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Out in the world

Out in the world

That’s week one down then. We’ve opened. We’ve got reviews. Now the next three weeks are about having some fun and connecting with an audience. A mixed, mixed bag of emotions. Practically a Tumi carry-on’s worth, but no bigger. All productions have their... read more
Bloody Ready!

Bloody Ready!

So that’s that then. The rehearsals are done, the props are made, the lights are plotted, the sound is set. We’re about as ready as we can be. And the ready we are is bloody ready. You don’t know what you have sometimes. As half creator and half producer I’ve found it... read more
Brilliant Challenges

Brilliant Challenges

Theatre is a collaborative art. Musical theatre about ten times more so. Being part of a team is both brilliant and challenging. And by challenging I mean it can be fucking exhausting sometimes. Mostly this exhaustion has to do with ego. Our own egos. My ego quite... read more
The Remote Production Office

The Remote Production Office

I’m writing this first blog post from a bar in Buxton. It’s a bar but I’m not drinking. Well I’m drinking coffee, but you know what I mean. There’s WiFi, there’s food and there’s warmth from a very windy Peak District! I’ve got my laptop and my iPhone. What more... read more

There’s Magic to do

The hardest thing any director has to do is leave. I was once told that the excitement of live theatre is the anarchy of actors, that once the director hands the stage over to the performer, they completely lose control allowing the actor to do whatever they... read more
It’s that way!

It’s that way!

Directing is just pointing and saying stand over there, right? Of course not. This is the place for all the inside scoop on the goings on of the rehearsal room. Dan’s process and how he builds a believable world on the stage. read more

Opening Doors/Lungs

It’s the end of a work-long day. The desk lamp is shining. The dregs of Rioja are poured. I’ve survived the rush hour commute. And the city struggle is nicely behind me. But no. No. Because in just under an hour, I’ll be heading out again. Into the smoke and mirror... read more
La Da Dee Dee Da Daa

La Da Dee Dee Da Daa

Words and music (or as Simon prefers music and words.) This is place to get inside the head of our writing team. How did they come up with the world of Midnight Sun? How does it leap off the page and onto your digital screen as well as the stage? How do you fit lyrics... read more

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