Forest Sounds Interview

Question 1:
What’s your show like, in ten words?
The Poetry Robot is waiting to write you a poem.
Question 2:
What would you like people to take away from your show?
Participants will be able to take away a physical poem, and will also get an insight into the life of The Poetry Robot who is trapped within the box.
Question 3:
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
Andy are Ben are two thirds of Forest Sounds. As of very recently, they live together. Their housemates have not permitted them to install The Poetry Call Box in the living room. Alfie is the final third and keeps a sensible distance, but sometimes pops in for a cuppa.
Question 4:
What’s so great about the North?
Rugged countryside and equally rugged communities.
Question 5:
Beer, wine, or cake?
Raw avocado cake with an almond base. And a large bottle of cheap cider.

Jemma Interview

Question 1:

What’s your show like, in ten words?

Honest, silly, exposing, British, strange, quirky, people, life, rules, awkward

 

Question 2:

What would you like people to take away from your show?

I would like them to be humoured, and I would also like them to feel connected to it, in relation to the content- that hopefully people will be able to relate to it and what it highlights.

 

Question 3:

Tell us something we don’t know about you.

I have an unhealthy addiction to Nutella.

 

Question 4:

What’s so great about the North?

My dancers and I are from the North, what’s not to love…?!

 

Question 5:

Beer, wine, or cake?

Nutella.

Ichiwan Interview

Question 1:
What’s your show like, in ten words?
This is a recital in a cappella form of poems.
Question 2:
What would you like people to take away from your show?
I hope to share a sense of the peace and grace one can take from art that centres on disaffected content.
Question 3:
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I am therefore I think.
Question 4:
What’s so great about the North?
Although there is healthy competition, the North has a truly welcoming and less mercenary atmosphere, and lots of parkland.
Question 5:
Beer, wine, or cake?
I’ll have a prosecco, thanks.

Northern Art: 26 May 2016

Hello everyone!

The next Northern Art is fast approaching and we’re really excited!

It’s on May 26, from 7PM to 10PM, at Theatre Delicatessen on The Moor. As always, it’s free to come along, and you can pay what you like after each show. We hope to see you there! If you want to know more, read on for some official-sounding information!

 

This May, Sheffield-based company Charlotte and Tim will be presenting Northern Art, a night of up-and-coming local and Northern performers showing off their work. Headlining the night is award-winning company Stitch Theatre’s show about heroes, from legendary heroes to today’s film stars, Rise to Vertex, fresh from its tour around the North; along with Dawn Robinson’s When I see you I think of… dentist, a topical comedy about immigration, returning to the North after touring to London.

 

Charlotte and Tim, who are resident artists at Theatre Delicatessen on The Moor, created Northern Art to showcase talent from Sheffield and the North.  Northern Art first ran in December 2014, and has welcomed over thirty brilliant new artists to the Sheffield stage. Following the first event’s success, Charlotte and Tim have continued it in association with the O2 Think Bigger fund.

 

Northern Art was born when Charlotte Blackburn and Tim Norwood realised how few opportunities there were to show their work in Sheffield. Inspired, they teamed up with Theatre Delicatessen, who had recently taken over the old Woolworths on The Moor, to create a chance for people at the start of their careers to show their work without risking losing money by paying to hire a venue. In the same way, Charlotte and Tim want anyone to be able to come to Northern Art: that’s why it’s free for all to attend, and audiences are asked afterwards to pay what they think the night was worth.

 

According to Charlotte, “We’re really excited to bring these incredible artists to the people of Sheffield. Every Northern Art has a different set of artists on offer, but it’s the amazing audiences that come along who always make it an unforgettable night with a great atmosphere.”

 

Northern Art will happen at Theatre Delicatessen, 17 The Moor, Sheffield, S1 4PF from 7PM to 10PM, on Thursday 26th May. The event is being presented with support from Theatre Delicatessen, O2 Think Bigger, and local Sheffield businesses.

 

Praise for previous Northern Art events:

 

The evening was full of ambition and emotion; exciting work by inspirational artists who clearly found an enthusiastic Sheffield audience who appreciate their original and ground-breaking work.”

thestateofthearts.co.uk

 

Audience feedback:

“Really great evening, will definitely come back next time! Loved the gorilla!”
“Loved it, great variety of stuff on tonight.”

Dawn Robinson Interview

Question 1:
What’s your show like, in ten words?
An attempt to become „proper“ British-in a TV-show format.

 

Question 2:
What would you like people to take away from your show?
It would be great if people would ask themselves about how much „National“-thinking is within them, why that is and how they actually benefit from it. What do they take from it? Is it the humans need to be part of something bigger?
Why do we need/still have traditions?
Generally I would be very happy if people would reflect on their behavior and thinking when it comes to nationality. Is it bringing us closer together or tearing us apart?

 

Question 3:
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I am actually really shy.

 

Question 4:
What’s so great about the North?
Certainly not the weather.
But what is great is that things are still in development, it its easier to set things up and do something yourself than in most of the places in the south(London in particular) where everything is already made.
Question 5:
Beer, wine, or cake?
Depending on the day. But cake would never be the option.

Stitch Theatre Interview

Question 1:

What’s your show like, in ten words?

A call to action

An awakening

A time for Heroes

Question 2:

What would you like people to take away from your show?

We want people to take away a fierce desire to tell and re-tell stories. The things they have

done. The things they have seen or heard about people doing. Talk about the journeys and

the things that had to be overcome. Share stories about the times that were spent winning …

or losing. When did you assume the mantle of the hero? When will you do it again?

Question 3:

Tell us something we don’t know about you.

James carries a gym membership in his wallet but actually never ends up going there.

Martyna collects branches and keeps them on her window ledge… weirdo.

Question 4:

What’s so great about the North?

There are so many great things that people might associate with a Northern identity, like

Being straightforward,resilient, cheerful and good spirited. When people talk about a group

of people like that, and as people who live and work in the north, we want to feel that as an

earned reputation and keep it as such. The weather isn’t inviting most of the time but the

people sure are.

Question 5:

Beer, wine, or cake?

What kind of question is this? Obviously CAKE!

The Beginning of Edgar & Me

I’ve always been interested in prison life. When I was younger I used to watch the bill and bad girls, now I’m older I’ve watched every Trevor McDonald documentary, every BBC series and have recently started watching Making a Murderer. So when I found out you could write to someone on death row, simply by typing into Google death row pen pal and clicking the first link, I did it immediately.

That was four and a half years ago. I scrolled through many pictures and profiles and then just suddenly stopped at Edgars. He fascinated me and so I wrote to him immediately.  After a few months his replied arrived and we’ve been writing ever since.

I never intended to make a performance depicting my friendship with a man on death row, if I’m perfectly honest I didn’t think anyone would be interested as for me this is the norm. Edgar is my friend and for me that was it. I don’t really acknowledge he is on death row anymore when we are writing.

 So I was faced with a short timescale to create a performance for the end of my MA, and so Edgar & Me was created. Between myself, Tim Norwood my director, and of course Edgar himself we created a solo show. As people heard our story we were encouraged to share it more and more. So begins the showings of Edgar & Me in Putney, Sheffield and Camden.

 It would be great to share our story with you all and we would love to see you at our performances. For further information please contact me on

Email: charlotteblackburn26@gmail.com

Twitter: @CharElizabeth92 

Or find our press release:

https://charlotteandtim.wordpress.com/2016/03/28/edgar-and-me-press-release/

https://charlotteandtim.wordpress.com/2016/03/31/edgar-me-sheffield-press-release/

And to buy tickets for Putney here: http://wandsworthfringe.com/2016/event/edgar-and-me