Including guests: actor Amy Nuttall, performer/composer Maimuna Memon, playwright Jim Cartwright and actor Marc Small.
Whilst theatres are still unable to open their doors the Octagon are thrilled to launch a new podcast to give audiences a chance to go behind the scenes. The podcast promises to keep listeners up to date with the Octagon’s activities, make careers in the theatre sector more transparent and celebrate what’s going on in Bolton and the North West.
In the 4 part mini-series, hosts Lotte Wakeham (Artistic Director) and Alex Joynes (Creative Engagement Coordinator) will interview 4 special guests who have a link to the Octagon: actor Amy Nuttall, performer/composer Maimuna Memon, playwright Jim Cartwright and actor Marc Small. Along the way, Lotte and Alex will be answering listeners’ questions, sharing advice about careers in theatre, and giving recommendations of things to read, watch and listen to this summer.
Artistic Director Lotte Wakeham comments: “It has been a real joy to record these podcasts with my wonderful co-host Alex. It is such a challenging time for theatres right now and it has been really rewarding to have these inspiring conversations with our brilliant guests, who all have fascinating stories to tell, as well as excellent advice for people who are interested in careers in theatre. I hope our audiences have a great time listening to this mini-series and enjoy finding out more about the Octagon whilst our doors remain closed due to Covid-19.”
The theatre, which is a registered charity has announced the delay to the reopening of their building after 2 years of construction due the Covid-19 pandemic. This has led to one of the organisation’s biggest challenges in its history and it has recently launched a fundraising appeal to support the theatre through this difficult time. To donate visit crowdfunder.co.uk/octagon-future-fund.
The podcast will be released weekly with episode one available from Fri 31 July. Visit octagonbolton.co.uk/podcast for more information.