Behind the Scenes
Wednesday 28 November 2018

Aladdin Behind the Scenes: The Technical Get-In!


Monday marked the start of the Technical get-in for our Christmas pantomime Aladdin, where our fantastic Tech team work around the clock to fix dozens of lights, build numerous sets and prep the stage ready for 64 panto performances! Once the stage is ready, our cast, in-house band and Panto Babes come flooding in, and that's when our spectacular Christmas panto really comes to life. 

We thought you'd like a sneak peek of how our auditorium looks mid-way through this busy week in the Arts Theatre calendar...  

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Thursday 7 June 2018

BEHIND THE SCENES: The West End launch of Pressure!


On Wednesday 6 June, on the 74th anniversary of D-Day, the Arts Theatre team travelled to London to launch our production of David Haig’s fascinating wartime drama Pressure, following its hugely successful UK tour that started in Cambridge earlier in the year.

Pressure is the thrilling play about Group Captain James Stagg, the Scottish meteorologist tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D-Day Landings. 

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Monday 12 February 2018

An Afternoon in Parliament: This House

Rehearsals are now underway for the national tour of This House, James Graham's smash-hit political comedy examining the 1974 Hung Parliament. 

I was thrilled to travel to central London last Friday to get a first look at the show and to hear from the director, writer and other members of the cast and creative team.

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Friday 12 January 2018

Pressure: A Glimpse into Rehearsals


We're extremely excited to be co-producing the intense real-life thriller Pressurean acclaimed new play centred around the D-Day landings and the most important weather forecast in the history of warfare. 

Written by and starring the award-winning actor and director David Haig, Pressure is the extraordinary and little known story of one man who helped change the course of war, and our lives, forever. 

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Monday 27 November 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk Behind the Scenes: The Technical Team Get-In!


This week is a very exciting week... Pantomime season is almost upon us and our spectacular family pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalkopens on Thursday!

This week marks the start of our in-house tech rehearsals, where our technical and stage team work tirelessly to piece together the stage and set, assemble lights, place instruments in the orchestra pit and bring all of the props and costumes together under the theatre roof. 

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Wednesday 15 November 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk Behind the Scenes: Panto rehearsals begin!


On Monday morning Jack and the Beanstalk rehearsals kicked off with a bang! The cast, crew, production team and Arts Theatre staff joined together for the first read through of the script - a favourite date in the pantomime calendar for many of us!

The script read through begins rehearsals every year, and it's a great chance for the whole Arts Theatre pantomime company to meet (over some classic panto jokes!) before a busy, fun and joyful festive period!

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