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The Suppliant Women [aftermath]

Saturday 15th marked the grand finale of our two week show run. Even now, it still hasn’t sunk in that it’s all over, our actors have finished up in Belfast and will soon move on to Newcastle, or that my particular walk to the West of the city will now return to a weekly event – and even that will dwindle before the year is out. 437 more words


Oscar Wilde & Ellen Terry

This is the script of a talk I gave to the Oscar Wilde Society on a visit to Smallhythe Place, once home to Ellen Terry, in September 2016. 2,113 more words

Oscar Wilde

The Suppliant Women [production week]

So, in theory, this should be the week where the show is lit up and dressed up for all the crew to see, while allowing the cast to sneak in some bonus runthroughs of the show. 345 more words


The Suppliant Women: Week 5 [rehearsal]

A last go at busting out some moves, tunes and an introduction to the elder chorus of Argos.

Essentially, the final rehearsals before production week hits and we move onto the stage… 63 more words


The Suppliant Women: Week 4 [rehearsal]

T-minus 11 days until press night.

Sweat. Sports gear. Memorising words. Learning new words. Staging the words. More sweat. Press. Sweating in front of the press. 26 more words


The Suppliant Women: Week 3 [rehearsal]

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Dried out throat, or a cold? Dry, cold, dry, cold…


A rehearsal-light week by comparison to #1 – instead of several full days of song and movement, we had two (albeit intense) shorter vocal sessions. 323 more words


Review: Richard III – Lyceum, Edinburgh

First published in The Times, Friday August 26 2016

Three Stars

What a pity for Thomas Ostermeier that the legendary Moira Knox is no longer alive to see his raucous Shakespeare adaptation. 371 more words

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