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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...


Mar 27, 2017

Highlights of the launch event for the Manchester International Festival 2017, held in Manchester on 9 March 2017.

Introduced by new MIF artistic director John McGrath, this episode also features announcements from festival participants including actress Jane Horrocks, playwright Simon Stephens, Underworld’s Karl...


Jul 18, 2015

Manchester's 24:7 Theatre Festival was founded in 2004 as a showcase for new plays, as well as for up-and-coming acting and directing talent. It has since become a key event on the Manchester arts calendar.

A week before this year's 24:7, we spoke to co-founder David Slack together with the festival's general manager...


Jul 12, 2013

In July 2013, Manchester's 24:7 Theatre Festival, dedicated to producing brand new one-hour plays in venues around the city, will celebrate the tenth of its annual events.

Actor David Slack, who co-founded the festival in 2004 and is still its producer, reflects on ten years of putting new writing on stage and talks...


Jul 5, 2013

At the Manchester International Festival, Alexander Vlahos talks about playing Malcolm in Macbeth, a production that sees Kenneth Branagh return to the stage in the title role opposite Alex Kingston as Lady Macbeth, directed by Rob Ashford and performed in a deconsecrated church at a secret location in Manchester.

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