• Director Spotlight: Barry Jenkins

    Annabelle Underdown Barry Jenkins is at the forefront of contemporary cinema – alongside other Black film makers he is a pivotal figure in the integration and celebration of Black stories. From Medicine for Melancholy (2008) to If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Jenkins has always placed Black love at...
  • Behind the Scenes at NNT: ‘The Escape Room’ by Emma Collingwood

    It can be easy to forget how much work goes into putting on a play, so I was eager to get behind the scenes for the upcoming NNT Fringe show The Escape Room. Written and directed by Emma Collingwood, it is loosely based on the existentialist play No Exit...
  • Behind the Scenes at NNT: ‘Yen’ by Anna Jordan

    I had the exciting opportunity to chat with director Ellen Dennis about Anna Jordan’s Yen. Yen is Nottingham New Theatre’s latest in house production, and debuted on Wednesday 14th November. What attracted you to directing Yen? “After seeing a version of the play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer,...
  • Behind the Scenes at NNT: ‘Heather’ by Thomas Eccleshare

    This time of year is fantastic for any theatre lovers as we yet again are blessed with another show at NNT! Kicking off this week’s productions is drama Heather by Thomas Eccleshare. Here at Impact, we caught up with director Tara Phillips to gain an insight into her thoughts...
  • Director’s Interview: Oedipus @ Lakeside Arts Centre with NNT

    Ahead of the Lakeside Arts Centre’s latest production of Oedipus, Impact Arts spoke to director, Martin Berry, and assistant director, Laura Jayne Bateman. We asked them a series of questions about festivals, flashbacks and favourite scenes. Why did you choose the Steven Berkoff version of Oedipus? Martin Berry: I read...
  • Interview: Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me @ Nottingham New Theatre

    For the final production of this semester, Nottingham New Theatre are presenting Frank McGuinness’ Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. Impact Arts spoke to director Will Berrington and production assistant Becca David about insanity, hostages and survival, to get their perspective of putting on such a challenging play. Can you tell us what the play...
  • Interview: Skylight @ Nottingham New Theatre

    This week, Impact Arts spoke to Tom Proffitt, the director of the Nottingham New Theatre’s next production, David Hare’s Skylight, to chat about the pressure of putting on such a beloved play, class differences and complex characters. Can you describe what the play is about? Skylight follows the story of...