Nick Darke Award for writing offers £6000 prize

The annual Nick Darke Award for writing for stage, screen and radio has been launched for this year with with a top prize of £6000, double the award of previous years.

David Chadderton, 08 March 2012

Dot Wood steps down from M6 after 30 years

Dot Wood MBE is to step down as artistic producer of pioneering theatre-in-education and children's theatre company M6 of Rochdale after being with the company for thirty years.

David Chadderton, 04 March 2012

News from the Midlands

RSC takes triple Stratford look at shipwrecks; Curve uncovers musical theatre jewel; Holocaust survivor and Anne Frank visit Wolverhampton; what's on this week in the region.

Steve Orme, 04 March 2012

News from the North East

Coalhouse cast announced; NE playwrights in the news; The Mysteries at the Customs House; what's on in the region.

Peter Lathan, 04 March 2012

Rooke takes the Queen

Lynda Rooke, a familiar face on stage and television, will star in the world premiere of The Queen of the North, about the life of famed actress Pat Phoenix, at Bolton Octagon in May.

David Upton, 04 March 2012

Lighting a Fire for playwright

Manchester-born playwright Miriam Battye has her Bruntwood Prize shortlisted play—I Started A Fire—given its first public reading in The Studio at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre on Friday March 9.

David Upton, 04 March 2012