The UK’s leading touring theatre companies are uniting this autumn to present Signal Fires, a nationwide project inspired by one of the original forms of theatre – storytelling around a fire.
‘Over 150 artists and participants have engaged so far, and we’ve raised £17,000 in support for these projects from our friends, members and supporters.’
Weeks into lockdown, with theatres up and down the country and around the world closed for the foreseeable future, I caught up with the artistic directors of Cirencester’s Barn Theatre, Belarus Free Theatre and Pitlochry Festival Theatre. How are they being affected? Will they survive?
Suba Das, currently associate director of the Curve, Leicester, has been appointed as the next artistic director of HighTide.
Semi-autobiographical in nature, Danusia Samal’s Busking It is inspired by the 10 years she spent as a London Underground busker.
With the feral teenage violence of Heathers all snarling and murdering in the West End, and the manic cheerleader energy of Bring It On just finished at Southwark, what more soothing than an hour in a gentler vision of teenage confusion and calf-love?
After its annual festival in Suffolk, HighTide will transfer a selection of new writing for a London run at a new temporary theatre in Walthamstow.