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Mandy Redvers-Rowe

Mandy is a Writer and Performer and has worked in theatre for nearly thirty years. She has been a Youth Theatre Director with The Liverpool Playhouse; The Artistic Director for North West Disability Arts forum; a Disability Arts Lecturer at LIPA; Applied Theatre lecturer at Liverpool Hope University and Head of Participation at Collective Encounters, a Theatre For Social Change Company based in Liverpool. She is also an Audio Description Consultant, who works with theatre companies to integrate description into their performances. Mandy has an MA in Creative Writing, has written for stage, radio and television and is a regular contributor for Disability Arts Online. Her writing credits include: 1993 to 1998: Regular writer and actor for BBC Disability Programmes Unit Alphabet Soup, Whose Diary Is It Anyway?, Daphne Does Good and more 2006: Finalist in Wild Lunch playwrighting competition with Paines Plough and Graeae Theatre Company 2009: Writer and performer with No Excuses on the short film I know my Place 2010: Writer in Walking Through Windows, Liverpool Cathedral 100-year anniversary of The Lady Chapel window 2016: Finalist in Pulp Idol novel writing competition with Writing on the Wall 2018: Received Arts Council funding to R&D a solo show Measuring Up in partnership with The Everyman & Playhouse 2019: First radio play Blind School co-written with Sarah McDonald-Hughes, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 2019: Commissioned to write an episode for Moving On 11 with LA Productions and BBC1, screening date TBC 2019: Co-tutored on an Arvon course with writer Tim Crouch 2019: Received Arts Council funding to complete the development of her solo show Measuring Up in partnership with The Everyman & Playhouse to find out more please read my blog.

Posts by Mandy Redvers-Rowe

Measuring Up! Week 5

Hello and welcome to Week 5 of the Measuring Up project! It’s All Coming together! This week we moved from the rehearsal room into the studio. Jocelyn has completed the floor cloth and it was down and ready for me to explore. It is truly beautiful, based on a Mondrian design, there is ...

Measuring Up! Week Four

Hello and welcome to Week 4 of the Measuring Up project. This week we have been rehearsing and focusing on the Sign Language. Rachel, our sign language interpreter, is an actor with BSL Level 2 and we always knew that she would need some support from professional interpreters to ensure the ...

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Measuring Up! Week Three

Hello and welcome to week three of the Measuring Up project blog. The Clock Is Ticking Yes, the clock has been ticking in more ways than one this week. It’s our last opportunity to make new work, as next Monday we will start to rehearse. Personally, I have had to work hard to ...

Measuring Up! Week Two

Welcome to week two of my blog, where I hope to share some of the more interesting developments in the creation of Measuring Up. Getting Stuck In! It’s been a full-on week. Matt, Charlotte and I have been in the rehearsal room every day developing new ideas, and have been joined at ...

Measuring Up! Week One

Welcome to my new blog. It’s running for a limited period of six weeks and will cover the development, rehearsal and performance period of my new show Measuring Up!  I’m not planning to keep a diary but thought that each week I would try to look at the most interesting ...

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The Institute by Vincent Bijlo

Vincent Bijlo is a blind Dutch stand-up comedian, columnist, musician and author. Many appearances on TV, radio and in the theatre have made him a household name in the Netherlands. His latest output is a novel (translated by Susan Ridder) about a boy searching for identity and security. Review by ...

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Audio Description: An Art Form In Its Own Right

Blind theatre-maker and performer Mandy Redvers-Rowe is on a campaign to get Audio-Description (AD) accepted as an art form in its own right. She talks about approaches to creating the additional description that is offered on TV and via headphones at the theatre, as well the range of approaches that ...

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