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Monday, May 9, 2022

‘A revolution that never happened’: The Gunpowder Plot at the Tower of London by Natasha Tripney

Virtual reality and live performance combine in a show that asks audiences to consider if political violence is ever justifiable In a series of vaults adjacent to the Tower of London that us…

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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Independent Theatre in Romania: “You Can’t Change the System from the Inside” by Natasha Tripney

Founded in 2015, Theatre Arts Group (TAG) is an independent theatre company in Romania that trains and supports emerging artists. Artistic director Gabriela Dumitru talks about international…

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Saturday, March 5, 2022

“The Double Life” by Natasha Tripney

Teatri Oda, Prishtina (part of the Kosovo Theatre Showcase) There are more people in the world who are either functionally bilingual or multilingual than those who are monolingual. While man…

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Monday, February 21, 2022

Uncanny Valley: the moving one-man play – starring an animatronic robot by Natasha Tripney

It was a play that gave us the word “robot” – and now an android is the performer in a groundbreaking new production. But can it make us laugh – and cry? A figure sits alone on sta…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:03AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

‘I thought I’d written a stinker’ – Alistair McDowall on global hit Pomona and new play The Glow by Natasha Tripney

He’s written horrors, thrillers and sci-fi odysseys. As his new play about Victorian spiritualism opens, the dramatist explains why no territory is out of bounds for theatre, not even Plut…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:03PM
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The billionaire and the Bolivian train cemetery: bold epic Rare Earth Mettle by Natasha Tripney

Playwright Al Smith discusses his continent-hopping new work about the climate crisis, inspired by rusting locomotives and the Lithium Triangle in the Andes There was a worry that when theat…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:18AM
Monday, October 4, 2021

‘Soul of the town’: Mostar’s beloved bridge inspires tale of romance and war by Natasha Tripney

Igor Memic’s award-winning drama Old Bridge, staged at the Bush theatre in London, charts teenage romance at a time ‘when the world stopped spinning’ The bridge in the middle of Mostar…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:42AM
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Stages of grief: how theatre is helping communities say goodbye by Natasha Tripney

After lockdown made collective mourning impossible, two new productions are remembering lost loved ones – and making a case for theatre’s social use One of the many things that lockdown …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:36AM
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Gatsby, Ripley and the fake heiress: inside the tech fantasy Anna X by Natasha Tripney

Journalist turned playwright Joseph Charlton on how the Anna Sorokin case inspired his play about identity and power, starring Emma Corrin One night, while out with friends in London and loo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:48PM

From fantastic views to fox urine: the joys and perils of outdoor theatre by Natasha Tripney

Faced with indoor restrictions, theatres are venturing outside, and creating thrilling work in the process. Brollies at the ready! Modern Toss on the summer of culture to come This summer, w…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:33AM
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

An impossible dream? The trouble with utopian dramas by Natasha Tripney

While many writers have created troubling dystopian visions, few plays have imagined better futures. But the act of theatre itself can embrace utopianism When the UK entered its first lockdo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:42AM
Saturday, November 7, 2020

Play with the format: how theatre shows are dispensing with the stage by Natasha Tripney

Undeterred by Covid, theatre-makers are beaming innovative plays into people’s homes via Zoom, WhatsApp and Minecraft Since mid-March, theatre-makers have been faced with a dilemma: how d…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:32AM
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Belarus Free Theatre: Britain is in danger of authoritarianism by Natasha Tripney

Natalia Kaliada and Nikolai Khalezin explain how political exile prepared them for lockdown and why their latest project is about fairytales The coronavirus outbreak has forced theatre-maker…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:32AM
Monday, March 30, 2020

Natasha Tripney: It’s time to mend the cracks in our society by Natasha Tripney

Theatre is an art form of proximity. A roomful of people all focused on the same thing. This is true even in

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Coronavirus: Hampstead Theatre to share past productions online by Natasha Tripney

Hampstead Theatre has announced that, in collaboration with the Guardian, it will re-release the live-stream recordings of three past productions, including Mike

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 06:19AM
Sunday, March 29, 2020

Where Do We Go Now? review – ‘six short, sharp plays about class, theatre and the politics of whose voices we value’ by Natasha Tripney

Under the artistic directorship of Chris Sonnex, the Bunker – winner of fringe theatre of the year at The Stage Awards –

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 08:22AM
Friday, March 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Pentabus Theatre to make its shows available online by Natasha Tripney

Pentabus Theatre has announced it will release recordings of past shows on its website and social media channels for free, in response

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 02:18PM

Coronavirus: Chichester Festival Theatre creates online community resources by Natasha Tripney

Chichester Festival Theatre has launched a number of online projects designed to support the local community during the coronavirus crisis, including a

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 12:12PM
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Coronavirus: National Student Drama Festival will take place online by Natasha Tripney

The National Student Drama Festival has relaunched as a virtual festival, following the closure of theatres due to the coronavirus outbreak. The

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 12:12PM

The best European theatre to watch online by Natasha Tripney

While people remain isolated during the coronavirus crisis, European theatres have been mining their archives and making them available online. Natasha Tripney

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Musical theatre composers to perform new work in online concert by Natasha Tripney

Musical theatre composers will be performing new work from their homes as part of an online concert, which audiences can watch tomorrow

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 10:12AM

Theatre Uncut’s Bubble review – ‘an experiment in digital storytelling’ by Natasha Tripney

This is the way it’s going to be from now on. Sitting on your sofa in pairs or alone watching a screen.

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 06:50AM
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Sadler’s Wells announces new digital dance content by Natasha Tripney

Sadler’s Wells has announced that it will be presenting new dance content on Digital Stage, its free online performance platform, in response

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 12:24PM

Coronavirus: Headlong announces major new digital project by Natasha Tripney

James Graham, Jasmine Lee-Jones and Duncan Macmillan are among playwrights who will create work for a new digital project announced today by

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 07:08AM
Monday, March 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Marquee TV launches streaming initiative with UK arts organisations by Natasha Tripney

Online channel Marquee TV has launched a joint streaming initiative with two leading UK arts organisations in response to the Covid-19 shutdown.

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 12:33PM

Coronavirus: Bunker Theatre’s final week of programming to be made available online by Natasha Tripney

London’s Bunker Theatre, which was due to close at the end of the month because of the redevelopment of its Southwark home,

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 09:12AM

Coronavirus: Home commissions artists to make new work in isolation by Natasha Tripney

Bryony Kimmings and Javaad Alipoor are among artists that have been commissioned by Manchester arts venue Home to create new work while

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 09:12AM

Coronavirus: National Theatre of Scotland launches digital programme by Natasha Tripney

The National Theatre of Scotland has announced that it will be creating a digital programme of work responding to the Covid-19 pandemic

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 08:18AM
Friday, March 20, 2020

Immersive LDN to curate online festival of theatre and arts by Natasha Tripney

The team behind Immersive LDN, the West End venue dedicated to immersive experiences, has announced that they will be curating a new

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 01:56PM

Natasha Tripney: Stories offer us something to hold on to in times of upheaval by Natasha Tripney

Time is out of joint. The speed with which this situation is unfolding is one of the most disorientating things about the

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 01:00PM

Barn Theatre launches live streaming service by Natasha Tripney

The Barn Theatre in Cirencester has launched a live streaming service, which will provide a mix of community news, entertainment, music and children’s

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 12:24PM

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