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Birdsong at the Minack Theatre July 2017

Posted: Sunday 10 September, 2017

Next Stage Theatre Company returned in July from a memorable tour to the Minack Theatre on the cliffs at Porthcurno following a successful tour to Cornwall with Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks adapted by Rachel Wagstaff. 17 actors drawn from the adult and…

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Birdsong gets outstanding reviews

Posted: Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Next Stage's production of Birdsong has proved very popular with audience members and reviewers alike so far this week. Well done to all involved! Birdsong is a popular and successful novel. A love story mingled with the brutality and reality of the trenches…

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Happy 23rd Birthday Next Stage! Civic Reception for Company on eve of 23rd Birthday

Posted: Thursday 18 May, 2017

On Wednesday 17th May the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Bath, Councillor Paul Crossley honoured Next Stage Theatre Company with a Civic Reception in the Mayor’s Parlour. The Reception occurred on the eve of Next Stage’s 23rd Birthday and was in recognition…

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Some of the many responses to our letter regarding Bath Chronicle’ lack of theatre coverage

Posted: Friday 12 May, 2017

Dear Rachael I am writing as both a founder and director of Playing Up Theatre Company as well as a drama teacher in Bath, to protest the removal of regular coverage of the arts from The Bath Chronicle. As someone who was once Features and Supplements…

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Artistic Director raises concerns over Arts’ coverage with Editor of Bath Chronicle

Posted: Friday 28 April, 2017

On Thursday 28th April, Ann Ellison BEM - Artistic Director of Next Stage and The Mission Theatre - attended a meeting arranged by Rachael Sugden - Editor of the Bath Chronicle - to discuss concerns Ann has recently raised regarding the scant coverage…

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