Northern Stage Theatre Podcast

Northern Stage Theatre Podcast

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The Northern Stage Theatre Podcast is the official podcast of Northern Stage, an inspirational and creative theatre based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Check back for an assortment of interviews, stories, theatre-related chat and more with theatre-makers, artists, and creatives.
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EP.6 - These Hill Are Ours: Daniel Bye

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EP.9 - Amsterdam: Matthew Xia
This week, Mark & Louie talk to Matthew Xia the Artistic Director of Actors Touring Company. Matthew is a director, composer, broadcaster, journalist and DJ and one fo the first DJ’s on Radio 1 Extra and in this conversation we talk with Matthew about process, rehearsal rooms, opportunity and of course music. This is a great hour, which we hope will make you feel really energised and eager to get into a rehearsal room and make something afterwards. Transcript available to download here. Resource links: Actors Touring Company (ATC): www.atctheatre.com Orange Tree Theatre: www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk/ Amsterdam (play): www.atctheatre.com/productions/amsterdam-2020 International Performing Rights: https://iprltd.co.uk/ Chiarsocuro: stagedoorapp.com/lyn-gardner/review-chiaroscuro?ia=254 Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester: www.royalexchange.co.uk
1:03:46
May 29, 2020
EP.8 - Shandyland - part 2: Gareth Farr
This week, we've got the sequel to last week's Shandyland episode as Mark and Matt chat to Gareth Farr, the writer of Shandyland, Gareth also wrote The Bridge, The Quiet House and Britannia Waves the Rules. It's a corker with Gareth giving a great insight into his writing process, teaching, the nerves of press night and winning the Bruntwood Prize. Transcript available to download here. Resource links: Gareth Farr – Curtis Brown page: www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/gareth-farr Hannah Banister - Curtis Brown page: www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/hannah-banister The Quiet House: www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/plays/the-quiet-house-iid-179381 Brittania Waves the Rules: www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/plays/britannia-waves-the-rules-iid-187700 The Bridge: www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/gareth-farr/work/the-bridge-3 The Old Vic 12: www.oldvictheatre.com/join-in/for-creatives/the-old-vic-12  The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC): www.rsc.org.uk The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting: www.writeaplay.co.uk Arts Ed: artsed.co.uk Royal Exchange Theatre: www.royalexchange.co.uk In The Dark - podcast: www.apmreports.org/in-the-dark You're Dead To Me - podcast: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07mdbhg/episodes/downloads The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair - available from all good and evil bookshops Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield - available from all good and evil bookshops
1:10:43
May 21, 2020
EP.7 - Shandyland: Hannah Banister
Mark and Matt chat to director an theatre maker Hannah Banister about taking time, how to navigate the ups and downs, ins and outs of the theatre industry and Shandyland, our new co-production which Hannah was directing and would have been on at Northern Stage this month. Hannah is at all times funny, honest and full of clarity. It’s such a great listen… we hope you enjoy. Transcript available to download here. Resource links: Hannah Banister - Curtis Brown page: www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/hannah-banister  Gareth Farr – Curtis Brown page: www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/gareth-farr Newcastle College: www.ncl-coll.ac.uk Royal Central School of Speech & Drama www.cssd.ac.uk Hampstead Theatre: www.hampsteadtheatre.com Ed Hall - Enlightenment: www.hampsteadtheatre.com/whats-on/2010/enlightenment/ Max Webster - Life of Pi: www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/news/life-of-pi-director-gives-us-a-sneak-peek-into-rehearsals Nina Raine - Tiger Country www.hampsteadtheatre.com/whats-on/2014/tiger-country/ Jeremy Herrin - The Tempest: globeplayer.tv/videos/the-tempest-english Old Vic - New Voices: ovnv.lgfl.org.uk/ The Old Vic 12: www.oldvictheatre.com/join-in/for-creatives/the-old-vic-12  I Killed Rasputin – Richard Herring play: www.richardherring.com/ikr/ National Theatre: New Work Department: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/about-the-national-theatre/new-work The JMK Award: www.jmktrust.org/the-jmk-award/ Headlong: Angels In America: headlong.co.uk/productions/angels-america/ Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS): www.rtyds.co.uk/ A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara: www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Life-Hanya-Yanagihara/dp/1447294815 Sean Carroll’s Mindscape Podcast: www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/ Pod Save The World: crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-the-world/ The Morning Show - available on Apple TV RuPaul’s Drag Race - available on Netflix The Last Dance - available on Netflix Homeland - available on Channel 4 Killing Eve - available on BBC iPlayer Unorthodox -available on Netflix Outliers: The Story of Success Paperback: www.amazon.co.uk/Outliers-Story-Success-Malcolm-Gladwell/dp/0141036257 The Missing Cryptowqueen podcast: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07nkd84/episodes/downloads Community - available on Netflix
1:10:27
May 15, 2020
EP.6 - These Hill Are Ours: Daniel Bye
Mark & Louie have a conversation with Dan Bye – a theatre maker, writer, director and ultra runner. They chat to Dan about activism, process and of course running really long distances. They also chat about his latest show These Hills Are Ours, which would have been at Northern Stage this month. Transcript available to download here. Resource links: Daniel Bye website: www.danielbye.co.uk Breach "It's True, It's True, It's True": www.breachtheatre.com/shows/its-true-its-true-its-true/ Barbican website: www.barbican.org.uk/read-watch-listen/watch-its-true-its-true-its-true-by-breach Royal Court Theatre website: royalcourttheatre.com "Enron" by Lucy Prebble: www.waterstones.com/book/enron/lucy-prebble/9781408124673 "The Effect" by Lucy Prebble, Miriam Gillinson: www.waterstones.com/book/the-effect/lucy-prebble/miriam-gillinson/9781474272018 Ella Hickson: www.casarotto.co.uk/clients/ella-hickson BBC interview with Alice Birch: www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/normalpeople/alice Lucy Kirkwood: www.casarotto.co.uk/clients/lucy-kirkwood We're Gonna Die (contains strong language): https://vimeo.com/160685914
1:19:06
May 7, 2020
EP.5 - Where Do We Go Now? A conversation with Young Company
Mark chats to Louie Ingham, Wambui Hardcastle, Elizabeth Doyle, Mark Melville and Lee Mattinson some of the creative voices from Northern Stage’s Young Company.  The conversation spans a number of different topics centred around the trilogy of work Young Company have been creating from the 2018 sell out show Where Do We Stand to the hugely successful Where Do We Belong in 2019 and this year’s production of Where Do We Go Now which was due to be welcoming an audience this week at Northern Stage. An inspiring chat about creativity, making theatre, deliberately missing deadline, the North and the brilliance of Beyonce's 'Homecoming'. Transcript available to download here. Notes Where Do We Stand & Where Do We Belong creative team: Louie Ingham & The Company – Director Lee Mattinson - Writer Mark Melville – Sound Designer & Composer Laurence Wilson - Writer Caroline Ryan – BSL Interpreter Lee McMenemy – Live Musician Jill Adamson - Director of Participation, Northern Stage Kris Deedigan – Filmmaker (My Life Productions) Resource Links Kris Deedigan -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kris_Deedigan My Life Productions -http://mylifeproductions.co.uk/ Gateway Studio Project -https://www.gatewaystudios.co.uk/ Jen McGinley - https://www.jenmcginley.com/ NARC Magazine - Wambui Hardcastle - https://narcmagazine.com/interview-young-company/ NARC - https://narcmagazine.com/ Spectrum - Florence & The Machine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC-_lVzdiFE Erasure - A Little Respect - Erasure - A Little Respect (Official Music Video) - YouTube Garten Stanley -
1:13:00
May 1, 2020
EP.4 - Tales from the Smog: Scott Turnbull
In the latest episode of the Northern Stage Theatre Podcast, Mark and Louie have a chat with the super talented Scott Turnbull the maker behind, 'Where Do All The Dead Pigeons Go?' and 'Tales From The Smog' which was due to be performed this week at Northern Stage. It’s a hugely enjoyable hour, so have a listen to the Scott talk all things from Stockton to the making process and 80s TV to the current government. We hope you enjoy it The interview was recorded across various houses in Newcastle and London on 20 April 2020. Transcript available to download here. Notes: Video promoting 'The Unseen Exhibition' at Northern Stage - watch here Pilot Episode of 'The Smog' Podcast - listen here
59:02
April 24, 2020
EP.3 - Bonbons Cabaret: The House of Love
