Top artists on board for #LocalLegends project

Top artists on board for #LocalLegends project

Acclaimed theatre company NOT TOO TAME (NTT) based in Warrington, are making a call out for stories for an online mini series called #LocalLegends. NTT will be asking people from across the North to contribute to this amazing project to support communities during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Jimmy Fairhurst NTT’s Artistic Director said:

Our regions and neighbourhoods are filled with brilliant and bold characters that you’d have to see to be believed. We want to hear about all these local legends and craft them into captivating retellings by exceptional performers. We want to celebrate our own communities and champion those fighting on the front line during this Covid chaos and this is Not Too Tame’s way of doing that”

NTT has assembled a phenomenal team of writers and performers who are donating their time and talent to help those in need as we navigate our way through this unprecedented time.

NTT are asking anyone in the North West to share the stories of their own local legends to inspire, provoke or make us laugh our socks off.  To find out more simply visit the NTT website

Artists currently confirmed include:

  • Maxine Peake – Peterloo, Silk, Shameless, Dinnerladies, Beryl (Playwright)
  • Julie Hesmondhalgh – Broadchurch, Coronation Street, Happy Valley
  • Danny Kirrane – Don’t forget the driver, Wasted, Poldark
  • Sue Devaney – Casualty, Dinner Ladies, Coronation Street
  • Yusra Warsama – Last Days on Mars, Castle Rock, Assassin’s Creed
  • Joe Sims – Broadchurch, Britannia, Lucky Man
  • Phil Whitchurch – The Bill, My Hero, In The Midnight Hour (Playwright)
  • David Mumeni – Dead Pixels, Stath Lets Flats, Fresh Meat
  • John McArdle – Waterloo Road, Emmerdale, Brookside
  • Toria Garbutt (Writer) The Universe and Me, Northern Souls
  • Luke Barnes (Writer) Cinderella, The Jumper Factory,  All I ever wanted was everything, 

‘We are so excited to be working with so many amazing artists on this project, and are so appreciative of them giving up their time and skill to contribute to our Local Legends campaign‘ commented Louise Haggerty Co-Director of NTT

These artists will work together with the NTT team of Directors Jimmy Fairhurst & Louise Haggerty and Producer Conrad Lynch to create a series of monologues, capture them and stream them online and on radio for communities across the UK to enjoy.

Warrington Borough Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for culture, Cllr Maureen McLaughlin, said: “This is a fantastic initiative – with a first-class line-up of artists – which will celebrate everything that is great about theatre, performance and the arts, in Warrington and the wider region. It will be a real showcase of the power of cultural projects to tell important stories and to raise money for local communities. If you have a story to tell about a local legend, make sure you get involved – and you could see your story brought to life.”

A #LocalLegends fund has been set up in partnership with Collctiv to run alongside the mini series in order to raise vital support for Warrington Charities and Community Groups currently fighting on the front line of COVID-19.  

The #LocalLegends (LLF) will fund those projects that help people on the fringes of our community and is working in partnership with Warrington Voluntary Action to identify communities in need to ensure a targeted distribution of funds raised.

Donations to #LocalLegends can be made via the NTT website or simply follow this link –NOT TOO TAME – LOCAL LEGENDS FUND

NTT would like to thank the teams at COMMON and COLLCTIV! for supporting this project.

For more information, photos and interviews please contact Conrad Lynch on  07887 578 143 or 

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