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Worlds of Wonder

March 15th, 2020

About to embark on a national tour with their critically acclaimed production of The War of the Worlds, Rhum and Clay’s Matthew Wells and Julian Spooner tell us to expect laughter, visual thrills and even modern technology in their retelling of the ultimate alien invasion story. When HG Wells published his classic sci-fi novel back […]

Cast Announcement for Private Peaceful!

February 28th, 2020

Nottingham Playhouse has revealed the cast of upcoming wartime tale Private Peaceful. Including several actors from Nottinghamshire, it’s a production that is set to transport families and schools back in time. Acknowledged by Morpurgo as his favourite work, this adaptation is a new ensemble-version by Simon Reade. It follows the adventures of Peaceful brothers, Tommo […]


February 19th, 2020

  We are thrilled to announce that the next rock ‘n’ roll showstopper by Peter Rowe will be Jack and the Beanstalk! Dame Dolly Durden’s family farm has fallen on hard times – Squire Snuffbox is demanding the rent and Giant Blunderbore, with his wicked sidekick, Fleshcreep, is terrorising the land. There’s only one thing […]

Creative Learning – Spring 2020

February 18th, 2020

Youth Perform 2020 presents ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY? It’s TV Night in the Shufflebottom house, and the situation’s comedy! Dad makes the whole family watch the TV together, including the dog! No tablets, no laptops, no phones… just some good old fashioned entertainment just like when he was a boy, even though ‘…there’s never anything […]

5 minutes with Tom Wentworth, writer of Burke and Hare

February 14th, 2020

With our latest New Wolsey production, Burke and Hare, only a few months away we took 5 minutes to speak with the play’s writer Tom Wentworth. Find out about his inspiration for the play and what advice he’s got for any budding writers out there…   Where did the inspiration come from to adapt this […]

Taking on the Gecko style

February 13th, 2020

Guest Post by Karen Bartholomew, Associate Artist: Dance and Engagement at Mind the Gap, and a little space Co-Creator. Since starting with Mind the Gap as a freelance artist around 10 years ago, I’ve worked on some incredible projects and been given some fantastic opportunities. Mind the Gap does a great job of investing in […]

Theatre Director Jeni Draper

5 minutes with Jeni Draper, director of My Mother Said I Never Should…

February 4th, 2020

A CLASSIC RE-IMAGINED “My Mother said I never should, play with gypsies in the wood, if I did she would say, naughty girl to disobey!” – words from Charlotte Keatley’s contemporary classic, My Mother Said I Never Should, which have been brought to life by countless actors since it was first written in the 1980s. Now, […]

5 minutes with Miss Marple…. AKA Sarah Thomas

January 25th, 2020

Sarah Thomas plays Miss Marple in Middle Ground Theatre Company’s touring production of Agatha Christie’s A Murder Is Announced. She is best known for roles in Worzel Gummidge, and 25 years playing Glenda Wilkinson in BBC’s Last of the Summer Wine.   Tell us a little about A Murder is Announced It’s a classic Agatha […]

Suffolk County Council’s Jayne Knight shortlisted for Hearts for the Arts Award 2020

January 17th, 2020

The shortlist has been announced for the National Campaign for the Arts’ (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2020. The awards celebrate the unsung heroes of Local Authorities who are championing the arts, often within a climate of severe financial challenges. Suffolk County Council’s Jayne Knight has been nominated for Best Arts Champion – Local […]

Macbeth Auditions!

January 17th, 2020

Would you like the chance to be part of a production at the New Wolsey Theatre? We have the opportunity for four children to share the roles of Young Macduff and Fleance in the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production of Macbeth this March! A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Derby Theatre production touring to New Wolsey Theatre, […]

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