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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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Tour life, staying fit, keeping busy! – by Linford Johnson

Tour life, staying fit, keeping busy! – by Linford Johnson

I was buzzing to find out that I'd be touring with Much Ado About Nothing, but also curious to find out what weekly touring was like. I have toured once before, a few years back, with War Horse. However, with Much Ado we would be moving from venue to venue weekly,...

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