 July 2014

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. 

Spotlight On...Will Treasure, Deputy Stage Manager of Brassed Off

Spotlight On...Will Treasure, Deputy Stage Manager of Brassed Off

Spotlight On...Will Treasure, Deputy Stage Manager of Brassed Off

Friday, 4 July 2014

DSM stands for Deputy Stage Manager. But what does that actually mean? What does the job entail? Will Treasure, the DSM on The Touring Consortium Theatre Company’s 2014 production of Brassed Off, explains. Brassed Off recently completed its three-month tour to ten different theatres – and Will is still recovering a little!

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

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

Friday, 4 July 2014

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

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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.

Swan Canaries

Swan Canaries

Monday, 23 June 2014

A new production commemorating the role of women in WW1 is touring the East Midlands this Summer. 

WW1 Collection

WW1 Collection

Friday, 20 June 2014

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

Regeneration Poetry Workshop

Regeneration Poetry Workshop

Saturday, 14 June 2014

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