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And Now For Something Completely Similar…

This January, our hit show Not The Messiah is playing at Theatre503 – one of London’s top new writing theatres – followed by a quick tour to Derby and Belfast. It is a nice coincidence that this comes just after the announcement that the remaining living members of Monty Python are reuniting. Here, Tom takes […]

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Don’t Take It The Wrong Way – a short article on homosexuality in comedy

The following article was published on the Chortle website on 11th October 2013, in the run up to our production of Not The Messiah in London 22-26 October. In 1972, during an impromptu TV appearance with jazz singer George Melly, Monty Python star Graham Chapman, rather drunkenly, came out publicly as the first gay comedian […]

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Not The Messiah in London opening soon

Not The Messiah opens in London on Tuesday 22nd October and will run at the Leicester Square Theatre until the 26th. Just five chances to see it in London. Although we’re working on other dates across the country if you can’t make it there. Here’s some news and links as we run up to the […]

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A tale of two Ceasars

Tonight, I’m off to see the all-female Julius Ceasar at the Donmar Warehouse. It’s great that there’s a major mainstream venue drawing attention to the ideas and issues surrounding all-female Shakespeare, and the production looks to be a corker. I’m dead excited! But one thing’s niggling me, and I wanted to note this thought before […]

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Hairy Faced Gentlemen

I’ve been meaning to share some thoughts on the inevitability of gender politics being at play in our all-female production of Romeo & Juliet. First thing I’m going to say straight up: I am (at least) as ignorant as your average person on the intricacies of gender issues, sexism, and discrimination. I have opinions, but […]

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What The Faced?

It seems about time we properly introduced Smooth Faced Gentlemen and our involvement with it. [Note – This post was originally written about three weeks ago but, what with all the rehearsing and doing plays, we’ve only just got around to publishing it!] As you may have gathered, we’re co-creating a production of Romeo & Juliet with […]

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Romeo & Juliet audition speeches

Here follow the four extracts from Romeo & Juliet we’re asking auditionees to read from on Saturday. Take a look at them all, and choose one. Remember, we’re looking for a performance that shows a real contrast from your main, prepared monologue. We don’t expect you to learn these, but take a look and get […]

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Inter-reactivity

We’ve been talking a lot about the audience, interactivity and ‘inter-reactivity’ recently. We’ve got a new section of our website on the way about that. In the meantime, this blog post will operate as a sort of index to that work. Theory [intlink id=”41″ type=”category”]Interactve Thoughts[/intlink] A series of blog posts about the theory and […]

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England Person Inspire Controversy… we join the debate!

As I sat with Yaz outside the National waiting to go in for the 4th preview of Burnt by the Sun, I heard one of Hussain Ismail‘s companions telling the crowd “I represent the East End and I’m against Richard Bean’s England People Very Nice! Obviously I haven’t seen the production yet…” I knew the […]

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‘The Immediate Future’ (part 2)

The continuation of an essay on the future of theatre… This is one of [intlink id=”41″ type=”category”]a series of blog posts[/intlink] about interactive theatre and theory behind our work in this field. A large amount of theatre about today, though highly impressive, enjoyable and successful, does not embrace, does not exploit this unique element – […]

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