Massive Owl: "imagine if instead of Rob Reiner making t...

Posted on April 11, 2016

We interviewed the three members of Massive Owl (Sam Powell, Danny Prosser and Jenny Duffy) about their show Castle Rock (14-15 May).  Tell us about the show. Sam (Powell): We like describing the show like this: imagine if instead of Rob Reiner making the film Stand By Me, David Lynch made a live art/theatre show […]

How To Win a Festival Pass

Posted on April 7, 2016

We are just over a month away from the start of Mayfest 2016 and it’s time to announce how to enter the Mayfest Radio Festival Pass competition. Mayfest Radio is an opportunity to tune into the festival from wherever you are. You can tune in on our website by just hitting the play button, listen […]

Kid Carpet: "we’ve discovered visionary inspiration, ...

Posted on April 4, 2016

Bristol-based music and theatre extraordinaire, Kid Carpet (aka Ed Patrick), is one part of the team behind The Castle Builder, which premieres at Mayfest. We interviewed him about the show, outsider artists, and where they are in the rehearsal process. Tell us about the show. The Castle Builder is a show about Outsider Artists that […]

Tim Crouch: "It’s stupid and childlike and ontologica...

Posted on April 4, 2016

As the final rehearsals start for Spymonkey’s The Complete Deaths, a show which features all 75 of Shakespeare’s onstage death, and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death draws near, we interviewed director Tim Crouch. This is his first production with Spymonkey, but certainly not his first Shakespeare… Tell us about The Complete Deaths. Instead of […]

Mayfest Radio - Open Call

Posted on March 31, 2016

Mayfest Radio is an 11-day radio station, as part of Mayfest 2016. Inspired by Radiolab, This American Life, Resonance FM and pirate radio, it’s a place for audiences and artists to delve deeper into the themes and ideas within the festival programme. It’s a place for artists to play with radio, and to connect with […]