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Five things you need to know about Quality Street

Five things you need to know about Quality Street

  1. The original production opened in 1901, and soon after, the world went wild for the play It opened on Broadway, where it ran for 64 performances, before being produced in London where it ran for an astonishing 459 shows. The play was still gaining popularity...

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Behind the Scenes – by Georgia (Production Assistant)

Behind the Scenes – by Georgia (Production Assistant)

Watching a show is an experience in itself, but having watched it develop from a small idea to a completed production is an entirely different journey. Without giving too much away, I’m going to give you a little insight into Christmas Broadsides.  The name of the...

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Shh. – by Jess Rooney (Marketing Manager)

Shh. – by Jess Rooney (Marketing Manager)

My job is to shout from the rooftops. Come and see our play! Look what we're doing! Grab your tickets before they're all gone! Which is pretty difficult, when you can't tell anyone what your next play is.  You may have noticed that we've gone a little quiet on the...

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This one’s for Nellie – by Sarah Kameela-Impey

This one’s for Nellie – by Sarah Kameela-Impey

My Dad thrives on family history, as Impey's we know that we descend from Bedfordshire where our ancestors farmed young trees or shoots called Impes. At the age of 22 my Dad headed to Guyana as a VSO on 9 September 1967 and met my Mum, a Guyanese native and one of 9...

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‘Firsts’ – By Robin Simpson

‘Firsts’ – By Robin Simpson

This job contains a lot of ‘firsts’ for me: my first time working with Northern Broadsides, first time performing at Dean Clough, first time I’ve performed in Much Ado About Nothing and the first time I’ve played a lead role in a Shakespeare play. I’m also at home at...

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Life is short. We must enjoy it – by Sophia Hatfield

Life is short. We must enjoy it – by Sophia Hatfield

I was 11 when I first saw a Northern Broadsides show. My mum's close friend, the very wonderful Sue Andrews invited us to Salts Mill to see King Lear. It was an incredible experience. I can still remember to this day that vast space in the eaves of the mill being...

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