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  1. Book Review: Potter’s Boy by Tony Mitton

    Book Review: Potter’s Boy by Tony Mitton  

    Published by David Fickling Books I’m not usually much drawn to novels with very remote settings but this coming of age story takes us to medieval Japan and it’s a real page turner. Ryo is the son of an accomplished potter. When he meets a gentle, hugely intelligent, charismatic soldier, he decides that he wants […]

  2. Natasha Sutton Williams

    Natasha Sutton Williams  

    Singer, actor, composer and writer Natasha Sutton Williams, 29, is co-founder of the theatre company, Working Birthday. Her one woman show Freud the Musical ran to great acclaim in the recent Vaults Festival and will be part of the Reading Festival in July. Susan Elkin caught up over a coffee. Where do you come from? I can’t […]

  3. Sir Lenny Henry has helped launch Let’s Play

    Sir Lenny Henry has helped launch Let’s Play  

    The National Theatre’s major new initiative supporting the development of drama and theatre in primary schools across the country. Developed by professional theatre artists alongside teachers and senior leaders from primary schools across the country, Let’s Play is an ambitious creative learning programme designed to transform creativity and theatre-making in schools.  Using a programme of Continued Professional Development […]

  4. THE BIG INTERVIEW: Garry Robson during rehearsals for Our Country’s Good

    THE BIG INTERVIEW: Garry Robson during rehearsals for Our Country’s Good  

    Proving disability and deafness can be incorporated into mainstream theatre, Susan Elkin met up with Garry Robson during rehearsals for Our Country’s Good

  5. Creative Producing

    Creative Producing  

    Kevin Wyatt-Lown, Head of Marketing at East 15, outlines their new degree course in Creative Producing, aiming to train individuals in theatre making from behind the scenes.

  6. Raising the Roof

    Raising the Roof  

    In 1988, the Square Chapel in Halifax was a shell of a building. Damaged and seemingly beyond repair, demolition seemed the only option. It was to be saved however by a passionate group of residents who believed strongly in the arts and its importance to the local area. Today the Square Chapel is a wonderful arts centre and as Mark Glover finds out, the spirit that brought the building back to life is evident in its staff, visitors and community

  7. Introducing the Unique

    Introducing the Unique  

    Institute of the Arts, Barcelona, (IAB), is Europe’s most dynamic international performing arts higher education institution. Founded in 2013 by producer Mark Lethem and performing arts academic Giles Auckland-Lewis, the IAB is based in the cosmopolitan town of Sitges, near Barcelona.

  8. Much Ado About Now

    Much Ado About Now  

    Susan Elkin chats to Michael Oakley, director of the current Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production of Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe.

  9. Young Court and Cuttin’ It

    Young Court and Cuttin’ It  

    Part of the Royal Court’s outreach programme, Susan Elkin finds out about Young Court and the recent schools’ tour of challenging play Cuttin’ It

  10. EXHIBITION: Art for Schools

    EXHIBITION: Art for Schools  

    There’s art out there, just waiting for you, ready to inspire your pupils and instigate cross-curricular learning. Graham Hooper discoveres a treasure trove of resources – both old and new – and hopes you will take up this fabulous opportunity.