Another Opening?


I’m very privileged to have been chosen as Making Room Observer Director for Sheffield Theatres’ production of Kiss Me, Kate, directed by Paul Foster. Just entering week 3, and what a fascinating insight into how it all comes together.

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What a weekend!! The premiere of Paradise Road at Sheffield Library Theatre was a roaring success. Brilliant performances, great audiences and a truly exciting beginning. Watch this space!

Paradise Roadworks


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The Cast of Paradise Road – Edd Bower, Suzanne Celensu, Cassie Hodges and DK Ugonna with Writer/Director James Stone and Stage Manager Jessica Binfield – during rehearsals at Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield.

Back to School with Paradise Road



Tales Retold’s Cassie Hodges and James Stone visit High Storrs School, Sheffield (James’ alma mater) to chat to Y11 and Y12 Performing Arts students about the casting and auditioning processes. Three of the students later observed the Sheffield auditions and even got the chance to read – impressive stuff too!

The hope is that High Storrs students will attend rehearsals and follow the process from casting to performance.