[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
e were very proud back in 2014 to feature in the Arts Council England report: Sustaining Great Artcommissioned from Julies’ Bicycle. You can read the report here: Sustaining-Great-Art. The latest updates of the three year project have been published here. Continue reading Sustaining Great Art
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]Thanks to all the 32 crowdfunders who found us through Sponsume and to the quiet funders who donated privately. We’re looking forward to being able to run the workshop programme as we would hope. With thanks from us all at JJ&. Now we need to design the limited edition rewards! Four people get to choose names for the Chorus Characters – we’re looking forward … Continue reading Crowdfunders are go!