Production News

Have you ever had an epiphany? That moment where everything in your life lines up, makes sense and you know exactly what you want to do? It’s exactly what happened when we performed ‘Silas Marner’ at Victoria Primary School in Leeds to Year 6 student,...

Our Artistic Director, Deborah Pakkar-Hull shares her exhilarating experiences from the second research and development  trip to India for our Partition project. Sitting at my desk in the office for the first time following two weeks in Delhi is the first breathing space I’ve had to take...

Often when a school chooses a story for a bespoke project or our Coaching Model (CPD for teachers) we'll read it and think of all the things that surround that story. We look beyond the single story on paper at the fuller imagined world behind...

  Deborah has come to the end of five inspiring and productive days of research and development in India. Working with internationally acclaimed writer Mike Kenny, Sukhesh Arora and Simran Arneja from Yellowcat Theatre and five Delhi based actors – Neel Sengupta, Kriti Pant, Amba Suhasini Jhala,...

With the tour for A Tale To Tell booking up very quickly, we are now looking for an additional female cast member join the Blahs for this Theatre In Education (TIE) production. Touring to schools, theatre venues and library settings from May to June 2016,...

Freedom fighters or terrorists? In 1605 it was against the law to be Catholic. Robert Catesby led 12 young Catholic men into battle against King James I and his brutal anti-Catholic regime. Fighting for freedom to follow a faith they believed in became a race against time...

A major new project for the anniversary of the Partition of India and Pakistan is underway thanks to a research and development grant from The British Council and Arts Council England to work with our existing partners in Delhi and the UK. Our Artistic Director...

This Autumn's national tour of Bag Dancing written by Olivier award winning Mike Kenny, directed by our Artistic Director Deborah Pakkar-Hull featured Wiebke Acton as Imelda and Ian Macnaughton as Neville. Here Ian shares some thoughts on his experience of Bag Dancing as Neville. Playing Neville in Bag Dancing...

As part of the Bag Dancing tour, Mike Kenny the play’s author joined our public performance and shared some thoughts and reflections on originally creating the piece, re-imagining it for a contemporary audience and of course working with the Blahs over the last 30 years. This...

The Blahs worked in partnership with the German Department at the University of Leeds and Escape Contemporary Youth Theatre on a two year project creating devised theatre shows for performance at the Town Hall in Leeds on Holocaust Memorial Day. The first project, Millions of Kisses, was...