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The #BigFoot Glossary

The #BigFoot Glossary

27 September 2017

Big Foot uses a host of dynamite words and phrases to pepper the language and dialect of the characters, some with brilliant comic and dramatic effect. We’ve put together this sik short glossary with HighRise Theatre for Big Foot to whet your appetite for the show on tour

Interview with Big Foot writer Joseph Barnes-Philips

Interview with Big Foot writer Joseph Barnes-Philips

19 September 2017

We had a chat with writer and performer Joseph Barnes-Phillips about the ideas behind his new touring show Big Foot.

Utopian dreams and confronting reality - the tale of Big Foot

Utopian dreams and confronting reality - the tale of Big Foot

14 September 2017

Read Michael O’Brien-Britton’s charming interview with Joseph Barnes-Philips about writing Big Foot. The Black Theatre Live, HighRise Theatre and Stratford Circus Arts Centre’s autumn tour in 2017.

Raphael Sowole on playing Hamlet in Black Theatre Live's national tour

Raphael Sowole on playing Hamlet in Black Theatre Live's national tour

27 October 2016

Actor Raphael Sowole tells us about playing the title role in Shakespeare's greatest Tragedy.

Offue Okegbe on going to school in Stratford

Offue Okegbe on going to school in Stratford

27 October 2016

Offue Okegbe who plays Horatio in Black Theatre Live's upcoming adaptation of Hamlet tells us about growing up in Stratford.

Mark Norfolk: It took 3 years to create all-black Hamlet

Mark Norfolk: It took 3 years to create all-black Hamlet

14 October 2016

Blog commissioned by What's on Stage. National tour Black Theatre Live in association with Watford Palace Theatre & Stratford Circus Arts Centre. Mark Norfolk the writer of Britain's first production of Hamlet with an all-black cast and creative team talks about 'serving Shakespeare's text as much as possible', and working with director Jeffery Kissoon

Women's Refuge Project with Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Women's Refuge Project with Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

17 August 2016

This project started life as part of the Outreach Programme for the Black Theatre Live tour of She Called Me Mother by Michelle Innis and starring Cathy Tyson. Lucinda Meredith (Artistic Associate for Engagement), Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds approached the Women's Refuge asking: “What can we do for you?”

Black Theatre Live: The Benefits of a Consortium

Black Theatre Live: The Benefits of a Consortium

19 June 2016

*This was a guest post from Jonathan Kennedy, Executive Director of Tara Arts for Spektrix's blog*

 

Why Black Theatre Live? Working with the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Why Black Theatre Live? Working with the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

3 May 2016

When Jonathan first asked me if Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds wanted to be part of Black Theatre Live, I had no hesitation in saying yes and was really clear as to why we should be part of such an innovative touring project. 

 

New Approaches to Participation by Lizzie Watts

New Approaches to Participation by Lizzie Watts

14 May 2015

Lizzie Watts (Outreach Worker, Key Theatre) reports on her experience of  Black  Theatre Live participation for the tour of Macbeth in Peterborough..