Northern Broadsides

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Formed in 1992 by Artistic Director Barrie Rutter, Northern Broadsides is a multi-award winning touring company based in the historic Dean Clough Mill in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

The company has built up a formidable reputation performing Shakespeare and classical texts with an innovative, popular and regional style, often in unconventional locations (The Tower of London, cattle markets, churches, indoor riding stables, Victorian mills).

As well as touring extensively in the UK, the company has delighted audiences across the world, touring to India, Brazil, the USA, Greece, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Austria and Denmark.

The company repertoire consists mainly of Shakespeare and classical texts. These plays possess a timeless resonance and their universal exploration of the human condition has currency in any day and age, appealing directly to the soul, the emotions and the imagination.

Northern Broadsides are dedicated to interpreting the classics in a manner which makes what is often regarded as 'difficult' work extremely accessible. Their lively 'no frills' approach, with simple storytelling and minimal sets, has not only won the company many plaudits and awards, but enabled both established and new audiences to enjoy Shakespeare regardless of language or theatrical convention.

Northern Broadsides' work is characterised by its vitality and humour; the passion of the performers, whose acting style is far less 'mannered' than conventional theatrical productions; a refreshing ensemble style which adds wonderful coherence to the performances (the result of working with a group of actors over a period of time, in some cases many years) and precise direction which results in work of remarkable clarity.

Over the years, the company has gone from strength to strength, becoming one of the most inventive and consistently popular touring companies in the UK.

"…here is the true, beating heart of British theatre."
Michael Coveney, The Daily Mail


Connected mandy members:

Michaela Longden
2020, Quality Street, Phoebe
Rhi Beavis
Rhi Beavis
Costume Assistant
2019, Much Ado About Nothing, Wardrobe Mistress
UK Tour
Linford Johnson
2019, Much Ado About Nothing, Claudio
New Vic Theatre, UK Tour
Jay Hirst
Jay Hirst
Company Stage Manager
2019, Much Ado About Nothing, CSM/relights
Viaduct Theatre, midscale tour and Globe Theatre, Neuss
Freddie Conway
Freddie Conway
Child Actor
2019, Brassed Off, Young Shane
New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme
Catherine Farish
Catherine Farish
Deputy Stage Manager
2018, They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!, DSM
Tour
Megan Sheeran
Megan Sheeran
Company Stage Manager
2018, They Don't Pay, We Won't Pay, Company Stage Manager
Megan Sheeran
Megan Sheeran
Company Stage Manager
2018, Hard Times, Company Stage Manager
Lucy Archbould
Lucy Archbould
Costume Supervisor
2018, Hard Times, Wardrobe & Wigs Supervisor/Costume Maker
UK Tour
Claire Storey
2018, Hard Times, Mrs Gradgrind/Pegler
Tour
Perry Moore
Perry Moore
Actor
2018, Hard Times, Tom Gradgrind
Jay Hirst
Jay Hirst
Company Stage Manager
2018, Hard Times, DSM
Viaduct Theatre and midscale tour
Symon Culpan
Symon Culpan
Technical Manager
2018, Hard Times, Technical Manager
Touring
Lucy Archbould
Lucy Archbould
Costume Supervisor
2018, For Love or Money, Wardrobe & Wigs Supervisor
UK Tour
Kate Foster
Kate Foster
Stage Manager
2018, Captive Queen, Assistant Stage Manager
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Tim Skelly
Tim Skelly
Lighting Designer
2017, When we are married, Lighting designer
Penny Cunningham
Penny Cunningham
Technical Stage Manager
2017, Various Productions, Casual Technician
Viaduct Theatre - Halifax
Shona Wright
Shona Wright
Stage Manager
2017, Richard III, Assistant Stage Manager
Hull Truck Theatre
Kevin James
Kevin James
Lighting Designer
2017, Richard III, Assistant Stage Manager
Hull Truck Theatre
Ben Burman
Ben Burman
Actor
2017, Merry Wives of Windsor, Pistol

Northern Broadsides Jobs

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Alternative Company Names

New Vic/Northern Broadsides, Northern Broadsides New Vic Partnership, Northern Broadsides Theatre, Northern Broadsides Theatre Co, Northern Broadsides Theatre Company