Blogs dated May 2013

The Sainsbury's Dip

May 30, 2013
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Titus is now in its final week of previews. Daily we're changing things, replacing and adding new things, but as of Wednesday the play will be in 'lock down'. As of Thursday, press night, we will stick with whatever blocking/staging we have.

by Rose Reynolds  |  3 comments  |  Read this entry

Titus Andronicus tech - as it happened

May 30, 2013
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10:23am: I'm lying on my back with my head poking out of a body bag. It's quite an unusual vantage point from which to view the Swan...

by Ben Deery  |  4 comments  |  Read this entry

The Tragedy (and Comedy) of Richard III

May 30, 2013
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When we heard Richard III's skeleton had been found under a car park in Leicester we knew we wanted to put on Shakespeare's Richard III. In fact after we've performed at The Dell, we'd like to put on a Richard III tour of UK car parks.

by Ellen Mateer  |  3 comments  |  Read this entry

Vicious fighting and nautical weapons

May 22, 2013
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We've just started rehearsals for the summer production – we're performing Henry V in the challenging, but entirely appropriate, open-air venue of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, alongside HMS Victory.

by Tim Stoneman  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

Pippa Nixon

May 21, 2013
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How do you move from finding Shakespeare's language rather intimidating to feeling that you now 'inhabit' it? This is the line I explored with Pippa Nixon, currently playing Rosalind in As You Like It and Ophelia in Hamlet.

by Viv Graver  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Making Stratford special

May 16, 2013
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The Titus/Mad World company finally arrived in Stratford during a glorious spell of bank holiday sunshine. In fact, the weather was so gorgeous towards the beginning of the past week, and the atmosphere in the town so pleasant, that I had to constantly remind myself that this wasn't some sort of Shakespearean holiday camp.

by Ben Deery  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Coming out of the chrysalis

May 14, 2013
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There was a funny end-of-term sort of frisson in the air on our last Friday in London. The end of the laval stage in the life of our production had arrived, and, after nine weeks, it was time for us to emerge from our Clapham chrysalis.

by Ben Deery  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Tremble with Kemble

May 14, 2013
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It's something of a relief having only one play to focus on for a while, as we go into technical rehearsals for Titus and get ready for previews on Thursday.

by Rose Reynolds  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

Forever and forever farewell

May 13, 2013

Has it has come to this? Which, by the way is another quote from the play of course.

by Andrew French  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

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