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Today a group of us from Drama in the Dale "performed" at the Dales Centre in Stanhope for their Mad Hatter Easter event. Plenty of fun was had by all and enthusiastic visitors who joined in with the fun. A chance for a bit of...

Well the life of a director is never boring! Today it was an interview for Bishop FM - to be broadcast on Saturday 19th April around 9:45 - during the "What's On " section. After a few technical hitches all went ahead via the telephone. Just...

Another day in Manchester - this time improving our technical skills. This was a workshop put on by the Contact Theatre as an extra part of the RSC Open Stages project. 8 of the Drama in the Dale group travelled to Contact Theatre to work with...

[caption id="attachment_139" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Shakespeare without words![/caption] First mentoring session at Contact Theatre in Manchester. Met up with fellow "directors" from the north region. Started with looking at the purpose of drama games and how they can support the focus for rehearsals. Had some heated discussions...

Anyone wanting to audition for a part in The Tempest should let me know. The auditions will take place on Sunday 27th April. You will need to have a short piece prepared; you will be asked to read a section of The Tempest; you will...

Just arrived home from a brilliant launch day at Harehope Quarry. A big thanks to all of you who contributed to the day. We had taster sessions from the DiD members who attended the skills workshops in Manchester and an introduction to some of the...

Met up with Duncan and Paul tonight to discuss aspects of the music. Duncan is keen to use some very innovative ideas for sound including using a waterphone! You may ask what this is...

Went to an Events Forum in Durham to hopefully put our Tempest production on the map. Most of the events were definitely Durham City based but I did manage to talk about our past productions and attempted to publicize the Tempest. Next step is to...