Reflections on POLITRIX

Playwright Ben Musgrave this week posted his reflections on the Open House Project process and what he has learned about young people and politics and theatre as a result of writing the play, POLITRIX. http://www.ben-musgrave.co.uk Ben previously worked with Maggie Norris on an earlier production, His Teeth.      

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Lenny Henry’s gig in aid of The Big House

We were delighted to be invited to Lenny Henry’s blues gig at The Hospital Club which was in aid of The Big House and will form part of his new blues documentary for Sky Arts.  It was a pleasure to see Lenny sing the blues spectacularly on top of all his other talents.  He and […]

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YOU Clarins Awards – Most Dynamisante 2014

At the end of 2014, Maggie Norris was named as the inspirational runner up to the You Magazine Clarins Award for Most Dynamisante Woman of the Year.  The Founder and Artistic Director of The Big House was interviewed by You Magazine and you can read the full article here

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Press for The Realness

Since Press Night we have had some great reviews and write ups.  Here are some links to online reviews to see what people have been saying about The Realness.  We have also been featured on London Live News and BBC radio, links to which are also below: “The writing has an amazing freedom and candour. […]

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The Realness Gala Night

On Wednesday 26th November we were joined by friends and supporters of The Big House for our Gala Evening hosted by Sheridan Smith with special guests Lenny Henry and Ed Skrein. We’d like to say thank you to all of our guests and to the volunteers who worked so hard to make it a success. […]

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Red Magazine

In October the wonderful staff at Red magazine came to visit us at The Big House. Yesterday the article featured in the December edition. Read the article here ‘Rewriting the Script‘

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CSJ Awards 2014

On October 23rd 2014 The Big House was awarded the Born to Be award from the Centre of Social Justice, presented by Julian Fellowes. Well done to all the nominees and winners on the night.  We had a lot of fun and met some hugely inspiring people doing amazing work across the country.     […]

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News from The Realness rehearsals

We’re nearly halfway through rehearsals for The Realness now and we were delighted to welcome the fabulous Catherine Ashmore along to take some exclusive photos of all the team in action this week. Mike Henry, our musical director has been doing great work with all of the cast who are loving singing their songs, whilst […]

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The Independent’s Happy List Party

Last week Maggie attended The Independent’s Happy List Party at Grange St Paul’s Hotel where she met and mingled with the 100 other individuals who were awarded a place on The Happy List 2014 for making the lives of others better.  Read the full article here and see some more photos from the evening here.

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The Independent Happy List 2014

Maggie Norris was sited in The Independent’s 2014 Happy List as one of 100 people ‘who without thought of personal gain, give back and help others, rather than themselves‘.  The list was announced in contrast just one week after the Rich List was released.  We are delighted to say that The Big House Founder and CEO has […]

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