Regeneration

Award-winning Simon Godwin announced as director for Regeneration

Award-winning Simon Godwin announced as director for Regeneration

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Evening Standard award winner Simon Godwin is announced as the director for Touring Consortium Theatre Company next production, the adaptation of Pat…
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.
Interview with...Simon Godwin and Nicholas Wright

Interview with...Simon Godwin and Nicholas Wright

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Producer Matthew Gale took some time out of auditions to ask director Simon Godwin and writer Nicholas Wright about the upcoming production of Regeneration.…
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.
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. 
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 Siegfried Sassoon?

Who was Siegfried Sassoon?

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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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,…
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...…
Regeneration Rehearsal Diary

Regeneration Rehearsal Diary

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Regeneration cast member Simon Coates is blogging every week from the rehearsal room, giving an insight into how rehearsals are going and…
Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week Two

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week Two

Friday, 8 August 2014

It's week two for Neale Birch's Regeneration rehearsal blog! Take a look at what the cast have been up...
WW1: Old Soldiers Never Die

WW1: Old Soldiers Never Die

Friday, 15 August 2014

Paul Kind shares his account of his grandfathers experience in WW1, which inspired him to write the poem 'Old Soldiers Never Die'.   …
Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week Three

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week Three

Friday, 15 August 2014

This week the Regeneration cast move on to act two, play an impromptu game of footie and get to take a peek at some costumes.
Announcing our Northampton Young Reporter!

Announcing our Northampton Young Reporter!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Laura Jayne Bateman joins our new Young Reporters scheme at one of her regular theatres, Northampton Royal and Derngate.
Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Photo Diary

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Photo Diary

Friday, 22 August 2014

It's the last week of rehearsals for Regeneration and we have some great pictures to whet your appetite before it opens at Royal & Derngate on…
First World War Family Day at Northampton Royal and Derngate

First World War Family Day at Northampton Royal and Derngate

Friday, 22 August 2014

Royal & Derngate and Northampton Museum and Art Gallery to host First World War family day.
Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week Four

Inside Regeneration Rehearsals: Week Four

Thursday, 28 August 2014

As rehearsals for Regeneration enter the final week, Associate Producer Neale Birch teases what to expect with some final creative choices…
The challenges - and excitement - of marketing Regeneration

The challenges - and excitement - of marketing Regeneration

Monday, 1 September 2014

Ahead of this week’s premiere of Pat Barker’s Regeneration, marketing folks from several Touring Consortium venue partners, which are preparing…
Welcome to... Northampton

Welcome to... Northampton

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

As Regeneration opens at Royal & Derngate, our Young Reporter Laura Jayne Bateman gives us an insight into the great city of Northampton! …
First look: Regeneration premiere production shots

First look: Regeneration premiere production shots

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Regeneration receives its world premiere tonight (2 September 2014) at Northampton, Royal & Derngate. Break a leg to all the cast. And have a peek…
Royal & Derngate remembers the Great War

Royal & Derngate remembers the Great War

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Young Reporter Laura Jayne Bateman reports on a family day organised by Royal & Derngate and Northampton Museum and Art Gallery to mark…
A word from the producer: Seeing Regeneration take full form

A word from the producer: Seeing Regeneration take full form

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Touring Consortium’s Matthew Gale is the lead producer on Regeneration. In this blog, he gives a snapshot of what it feels like as a producer…
Garmon Rhys: Making my debut

Garmon Rhys: Making my debut

Monday, 1 September 2014

Garmon Rhys discusses the transition from drama school to stage as he prepares for his theatrical debut as Wilfred Owen in Pat Barker's…
Watch the Regeneration trailer

Watch the Regeneration trailer

Friday, 5 September 2014

Take a look at the theatrical trailer for Pat Barker's Regeneration, adapted by Nicholas Wright.
A word from the producer: The West End drama climate and actors’ memory

A word from the producer: The West End drama climate and actors’ memory

Friday, 5 September 2014

Touring Consortium producer Jenny King catches King Charles III in the West End, where she hopes Regeneration will also find a home after its autumn…
Interview: Regeneration's Tim Delap and Stephen Boxer

Interview: Regeneration's Tim Delap and Stephen Boxer

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Tim Delap and Stephen Boxer are currently starring as Siegfried Sassoon and Captain Rivers in Nicholas Wright’s stage adaption of…
Ambassadors Day: Regeneration

Ambassadors Day: Regeneration

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Theatre ambassadors arrived at Royal & Derngate from Wolverhampton Grand and Darlington Civic Theatre. The ambassadors spread the word about…
Spotlight On: Alice Hamilton (Assistant Director)

