Blogs dated October 2012

Guards, Mercenaries, Thugs, Soldiers

October 30, 2012
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I have my sofa positioned directly in front of my living room windows, so I can view the autumn river-scenery in HD widescreen. I make a mental snapshot of the view every morning and let it inspire my day.

by Youssef Kerkour  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Bring on the noise

October 30, 2012
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So we had our first week in new York and in our first show I had an amazing experience where a young person offered me $20 dollars as poor Tom when I asked for 'charity'.

by Dharmesh Patel  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

The shape of things

October 22, 2012
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Well here we are. Stratford-upon-Avon. I'm sat in my living room, in my digs, overlooking the river. It's beautiful. Both the view and the feeling of being here again. These last two weeks have been incredibly taxing on us physically and emotionally. And the shows are looking good!

by Youssef Kerkour  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Football and elegancies

October 18, 2012
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Our last week in the UK before setting off for the states saw us perform at St. Mary's School in Hull.

by Ben Deery  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

A cacophony of colours

October 18, 2012
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Hull = perfect. The school, the students, the theatre, the people. But more importantly, the place itself.

by Dharmesh Patel  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

The lights are on in Hull

October 18, 2012
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The lighting was curious thing for the people of Hull. The lighting of the show that is. The lighting of the people themselves. You

by Caroline Byrne  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Moving up a gear

October 9, 2012
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Well, we have two weeks left to go before we hit Stratford. Things pick up a gear at this point.

by Youssef Kerkour  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

How does Cordelia die?

October 4, 2012
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In Act 5 Scene 3 of King Lear, Shakespeare wrote arguably one of the most powerful of his few stage directions.

by Ben Deery  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

The Comedy of King Lear

October 3, 2012
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Last week in Newcastle a young audience member asked 'why is King Lear so funny'? There are comic moments from the fool/kent and Edmund, but this is the tragedy of King Lear, not the comedy! Or is it...

by Caroline Byrne  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

Curtain up?

October 3, 2012

So: In Bradford, the iron didn't go out. In theatre parlance, that means the curtain that comes down onstage during the interval, did not go back up again. Oh, dear.

by Andrew French  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

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