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Jul 14, 2023

As You Like It is one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. Omar Elerian, who is directing his first show for the Royal Shakespeare Company, was keen to explore it from a “fresh and new perspective”, so he has cast a company of actors who are mostly over 70.
BTG’s Midlands editor Steve Orme spoke to...

Sep 20, 2022

Derby Theatre and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch are to stage a co-production of a new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde. Neil Bartlett has brought the story up to date and introduced some female characters.

BTG Midlands Editor Steve Orme spoke to two of the actors, Nicholas Shaw and Polly Lister,...

Sep 13, 2022

Nottingham Playhouse is presenting a new play, The Clothes They Stood Up In, which is described as a “bittersweet exploration of marriage, dreams and lives unlived”.

Adrian Scarborough appears in the production and adapted the script from a story by Alan Bennett.

Scarborough spoke to BTG Midlands editor Steve Orme...

Mar 14, 2020

For the second successive year, Derby Theatre is producing a major show featuring fully integrated British Sign Language and captioning.

In 2019, the theatre presented Neil Duffield’s adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book; in 2020 Treasure Island will get similar treatment.

For this episode, BTG Midlands...

Nov 8, 2019

Derby Theatre is bringing back a show it produced in 2014, Neil Duffield’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.

For this episode, BTG Midlands editor Steve Orme chats to Oliver O’Shea who was associate director on the theatre’s last two Christmas productions, former Flying Pickets singer Gareth...