Although the sums aren’t large, it feels like a lunar step forward for this independent touring company: it’s the first time we’ve been able to pay upfront fees to the creators to get scripting and work up the designs at the same time. Continue reading The sun has got its funding hat on!
[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.
Artistic Director, Rebecca Manson Jones and Associate Director Bryn Holding will be leading a 5-day laboratory working on the audience-responsive elements of our production with Norwegian Actors at the Oslo Actors Centre/Skuespillersenter in April 2013. http://www.skuespillersenter.no/kursinfo/?event_id=191 Places are limited and the Skuespillersenter, in the spirit of international collaboration, has generously agreed to subsidise a few places for UK-based actors to attend. Norway is cheap and … Continue reading Just Jones & in Oslo – April 2013
“This is a huge vindication of a risky and exciting idea and an unequalled boost of confidence in everything that Just Jones & is attempting in our work. Not only have the Norwegians embraced the gender-swapping of the central role, they are excited by us reinventing a whole new alternative ending, the involvement of local residents in the show and its interactivity. Continue reading Just Jones & awarded international scholarship – so excited!
[ezcol_1third] [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end] It all happened by accident, as these things tend to do, in a chance conversation with an actor, a woman approaching her 50th Birthday. We were talking about who gets listened to and why. How forthright and confident women are received still by our peers. It was one of those “I know” moments which turned into a project and prompted me to revisit … Continue reading An Enemy of the People – and the Doctor’s a woman!