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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...


Jun 12, 2017

Mark Smith talks to Juliet Forster, Associate Director of York Theatre Royal, and Katie Posner, Associate Director of Pilot Theatre, about their latest large-scale community production, Everything Is Possible: The York Suffragettes.

This new play is written by Bridget Foreman and based on the true stories of militant...


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...