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NSDF CREATES: Barrel Organ & Company

14 September 2020

We're looking for an emerging theatre company to work with award winning Barrel Organ...
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The Bigger Room Project x Shedinburgh

21 August 2020

Join us for a special edition of The Bigger Room Project...
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NSDF Pride

29 June 2020

Selectors Lucy and Sean have put together a little Radio Times Rainbow Edition for your Pride celebrating pleasure. 
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Next Up in The Bigger Room

18 June 2020

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Indira Varma, Roy Williams and other special guests to join us in the Bigger Room this month...
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NSDF Principles

29 May 2020

We wanted to try and put down, simply and plainly, what NSDF aspires to be. 
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Help us Furnish The Bigger Room!

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The Bigger Room Project

NSDF launches The Bigger Room Project with guests including Mike Leigh, Rosamund Pike and Armando Iannucci. 
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When NSDF Went Online

5 May 2020

James Phillips writes for the National Campaign for the Arts about taking #NSDF20 Online
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1 May 2020

We are launching applications for the first stage of NSDF LAB. 
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18 March 2020

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16 March 2020

 NSDF 20 has been cancelled. 
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NSDF Patron...Gary Lineker

2 December 2019

NSDF is very excited to announce that this year’s Festival Patron is Gary Lineker.
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What's it like to be on the NSDF Management Team?

20 November 2019

Srishti Ray, winner of the 2019 Management Team Award, tells us what it's like to be on the NSDF Management Team
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What it's like to be part of the NSDF Technical Team: a conversation

20 November 2019

NSDF Technical Advisors Hamish and Emma explain what the NSDF Technical Team get up to at the Festival. 
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TheatreCraft 2019

Our Friends at TheatreCraft give you the details of this year’s event at the Royal Opera House..
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 NSDF selectors Sean Linnen and Lucy Ellinson share a few thoughts on LGBTQ representation…
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Getting to be a Gang: Barrel Organ and NSDF

"On a really basic level, NSDF meant that Barrel Organ came into existence"
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Slung Low and NSDF

"I’ve seen future movies stars perform in gyms turned in to hand-made theatres, and watched students from all over the country take …
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NSDF and Emerging Artists

"NSDF gave me the opportunity to try and fail and try again with boundless encouragement...."
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NOFF Call Out | NSDF 2019

4 March 2019

NOFF are looking for a Photographer and Designer!  
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What can NSDF do for you?

9 January 2019

What can NSDF do for you? 
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NSDF Festival Company

17 December 2018

Festival Company Director Peter Bradley shares his thoughts on the Festival Company. 
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NSDF 19 Bursary Programme

7 December 2018

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5 reasons you should go to NSDF19

6 December 2018

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Guest Director for 2019

27 November 2018

NSDF appoints James Phillips as Guest Director for NSDF19 and announces search for a new director.
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Writing for Noises Off

21 November 2018

Ava Davies writes about her experiences writing for Noises Off 2018. 
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Another chance to catch NSDF18 Award Winners

7 November 2018

Next week you have not one, but TWO opportunities to catch work that featured at NSDF 2018. 
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Picture This

13 July 2018

Samantha Miles from Backpack Ensemble explains why you should take your show to NSDF.
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Announcement: Edinburgh 2018

10 July 2018

We'll be there in spirit! 
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Festival 2019

15 June 2018

The festival dates for next year are Saturday 13 to Friday 19 April inclusive.
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Awards 2018

3 April 2018

 The winners of the 2018 Awards were... 
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1 July 2017

Why has NSDF decided to go to Leicester? 
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Camden People's Theatre Award

3 April 2017

 Artistic Director of CPT talks about new award at NSDF 
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Shows & Stats

1 December 2016

Michael looks at the show entries so far...
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8 November 2016

Michael reflects on the late Howard Davies and building walls...
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2 November 2016

 Joseph Schofield talks about what NSDF means to them
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26 October 2016

the same stories + done the same way + the same people = the same old.
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