Manchester’s newest venue, HOME, has opened to huge audiences

HOME, the new purpose-built centre for international contemporary art, theatre, film and books in Manchester, attracted over 28,000 visitors on its opening weekend in Manchester in late May. It has been continuing to draw in visitors since that opening weekend.

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Eklectik Live Art Event – submissions call

Eklectik is a Live Art platform for Contemporary Theatre, giving artists an opportunity to present their work at a live platform event in Preston. It is an open call out to students and recent graduates/emerging artists who want an opportunity to showcase their work. Apply NOW to give yourself this opportunity for more experience in performance and live art. Artists must cover their own production costs, but will be assisted with any technological elements if required. Continue reading

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Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre wins prestigious national Stirling Prize

Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre, which re-opened in March 2014, has won the prestigious national Stirling Prize for the best building of the year, awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Designed by Haworth Tompkins architects, the Everyman beat off competition from the LSE’s student centre in Aldwych, the Shard, the Olympic aquatics centre, Manchester School of Art and the Library of Birmingham.

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Manchester-based stage company meets Prince Charles after Redhouse Arts Centre restoration

On Friday 28th February, HRH Prince Charles attended the newly restored Town Hall in the Welsh town of Merthyr Tydfil. In anticipation of the grand St David’s Day opening, Prince Charles toured the restored Town Hall and met with the architects, project managers and community members involved in the extensive restoration.

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Everyman Theatre reopens with spectacular parade and light show

Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre celebrated its re-opening on Saturday 1 March with Lights Up, an illuminated parade of 300 lanterns and dozens of performers, attended by over 2,500 people. Travelling from the Playhouse to the newly renovated Everyman, the parade was created by Walk the Plank and The Lantern Company.

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Othello

“The jealous are possessed by the mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.”
– Johann Kaspar Lavater.

Boy falls in love with girl.  Girl falls in love with boy.

Boy suspects girl of affair.  Girl doesn’t stand a chance.

Shakespeare’s tragic hero Othello, played by Amine Fourket, is led by Iago into a dark and twisted world of fear, anger and jealousy.  Collaborating with various artists to tell this well known thriller which deals with the darker side of love, Theatre By Numbers will use movement and an original musical score (created by Tom Woolsgrove) within the performance as we bear witness to the surreptitious plans of Iago, played by Andy Avery. Continue reading

Black Box Tales

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Theatre By Numbers presents a night of story-telling by some of the most exciting writers coming from the North West.

Charlie Mortimer is a North West Theatre Director who has been working with New Writing for Theatre since 2008.  Throughout that time she has worked with various new, and experienced, writers to bring their work from early drafts to full first productions.  Her theatre company Theatre By Numbers finds ways of creating, developing, engaging and producing new theatre for the North West. Continue reading