Young Reporters Autumn 2016
Young Reporters Autumn 2016
11 October 2016
Join us in welcoming our latest recruits going backstage on Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities.
The young reporter scheme is BACK and now in its third year! We’ve already had over fifteen fantastic recruits on shows including Regeneration, A View from the Bridge, Brave New World and Of Mice and Men. Now our attention turns to A Tale of Two Cities, which is touring the UK from 20 September until 26 November 2016. We'll be announcing each of our young reporters as we reach participating theatres which include Bradford Alhambra, Blackpool Grand, Cheltenham Everyman and Theatre Royal Nottingham.
Bradford Alhambra Theatre — Rebecca Marano, 21
When I made the decision to study Classical Civilisation at university it was a pretty bold move. I'd came across the subject later in life and most people expected me to pursue English due to my love of reading and writing. However, always up for a challenge, I decided to follow my curiosity and eagerly dived into the study of the ancient worlds. Now I have graduated, I can honestly say I don't regret my decision one bit. Not only did the course teach me how to really get to grips with a source material and communicate it effectively, it proved that I am always ready to delve head-first into subject matters. I believe this has made me much better at researching and interviewing for stories. I never want to produce something mediocre, rather I am always on the hunt for stories that are informative, engaging and compelling. Whilst at university I wrote for several publications. I produced music reviews for The Mic student music magazine and wrote and interviewed for the comment, film and music sections of Impact student magazine. I was also fortunate enough to have had published reviews in both LeftLion Magazine and The Nottingham Post. Now that I have finished my studies I am extremely eager to get some hands-on experience in the creative industry. I am passionate about improving my writing and interviewing skills and think this enthusiasm will make me the perfect young reporter!
Blackpool Grand Theatre — Beth Reynard, 21
I graduated this year from the Arts University Bournemouth with a BA Hons First Class Acting degree. During the final year of my degree, I performed as Esther Summerson in a devised adaptation of Charles Dickens' Bleak House, directed by David Glass, and decided to keep a blog to document the experience. I became as passionate about my blog as I was about performing and continued to write entries about shows I had been a part of and productions I had seen. I have always been a keen writer: I blogged online about fashion and music throughout my early teens, which resulted in having a published article in Hello Kitty Online.
I am eager to further my blog and potentially pursue arts, particularly theatre, journalism as a career. I am interested in exploring the relevance of theatre in today's social media-driven society and would like to discuss directors' intentions, actors' journeys and the audience's experience.
A Tale of Two Cities opens at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, where it plays from 10 to 17 September 2016. It then tours to Oxford Playhouse, Richmond Theatre, Bradford Alhambra, Blackpool Grand, Wolverhampton Grand, Brighton Theatre Royal, Edinburgh King's, Cheltenham Everyman and Nottingham Theatre Royal.