The Lonely Arts Club

Series 5, Episode 2: Melanie Lewis

February 15, 2023 Institute for Creative Enterprise Season 5 Episode 2
The Lonely Arts Club
Series 5, Episode 2: Melanie Lewis
Show Notes

Rewind to summer 2022 and Liverpool is about to welcome an exciting and unique addition to its cultural portfolio. Shakespeare North Playhouse is a brand new theatre that has opened on the outskirts of Liverpool in the town of Prescot.

The new theatre has been in the making for many years but who is the driving force behind its development? Melanie Lewis is the CEO of Shakespeare North Playhouse and we're delighted to welcome Melanie to The Lonely Arts Club. 

This week, Martin McQuillan chats to the city's newest cultural mastermind, delving into her business background and how her career so far has prepared her for such a mammoth project. We hear about how the theatre is such a positive addition to the city and the local community. 

This podcast is brought to you by the Institute for Creative Enterprise at Edge Hill University.

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The podcast is edited by Roz DiCaprio who is the producer alongside Karen Appleton and Carl Hunter.

Audio production is by Sam Auguste of Onomatopoeia Studios in Liverpool.

Music is by Joseph McDade.

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