August 26, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

The Queer Shakespeare Project is a new theatre company who “came out” of a global lockdown to create work with the international LGBTQ+ community. Right now, they are creating online work which embodies their core message: you are welcome, no matter where you are in the world or who you are, you will find a safe…

July 6, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

And the winner is… What May Come of Our Darkness – Robin Anne Nettles! After all the excitement of The Forgotten and the Fantastical 5 being shortlisted in the Short Stories category of the Rubery Book Award, we didn’t take away the top prize in the end, but it was so lovely to be nominated…

June 18, 2020 Donna M Day 1 comment

Mind-blowingly gorgeous – filled with wickedly powerful girls and women, playing games with words and songs and gender roles. It feels like reading a collection of stories that were expurgated from the Grimm collections for being too radical. Utterly loved it. Cassandra Parkin (author of New World Fairy Tales) The Forgotten and the Fantastical 5 which…

March 15, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

Stand Up is a new bittersweet black comedy written by Bernie Winston and directed by Kevin Foott. It tells the story of stand-up comic Mark, played by Mike Sanders, whose private life is no laughing matter. As he spirals ever downwards with gambling debts and loan sharks begin to bite, his ex-wife’s new lover, Fraser,…

January 30, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

Magpie Theatre present Faustus, Christopher Marlowe’s classic tale of soul selling and damnation. Directed by Neve McLaughlin, assisted by James Weatherley-Buss, this modern interpretation of devilish delights explores temptation and guilt in an original way. Faustus (Solenna Le Goff) finds herself dissatisfied with theology and life and begins to explore necromancy which leads to her…

November 26, 2019 Donna M Day No comments exist

Make it Write present Start Square, a new play written by their Director and Producer, Sharon Colpman. The play, directed by Steff Hudson, aims to explore themes of domestic violence against men, grief and loss. The play tells the story of Arthur Watts (John Jones), a lonely older man who shares his home with Peter…

November 21, 2019 Donna M Day No comments exist

Start Square is a black-comedy thriller dealing with domestic violence, grief and loss. Written by Sharon Colpman, the creator and Executive Producer of Make it Write Productions CIC, the play delves into the lonely world of Arthur Watt who is haunted by the scattered pieces of his past and explores gender stereotypes around domestic violence. I…

November 14, 2019 Donna M Day No comments exist

Opening night of Picture This is here! Our marketing guru also caught up with Alex May, writer, about the experience. Alex May is the writer behind Ferry Tales and Art for Our Sake – two of the three plays that will be performed as part of Pique Niche Productions’ debut show Picture This. Art for…