Visual highlights from a production that never gets old – I’m still really proud of this show! Continue reading An Enemy of the People – Gallery
[ezcol_1third] [/ezcol_1third] “I was really interested in the Doctor, the woman being criticised, trying to make it all work and ultimately losing everything…. as a young woman it really struck a chord” Audience Member post –show discussion Albany. People always say I’m not talking about the women, which I always find strange. Why should I talk about the women any more than I should say there … Continue reading It should be as normal as breathing, women centre stage
Spoiler Alert Look away if you don’t want to see how the two different endings of our adaptation of An Enemy of the People play out.[ezcol_1half]Half Column Blue Ending The vote goes with Mayor Stockmann and the Doctor is declared an An Enemy of the People.[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end] Yellow Ending The vote goes with Doctor Stockmann. The year is 2050. [/ezcol_1half_end] Continue reading An Enemy of the People – A Tale of Two Endings
Between 23rd September and 14th November we gave 34 performances in 7 venues, with 7 dress rehearsals, with 7 new choruses involved each time & an invited audience at each. “I’ve been in that meeting” former Mayor of Saltash , year 9 teacher of personal development and history 29 audiences voted yellow against the motion supporting the doctor’s ethical stance. 4 audiences voted blue with the motion against supporting the doctor. 2 performances in … Continue reading An Enemy of the People – Highlights
[ezcol_1third] [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end] “Whilst I was finishing the rehearsal draft of the script, Jens Demant Cole started on set construction and progressed the scenic design elements simultaneously. A slightly unusual way of working but we’re not the RSC so we can. We are indebted to Oily Cart for the donation of an old set to weld it from. We’re all winners really as it’s … Continue reading Designers are great – everyone should have several in their lives.
My first experience of Ibsen was not a happy one – I’m probably not alone in that… On reaching 18 – too old to stay in the youth theatre but clearly lacking confidence about joining the adult community theatre – I was invited to watch a dress rehearsal of Hedda Gabler. I had absolutely no introduction to it or them or why I was going … Continue reading A Reluctant Ibsenite
[ezcol_1third][/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]There is something very encouraging about collaborating with Mr Ibsen. For one thing – he’s dead and from everything I can gather he would be quite a tricky man to please. I’m not sure how he’d regard these kind of adaptations. On one level, I think he’d be delighted that his work survives so far ahead into a world he know he couldn’t see. … Continue reading #justmeandmribsen –
[ezcol_1third] [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]You are on an aeroplane – there is a problem and the masks drop down to provide more oxygen. What do you do? Put the mask on the child sitting next to you on your left, the person sitting on your right who is having a problem with theirs, or your own? Which one do you put on first? a) the baby’s b) … Continue reading Dilemmas of modern day life