Archive: Category: Talent Development

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New writing takes centre stage in major new industry partnership

With the 2017 winner of the Mercury Playwriting Prize, Europe After The Rain, beginning rehearsals today, the Mercury Theatre Colchester announces its latest major initiative in support of new plays and new playwrights for 2018. Mercury Theatre Colchester & Josef…

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An interview with Early Career Training Programme member, Richard Bland

Richard Bland is an actor, theatre-maker, and creator of Protocol Theatre Company. He is also one of the Early Career Training Programme graduates from 2016-17. We spoke to him about his experiences as the programme opens for applications once more.…

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Catching up with two Mercury alumni on the road with Ramps on the Moon’s tour of TOMMY

The Ramps on the Moon project is currently touring a production of the rock opera Tommy – and when it stopped off at Nottingham Playhouse the team there caught up with a couple of faces who may be familiar to Mercury…

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Mercury announces Summer New Talent Festival

Our summer New Work Festival will be running across 3 weeks from Monday 19 June – Sunday 9 July. Watch this space for a full schedule of events and how to book! Week One: To start off the festivities, the 2016-17…

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Why the Early Career Training Programme is the best thing I’ve done in years

I found out about the Early Career Training Programme from a friend who had already applied to enrol on the scheme. At the time I was working in an inflexible and intensely tiring job, which left me short of time for…

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