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Deborah McAndrew's Hard Times at the Lowry

Interview | Deborah McAndrew Talks Arts Education and Bringing Dickens’ Hard Times to the Stage

Northern Broadsides are back at The Lowry with their latest production of Hard Times, the classic Northern story written by Charles Dickens. Adapting it for the stage, this production is set in Coketown, a town where imagination is forbidden. Focusing on the story of Thomas Gradgrind who will not permit fanciful thoughts in his school…

George's Marvellous Medicine Theatre

INTERVIEW | Lisa Howard Talks Capturing Children’s Imagination In George’s Marvellous Medicine

Known for his powerful imagination and captivating children’s stories, it is almost as if Roald Dahl’s books were made for the stage. With extravagant characters, each tale is uniquely different and bursting with magic. The Leicester Curve’s theatrical production of George’s Marvellous Medicine is currently touring the UK telling the story of young George and…

INTERVIEW | Drag Queen Divina de Campo talks Gender and Religion in new musical Dancing Bear

Dancing Bear, an exploration of faith, sexuality and gender identity through catchy pop tunes are taking to the stage in Manchester. Drag queen and singing sensation Divina De Campo is joining the multi-talented cast to premiere the show. Known for her appearances in both The Voice and most recently BBC 1’s All Together Now, Divina…

INTERVIEW | Natalie Cutler Highlights the Sexism in Getting Women’s Voices Programmed in Theatres

Natalie Cutler is a feminist writer, actor, filmmaker and creator. After facing gender inequalities in both the arts and general life she was inspired to create her one woman show Not Yet Suffragette which tells the story of the women’s rights movement from the Suffragettes to present day. However it wasn’t just portraying feminism to…