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InterACT Festival is an opportunity for 3rd year students from The Northern School of Art to showcase their work ahead of graduation. Over two evenings there are four brand new pieces of theatre that are varied, dynamic and thought provoking.

After the success of last year’s festival, which was livestreamed due to Covid restrictions, the School is delighted to get back to in person performances. The shows are performed by BA Acting for Stage & Screen students with technical support from BA Film, TV & Theatre Production.

‘We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with ARC who offer fantastic support to our students. The students have worked incredibly hard and with an excellent collaborative spirit and I can’t wait for the performances. It is great to see to see young theatre makers creating such bold and varied work’ – Jonny Bussell, Faculty Leader for Stage & Screen

Tuesday 22 March

Pornstar Martini devised by Clare Bell, Neyv Gray, India Robertson and Georgia Robson 

When paths cross on a night out, will Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth all be able to put their own personal insecurities aside and have a good night out?

Taking Shower in Lemonade by Eli James 

A claustrophobic family drama.

Wednesday 23 March 

Hands Up! by Hannah Richardson 

Jesus Christ, we need a better system.

Stole the Show by Connor Dorrian 

A play inside a play about a robber who stumbles into an amateur retelling of ‘The Legend of King Arthur’. Will he escape with the money? Or will he leave with something more…

Joseph Casling 3rd year Acting – ‘Working on these projects has been brilliant as it really challenged all aspects of my training and brought it together. It also made me begin to consider what work I want to make in the future and look into areas I hadn’t previously considered’

Connor Dorrian 3rd year Acting – ‘With every rehearsal presenting a new challenge, everyone has brought refreshing ideas and energy, creating an uplifting and colourful process’

Thalia Martin 3rd year Film, TV & Theatre Production – ‘I would describe the process of working on Hands Up! as chaos that is finding a balance to portray to an audience’

The students are thrilled to present their work at ARC and also will be performing in their final showcase here in a new piece written by award winning playwright Eve Leigh on 16 & 17 May.  This follows on from a successful collaboration last academic year with Eve producing Wildfire Road at ARC.

‘ARC’s support has been fantastic not just for students on the programme but also after graduation. We are really excited to present such a wide range of work during ARC’s spring season showing the variety of approaches we encourage on the programme’ – Jonny Bussell