TheatreCloud.com (www.theatrecloud.com), the new UK touring theatre website, is launching a search for budding young arts journalists in Nottingham to cover the behind-the-scenes excitement surrounding the forthcoming world premiere stage version of Pat Barker’s acclaimed World War I novel, Regeneration.
Regeneration, adapted by Nicholas Wright and directed by Simon Godwin, premieres on 2 September (previews from 29 August) at the Theatre Royal, Northampton, where it continues until 20 September and then tours until 29 November. The story is set in 1917 at Craiglockhart War Hospital in Scotland, where poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon has been institutionalized in an attempt to undermine his public disapproval of the war.
As part of its new “Young Reporters Scheme”, TheatreCloud is recruiting would-be journalists, aged 18 to 25 years old, to report on the production’s run at their local theatre.
In the week of 14-18 October when Regeneration hits Nottingham, Young Reporters will be granted special access at the Theatre Royal to carry out a variety of Regeneration media assignments, including: interview features with the cast and related experts, video blogs, audience vox pops, crew diaries and backstage tour reports. All articles will be published, with bylines, on TheatreCloud.com.
Theatre Cloud’s Young Reporters Scheme is approved as part of the Arts Council-funded national Arts Award (www.artsaward.org.uk). Participation will prove invaluable for those gaining experience and credits while working towards their bronze, silver or gold level Arts Award.
To apply for scheme consideration, young people should email a sample of their writing and 1-2 story ideas around Regeneration at the Theatre Royal Nottingham, along with their name, age, address and contact details to [email protected] They should also confirm that they are available the week of Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 October. Please note that this is unpaid work experience and travel expenses are not provided. Deadline for applications is Friday 15 August 2014.
Regeneration is a co-production between The Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate, Northampton.