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Curious conversations

Added on by Helen Nicholson.

Blog post written by Erin Walcon

I had the pleasure of meeting up with a couple of the members of TOAD'S Little Theatre in Torquay last week.  This was the first of a series of 'Curious Conversations' I'll be having with a wide variety of amateur theatre groups. 

I'll post a brief snippet of the conversation on the blog after each interview, just to give a sense of the discussion and the variety of voices represented across many different groups.  Imagine it as a kind of postcard, being sent back, a snap-shot image of a particular company in a particular place, at a particular time.  

The postcard from Torquay's Little Theatre will be posted on this blog soon, and will be shortly followed by one from the NODA North East annual meeting, held in Bridlington Spa in mid-April. 

It's exciting to be moving into the interactive part of this research - getting a chance to speak with a range of companies and individuals about their experiences of amateur dramatics.  

Postcard is on the way!