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Northern Broadsides

Northern Broadsides artistic director Laurie Sansom has unveiled a new production model, which will engage members of local communities to create work. Sansom, who was...

In Much Ado About Nothing, Beatrice and Benedick are at “merry war”. Director Conrad Nelson takes the concept of wartime amusement and runs with...

Northern Broadsides has named Laurie Sansom as its new artistic director and chief executive. He replaces Conrad Nelson, who was appointed to the roles for a...

For 25 years, Barrie Rutter was the face of Northern Broadsides, so when he stepped down there were some pretty big shoes to fill,...

Northern Broadsides' executive director Sue Andrews is to step down after 25 years. She follows outgoing artistic director Barrie Rutter in leaving the company. He...

Hard Times has always been a bit of a hard sell. Its dour tone and uncharacteristically disjointed narrative makes it one of Charles Dickens’s...

Director John Retallack and Sue Andrews, the executive director of Northern Broadsides, are among the theatre figures honoured for their support of new writing...

In response to Barrie Rutter’s opinion piece about leaving Northern Broadsides (‘It’s been a grand 25 years, but the Arts Council did for me’,...

A figurehead of northern theatre, Barrie Rutter resigned from the pioneering touring company he founded a quarter-century ago. He explains why he’s had enough...
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