Meet The Humans #4: Mike Tweddle

The Biz: What His Job Is Artistic Director, Tobacco Factory Theatres What He Programmes All genres of live performance that can “tell epic and extraordinary stories in an intimate, atmospheric setting and to reflect, inspire and engage people of all backgrounds” (Programming policy here). How He Programmes At weekly meetings with three other staff members, […]

Here’s What You Could Have Won #1: A Thousand Years of Grit

[Part of the Here’s What You Could Have Won series, where I take issues from the news and make whimsical fag-packet calculations of things that the £205 billion due to be spent on replacing the Trident programme of nuclear submarines could buy, in preparation for the tour of my show Nuketown] I write this in […]

Meet The Humans #3: Mair George & Jade Campbell

 [Part of Meet The Humans, a series of blogs investigating how artists and programmers in the theatre industry can talk to each other without anyone screaming or crying. Supported by Unlimited.] The Biz: What Their Jobs Are Jade: Co-Director & Co-Founder, Doorstep Arts. Mair: Co-Parent & Lead Producer of Platform, Doorstep Arts.   What They […]

Meet The Humans #2: Becca Gill

[Part of Meet The Humans, a series of blogs investigating how artists and programmers in the theatre industry can talk to each other without anyone screaming or crying. Supported by Unlimited.] The Biz: What Her Job is Live Art Programme Manager, Dartington Arts What She Programmes Live Art (her definition of this is “all art […]

Meet The Humans #1: Emma Bettridge

[Part of Meet The Humans, a series of blogs investigating how artists and programmers in the theatre industry can talk to each other without anyone screaming or crying. Supported by Unlimited.] THE BIZ: What Her Jobs Are: Bristol Ferment – Producer Arts Council England – Artistic Assessor Wivelisccombe Town Hall – Chair of Board / […]

13 Nuketown #4: “No Place” (Finale & Election Day Postcript)

A utopia in four parts, reimagining the UK’s nuclear submarine budget as a new city. Part 4: we finally discover the whereabouts of Alfred’s cat. Wanna hear more episodes like this? Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jackdean Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/fake-town-fables/id1114881723?mt=2 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jackdean/sets/fake-town-fables or Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jack-dean/fake-town-fables?refid=stpr Tracks Sampled: “Wednesday Morning, 3am”, “The Sun is Burning” […]

12 Nuketown #3: “What incredible folly”

A utopia in four parts, reimagining the UK’s nuclear submarine budget as a new city. Part 3: the hunt for Alfred’s cat turns complicated. Wanna hear more episodes like this? Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jackdean Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/fake-town-fables/id1114881723?mt=2 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jackdean/sets/fake-town-fables or Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jack-dean/fake-town-fables?refid=stpr Tracks Sampled: “Don’t You Want Me” by Human League “Two […]

11 Nuketown #2: “Millions and Millions”

A utopia in four parts, reimagining the UK’s nuclear submarine budget as a new city. Part 2: Alfred continues the search for his lost cat. Wanna hear more episodes like this? Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jackdean Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/fake-town-fables/id1114881723?mt=2 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jackdean/sets/fake-town-fables or Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jack-dean/fake-town-fables?refid=stpr Tracks Sampled: “The London I Love” by Vera Lynn […]