Broadsword Theatre was founded in 2017 by Alexander Cook (MA Cultural and Creative Enterprise) and Sam Eastop with a view to making new, innovative theatre projects and exploring original and creative storytelling, drawing on their combined experience of writing, directing, production, theatre, movement and dance. The creative industries have often been a difficult sphere to find substantive work in, which necessitates a certain level of entrepreneurialism. This, coupled with the skills and confidence Sam and I obtained from our training and education, has inspired us to create our own opportunities.

Broadsword aims to collaborate and engage with talented, creative artists and theatre-makers in order to bring fresh performances into the Scottish theatre scene - and beyond. In its 2018 Edinburgh Fringe debut, Broadsword staged two original shows: One Musical To Rule Them All and Hotel, receiving 4 and 5 star reviews respectively.

"QMU has provided the academic and practical training, as well as the continued use of its on-sight facilities and support advice, that has enabled us and other QMU graduates that we work with, to created compelling theatrical productions in our company."

QMU, through experts and industry professionals at the BIZ, helped us through the steps to incorporate our Theatre Company and advice on handling company accounts as well as advice on tax and dealing with Revenue & Customs. QMU also, at times, faciliated our rehearsals by providing rehearsal spaces for our performers.