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Students from the BA (Hons) Acting for Stage & Screen at The Northern School of Art present InterACT Festival 2023, two evenings of new, diverse and exciting work. The showcase of work by the School’s BA (Hons) Acting Department, along with students from the Film, TV & Theatre department, is designed to provide skills now required to play a part in the future of the industry. Both evenings feature different works created by 3rd year students.

The programme has been designed by working professionals to allow students to develop the skills required for performing on stage and screen. This joint approach gives experience of both mediums and offers the student a distinct advantage in the job market or to explore further the craft of Acting. Students develop core acting skills in voice, characterisation and physicality which are to be utilised in performances for stage and screen.

These performances are suitable for ages 16+.

More information on the course can be found here.

Tuesday 21 March

In Waiting 

By LJ Watt

‘Feels like forever doesn’t it waiting in a room like this’


By Tom Maddocks

Obsessive. Compulsive. Mental Health. Ambition. Can Jessie recover from her intrusive thoughts, or will she pursue her vision?

Jessie is a young music artist that struggles with OCD. Jessie’s sister is pushing her to get help for her mental health, but her best friend is pulling her to follow her dreams and pursue her talent in music. Meanwhile, Jessie cannot do either because her intrusive thoughts will not allow her to leave her bedroom. Who will Jessie side with, and where will she end up?


Devised and created by Anna-Rose Kay, Jess Jervis May, Phoebe Hunter, Teddy Alexandra, and Sarah Webber

‘Growing is learning to stand alone.’ This devised piece of theatre is the story of multiple journeys of self-discovery told through the lens of movement.

Thursday 23 March


By Jessica May

This dystopian play is set in an office block dominated by women when it’s disrupted as a new colleague enters the workspace. Slowly, this world switches back into what society knows to be true.

Welcome To The Village

By Kaitlyn Maxfield

This play is a farce. Think Hot Fuzz meets League of Gentlemen meets Emmerdale meets Mama Mia! A hilarious story following a new doctor entering a small English village and is suddenly met with infidelity, pregnancy, murder and vegetables! Will they figure out who committed the crime? Is the father of the baby in the room? Let the chaos ensue.


  • Content Advice

    Mondegreen – this play investigates OCD and features scenes of panic attacks.

    Switched – this play features scenes around sexual harassment and sexual abuse.

  • Studio Theatre: Seating Accessibility Information

    Seat size

    In our Studio the seats in row A are 37cm (141/2″) wide and 44cm (171/3”) deep, are 44cm (171/3”) from the floor, and have a 12cm (43/4”) gap between seats. Seats in row A are also removable as single seats.

    Seats in rows B-H are 43cm (17“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 44cm (171/3 “) from the floor, and have 8cm (3“) between seats.

    Seats in rows J-K are 43 cm (17“) wide and 44cm (171/3“) deep, are 44cm (171/3“) from the floor, and have 8cm (3”) between seats.


    Seats in the Studio do not have armrests.


    Seats in row A have 50cm (192/3“) of legroom in front of seats.

    Seats in rows B-H have 30cm (112/3“) of legroom in front of seats.

    Seats in rows J-K have 24cm (91/2“) of legroom in front of seats.

    Further information

    If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.