Riffing around Nina

Riffing around Nina

So we are entering the final week of the sold out Nina – a story about me and Nina Simone In that final week we are also ramping up our programme of wrap around activity inspired by and reflecting on the themes in the show.  If you’ve enjoyed Nina already it’s a perfect opportunity to come … Continue reading

The gift of Nina

The gift of Nina

  Very early on in my time at Unity I remember calling  Nina – A Story about me and Nina Simone– a gift to an incoming Artistic Director.  That was over a year and half ago – now here we are on the night of our first preview.  (Quick sales plug – its only in … Continue reading

Day one at hackstage

Day one at hackstage

​So it’s the first day of Unity/the hub hack.  Yeah a theatre –where we do plays and stuff – hosting a hack.  You might be justified in asking why Unity are getting involved in a ‘hack’ which brings together technicians, creatives and technologists. And who the hell are those ladies in lab coats? We talk … Continue reading

Unity Autumn Programme goes live

Unity Autumn Programme goes live

Our Autumn Programme has gone live on the Unity Theatre website and you can see the online brochure here. We’re really excited about this one! But this is my space to say exactly why I’m so personally excited! Nina – a story about me and Nina Simone Of course at the heart of the season is Nina … Continue reading

Messing around in The Space Inbetween

Messing around in The Space Inbetween

Some weeks ago I was flying back from Barcelona  listening to the download of The Stopping Train, a new Sonic Journey written by Gavin Bryars and Blake Morrison for the railway line from Goole to Hull. Even out of context it’s sound world is enticing, making me want to experience the journey. I’d been out … Continue reading

Unity announces Catalyst Investment

Unity announces Catalyst Investment

HACKstage Some more good news emerging from Unity Towers this morning, thanks to Arts Council England.  Here’s some words from us (and you can see the ACE announcement here) … Unity Theatre awarded £133,900 from Arts Council England in Catalyst Funding Unity Theatre is delighted to be able to announce today that it has been … Continue reading

Venues North Edinburgh Fringe Guide Launched

Venues North Edinburgh Fringe Guide Launched

  This morning the Venues North Edinburgh Festival Guide was launched featuring the very best theatre heading to the Fringe. You can download the full guide here Venues North – Edinburgh Fringe Guide 2016 – perfect one stop shop to some of the best theatre from the North. Naturally it features some great shows from Liverpool … Continue reading

Memories of RAGNAROK 

This video popped into my Facebook feed the other day bringing back fond memories of a very special Eastern Angles show which thrillingly brought the Norse myths to life. ​https://vimeo.com/175504241 Ragnarok was written by Charles Way, directed by Hal Chambers and designed by Samuel Wyer.   a thrilling triumph of theatricality with a breathtaking finale, where the … Continue reading