The Netherlands: Conversations

I spent last Saturday at an Autism Awareness coffee morning at my second child’s school. A Special School. It was chilly but there was cake and coffee, friendship and I got the chance to be a bit incompetent staffing the raffle – proceeds going to a school trip to Belgium – stall whilst the young […]

The Netherlands

So, having just received news of the success of our Grants for the Arts bid to Arts Council England, I thought I’d open up a little bit about ‘The Netherlands’. The first production by the new company Two Tonne. Those of you who know me know that the piece was originally made (co-created with Lucy […]

Some thoughts on leaving (Theatre in the Mill) but, you know, leaving arts jobs in general…..

Firstly: It is not yours – theatre is collective effort, collective imagination – it lives in partnership with its audiences, collaborating/commissioned/developed artists, technicians, administrators, marketeers – with every article or book you read or conversation you had that touched on the venture however tangentially. You shaped those collective inputs and that’s a great thing. If […]

Starting Out

So, after 12+ years at Theatre in the Mill I decided it was time for a change, and in December of this year I will be making that change, which is both really terrifying and deeply exciting. I’m pretty proud of what we’ve collectively done at Theatre in the Mill (and I’ll write about that […]