A Tale of Two Cities: Shanaya Rafaat on playing Lucie Manette
by Rebecca Marano
12 October 2016
Interview: “So that is what I love about this part; that she does go on a journey, that she does change, that she’s different from when she started.” Rebecca talks to Shanaya Rafaat about the acting business, Dickensian women and manoeuvring stairs in Victorian dresses.
A Look at Of Mice and Men's Intricate Props
by Helena Ascough
30 March 2016
Assistant Stage Manager Samantha Hopkins explains the process for using props on stage in Of Mice and Men. Interview by Helena Ascough. Photography by Jessica Isherwood, captured as the production reaches the Grand Theatre in Blackpool.
Kristian Phillips on playing Of Mice and Men's Lennie
24 February 2016
Interview: 'George and Lennie find wealth in their friendship. Sticking together is so important!' Kristian speaks to us about his characters' relationship with George, the challenges of playing Lennie, and what he's learnt from working on the production.
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.
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.
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.