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Mandy Redvers-Rowe

Mandy has just finished working on her sell out show Measuring Up, developed in partnership with The New Works Department at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre, and funded by the Arts Council. Earlier this year, Mandy was commissioned to write an episode for Jimmy McGovern’s Moving On 11 with LA Productions and BBC1 (screening date TBC). She also had her first radio play Blind School broadcast on Radio 4 (co-written with Sarah McDonald-Hughes) and co-tutored a course Writing For Performance for the Arvon, with playwright Tim Crouch. Mandy first had success as a founder member of No Excuses, a disabled comedy trio, who in the early 90’s wrote and performed original material for stage, television and radio. She became a sketch-writer for the BBC’s Disability Programmes Unit and contributed to various programmes for many years. She has an MA in Creative Writing from LJMU, has had play readings at both The Young Vic and The Royal Exchange and various small commissions, including a short film with DaDa Fest produced by BBC Big Screens.

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Pitching for TV: Mandy Redvers-Rowe tells the story of getting the BBC to produce her drama

With a BBC Radio 4 play under her belt, Mandy Redvers-Rowe writes about the experience to write a television drama for BBC televisions Moving On series. There is no getting away with it, writing for television requires you to pitch. Pitching is a word that has always filled me with dread and ...

Measuring Up! Week 6

Hello and welcome to the final Measuring Up blog! It’s been a hard slog, but finally we made it to Production Week. Although it has been intense, I have fully enjoyed the process and felt privileged to have a whole six weeks to develop our ideas. Being surrounded by such a lovely team ...

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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