A Christmas Cantata - Sunday 9 December, 3pm & 6pm

We are proud to be staging a concert version of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol this December. All proceeds from ticket sales and donations will support Northern Broadsides’ productions and education work, ensuring we can continue to produce award-winning entertainment for generations to come. Featuring the exceptional harmonies of a mixed voice choir, celebrate the spirit of Christmas with Northern Broadsides in the atmospheric Viaduct Theatre.

Ebenezer Scrooge (played by Conrad Nelson) has the coldest of hearts and the stingiest pockets to ever jingle down the icy streets of Victorian London. One frosty Christmas Eve, Scrooge has a midnight visitor that changes the course of his life forever. This classic Christmas favourite is brought to life in a joyful sung concert, with music by Ashley Thompson and words by Deborah McAndrew.

Book tickets through deanclough.com or through their friendly
box office team on 01422 255 266. 


Northern Broadsides’ new Fundraising & Marketing Team  As Northern Broadsides looks to its future, it does so with a brand new team to help fulfil Conrad Nelson’s vision as the company’s new Artistic Director. Pamela Johnson is Broadsides’ new Development Manager, an experienced freelance consultant and trainer, she specialises in fundraising, project management and business development. Pamela worked for Broadsides in the earliest days of the company and is thrilled to be back working with the team once again.  Pamela says: 

“Having worked with Broadsides on its inaugural tour of Richard lll and other early productions, it’s great to be back with the company, which is still as vibrant, entertaining and distinctive 25 years on.“

Jess Rooney joins the team as a Marketing Manager, having worked in the charity and arts industries in creative marketing roles since graduating with a degree in Advertising and Design from The University of Leeds and an undergraduate degree in Psychology.  Jess says: 

“I’m so excited to start working with this respected and well-loved brand. There are so many opportunities to create interesting campaigns that (I hope!) will really appeal to audiences old and new”.

Welcome to the team, Pam and Jess! 


The new executive team of Conrad Nelson and Kay Packwood are now in post. Conrad Nelson, Artistic Director, and Joint CEO said about his appointment: “I am delighted to be leading one of the country’s most treasured theatre companies over the next 12 months and onto the next stage of its development. From classical repertoire to new works and adaptations, over the last 26 years, Northern Broadsides has been synonymous with producing high quality and award-winning drama, with a strong regional voice. We will continue to support the development of new writing and to bring new voices and artists from diverse backgrounds to the stage”

Kay Packwood, Executive Director, and Joint CEO Kay’s 17 years with Northern Broadsides and her wider experience within the industry has placed her perfectly to lead the Company alongside Artistic Director, Conrad Nelson. “I am really excited to be joining forces with Conrad in planning the future of Northern Broadsides.  I intend to uphold the company’s core values whilst taking Broadsides to the next generation.”