Samuel Freeman appearing in Robin Hood at Stantonbury Theatre

Samuel Freeman is currently appearing in Robin Hood at Stantonbury Theatre . It runs until 31 December

The wicked Sheriff of Nottingham has seized power all the way from Sherwood Forest to the tiny hamlet of Stanton-on-the Berry! He hates fun, he’s allergic to laughter, he’s going to roast the town’s prize pig… and he’s fallen in love with Maid Marian. In a desperate bid to save her village and avoid a marriage worse than death, Marian (and her faithful nurse) head into Sherwood Forest to  seek the help of the mysterious Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws. Their epic arrow-whanging adventures are legendary throughout the land – if anyone can defeat the evil Sheriff it’s him!

Singing, dancing, sword fights! A formidable heroine, a powerful hero and a swashbuckling quest for justice! What could possibly go wrong?

Noted theatrical idiots Splendid Productions team up with panto powerhouse Greenwich Theatre and the legendary performers of Stantonbury Campus to present the most swash-buckling pantomime in the land and put an arrow in your bow, a song in your heart and a smile on your face – an unmissable Christmas treat for all the family!

 

Katy Withers appearing in The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen at Cheltenham Everyman

Katy Withers is appearing in The tales of Hans Christian Andersen at the Cheltenham Everyman in association with Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company

“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy-tale, but just living is not enough; one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”

Journeying across land and sea from a place where it snows all winter long; some unexpected travellers find warmth in the most magical of things – stories.

Join our travelling storytellers as they bring to life stories from the father of fairytales; Hans Christian Andersen. Full to the brim with spoken word, song, puppetry and more; families and little storytellers will experience tales such as Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea and The Ugly Duckling.

Supported throughout by live music, song and opportunities for children to join in with the storytelling, this is a perfect festive celebration for younger audiences!

Abigail Hood and Caitlin Fielding in Radio 1 Stories

Abigail Hood and Caitlin Fielding can be heard in Radio 1 Stories: Living with Psychosis:

Three people tell their stories of living with mental health conditions and coping with delusions that vary from the surreal and peculiar, to the sinister and terrifying.

Blogger Sophie Eliza began hearing voices at the start of her psychosis and gradually became convinced that a threatening group of people were out to get her. Katy’s experience of psychosis started whilst being bullied in college and it was after eventually being sectioned that her most frightening delusions began. Unlike Katy and Sophie, Ed experienced a single episode of psychosis, centred on the delusional belief that he was a sinner.

Understanding the true reality of mental illness and dysmorphic delusions is something that is very hard to comprehend if you haven’t experienced these conditions first hand. Through their moving and personal accounts, and through dramatic reconstruction and visual effects, Sophie, Katy and Ed share their experiences in this intimate, poignant and at times challenging documentary.