Sitting around Arthur’s World

You’re in Arthur’s World whether you realise it or not — and that applies to both the audience and the main character.

In the loft of Shepherds Bush theatre, Arthur’s council bedsit is oblivious to the riots and death outside, and the audience inside sitting snugly along the wall.


Beeb to broadcast theatre

Looks like the BBC is getting away from the soundstage and onto the stage as the broadcaster has announced it’s to transmit stage productions.

A new online channel called The Space is being set up by the BBC and Arts Council England to show arts programmes – among them productions by the Bristol Old Vic, Birmingham Opera Company, Shakespeare’s Globe and Saddler’s Wells as well as other theatres.

Interviews Professionals

Creative nutters and diners – catering for theatre audiences

British theatre’s longest serving artistic director is more focused on the future than the past.

Sam Walters MBE has run Richmond’s Orange Tree Theatre since founding it in 1971, leading it from a room above a pub to building London’s only dedicated theatre-in-the-round, and while a lot has changed in his time, there’s one thing he feels should remain the same.

“Artists ought to be outside and antagonise the establishment,” he said in a snug corner of the theatre, his presence as warming as the heating on a cold January night.

News Professionals

Theatre and community

Considered Words is all about writing as a profession, so let’s hear from the professionals.

First in the series is Helena Thompson,scriptwriter and artistic director of SPID (Specially Produced Innovatively Directed) Theatre Company. Despite all the work that her many titles suggest, she found time to share her experience of the theatre.