Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Louise Beresford and Anna Spearpoint

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Louise Beresford and Anna Spearpoint

Believe it or not, we're approaching the end of 2019 which means that Panto season is among us! This December I'll be catching The Fairytale Revolution: Wendy’s Awfully Big Adventure, which might have according to one of Theatre503's tweets, the first all-female Panto team ever? The cast includes Anais Lone as Wendy, Helena Morais as Peter Pan/Smee [...]

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Lexi Clare

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Lexi Clare

My next guest is Lexi Clare, producer of the Maiden Speech Festival which has returned for a third season this November. When you look at all that this project has achieved, it is difficult not to marvel at the wonder woman that Lexi is. In this interview, we discuss her motivations for creating the Festival [...]

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Helena Morais

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Helena Morais

As part of the Ovalhouse’s Untold series, Helena Morais wrote, produced and starred in Firecracker, which remains one the best shows I’ve seen all year. In Firecracker, we follow Anaíz Mendes, who seeks revenge after the murder of her godmother, a Bahian councilwoman in modern day Brazil. Anaíz starts to learn Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian Martial [...]

The Canary and the Crow’s Daniel Ward: ‘There’s a lot of gig theatre out there now but Middle Child were one of the first companies that championed it.’

The Canary and the Crow’s Daniel Ward: ‘There’s a lot of gig theatre out there now but Middle Child were one of the first companies that championed it.’

Hull-based theatre company Middle Child are making a name for themselves as creators of gig theatre. Theatre that combines original live music with new writing; it’s an immersive experience that many may not have seen before. Their latest offering is ‘The Canary and the Crow’ which made its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this [...]

Hive City Legacy: “Imagine your younger self in the audience, what would you say to her? How would you want to share this story with her?”

Hive City Legacy: “Imagine your younger self in the audience, what would you say to her? How would you want to share this story with her?”

Hive City Legacy returns to the Roundhouse this year in an electric and vibrant production in which nine Femmes of Colour take centre stage. What is Hive City Legacy? In simple terms, the show is a collection of pieces incorporating music, dance, burlesque, spoken word, aerial acrobatics and mime performed by nine Femmes of Colour. [...]

Why We Tell The Story: In Conversation with Sheila Arden

Why We Tell The Story: In Conversation with Sheila Arden

Artform is an amateur theatrical company resident at the Broadway Studio in Catford, South East London. They have produced a diverse selection of musicals, plays and concerts. Their previous productions include ‘Avenue Q’, ‘Into the Woods’, and ‘Oh What A Lovely War’. I met up with Sheila Arden, Artform’s Chair and Artistic Director to discuss [...]

Why We Tell The Story: In Conversation with Louise Cook

Why We Tell The Story: In Conversation with Louise Cook

I first came across Louise Cook's name when I visited the recent West End production of Dreamgirls. The whole show blew me away but I remember being stunned by how dynamic the lighting design was in particular. When I learnt that Louise was part of the lighting team, I knew that I wanted to reach [...]