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Oct 17, 2017

Mark Smith talks to emerging director Julia Levai and York Theatre Royal Associate Director Juliet Forster about the theatre's TakeOver Festival.

The festival pairs Theatre Royal staff with emerging artists aged between 12 and 26 in a mentoring relationship which enables the younger artists to curate and run a week-long...


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...


Jul 13, 2017

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Luke Barnes is the latest "gig theatre" production from Hull-based theatre company Middle Child.

After a run at the Welly Club in Hull in June, the production will be performed at this year's Latitude Festival.

BTG editor David Chadderton spoke to Middle Child artistic director Paul...


Jul 9, 2017

At this year’s Latitude Festival, Clod Ensemble will present a special ‘festival edit’ of its new show On the High Road, which will be directed by Suzy Willson with music composed by Paul Clark, founders of the company in 1995.

Suzy and Paul spoke to BTG editor David Chadderton a week before Latitude was due to...


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...