Blogs dated August 2012

Bouncing ahead

August 24, 2012

In Tim Crouch's edit of King Lear the storytelling is pacy, and he applies a similar momentum in the rehearsal room. It's the end of day 3 of the first week and rehearsals are bouncing ahead – with big scenes and events examined already.

by Caroline Byrne  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry


August 24, 2012

So, after a week off, we are back to the world of the play. Lovely to see the Caesar family again. It is a little like a family. There are tensions and laughter. And love.

by Andrew French  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Shawshanking Shakespeare

August 23, 2012

With our first couple of shows out the way, our second week in Stratford kicked off with the arrival of the guru. The greatest voice coach of 'em all. The legend that is, Cicely Berry.

by Muzz Khan  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

'Ecky Thump, Love, We're in T'Stratford

August 16, 2012

Wow. We've arrived. We've got excited chills. And they're multiplying.

Arriving in Stratford-upon-Avon at the start of the week was a dream come true. Every time I've been up to Stratford in the past, it's always inspired me profusely as a theatre-goer, as an actor/writer and as someone who loves woodbeams and thatched roofs(!)

by Muzz Khan  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry


August 2, 2012

I love Newcastle! Love the people, the shopping, the sense of fashion (or at least the brevity of it!). People make a place. And they are some of the best. Though they are cursed to support a team which can never match their undying love.

by Andrew French  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

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