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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

#Bunny’s @_CatherineLamb: ‘Making theatre for young people is a financial disaster’ > @FabricateTheatr @TristanBates + watch the new trailer! by Guest Bloggers

"I am on a mission to get a younger audience to the theatre. In January 2017, I founded Fabricate Theatre, a company dedicated to producing theatre which is relevant to a younger audience."

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

‘I used to think the arts were welcoming’: How to get ahead w/o connections? by Guest Bloggers

The Crystal Egg Live director Elif Knight looks back on how a lack of 'connections' has impacted her career to date - and makes a strong case for all of us to put a stronger focus on diversi…

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Philip Correia: The search for comfort, security, home & Hyem by Guest Bloggers

Philip Correia explains how his debut play HYEM is inspired by society's craving for comfort and belonging in a time of anger, inequality and growing uncertainty.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Around the world in SE1: 80 days director recalls her multi-cultural influences growing up by Guest Bloggers

New Vic artistic director Theresa Heskins has attracted critical acclaim for the globe-trotting zeal of her hit production of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days, currently at London's…

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Hannah Boland Moore: Mining the melancholy in Restoration comedy by Guest Bloggers

Director Hannah Boland Moore explains why she chose to revive The Provoked Wife - and how she's adapted it for a young cast of eight and set it at a modern music festival.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Bringing Barnum-style spectacle to #EdFringe via China Goes Pop! by Guest Bloggers

As the first major London revival of Barnum is announced today, American director and choreographer Shanda Sawyer talks about her own experience helming numerous circus productions for Ringl…

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

King Cowboy Rufus: Can you decipher the full meaning of the show? Doubt it. by Guest Bloggers

American theatremaker Richard Foreman's King Cowboy Rufus Rules the Universe, in which a ruddy-faced Trump-like figure takes the title role, is currently receiving its UK premiere at the Lon…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Brian Cooke: Horne A’Plenty is my tribute to radio & TV great Kenneth Horne by Guest Bloggers

Radio classic Round the Horne returns to the London stage with a brand-new show Horne A'Plenty have a limited try-out season at the White Bear Theatre this month. Writer Brian Cooke explains…

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Serafina Salvador: ‘While we are busy blaming, who’s really winning?’ by Guest Bloggers

After success at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, 'poetic economist' Serafina Salvador's Don’t Blame the Bankers…$toopid is now running for six performances only at London's Camden Fringe. …

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

More than a Spoonful: How well do you know The Sherman Brothers? by Guest Bloggers

A Spoonful of Sherman celebrates a century of Sherman family music, including the childhood hits of Disney favourites The Sherman Brothers. Robert J Sherman, the son of 'brother' Robert B Sh…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Boom: ‘Theatre & biology is a nice yin & yang of interests’ by Guest Bloggers

San Francisco-based playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s hit Off-Broadway black comedy BOOM, the most produced play in the US in 2009 and 2010, receives its UK premiere at London’s…

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Skin Deep: David Hare might hate our ‘infection’ of theatremakers by Guest Bloggers

Attila Theatre's devised piece SKIN DEEP comes to Camden Fringe next week. Christopher Montague, co-artistic director of Attila and co-director of the production, flies the flag for collabor…

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Paper Creatures: What we’ve learnt (so far) about creating a theatre company by Guest Bloggers

What have two twenty-something actors learned from starting their own theatre company? What advice would they give to others considering it

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Opera in the City Festival: ‘Opera doesn’t have to be elitist’ by Guest Bloggers

The inaugural Opera in the City Festival runs from 1 to 12 August 2017 at the Bridewell Theatre. Artistic director Pamela Schermann talks about the aims behind London’s new summer oper…

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Quentin Dentin Show: Taking producing risks in full view of the paying public by Guest Bloggers

Eschewing the path of development workshops and showcases, producer Hannah Elsy has built her original rock musical The Quentin Dentin Show into an ever-expanding, cult phenomenon in full vi…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Michael Yale on Late Company: What a 23-year-old playwright taught me about parenting by Guest Bloggers

