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Mary Gerardine Hooton has recently filmed an internet viral for ‘Too Good to be……. Gluten Free’ with Velvet TV at Media City

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Eve Shotton lives Happily Ever After…

Eve Shotton in Happy Ever After

Eve is performing in ‘Happily Ever After’ on a National tour this spring with Action Transport from May-June. Follow this link for more information on the production:
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Nik Grundison as Mole

Nik Grundison as Mole in Wind in the Willows

Don’t miss the opportunity to catch our extremely talented client Nik Grundison in the role of Mole in the Wind in the Willows tour from April-June 2017! For tour dates and tickets follow this link!
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Stuart Horobin ‘Movie Star!’

Mr Martin

Well done to Stuart who plays the role of ‘Mr. Martin’ in the movie ‘How Not to Work’ this is out now on Amazon.

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Rose van Leyenhorst appears in new TVC!

TVC

Rose is currently on TV as ‘Security Guard’ in the ‘surprising new tv ad’ for Thinkbox. Check her out by following this link

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Katherine Lunney joins Circuit!

Katherine has been working with Square Peg Theater Company on their new ensemble production The Return incorporating dance, mime, foley sound effects and devised by the company. The Return is a piece of ensemble theatre that deals with the concepts of blind faith and the cyclical nature of our history, inspired by Stephen King and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.
It was performed, as a work-in-progress, at HOME, Manchester as part of the PUSH festival in January 2017. It was then selected to be part of Liverpool Everyman’s inaugral Scratch morning on 4 February 2017.
★★★★★ “This highly inventive and uniquely creative production is a little gem… It was a privilege to be in the audience.” – North West End

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Molly Blaise, Dean Ramsden and Elliot Laurence tour Smashed!

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Team Circuit tour Smashed up and down the Country for the next 3 months with Collingwood Learning. Have fun on the road guys!

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James Nicholas in Wizard of Oz

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James Nicholas appeared as the Tin Man and The Wizard in Blue Orange Arts’ sell-out production of Wizard of Oz in December 2016

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Mary and Shen Xin after recording at MediaCity

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‘Photo attached of Shen Xin and myself after recording at Media City.’

Mary Gerardine Hooton’s performance as the Buddhist Teacher in ‘Originally Inclusive’ has recently been shown in Shanghai. The multimedia art piece by Shen Xin, used Motion Capture and Voice Over recordings. ‘Originally Inclusive’ will also be shown in London later in 2017.

Mary’s voice was also recently featured in a performance at Hull University, performing ‘The Prisoner’ by Deirdre Mcgarry for Amnesty International. The composer Michael Betteridge created a Wind Trio piece using the pitch and rhythm of Mary’s recording as a stimulus.

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James Nicholas in ‘Made in Huddersfield’

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‘Photo by Paul Floyd Blake courtesy of Chol Theatre’

Made in Huddersfield is a promenade theatre show taking participants on a tour of Huddersfield Train Station and introducing them to a variety of characters from Huddersfield’s past. The piece – written and performed by Chol Theatre – celebrates Huddersfield’s textiles, industrial, fireworks and fizzy drinks industries, and was performed fifteen times over week beginning 24th October. JN played several characters including Legh Tolson whose name lives on at Huddersfield’s Tolson Museum.

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Well done James on your impressive performances during this run!


OXO Mum Morag

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We are thrilled to announce that our very own Morag Peacock is the new OXO Mum. What a fantastic role and opportunity! We are very proud, go MP!

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See Morag’s interview with the ‘Manchester Evening News’ with this link:


Team Smashed

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Molly Blaise and Dean Ramsden tour the ‘Smashed’ project for 1 week in Derbyshire together in November for Collingwood Learning. The alcohol awareness piece is aimed at year 7’s and 8’s and is funded by Diageo. Dean is then taking the tour over to Northern Ireland with another team. Well done guys!

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Eve in A Curious Journey

A Creative Journey

Eve Shotton will start a tour of schools in Doncaster on Monday 17th October with Collingwood Learning. `A Curious Journey` is a brand new interactive theatre performance that highlights and explores domestic abuse and relationships for pupils aged between 9 and 12. Funded by Doncaster Children’s Trust, the play is loosely based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass as 14-year-old Alice embarks on a dreamlike journey to discover what makes a perfect relationship. Along the way she learns much about relationships from larger-than-life characters such as The Mad Hatter, Iris, the Caterpillar and the Queen of Hearts (all played by Eve).

