Each episode takes a look at a different aspect of the wonderful world of amateur theatre and features an amateur theatre maker talking about their theatrical life, theatrical loves, and the times when they’ve died on stage. Our Backstage Pass Holder, John O’Neill, will also take us behind the scenes at The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham to discover more about what goes into making a great amateur production.
This episode explores adaptation; the art of taking a book and turning it into a play. We’ll be interviewing Alan Marshall, actor, director, and adaptor of novels for the stage, to find out about his life and loves in amateur theatre. Meanwhile, John will be going behind the scenes on the Crescent Theatre’s forthcoming production of The Lovely Bones, Bryony Lavery’s stage adaptation of the bestselling novel by Alice Sebold.