Q&A with John Walton, director of Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain

Why did you choose to adapt this 1942 pamphlet for the stage?  I stumbled upon the Instructions in Waterstone’s a few years ago, and I’ve been wanting to make a show based on them ever since. They’re such an endearing and loving snapshot of the country at a unique moment in its history. At theContinue reading “Q&A with John Walton, director of Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain”

Hidden in Plain Sight by Freddie Machin

  Arriving at Halifax in the car, one foggy day in September, we were faced with an imposing set of Victorian built Mills, set cheek by jowl beside a spaghetti junction of 60s roadways and flyovers and the ancient Yorkshire countryside – a fascinating and beautiful picture of what was once the industrial north. TheContinue reading “Hidden in Plain Sight by Freddie Machin”

An Actor Prepares

 by Freddie Machin   The rejection I could cope with, the perseverance I could muster but no-one tells you that when you get that elusive and long longed for acting job, it might not be as fulfilling as you first thought.   Drama school was an incredibly invigorating and challenging three years for me. CharacterisedContinue reading “An Actor Prepares”