Northern Stage's Associate Director's Mark Calvert chats to the House of Love, the creative force behind the BonBons Cabaret. The House of Love is Cameron Sharp, Rebecca Glendenning, Hattie Eason, Max Easter, Rhianne Bowes and Brennan Flanders, who wasn’t available at the time of recording. The House of Love were due to perform at Northern Stage this Saturday, on Saturday 18th April. So, in place of that, here they are talking about everything from wigs to process, other work they’re undertaking to things they’re watching and listening to. We hope you enjoy it.  The interview was recorded on 14 April 2020 in various houses across Newcastle and Gateshead. Transcript available to download here. Notes: The Vicar of Dibley & Brooklyn 99- Available on Netflix Feel Good - Available on Channel 4 Hannah Montana - Available on Disney+ Wild Rose (Film and Soundtrack) - Available on Amazon Prime Video Nina Hagen cover of 'My Way' - youtube.com/watch?v=Q-qYcwvyZ0U Your Aunt Fanny - facebook.com/Yourauntfanny/ The Six Twenty -  www.thesixtwenty.com Caroline Liversidge - carolineliversidge.com Anna Robinson - arobinsonscene.com Jenni Winter - facebook.com/musicaltheatrecabaret /youtube.com/channel/UCJNd58sej4PimHMvbGfC3DA/featured  Alphabetti Theatre - alphabettitheatre.co.uk/ Live Theatre - .org.uk/ Cast: House of Love: @houseoflove_ne Bonnie and the Bonnettes: bonnieandthebonnettes.co.uk / @BonnieBonnettes MXYM: @TheMXYM / MXYM's music at bit.ly/34mXI50 Rhianne Bowes: @RainBowes1997 Hattie Eason: @hattieperformer Cameron John: @Cameron_John_ Becky Glendenning-Laycock: @glendenninining Brennan Flanders/ Vol-Au-Vent Love (Facebook - facebook.com/Vol.Au.Vent.Love/ Instagram - @vol.love) Alex Fisher (Producer) TJMov (Facebook: facebook.com/tjmov/) Hattie's Live Sessions can be found at Twitter: @hattieperformer Insta: @hattieeasonperformer Facebook: @hattieeasonperformer
1:00:38
April 17, 2020
EP.2 - Melody Sproates cabaret maker and binary breaker
This week Mark and Louie caught up with cabaret maker and binary breaker Melody Sproates about their work not just on-stage but also off stage and how they have been working out how to live and work in our current situation. Featuring chats about their show *gender not included, lip-syncing, Tiger King and more, it's totally entertaining, totally honest and full of brilliance. The interview was recorded on 7 April 2020 in various houses across Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields via online chat. Download the transcript here. Resource Links: LGBTQIA+ helplines / resources: Them (Great website with tips and strategies for all genders) https://www.them.us/story/9-strategies-for-quarantining-in-a-non-lgbtq-accepting-environment LGBTQ+ Support from Mind https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/lgbtq-mental-health/#.XQkGDbxKg2w LGBT Switchboard https://switchboard.lgbt/ LGBT Foundation https://lgbt.foundation/ Mermaids https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/ Transbareall https://transbareall.co.uk/home Gendered Intelligence http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/trans-community/resources Mindline trans helpline https://www.mindinsomerset.org.uk/our-services/adult-one-to-one-support/mindline-trans/ *gender not included creative team: Rosa Postlethwaite Lee Mattinson Anthony lo-guidice Hester Chillingworth
39:02
April 10, 2020
EP.1 - Amy Golding chats about Curious Monkey's 'Here'
Northern Stage's Associate Director's Mark Calvert and Louie Ingham chat to Curious Monkey's Director Amy Golding about 'HERE', a powerful new play about finding sanctuary in the unlikeliest of places. Due to government advice in response to the COVID-19 epidemic in March, the show never went ahead at Northern Stage as all public performances were suspended at Northern Stage. This podcast is being launched on the day where ordinarily, we would be holding a post-show discussion with Amy so instead, we’ve woven it together into this forty-five minute podcast, including beautiful music from the show by composer, Niroshini Thambar. Join us as we get to know who Curious Monkey are, what their new show is about, and the impact of the show not going ahead due to the COVID-19 suspension. The interview was recorded at Northern Stage on 19 March 2020, one hour before the building was closed due to the COVID-19 emergency. Transcript available to download here. Notes: Niroshini Thambar - Composer  Simon Cole - Lights & AV Lindsay Rodden Katie Scott - Designer  Arieta Visoka Joana Geronimo Karen Traynor Murat Erkek Beverley Naidoo - The Other Side of Truth Beats North - Playscript -available to purchase from Amazon Ishy Din  Luke Barnes  Mark Melville, Podcast Editor  Resource links: Curious Monkey website: www.curiousmonkeytheatre.com Newcastle City of Sanctuary website: https://newcastle.cityofsanctuary.org Action Foundation website: www.actionfoundation.org.uk North of England Refugee Service wesbite: www.refugee.org.uk West End Refugee Service website: www.wers.org.uk Red Cross website: www.redcross.org.uk The Comfrey Project website: www.thecomfreyproject.org.uk Refugee Voices website: www.refugeevoices.org.uk
49:50
March 26, 2020