Spotlight On: Alice Hamilton (Assistant Director)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Alice is Co-Artistic Director of Up in Arms Theatre Company. She has worked as Assistant Director at Trafalgar Studios, Liverpool Playhouse…
Spotlight On: George Dennis (Sound Designer)

Spotlight On: George Dennis (Sound Designer)

Thursday, 25 September 2014

George Dennis is a sound designer who has worked on productions for the Young Vic, Headlong, Theatre Royal Bath and Southwark Playhouse. More recently,…
Sassoon and Owen: A meeting that changed the course of literature

Sassoon and Owen: A meeting that changed the course of literature

Thursday, 18 September 2014

What relationship did Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen have? Young Reporter Laura Bateman explores their meeting which is the basis for Pat…
An anthem that is not an anthem

An anthem that is not an anthem

Friday, 12 September 2014

Kate McLoughlin takes a deeper look at one of the most prolific war poems of the First World War, "Anthem for Doomed Youth" by Wilfred Owen.…
War Poetry at the King's

War Poetry at the King's

Monday, 22 September 2014

Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Edinburgh King's Theatre team up to bring a day of free poetry events to celebrate National Poetry Day as Regeneration…
An Actor's Life: David Morley Hale

An Actor's Life: David Morley Hale

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Mr Morley Hale features this week in our series of interviews with the Regeneration cast.
Judges announced for War Poetry for Today

Judges announced for War Poetry for Today

Friday, 26 September 2014

Our panel of expert judges have been announced for our War Poetry for Today competition. Find out who they are...
Young Reporter's Blog

Young Reporter's Blog

Friday, 26 September 2014

Young Reporter Laura Jane Bateman looks at the modern Great War play, reflecting on Pat Barker's Regneration, adpated by Nicholas Wright and…
Producers' Blog: Farewell Sir Donald Sinden CBE

Producers' Blog: Farewell Sir Donald Sinden CBE

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Regeneration producer, Matthew Gale, writes from the heart about a great stage actor and a dear friend.
An Actor's Life: Stephen Boxer

An Actor's Life: Stephen Boxer

Friday, 3 October 2014

Stephen Boxer talks about the similarities between himself and Dr. Rivers as well as some of the more memorable moments of touring during his extensive…
Announcing our Bradford Young Reporter!

Announcing our Bradford Young Reporter!

Friday, 3 October 2014

Meet Raza Khan, our second Young Reporter to join the scheme running throughout the tour of Regeneration
Inside Alhambra Theatre

Inside Alhambra Theatre

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Young Reporter Raza Khan welcomes Regeneration to Alhambra Theatre with a look at this exciting and beautiful venue at the heart of Bradford.
An Actor's Life: Jack Monaghan

An Actor's Life: Jack Monaghan

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Jack Monaghan (Billy Prior in Regeneration) talks about playing a character with shell shock, a love for maths and the highs and lows of touring...
Interview: The women of Regeneration

Interview: The women of Regeneration

Friday, 10 October 2014

Young Reporter Raza Khan looks at the role of women in Regeneration, in this interview with Emma Tugman and Lindy Whiteford, who play Nurse…
An Actor's Life: Tim Delap

An Actor's Life: Tim Delap

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Tim Delap (Siegfried Sassoon in Regeneration) talks about playing one of the world's greatest war poets.
An Actor's Life: Simon Coates

An Actor's Life: Simon Coates

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Simon Coates talks about his career so far and his approach in portraying Regeneration's Dr Yealland.
Making Regeneration accessible

Making Regeneration accessible

Thursday, 23 October 2014

What processes are involved in making a show accessible to all audiences? Young Reporter Madison Wales talks to Tina Wright M.B.E. on audio describing…
An Actor's Life: Christopher Brandon

An Actor's Life: Christopher Brandon

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Christopher Brandon on playing Regeneration's Robert Graves, being on tour and his love of one cast member in particular... 
Touring Consortium launches new company website

Touring Consortium launches new company website

Friday, 31 October 2014

Want to know more about the production company behind Regeneration? Check out their new company website.
Interview: War Poetry Today Judges

Interview: War Poetry Today Judges

Friday, 31 October 2014

As our War Poetry for Today submissions come flooding in, we caught up with our judging panel to find out what they think makes a good war poem...
Darlington College journalism students join up to the young reporters scheme for Armistice Day!

Darlington College journalism students join up to the young reporters scheme for Armistice Day!

