11/9/2012

Making a difference?

There are times in theatre when we have a dither about whether we are making a real difference to the world. Let’s face it, outside …

7/9/2012

Pigeons, Bunting and Maisonettes

Sally Goldsmith – Writer’s blog Tomorrow and Sunday the performances are almost sold out – everybody’s friends, aunties, workmates coming – as well as The Arts Council. …

7/9/2012

Coalescing

First time with the choir and the cast, and first time the cast have been in a room together since the read through. It’s a …

5/9/2012

Young ‘uns

Today we were working with the young ‘uns.  It was complicated by the fact that our young ‘uns attracted other young ‘uns. The other young ‘uns …

31/8/2012

Skye Edge – the metaphor

I arrived early at Skye Edge for rehearsals and took myself off for a walk. I passed a burnt patch of ground, scorched machine parts glistening. …

30/8/2012

Northern Soul. Northern Poetry.

I love people’s voices. When I was a teenager I’d spend every summer over at Manchester Youth Theatre, which should really be called the …

13/8/2012

Big Sky – the first read-through

Tonight was the first read through of Big Sky – Stories from the Edge.  Around the table is a group of people with a remarkable array of …