Latest news round up from Artistic Director

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ROUND UP NOVEMBER 2022 So, here we are moving towards the end of the Loft’s special year to mark its Centenary. It hardly seems possible. When we started planning for this year at the start of the pandemic it seemed ages away and when the pandemic lengthened, we were concerned we would even […]

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Loft’s brilliant Production Manager, Kim Green is on the move!

ANNOUNCEMENT  After a decade of outstanding service and a brilliant contribution to the Loft. Kim Green, our Production Manager is seeking a change in her career and a new challenge. She intends to leave us early in 2023. We shall be recruiting her replacement in due course.

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Read the Artistic Director’s round up of news for October

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ROUND UP OCTOBER 2022 So The Seagull flew away and we concluded our production of a Chekhov play, to mark his importance to us as a regular feature in our theatre programme across our history. Thank you to all of you who made a donation to the relief fund for those whose lives […]

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Read the Artistic Director’s round up of news for September

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ROUND UP SEPTEMBER 2022   The summer shimmered with heat and now the temperatures and daylight hours remind us that autumn is beckoning. We staged our new play in July, commissioned specially for the Centenary, written by David Fletcher.  Entitled ‘Taking The Waters’ it told the story of how the discovery of the […]

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Read the Artistic Director’s round up of news for July

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ROUND UP JULY 2022 Wow….the year is whizzing by. This centenary year has been so special and we had a really celebratory time staging Noel Coward’s ‘Present Laughter’ in June. The cast and crew relished listening to the laughter from the audience. Enormous thanks to Lorna Middleton – an experienced director elsewhere, but […]

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Latest News from the Artistic Director – May Update

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ROUND UP MAY 2022 Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf? Well not us! The Loft, across its history has often garnered headlines in the press, such as ‘Brave Loft’, ‘Courageous Loft’, for staging work by playwrights who are immensely challenging. In our Centenary year, we needed to acknowledge this history and to pay tribute […]

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April 2022 News Round Up

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ROUND UP APRIL, 2022 Lady Windermere’s Fan fluttered and certainly found favour with our audience. The exit poll from each night was full of praise and it was such a pleasure to witness the audiences first glimpse of the wonderful set. We were able to welcome a number of new people to the […]

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March 2022 News Round Up

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S MARCH 2022 NEWS ROUND UP As I write this latest roundup of news, I can hardly believe we are already a quarter of a way through our Centenary year. What’s going on? Everything seems to be moving at such speed! Within days we shall be staging a rehearsed reading in the Studio of […]

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Tribute to Denis Hunt 1926-2022

There are many people who have made significant contributions to the Loft across its history and Denis Hunt is certainly one of them. It is with great sadness that we announce his death on 25th February 2022. A hugely influential and key actor and director at the Loft, who also undertook many theatre administrative roles […]

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February 2022 News Round Up

FEBRUARY 2022 ARTISTIC ROUND UP We kicked off our Centenary year in style with Lucy Kirkwood’s contemporary version of Hedda Gabler, a classic in world theatre. Judging from the debate in the bar afterwards and feedback from the audience, the fascination of the character of Hedda lives on in this century as in the last. […]

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