Blogs by Ben Deery

The last post

November 7, 2013
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Ben Deery, who was part of our company for Titus Andronicus and A Mad World My Masters bids the Whispers from the wings blog farewell.

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Bighead strikes again

October 30, 2013
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As his time with us draws to an end, Ben Deery has something important to share about his fellow actor, Ciarán Owens.

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Playing for laughs

October 22, 2013
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As A Mad World My Mastersdraws to a close, Ben Deery reflects on the art of making an audience laugh.

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A night off

September 27, 2013
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Having three shows in the rep and only being in two means that you sometimes have a night off. After six months of being on stage every evening of the week, this is oddly disconcerting.

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Shakespeare in Venice

September 17, 2013
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The last few weeks have seen a flurry of activity in the Swan as the third and final play of our rep, Mark Ravenhill's Candide, has been brought into the theatre and opened to the public. Now, as much as I'd love to give you the inside scoop on all of that, I can't.

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Stratford larks

August 22, 2013
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There's an old joke about actors that maintains that we don't open the curtains during the morning so that we'll have something to do in the afternoon.

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Nimbleness

August 13, 2013
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Lest my last post should give the impression that it's all play and no work in the Swan company, I thought I'd share with you an example of the kind of ongoing monitoring, fine-tuning and refining that goes on throughout the run.

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Hidden characters

August 6, 2013
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I'm frequently asked what it's like to work on a production for an extended period of time over the course of a long run. Without question, you get to know the show very, very well.

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Making the Mad World madder

July 22, 2013

There's a great story concerning the recording of David Bowie's 1979 album Lodger. In order to create a loose, garage band-like sound for the song Boy's Keep Swinging, Bowie and Brian Eno had the backing band all swap instruments with each other; thus, the stomping drum intro that your hear at the start of the track is actually being played by legendary session guitarist Carlos Alomar.

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Playing Saturnius

June 28, 2013

I'm standing on the stairs that lead from stage left of the Swan to the first gallery. I'm staring at a single light-bulb, gaffer-taped to a wooden beam in front of me, waiting for it to illuminate. My heart is beating ten to the dozen, my fingers are flicking and twitching with excitement, and there's a knot in my stomach that is positively Gordian.

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