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Oct 14, 2017

Adam Penford has taken over as artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse.

The 37-year-old had been working as a freelance director and replaces Giles Croft who had been at the helm of the Playhouse for the past 18 years.

Penford tells BTG's Midlands editor Steve Orme that he was thrilled to have been given the...


Oct 4, 2017

Director Max Stafford-Clarke has revived for his theatre company Out of Joint Andrea Dunbar’s play Rita, Sue and Bob Too, which he directed originally while Artistic Director of the Royal Court in London in 1982, working closely with the 19-year-old playwright.

BTG editor David Chadderton spoke to lead actors Taj...


Sep 29, 2017

Derby Theatre is to produce Neil Bartlett's adaptation of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations directed by artistic director Sarah Brigham.

BTG's Midlands editor Steve Orme spoke during rehearsals to Sarah about the production and about her choice of cast, before chatting to Geoffrey Breton who plays Pip and Kate...


Sep 26, 2017

Mark Smith interviews Jenny Harris, creative producer for 509 Arts, about their production Calderland.

Forming the centrepiece of the Landlines & Watermarks project, this "people's opera" aims to investigate, question and celebrate Calderdale's relationship with water, in the wake of the 2015 Boxing Day floods which...


Sep 21, 2017

Mark Smith talks to Gilly Roche, the West Yorkshire Playhouse's New Work Producer, as she launches this year's Furnace Festival celebrating a range of new work in the north.

Roche has been part of a recent reorganisation of the support for new artists at the theatre, which offers a year-long forum in which theatre...