We’re celebrating Village Halls Week with ACRE and NRTF.In 2019 it was delightful to be able to bring The Chef Show home to where it was conceived – Bassenthwaite Parish Room in Cumbria. Village Halls really are the heart of many rural communities and although many halls are currently closed we look forward to when … More Happy Village Halls Week 2021!
Welcome 2021. We hope it will be better, or even the best yet, for everyone.We’re looking forward to continuing to tell stories about lives in this part of the worldand offering a creative tonic in tough times. Thanks to all the creatives that we’ve worked with in the last year and to the audiencesthat have … More Happy New Year from Ragged Edge
As we continue with our series of live online events we’re proud to give credit to our talented creative team who donned their duvets and worked from home in our extraordinary remote recording process. Thanks to all!
Keeping the Lights On A special live online event featuring a trio of short audio plays combined with a panel discussion for the audience to participate in. Directed by Stefan Escreet with Sound Design by Mark Melville. Ragged Edge (who developed the Award Winning The Chef Show with Rural Arts) haveworked with industry and academic … More Keeping the Lights On Events
We’re delighted that the radio version of Partition by Nick Ahad is part of South Asian Heritage Month. Nick wrote our award-winning The Chef Show and has continued to work with our Artistic Director Stefan Escreet. Stefan directed the radio and staged versions of Partition for BBC Radio Leeds and Leeds Playhouse in 2017 and … More Partition by Nick Ahad Airs as Part of South Asian Heritage Month
Just as we prepare to record our audio plays for our Keeping the Lights On project there has been a major announcement about the multi-national effort to develop fusion power. We wish them well at ITER as we record Fusion by Maeve Larkin alongside Things We Hear When We’re Not Listening by Debbie McAndrew and … More Auspicious News on Fusion
Stefan Escreet our Artistic Director was interviewed on BBC Radio Cumbria last night about life under Lockdown for those making work for the Rural Touring circuit. There was a lovely look back at the 2019 tour of The Chef Show with interviews with our cast Rohit Gokani and Kamal Kaan and stage manager Louise Manifold. … More The Chinese Chef Show
Many thanks to Jamie Allsop of Mammoth Studios for this stylish trailer for The Chef Show. Our guest chef Shaf Islam discusses the show with our cast Rohit Gokani and Kamal Kaan. Tickets from Curve Theatre on 0116 242 3595
Another Award! We’re delighted that The Chef Show has just won the Cumbria Life Culture Award 2019 for Live Performance of the Year. The awards are supported by the University of Cumbria and Arts Council England. We are particularly excited to be recognised by the leading magazine in our home County of Cumbria.
Ragged Edge have just been selected as Finalists for the Cumbria life Culture Awards 2019 in the Live Performance category. This is for the 2018 tour of The Chef Show – which also won a Rural Touring Award from the National Rural Touring Forum. We are grateful for all the support we have received and excited to … More Cumbria Life Culture Awards Finalists 2019