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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. 

First Look: Of Mice and Men Set Design

First Look: Of Mice and Men Set Design

15 January 2016

Here's a look at the model for Of Mice and Men showing what Liz Ascroft's set design will look like. 

Of Mice and Men cast announced

Of Mice and Men cast announced

14 January 2016

The first week of rehearsals for Of Mice and Men began in Birmingham this week, the cast heading the play includes Dudley Sutton as Candy and William Rodell and Kristian Phillips as George and Lennie.

Of Mice and Men tour dates announced

Of Mice and Men tour dates announced

7 January 2016

Of Mice and Men returns to the stage in February 2016, opening at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and then touring to theatres across the UK.

Listen: Shortlisted Brave New Endings

Listen: Shortlisted Brave New Endings

14 December 2015

Listen to alternate endings to Huxley's Brave New World which have received performed readings by members of the cast.

Ambassadors have their say on Brave New World

Ambassadors have their say on Brave New World

4 December 2015

Ambassadors are members of our theatre network's local communities, who work alongside us to help build, diversify and develop drama audiences in their areas. What do they think about Brave New World? While all of our ambassadors saw the show back in September, we're updating this page as the tour reaches their venues with updates on how the show is received by people they've reached in their network. 

Blackpool: Abigail's Touring Adventures

Blackpool: Abigail's Touring Adventures

4 December 2015

What did Brave New World cast member Abigail McKern get up to last week when the show opened in Blackpool?

David Burnett on playing Brave New World's Henry

David Burnett on playing Brave New World's Henry

by Charlotte Bee

3 December 2015

'Life is far more mystical, soulful and full of juice than what we’re being directed into.' David talks to Young Reporter Charlotte Bee about his role in Brave New World

Schools respond to Brave New World

Schools respond to Brave New World

1 December 2015

What are schools from around the country taking from their visit to see Brave New World at their local theatre? More importantly, what do the students make of it all? We're rounding up some of the best responses and will continue to update until the end of the tour in December. Missing your school? If you're not featured here, get in touch and let us know how you've been exploring Brave New World.

Scott Karim on playing Brave New World's Helmholtz

Scott Karim on playing Brave New World's Helmholtz

by Andrew Young

27 November 2015

Scott Karim talks about his role in Brave New World and shares his experience of working on his first touring production. 

Thoughts On... Blackpool Grand Theatre

Thoughts On... Blackpool Grand Theatre

by Charlotte Bee

26 November 2015

This week Brave New World is playing at Blackpool Grand Theatre. The Grand is one of Britain’s premier heritage theatres. Listed Grade II*, this theatre is in the top 8 per cent of all listed buildings in England, and one of only thirty listed buildings in Blackpool. Charlotte Bee interviewed members of the public attending Brave New World to find out more about their relationship with the theatre.

 

Up Close: Brave New World Props

Up Close: Brave New World Props

by Charlotte Bee

26 November 2015

'600 years into the future, who’s going to be using a telephone or iPad?' Blackpool Young Reporter Charlotte Bee goes backstage on Brave New World to get an insight on the props used in the show. 

Darlington: Abigail's Touring Adventures

Darlington: Abigail's Touring Adventures

20 November 2015

From a visit to the Bowes Museum to sneak peeks backstage on Brave New World, check out Abigail's latest photo diary from when the show toured to the Darlington Civic Theatre last week.

Charlotte Bee is our Blackpool Young Reporter!

Charlotte Bee is our Blackpool Young Reporter!

20 November 2015

Help us in welcoming our latest recruit to the Young Reporters Scheme, 22-year-old Charlotte Bee. She'll be reporting on Brave New World at the Blackpool Grand Theatre next week!

Behind-the-scenes on Brave New World

Behind-the-scenes on Brave New World

19 November 2015

Take a look at our photo gallery behind-the-scenes on Brave New World. We've got pictures backstage of everything from costumes to babies in jars... Yes, babies in jars. We'll see you in the decanting 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.

Thoughts On... Darlington Civic Theatre

Thoughts On... Darlington Civic Theatre

13 November 2015

This week Brave New World is playing at Darlington Civic Theatre. The Civic has touched generations of theatregoers with national tours, pantomimes and variety, as well as supporting many local amateur arts groups to bring their work to packed houses. In honour of Brave New World's home this week, our young reporters asked audience members: what does the Civic mean to you and how can it attract new audiences?

The art of captioning: What it is, how it's done and why it's so important

The art of captioning: What it is, how it's done and why it's so important

by Rebecca Dew

12 November 2015

This week, Stagetext is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the first ever Captioning Awareness Week. Young Reporter Rebecca Dew interviews TCTC Associate Producer Neale Birch ahead of the captioned performance of Brave New World.

Wolverhampton: Abigail's Touring Adventures

Wolverhampton: Abigail's Touring Adventures

11 November 2015

Check out what Brave New World cast member Abigail McKern got up to last week when the show opened in Wolverhampton.