Review: Much Ado About Nothing at Derby Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Conrad Nelson Much Ado About Nothing remains a perfect introduction to Shakespeare with its lighthearted script and easy to follow narrative. With a setting of a tranquil town the close of World War Two, this buoyant adaptation of Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy is a fine piece of accessible theatre. Conrad Nelson carefully... Continue Reading →

Review: They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! at the New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

Writer: Dario Fo Adaptation: Deborah McAndrew Director: Conrad Nelson Northern Broadsides have never been ones to shy away from the audience it aims to represent and this new adaptation of Dario Fo's Don't Pay? Won't Pay?  is no different. This is a stimulating farce that packs a punch and inspires a debate. Moving the setting... Continue Reading →

Rutter stays firm to his word following stagnant ACE Funding

It was back in September 2016 when Barrie Rutter told The Telegraph he would leave Broadsides if Arts Council England did not provide a boost in funding. Staying true to his word, today it was announced after 25 years he will step down from the company he created. 

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