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Why the Wolverhampton Grand is grand

Why the Wolverhampton Grand is grand

Friday, 22 August 2014

Wolverhampton Grand ambassador, Marie Crichton, tells us why she thinks her local theatre deserves the title 'grand'.

A word from the producer: The view is from the bridge not of it

A word from the producer: The view is from the bridge not of it

Friday, 22 August 2014

There are casting discussions and poster perspective considerations, as well as a trip to the Southbank (thus the view FROM London's Hungerford Bridge), for Touring Consortium producer Jenny King’s this week…

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.

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.

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'. 

 

Blog: Controversial subjects and big questions

Blog: Controversial subjects and big questions

Friday, 15 August 2014

Stacey Permaul blogs on Headlong's The Nether and Oliver Cotton's new play Daytona in this blog.

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.

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...

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 what processes are being used to get the play onto the stage and in front of an audience.  

Audition for A View from the Bridge!

Audition for A View from the Bridge!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Ever fancied treading the boards? Got a hankering for the limelight? Find out how you could be part of the Touring Consortium Theatre Company's next production of AView from the Bridge...

A word from the producer: On Joan Littlewood, Orwell and Huxley

A word from the producer: On Joan Littlewood, Orwell and Huxley

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Touring Consortium producer Jenny King considers what her late friend Joan Littlewood would think of her upcoming centenary celebrations, and compares the dystopian visions of Aldous Huxley and George Orwell and how they're realised onstage, with her own production of A Brave New World on the horizon.

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, prime ministers, oh and there’s a bit with a dog!

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...

Spotlight On...Louise Walker, Creative Learning Manager, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Spotlight On...Louise Walker, Creative Learning Manager, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Friday, 1 August 2014

Ever thought about working in creative learning or audience development? Check out our newest Spotlight On with Louise Walker.

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, I quickly got back to theatre and work in London. By Regeneration co-producer Jenny King. 

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 with for the set design...

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 centenary of the First World War in another literary adaptation.

A Wonderland call out to miner friends and Brassed Off lovers

A Wonderland call out to miner friends and Brassed Off lovers

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

If you enjoyed the Touring Consortium's production of Brassed Off, don't miss the opportunity to watch Beth Steel's new play marking the thirtieth anniversary of the miners' strike. Hampstead Theatre and the Guardian will be live-streaming this weekend's final performance of Wonderland - and it's free to watch from 7.30pm on Saturday 26 July 2014. By Brassed Off producer Jenny King.

Become our Young Reporter!

Become our Young Reporter!

Friday, 18 July 2014

Aged 17-30 years old? Harbour a passion for theatre and writing? Read more to find out about our brand new Young Reporters Scheme.