Friday, 31 October 2014

Theatre Cloud are joining forces with Darlington College journalism students to cover Regeneration at the Civic Theatre opening on Armistice Day!
An Actor's Life: Emma Tugman

An Actor's Life: Emma Tugman

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Emma Tugman is up this week in our series of interviews with the Regeneration cast.
Meet the Darlington College Reporters!

Meet the Darlington College Reporters!

Friday, 7 November 2014

We have teamed up with Darlington College to give nine of their journalism students the opportunity to report on all things Regeneration, during the week…
Announcing our Darlington Young Reporter!

Announcing our Darlington Young Reporter!

Friday, 7 November 2014

Meet Grace Wakes, our fourth young reporter, completing a placement at the Darlington Civic Theatre next week.
Ten of the best commemorative War Poetry for Today poems for Armistice Day

Ten of the best commemorative War Poetry for Today poems for Armistice Day

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

To commemorate Armistice Day (11 November 2014), we have perused over 600 War Poetry for Today submissions and picked "Ten of the Best" that…
War Poetry Longlists Published 24 Nov, Most Popular Tweeting Begins

War Poetry Longlists Published 24 Nov, Most Popular Tweeting Begins

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Our wildly successful War Poetry for Today competition is drawing to an exciting climax. Our full longlists will be published on Monday 24 November, when…
An Actor's Life: Joshua Higgott

An Actor's Life: Joshua Higgott

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Regeneration's Joshua Higgott on playing Campbell, being on tour and looking his worst on Scottish television.
Spotlight On... John Maddox (Technical Manager)

Spotlight On... John Maddox (Technical Manager)

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The technical manager for Regeneration talks to young reporter Grace Wakes about his career so far, MiniDisc mishaps and his love of circus based…
An Actor's Life: Daniel Cech-Lucas

An Actor's Life: Daniel Cech-Lucas

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Regeneration's Daniel Cech-Lucas on his earliest experience of theatre and getting closer to the end of the Regeneration tour.
Pat Barker biography

Pat Barker biography

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

As the curtain closes on the Regeneration tour, Ian Hamilton takes a look at novelist Pat Barker, writer of the original novel.
From page to stage: Darlington students explore Regeneration

From page to stage: Darlington students explore Regeneration

Monday, 17 November 2014

As Regeneration played Darlington Civic Theatre, students from local schools immersed themselves in a workshop designed to explore how…
Spotlight On... Rebecca Rees

Spotlight On... Rebecca Rees

Friday, 12 December 2014

Young reporter Kerri Muirhead talks to Regeneration wardrobe mistress, Rebecca Rees.
Vote for your favourite poem from our longlist!

Vote for your favourite poem from our longlist!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Our War Poetry for Today competition has officially closed and we can now announce the longlist! Cast your vote for the poem that deserves to be 'Most…
An Actor's Life: Lindy Whiteford

An Actor's Life: Lindy Whiteford

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Regeneration's Lindy Whiteford on meeting Pat Barker, her favourite role and highlight of being on tour. 
An Actor's Life: Oliver Malam

An Actor's Life: Oliver Malam

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Regeneration's Oliver Malam on becoming an actor, understudying Wilfred Owen and getting into character.
Interview: Regeneration's Jack Monaghan and Garmon Rhys

Interview: Regeneration's Jack Monaghan and Garmon Rhys

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Monaghan plays northern officer, Billy Prior and Rhys portrays war poet, Wilfred Owen in Regeneration. I caught up with them both to discuss how…
Looking Back at Pat Barker's Regeneration

Looking Back at Pat Barker's Regeneration

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

We bid a fond farewell to the cast and crew of Regeneration with our round up of the best bits of the tour...
War Poetry for Today Winner: How my childhood in war-torn Iran inspired me

War Poetry for Today Winner: How my childhood in war-torn Iran inspired me

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Jasmine Heydari, our War Poetry for Today winner talks to Theatre Cloud about her inspiration behind the winning poem 'The First Time'.
Interview: Playing multiple roles with Josh Higgott, David Morley Hale and Simon Coates

Interview: Playing multiple roles with Josh Higgott, David Morley Hale and Simon Coates

Friday, 12 December 2014

Young reporter, Amy Holmes, talks to three Regeneration actors about the challenging task of playing multiple roles.
Looking back at 2014

Looking back at 2014

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

2014 has been a busy year for us at Theatre Cloud, working alongside two Touring Consortium Theatre Company productions, running successful digital project…