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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

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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Bacon baps, peach Melbas and Shakespeare – by James McLean

One of the best things about our job is being on the road. We get to visit some wonderful places touring Much Ado, and spend time in the company of people who have been fans of Broadsides for years. It's a privilege. With our 'A Muddle in Messina' companion piece...

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Much Ado About Nowt – by Isobel Middleton

A Northern Broadsides blog After several years of working mostly in television, radio and the voice over industry, I’m delighted to be back on stage again. Playing a brilliant part in a brilliant play. For a brilliant theatre company. And on tour. Now, I haven’t...

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Touring and Protest – Lisa Howard

A few years back I was involved in another play in which my character was partly responsible for assaulting a police officer and hiding his unconscious body in a cupboard. That play was ‘Sex and Docks and Rock and Roll’ by Boff Whalley, the company was Red Ladder. We...

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