Fox’s Law, or, If You Want To Actually Support Artists through Coronavirus, Stop Asking Them For “Creative Responses” To It.

Today is the day of the week, in the parallel universe that we’ve slipped into, that I head down to Sainsbury’s, stand in the one-in-one-out nightclub-style queue, then head in to pick up groceries. Every week, I head to the aisle where the vegan milks are stocked in search of my favourite by far, Oatly […]

Job Opportunity: Director, Vinland

Director for Vinland We are seeking an experienced, confident and empathetic director to work with Jack Dean on Vinland, a dark, wintry Viking adventure for ages 9 and up.  About Vinland Vinland retells the incredible historical tale of the Vikings’ last journey to America, inspired by the Viking sagas of Erik the Red and his family. The […]

Job Opportunity: Designer, Vinland

We are seeking an experienced Designer to work with Jack Dean on Vinland, a dark, wintry Viking adventure for ages 9 and up.  About Vinland: Vinland retells the incredible historical tale of the Vikings’ last journey to America, inspired by the Viking sagas of Erik the Red and his family. The show will feature animation and live drawing […]

Job Opportunity: Technical Stage Manager, Jeremiah Autumn Tour

Critically acclaimed spoken word artist and theatre maker Jack Dean is looking for an experienced technical stage manager to support his new production ‘Jeremiah’, which is touring in Autumn 2019. ABOUT JEREMIAH Jeremiah is a loud, rambunctious new show with live music by rap storyteller Jack Dean, telling the incredible true story of the much-misunderstood Luddite […]

Ludds On Tour #6: The Hampshire Hog Writes A Letter (Hampshire, 1816)

Part of Ludds on Tour, a series of blogs by Jack Dean looking at how the histories of places where Jeremiah  is touring relate to the events of the show. William Cobbett was a complicated man, even by the standards of his day. Born in Farnham but settling in Botley in 1805, he was a wealthy […]

Ludds On Tour #5: Radcliffe’s Army (Harrogate / Huddersflield, 1812)

Part of Ludds on Tour, a series of blogs by Jack Dean looking at how the histories of towns where Jeremiah’s touring relate to the events of the show. [Okay, so although Joseph Radcliffe’s dynasty of Baronets would not take up their family seat in Rudding Park, Harrogate (which they owned until 1972) until a few […]

Ludds On Tour #4: Onion-gate (Ipswich, 1816)

Part of Ludds on Tour, a series of blogs by Jack Dean looking at how the histories of towns where Jeremiah’s touring relate to the events of the show. The South East saw plenty of machinery-smashing in the 1800s, albeit of different contraptions than in the North. The threshing machine, invented in 1786, removed the seeds […]

Ludds On Tour #3: Twisting In at the Crispin Inn (Halifax, 1813)

Part of Ludds on Tour, a series of blogs by Jack Dean looking at how historical events in towns where Jeremiah is touring relate to the story of the show. Although the Luddite Rebellion very quickly prompted the passing of the Frame-Breaking Act, which made the destruction of machinery a hangable offence, no-one was ever actually […]

Ludds On Tour #2: Riots Uptown (Sheffield, 1812)

Part of Ludds on Tour, a series of blogs by Jack Dean looking at how the histories of towns where Jeremiah is touring relate to the events of the show. Never get in between a Yorkshireman and his stomach, especially not in the waking nightmare and the BBC’sfourth worst year in British History that was the year […]