Works in progress, writing time, rehearsals and sharings are the powerhouse behind a lot of UK theatre/live performance and what makes it so very, very good and world renowned Continue reading & Support Our New Show
This weekend in London an amazing array of free installations and outdoor events has been created by world-leading artists to commemorate the Great Fire of London. Giant tanks of water, massive domino runs, huge fire installations, a wonderful recreation in timber created by young people acquiring skills and improving life chances…. In amongst this a conversation about how this moment of fire and awful destruction – which left … Continue reading On making theatre in a sea of change
[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] 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
[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!