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!

Pat Barker's Regeneration, a five star production touring nationally, will be opening at the Darlington Civic Theatre on Armistice Day, November 11th.

To mark this special date in the calendar, Theatre Cloud have teamed up with Darlington College to give 10 journalism students the opportunity to see the production on opening night, interview members of the cast and production crew plus attend other planned activity around the show that week.



These aspiring journos will be joining another young reporter, Grace Wakes, who was specially selected from all the submissions received from Darlington to be the full-time reporter for the whole week of the show. All students will have their work published on Theatre Cloud as part of the Young Reporters Scheme, a new scheme giving aspiring writers aged 17-30 the chance to become arts correspondents during the week Regeneration comes to their local venue.

Past young reporters have been raving about the scheme, which aims to encourage more people to get involved at their local theatre:

"I had a wonderful time as the Theatre Cloud young reporter...seeing my work published on Theatre Cloud gave a real sense of achievement...I could not recommend it enough" says Northampton young reporter, Laura Jayne Batemen.

Darlington College students include all ages, as well as some mature students, who will each be given a special assignment to complete during the week of the production and will see the fruits of their labour published online.

"I am thrilled to be working with so many reporters in Darlington. It's great that they want to be involved with us and their local theatre. I hope they get lots out of the experience and join us again for our next production!", Stacey Permaul, Venue Liaison Officer for Theatre Cloud.

Check back next week to find out more about the young reporters who will covering the production in Darlington and keep your eyes peeled for their published work coming soon!

Interested in becoming a Young Reporter?

To apply for scheme consideration, email us a sample of your writing and 1-2 story ideas around Regeneration at your local theatre, along with your name, age, address and contact details to [email protected]. Please note that this is unpaid work experience although a basic expense allowance will be provided. You must be available to work the full week that the show plays at your local theatre. 

Regeneration premiered on 2 September 2014 (previews from 29 August) at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, where it continues until 20 September 2014. It then tours to York, Edinburgh, Bradford, Nottingham, Cheltenham, Richmond, Wolverhampton, Darlington and Blackpool where it concludes on 29 November.