Brave New Worlder: James Howard on inspirations, Shakespeare and being in Edinburgh
30 September 2015
'I am channeling Steve Jobs' reveals James who is playing Thomas the Director in Brave New World. In our interview with him, he shares insights into his character, rehearsals and being in Edinburgh this week.
Brave New Worlder: Abigail McKern on family connections and life lessons
23 September 2015
Our Brave New World cast interview series kicks off with Abigail McKern, who plays Linda and various ensemble parts. This is Abigail's third time working with director James Dacre and second time appearing at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, where her actor-mother Jane Holland trod the boards in the 1950s. Here, Abigail also shares life lessons from her late father, actor Leo McKern, with whom she co-starred in three season of television's Rumpole of the Bailey. For more on Abigail's previous credits visit the Brave New World cast page.
Sophie Ward, Huxley and These New Puritans pique press interest in Brave New World
22 September 2015
Newly added: double-page spread feature in The Stage newspaper... In addition to the various four-star rave reviews, have you seen the latest news and features about Brave New World, including the national newspaper interviews with Sophie Ward and director James Dacre? Plus some fascinating pieces on the attraction of dystopia.
Paul Chesterton and Ben Woodhall on playing immigration officers in A View from the Bridge
by Raza Khan
Wednesday, 8 April 2015
"It is extremely relevant, I think this is a pro-immigration play". Young reporter Raza Khan talks to Paul and Ben about their roles as immigration officers in A View from the Bridge.
Spotlight on... Lara De Leuw (Assistant Stage Manager)
by Philippa Williams
Tuesday, 7 April 2015
Lara De Leuw talks about being assistant stage manager for the Touring Consortium Theatre Company's A View from the Bridge. As well as this role, she is also the understudy for the characters of Beatrice and Catherine.
Spotlight on... Chris Wellings (Audience Development Officer)
by Rebecca Parkinson
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Chris Wellings is the Audience Development and Participation Officer at the Darlington Civic Theatre. Running workshops and organising events are just some of the ways he uses to attract an audience. But what else is involved?
Video: Michael Brandon’s 7 childhood memories that prepared him for Arthur Miller
Friday, 27 March 2015
Brooklyn-born Michael Brandon plays the narrator Alfieri, a Brooklyn lawyer, in the Touring Consortium production of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge. In this video interview from the rehearsal room, he explains how his own childhood was perfect research for the play.