The European premiere of Late Company, running at London's Finborough Theatre until this Saturday 20 May 2017, has attracted a lot of Mates' attention. Here, director Michael Yale explains w…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Still I See My Baby: The future of genetics & decline of morality by Guest Bloggers

Directing a world, a future dystopian world, was one of the major challenges and highlights about directing Still I See My Baby. I’ve never done anything like it before, especially in such…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

The Pulverised: What happened to our lost childhoods? by Guest Bloggers

The Pulverised is a deep-dive into a comfortingly familiar world - our jobs and our working lives, but suddenly rendered strange, frightening and comical. As a story it was inspired by a now…

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Quarter Life Crisis: What’s it like being 25 in 21st-century London? by Guest Bloggers

Quarter Life Crisis presents an upbeat take on the millennial phenomenon of big dreams, no cash, going viral, YouTube tutorials, having numerous zero-hour contracts, and surrendering the 16-…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Glitter Punch: How to debate two sides of a dilemma at once? by Guest Bloggers

Peter Taylor directs Lucy Burke's new two-hander Glitter Punch, which is now premiering at the King's Head Theatre after first being performed as a scratch night in October. He explains the …

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Monday, February 13, 2017

John Cleese on Bang Bang: ‘I have always been drawn to farce’ by Guest Bloggers

Monty Python comedy legend John Cleese has adapted George Feydeau’s 1892 French farce BANG BANG for a brand-new staging which opens this month at Mercury Theatre Colchester… Tell…

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Friday, February 10, 2017

3000 possibilities: Staging La Ronde for the 21st century by Guest Bloggers

"Over three months, I trawled through London interviewing everyone from sex workers, adulterers, fetishists, lovers to the desperately bored and married, asking them about their sex lives."

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Once more unto the breach: What’s new about Henry V? by Guest Bloggers

After an acclaimed tour in 2016, Antic Disposition’s production of Shakespeare’s Henry V returns in February to embark on a tour of eight of the UK’s most historic and beautiful cathed…

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Lily Atkinson cabaret: ‘My show is about the different sides of being a woman’ by Guest Bloggers

Following a sell-outat the Pheasantry earlier this year, up-and-coming singer-songwriter Lily Atkinson returns to London this month for two dates only at the St James Studio, with her own un…

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Friday, October 21, 2016

The Acedian Pirates: A year’s fundraising for the pirate crew by Guest Bloggers

Bobby Brook is the director of Jay Taylor’s new play The Acedian Pirates, which premieres at London’s Theatre503 next week. My journey with this play began, if my memory isn’…

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Howard Brenton: ‘What are you prepared to do for revolutionary change?’ by Guest Bloggers

Howard Brenton: In my play MAGNIFICENCE, a group of squatters, occupying the room of an empty house in protest against homelessness, write a slogan on the wall: ‘What are the weapons of ha…

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Monday, October 10, 2016

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads: The day David Bowie died by Guest Bloggers

Adrian Berry is the writer and director of From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads, a one-man show about an obsessive David Bowie fan (played by Alex Walton) which opens this month at Waterloo East…

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Putting It Together: Rachel Ann Rayham on Moby Dick! by Guest Bloggers

I have been a huge musical theatre fan for as long as I can remember - anyone who knows me well would agree with me when I say I was stagey from birth.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Can you hear me running? How I lost my voice but found my feet by Guest Bloggers

Louise Breckon-Richards stars in Can You Hear Me Running? next month at London's Pleasance Theatre. The play is inspired by Louise's own experience as a performer who loses her voice to a ra…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Bumblescratch: The challenges of writing sung-through musicals by Guest Bloggers

Robert J Sherman is a composer, lyricist and book writer who is proud to carry on the enduring legacy of his father and uncle, Robert B and Richard M Sherman, a.k.a The Sherman Brothers, who…

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Vanities: ‘Not a musical about three Mensa members’ by Guest Bloggers

After her success with American Idiot, director and choreographer Racky Plews returns to the West End with another American musical, Vanities, which receives its European premiere next month…

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