News: Schools’ education packs to accompany new digital production of The Picture of Dorian Gray

The co-producers of the upcoming contemporary digital adaptation of the Oscar Wilde classic, The Picture of Dorian Gray, have announced that they will be offering a cross-curriculum educational pack for teachers, lecturers and students that will be available throughout the production’s run from 16-31 March, as well as available by request for dates following the... Continue Reading →

Top online theatre of 2020

2020 certainly wasn't the year we were expecting, but despite many theatres sadly having to remain closed due to the pandemic we've still been able to get our theatre fix thanks to online productions. I've rounded up just a few of my favourites from the past nine months. What A Carve Up! Barn Theatre, Lawrence... Continue Reading →

Review: What A Carve Up! (online)

With a second lockdown imminent and the entertainment venues that had re-opened forced to close once again, digital theatre will continue to be an important part of our lives for the foreseeable future. Thankfully the Barn Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre and the New Wolsey Theatre have got us covered with their new online production of... Continue Reading →

News: Stephen Fry, Griff Rhys Jones, Sir Derek Jacobi and Sharon D Clarke among stellar cast list for New Wolsey Theatre co-production of What A Carve Up!

The New Wolsey is delighted to reveal casting news from its digital co-production of What A Carve Up! The theatre has teamed up with The Barn and Lawrence Batley Theatres to bring a new adaptation of Jonathan Coe’s acclaimed novel to a virtual ‘stage’. The novel has been adapted by Henry Filloux-Bennett (CEO of the... Continue Reading →

News: The Barn Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre and New Wolsey Theatre announce co-production of What A Carve Up!

The Barn Theatre in Cirencester, the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield and the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich have announced the world premiere of Henry Filloux-Bennett’s online play What A Carve Up!, based on Jonathan Coe’s critically acclaimed satirical novel. The digital production, which will be directed by Tamara Harvey (Home, I’m Darling), chronicles the events leading up to the ‘Winshaw Murders’. Filled with murder, mayhem and... Continue Reading →

News: Charlotte Holmes Adventure Box: New theatrical experience for familes and children during lockdown

Building on the success of its digital offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield have collaborated with Lancaster’s treasured arts venue The Dukes and theatre producers The Big Tiny to create Charlotte Holmes, a new interactive theatrical experience for 7 – 12 year olds to enjoy at home. Unfolding over seven fun-filled... Continue Reading →

News: Lawrence Batley Theatre announces Locked down. Locked in. But living

Following the success of their online plays, The Understudy and Nigel Slater’s ‘Toast’, The Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield has announced that it has commissioned three critically acclaimed, UK dance companies to create three, site specific works for camera. Available to watch online, ticketholders will enjoy two contemporary dance solos and a short ballet. Featuring choreography by Jordan James Bridge... Continue Reading →

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