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Dean Ramsden with Spinoff Productions

Our Client Dean Ramsden will be performing 2 forum theatre style pieces around the Hull area, aimed at 10 and 11 year olds with Spinoff Productions this October.

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Stuart Horobin in Night of the Bride of Plan 9 from Outer Space

Night Of The Bride

This play cobbles together scenes and characters from three of the worst films ever made by the infamous director Ed Wood. Alien invasions, raising the dead, mad scientists, and an atomic octopus all rub along together in this madcap comedy in which a cast of five rush around to populate the stage with a range of characters.
It is an absolute scream. Melodramatic and camp in the extreme, the show uses Wood’s inarticulate sensationalism to intentionally comic effect. It’s a gloriously funny show that subverts the crapness of its origins into slick and silly slapstick.

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Stuart Horobin impresses as mad scientist Vornoff and army colonel Edwards. Bum on a Seat September 2016.
Stuart Horobin is alternately creepy as the mad doctor Vornoff and officious as Col Edwards who seems well-versed in double-think as he simultaneously accepts and denies the existence of flying saucers. The Review Hub September 2016.


Leo Atkin still shining in Billy Elliot

Our Leo is still thrilling audiences as George in Billy Elliot. Currently performing in Scotland, the Edinburgh Evening News reviewed the production and said the following “There’s a laugh out loud boxing class, which allows Leo Atkin to demonstrate his innate comic timing as George, Billy’s long-suffering boxing coach”.

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We couldn’t be prouder of Leo and can’t wait to watch him in action in Manchester over the Christmas period. For the full Edinburgh News review follow this link:


James Nicholas in Tales from the Hudd

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James Nicholas worked with Chol Theatre this summer on a piece called Tales from the Hudd. The 30 minute piece was performed at the Tolson Museum in Huddersfield and inspired by some of the real-life stories behind the exhibits and the building itself.

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Visit this website for more information on Chol Theatre


Morag Peacock as Morrison’s Mum

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We are very proud of our Circuit member Morag Peacock who is now the Morrison’s Mum! Check her out by following this link

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James Nicholas in Alice in Wonderland

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Good luck to our client James who will be appearing as many different characters in Blue Orange Theatre Companies production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ on Saturday 28th May. This is multi-rolling at its finest!

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Visit Blue Orange website for details and tickets: Blue Orange Theatre


Team effort for Safeguarding Stories

A huge well done to our clients; James Nicholas, Stuart Horobin, Rachel Creamer, Morag Peacock and Molly Blaise for filming safeguarding monologues with Collingwood Learning on behalf of Bradford Council’s safeguarding scheme.


Molly Blaise and Dean Ramsden perform in Parliament

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Congratulations to our clients Dean and Molly who worked with Collingwood Learning earlier in the year touring a theatre in education piece called ‘Smashed’. Here they are performing in Parliament earlier this month.

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We have built up a great relationship with Collingwood Learning and many of our clients have worked for them on various projects.

Visit Collingwood’s home page to keep up to date on our current projects with them: Collingwood Learning


Rose Van Leyenhorst’s ‘The Oddity’ setting off on tour

The Oddity Play

After a successful 3-night run at the Hope Mill theatre, Manchester, Out of Nowhere Theatre’s ‘The Oddity’, written and directed by Circuit client Rose Van Leyenhorst, will be setting off on a Northern tour of Liverpool, Preston and Wigan from May 18th.

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The team have received a string of excellent reviews from their Manchester shows and we’ve no doubt they will continue to roll in as the performances continue. Looks like Out Of Nowhere has a very bright future: we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled!

Visit the Oddity homepage for details and tickets: The Oddity


Leo Atkin in Billy Elliot

Billy Tour Photo

We’re already proud as punch of Circuit client Leo Atkin as he currently tours the UK as ‘George’ in the main cast of Billy Elliot but this Friday 29th April, he’ll be stepping out of his boxing gym leader shoes and into the role of Billy’s Dad for the night at Sunderland Empire!

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With five star reviews pouring in and standing ovations every night, this is definitely one you shouldn’t miss: we can’t wait for Leo and the cast to head up to Manchester this November (and they’ll be stopping for Christmas too)!

Visit the Billy Elliot homepage for details and tickets: Billy Elliot the Musical