Dilemmas of modern day life

[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

Through the Looking Glass: a director turns writer

[ezcol_1third] [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end] At the end of 2010, when I decided that 2011 should be a year of Alarums and Excursions exploring Optimism, I set myself a challenge to experience 80 new forms of cultural endeavour. This might consist of visiting new venues, cultural institutions/establishments, experiencing the work of new companies and artists and/or seminal productions I had never seen. This all came under the … Continue reading Through the Looking Glass: a director turns writer

An Enemy of the People or A Do-Gooder?

What’s in A Name? Here at JJ& we’ve been struggling with the title of the piece.  Having moved away from Ibsen’s original characters (just a little), I wondered whether this play should be known by my nickname for the lead character, Dr Do- Good hence A Do-Gooder. Understandably quite a lot of people want us to maintain the association with the Ibsen original, so we … Continue reading An Enemy of the People or A Do-Gooder?

Just Jones & in Oslo – April 2013

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

Just Jones & awarded international scholarship – so excited!

“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!