10 Questions with Richard Ede

It’s a Wonderful Life opens at the Maltings on 28 November and will tour up and down England and Wales until 1 February 2015. Richard Ede, one of the actors in the company, has taken time out of busy rehearsals to answer a few questions for us. For more information on the tour and booking tickets for the show visit It’s a Wonderful Life.

It's a Wonderful Life

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opportunity: Quarterhouse Commission

Folkestone Quarterhouse is seeking an artist or company to create a project with young people in Shepway. We have partnered with six local secondary schools and we are looking for proposals from artists with a strong track record in participatory or co-created arts projects to create an original piece of theatre. The purpose of this project is to develop Folkestone Quarterhouse’s relationship with secondary schools and our reputation for innovative, high quality participatory arts projects. It forms part of Quarterhouse’s long term plan to develop audiences for performance in Shepway.

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opportunity: Slot Together at mac Birmingham

mac birmingham are commissioning a series of eight short theatre shows inspired by a set of rules laid out by   Stan’s Cafe. Four productions will combine to create an evening of performances on 9 May 2015 with the remaining four performed on 16 May 2015 in the Hexagon Theatre at mac birmingham as part of the    Experiment season.

We are looking for a range of theatre makers to pick up this unusual commissioning challenge. There is no guiding theme, genre or theatre style. Productions can have a cast size of any number, with or without words. All we ask is that all productions obey the following rules. 

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opportunity: Unlimited Traineeship

Here’s a great opportunity from our friends at Unlimited…

Unlimited Traineeship 2015

Shape and Artsadmin were selected by Arts Council England to deliver the next round of Unlimited – a national programme supporting disabled artists to develop ambitious and high quality work www.weareunlimited.org.uk

Following Artsadmin’s successful Traineeship programme which has been running since 1998, we are delighted to be working with Shape to support three disabled trainees  each with a twelve-month traineeship in producing, project management and the provision of resources to artists, with a view to developing a career in contemporary arts throughout the three years of the Unlimited programme. The programme offers a long-term learning opportunity through direct involvement in Unlimited; assisting in developing and coordinating artist’s projects, work with venues and advisory support for disabled artists working across a wide range of artforms.

Research shows that there is currently a shortage of disabled arts professionals, particularly as arts producers.  It is felt that this imbalance needs to be addressed in order to provide more disabled role models in the arts. We would like to positively encourage disabled individuals who meet the person specification to apply for this post.

Deadline for applications for the second traineeship is 12pm on Wednesday 3 December 2014.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 7 January 2015.

Apply online.

Download the job pack.

For all enquiries including access please contact Jessica Denning on 020 7247 5102 or email admin@artsadmin.co.uk.

opportunity: artists in residence at Oxford Playhouse


The Evolve Artists in Residence scheme supports three artists or companies each year with seed funding for projects or research and development, the provision of free rehearsal space, and mentoring, advice and support from the Playhouse team.

Evolve 2015 applications now open

Oxford Playhouse is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the third year of our Artists in Residence scheme, Evolve. Applications are invited from emerging and mid-career artists or companies and should be submitted by 10am on Monday 8th December 2014. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview at the Playhouse on Tuesday 16th December, with the residencies commencing on 1st April 2015.

More details on how to apply at the Oxford Playhouse website.