• Please Take Your Seats (In The Comfort Of Your Own Home)

    Matthew Bird There’s a special feeling when the houselights dim and the curtains lift. There’s a stirring in your stomach and a prickling of goosebumps as the orchestra performs the overture as a taste of what’s to come. The show is about to begin. Sadly, the pandemic has led...
  • Interview With Rob Temple – Author Of ‘Born To Be Mild’

    Melina Williams Rob Temple, an alumnus of Nottingham University, found his success through his So Very British Twitter page and subsequent Very British Problems publications. Born to be Mild is his most recent work: a slightly different piece in the form of a humorous, relatable memoir taking the reader...
  • Summer Creative Corner

    Welcome to Impact's latest showcase of creative writing! These three beautiful pieces were submitted by our writers over the summer. ...
  • Historically Adequate? The Importance Of Period Accuracy In Costume

    Whether it’s the raunchy kilts of Outlander or the leather armour in The Musketeers, there is always some debate about the accuracy of period costume. This is sometimes down to a lack of information about certain periods, but is also often due to the negligence of designers. There has...
  • How Long Will The Curtains Of The West End Remain Closed?

    Across the country it seems that more and more is opening it up. We can go to the pub, go canoeing, go to theme parks and zoos or take a trip to the cinema. But the theatre? Well... that’s a different story. ...
  • Have People Been Reading More During Lockdown?

    Gemma explores whether people have been reading more as a result of lockdown and which genres have thrived during the pandemic....
  • The Curtain Call (Season 1): ‘TL;DR’

    Daisy interviews the cast and creatives behind Nottingham New Theatre’s first show in their pioneering ‘Quarantine Season’, ‘TL;DR’.  ‘Tl;DR’ will be broadcast on the Nottingham New Theatre’s YouTube channel on Wednesday 29th July 2020 at 7pm.  Please be aware that this podcast contains brief discussions of online extremism. Daisy...