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May 8, 2017

Mark Smith talks to artist and performance maker Ellie Harrison about her interactive installation work The Unfair. This is part of her ambitious long-running project The Grief Series, which aims to offer playful and open artistic environments for the contemplation of taboo subjects such as loss and grief in...


May 2, 2017

Timberlake Wertenbaker was commissioned by the Octagon Theatre in Bolton to write Winter Hill, named after a local landmark most famous for its TV mast.

BTG editor David Chadderton spoke to Timberlake when she had spent nearly a week in rehearsals for the play in Bolton, and then a couple of weeks later to three of the...


Apr 26, 2017

In 1992, Barrie Rutter directed and played the title role in Shakespeare’s Richard III for what became the inaugural production of Northern Broadsides. Twenty-five years later, he is directing Mat Fraser as Richard for Hull’s 2017 City of Culture.

In this episode, David Chadderton speaks to Barrie about a quarter of...


Apr 17, 2017

Mark Smith talks to RashDash's Helen Goalen and Abbi Greenland about The Darkest Corners, a bold new commission for Transform Festival about fear and feminism on the streets.

The award-winning theatremakers also discuss their recent productions We Want You To Watch and Two Man Show and how their work blends the...


Apr 14, 2017

BTG's Mark Smith talks to Amy Letman about Leeds's international Transform Festival, her career as a producer, and how to get into festival programming.

Transform Festival 2017 runs from 19-22 April in venues across Leeds, with a full programme available on the Transform...