Archive: Month: March 2020

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Your Home is Your Stage

Whilst parents are working remotely and children are virtually tasked by schools to learn from home, households across the country are having to adjust. But within these uncertain times many creative opportunities are arising and families are taking home creativity…

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Top Tips: How you can help Theatre Professionals through these challenging times

After the Prime Minister’s advice on Monday to “avoid” mass gatherings, theatre venues and cultural organisations across the country have taken the very difficult decision to close indefinitely. This has undoubtedly left performers, creatives, freelancers, technicians and anyone working behind…

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A message from the Mercury – watch this space

We are your Mercury, and now that our team is safely working from home, we’ve got you at the forefront of our minds. The team is currently dreaming up exciting new ideas for how we can continue to support, entertain…

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Mercury Theatre statement in response to COVID-19

The health and wellbeing of our audiences, teams and community is always our priority, and we continue to follow the advice of the government and Public Health England in these unprecedented times. Following yesterday’s government announcement regarding COVID-19, we are…

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Funders and Government Officials visit the Mercury Theatre Site as Countdown to the Reopening Continues

As the reopening of our theatre draws ever closer, representatives from major funders of the redevelopment project and local and national government took a tour of the site to see its progress so far. The £9.8 million Mercury Rising project…

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Protest Photography Competition Announced!

To celebrate their up-coming production of Borders – an urgent, provocative play about a British photo-journalist – the Mercury Theatre are launching their first ever photography competition. The winner will receive a fully paid photography session taking the publicity images…

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The Panto Diaries: Michelle Payne looks back on Cinderella

We were delighted to welcome Michelle Payne to the Mercury as Assistant Director for last year’s sparkling pantomime Cinderella; a three month placement with us through the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme. Below she takes us through her experience…  …

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