A theatre podcast for theatre lovers.

Northern Stage have a new podcast - each week we interview theatre makers, companies and artists with conversations about the northeast theatre sector and beyond. Enjoy a new episode every Friday available on iTunes, Anchor & Spotify. If you like our podcast please like, subscribe, leave a nice review and share with your friends as it really helps us get the podcast out to more theatre lovers.


EP.9 - Amsterdam: Matthew Xia

This week, Mark & Louie talk to Matthew Xia the Artistic Director of Actors Touring Company. Matthew is a director, composer, broadcaster, journalist and DJ and one fo the first DJ’s on Radio 1 Extra and in this conversation we talk with Matthew about process, rehearsal rooms, opportunity and of course music. This is a great hour, which we hope will make you feel really energised and eager to get into a rehearsal room and make something afterwards.
EP.9 - Podcast transcript available here.

EP.8 - Shandyland part 2: Gareth Farr

This week, we've got the sequel to last week's Shandyland episode as Mark and Matt chat to Gareth Farr, the writer of Shandyland, Gareth also wrote The Bridge, The Quiet House and Britannia Waves the Rules. It's a corker with Gareth giving a great insight into his writing process, teaching, the nerves of press night and winning the Bruntwood Prize.

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EP.8 - Podcast transcript available here.


EP.7 - Shandyland part 1: Hannah Banister 

Mark and Matt chat to director an theatre maker Hannah Banister about taking time, how to navigate the ups and downs, ins and outs of the theatre industry and Shandyland, our new co-production which Hannah was directing and would have been on at Northern Stage this month. Hannah is at all times funny, honest and full of clarity. It’s such a great listen… we hope you enjoy.

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EP.7 - Podcast transcript available here.


EP.6 - These Hill Are Ours: Daniel Bye 

Mark & Louie have a conversation with Dan Bye – a theatre maker, writer, director and ultra runner. They chat to Dan about activism, process and of course running really long distances. They also chat about his latest show These Hills Are Ours, which would have been at Northern Stage this month.

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EP.6 - Podcast transcript available here.


EP.5 - Where Do We Go Now? A conversation with Young Company

Mark chats to Louie Ingham, Wambui Hardcastle, Elizabeth Doyle, Mark Melville and Lee Mattinson some of the creative voices from Northern Stage’s Young Company.  The conversation spans a number of different topics centred around the trilogy of work Young Company have been creating from the 2018 sell out show Where Do We Stand to the hugely successful Where Do We Belong in 2019 and this year’s production of Where Do We Go Now which was due to be welcoming an audience this week at Northern Stage. 

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EP.5 - Podcast transcript available here.


EP.4 - Tales from the Smog: Scott Turnbull

Mark and Louie have a chat with the super talented Scott Turnbull the maker behind, 'Where Do All The Dead Pigeons Go' and 'Tales From The Smog'.

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EP.4 - Podcast transcript available here.


EP.3 - BonBons Cabaret: The House of Love

Northern Stage's Associate Director's Mark Calvert chats to the House of Love, the creative force behind the BonBons Cabaret.

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EP.3 - Podcast transcript available here.


EP.2 - Melody Sproates

Mark and Louie caught up with cabaret maker and binary breaker Melody Sproates about their work not just on-stage but also off stage and how they have been working out how to live and work in our current situation.

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EP.2 - Podcast transcript available here.


EP.1 - Amy Golding chats about Curious Monkey's 'HERE'

Mark and Louie have a conversation with Curious Monkey's Artistic Director Amy Golding about 'HERE', a powerful new play about finding sanctuary in the unlikeliest of places.

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EP.1 - Podcast transcript available here.