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Welcome! Join us on our podcast journey through the arts! The New Wolsey Theatre is an award-winning theatre and a vibrant cultural hub offering a diverse range of performances, community engagement and artist development.   

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Welcome! Join us on our podcast journey through the arts! The New Wolsey Theatre is an award-winning theatre and a vibrant cultural hub offering a diverse range of performances, community engagement and artist development.   

    Episode 42: Breaking down barriers and the feeling of isolation through creativity and joy.

    Episode 42: Breaking down barriers and the feeling of isolation through creativity and joy.

    Equity and equality for all!Philip Carter Goodyear, Social Justice Lead and Head of Suffolk Family Support at Ipswich Job Centre talks to Tony Casement, Head of Creative Communities at The New Wolsey Theatre.Philip talks about his belief and mission to re-engage families and individuals, who feel isolated through unemployment, with the community. Offering creative experiences for families is essential to well-being and a journey to feeling connected again.Philip collaborates with many organis...

    • 36 min
    Episode 41: Martha Loader - nationally acclaimed playwright from Ipswich on her career and latest show - Bindweed

    Episode 41: Martha Loader - nationally acclaimed playwright from Ipswich on her career and latest show - Bindweed

    Martha Loader is simply an awesome person! We talk to her about her love of writing and the steps she has taken to get to an award-winning playwright. Martha also talks about her brilliant play, Bindweed - soon to be on the stage at the New Wolsey Theatre and the Colchester Mercury.Bindweed is written by Martha Loader, as part of the Mercury Playwrights scheme, and won the Judges’ Award at the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2022.A Mercury Original co-produced with HighTide and New Wols...

    • 24 min
    Episode 40: Unpacking the brilliance of musical play ‘Community Service’

    Episode 40: Unpacking the brilliance of musical play ‘Community Service’

    In this podcast episode we talk to James Yarker, Artistic Director at Stan's Café about their fantastic new play, full of live music and wit - 'Community Service'.James talks about the inception of Stan's Café, now in its 34th year of making theatre and explains the concept of devising theatre and how it differs from traditional theatre.He also talks about how Community Service began and the life of Trevor Prince.Community Service is currently on tour at the following venues:23 - 27 APR...

    • 20 min
    Episode 39: How Youth Theatre changes young people's lives for the better

    Episode 39: How Youth Theatre changes young people's lives for the better

    We rewind to the best bits from The Young Company (Youth Theatre Seniors) at the New Wolsey Theatre and listen to them talk about the phenomenally positive impact it has had on their lives and the change it has made to their outlook and confidence.Tony Casement, Head of Creative Communities starts with an overview of the Youth Theatre followed by The Young Company of 2023.Members: Kaycee Totten, Victoria Zietek, Leo Maynard, Jace Palmer, Fin Adams. Charlotte Cathcart and Joe Hullis.To f...

    • 19 min
    Episode 38: Panto Pay it Forward - Help us share the magic this year.

    Episode 38: Panto Pay it Forward - Help us share the magic this year.

    In this podcast episode we chat with Jack Parker (Marketing Officer at the New Wolsey Theatre) who has driven this wonderful campaign from an idea to a reality. He explains, that with the help of our audiences and anyone who would like to get involved, that we’re aiming to give 800 free tickets to children and adults who may otherwise not be able to experience the magic of panto this year.Our award-winning pantomime this year is SLEEPING BEAUTY - a full on Rock n Roll panto ...

    • 10 min
    Episode 37: Why culture is the key to connecting people and prosperous communities

    Episode 37: Why culture is the key to connecting people and prosperous communities

    Tony Casement (Head of Creative Communities at The New Wolsey Theatre) chats to Stephen Skeet – Head of Business Development and Impact for the social action charity Volunteering MattersStephen talks about his approach to working with young people and local communities. and about his life long relationship with the New Wolsey Theatre, as well as the similarities between theatre and football and his conviction that culture, in all its forms, is the key to building the connections that allow in...

    • 48 min

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