The Way Things Are Blog Post 2

In the current climate, I am under no illusion how lucky we have been as a company to be able to have some time in a rehearsal room. The last week of R&D of our newest show ‘The Way Things Are’ has been an amazing reminder of how ‘viable’ and ‘skilled’ our industry is. Whether the government decide to acknowledge it or not, those of us within the field are acutely aware of what the arts can offer people, what it takes to be an artist and what potential there is when you bring together a group of creatives in a room. And this was affirmed to me more than ever this week. As our company builds, we continue to focus on providing paid opportunities for artists but also opportunities for ourselves

The Way Things Are R&D Blog Post 1

Wow does it feel great to be in rehearsal room again! The energy, warm up exercises, bouncing of ideas, and all important poster paper and marker pens have brought back that feeling of creativity I’ve been missing! Just for some context, we were due to carry out this R&D back in April, but the UK lockdown hit a few weeks before so the Arts Council very kindly extended our project deadline so we could postpone it to a safer time. As associate artists at Oldham Coliseum, we’d been in close contact with the team over the summer as to when we might be able to come in to do the R&D, they’d pencilled some dates in for us and, in line with government guidelines, they allowed us access into the buil

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