Posts by: amygolding

Tech week for a breastfeeding director

Tech week for a breastfeeding director

It’s international women’s day and as I sit on the toilet in the accessible loo of a theatre pumping milk at a snail’s pace from my breasts I’m wondering “how many other woman are doing this right now?” In toilets, cupboards, cars, train loos or if you’re lucky designated pumping rooms. I love breastfeeding, the…

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Young Curious Monkey – Day 6

Young Curious Monkey – Day 6

Laura here again, still busy with my placement at Curious Monkey. This morning was a really exciting morning as I got to finally see a full performance of Leaving. This performance was a special event as the play was being used as part of the Barnardo’s staff training day. The play’s focus is on care…

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Young Curious Monkey – Day 5

Young Curious Monkey – Day 5

Hi everyone, it’s Laura here again! This morning I discovered the tech week essentials: Coffee, Macbooks, and cues, cues and more cues. The Curious Monkey team are working hard, making cues for EVERYTHING. Cues for lighting, cues for sound, cues for the actors to move, cues for the actors lines, literally everything. This morning I…

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Young Curious Monkey – Day 4

Young Curious Monkey – Day 4

Hi there, it’s Laura again on my placement with Curious Monkey. I don’t want to alarm anyone but… it’s tech week already! I’ll be following the cast and crew throughout this week as they get ready for Leaving to open at Northern Stage before it goes on tour! Today mostly involved tidying up some of…

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Young Curious Monkey – Day 3

Young Curious Monkey – Day 3

Hi, Laura here again! Today was my third day with Curious Monkey and everything’s getting really exciting! It’s been super snowy in Newcastle, but rehearsals went on regardless. Everyone sat in a circle with Amy to begin with and talked about their mornings and how they were feeling about the production. I thought this was…

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Young Curious Monkey – Day 2

Young Curious Monkey – Day 2

Young Curious Monkey- Day 2 Hi, Laura here again, on day 2 of my Young Curious Monkey placement. Today has been a really exciting day as I’ve been trusted to update the Curious Monkey social media accounts! If you’ve been keeping up with our social media, you’ll have seen that I did an Instagram story…

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Young Curious Monkey – Laura Cowen

Young Curious Monkey – Laura Cowen

Day 1 with Curious Monkey Hi there! I’m Laura and I’ve been lucky enough to get a work experience placement with Curious Monkey Theatre Company. I’m a Newcastle University student and I’ve always had an interest in theatre, but more recently marketing and social media. So I figured, why not combine the three and help…

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South Africa – Stan Hodgson

South Africa – Stan Hodgson

Hello gang,   My day to write a blog has come towards the end of our stay in South Africa, so forgive me if I stray into melancholy.   This trip was my first ever to South Africa. I’m not a well-travelled person, I can’t stress enough, and so there were a lot of thoughts…

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South Africa – Jonluke Mckie

South Africa – Jonluke Mckie

Today it feels like we found the voice of the piece. We knew what the ingredients were: Testimony, allegory and music, but today it feels like we’ve begun to find the method by which we’ll mix these up together, and (thank goodness) it seems we’re cooking up a storm. Everyone in the ensemble brings something…

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