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Please enjoy these blogs from our productions over the years. If you have an idea for our blog, get in touch!

‘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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Bacon baps, peach Melbas and Shakespeare – by James McLean

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

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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