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Animal Farm, Mercury Theatre - 16/07/2014

George Orwell’s classic anti-communist ‘fairy-tale’ Animal Farm  has been adapted into a semi-musical play and is the Mercury Theatre Youth Company’s production for 2015. While the story obviously remains engaging and offers an interesting interpretation of a communist revolution, this adaptation doesn’t really seem to do the original story or young company justice. 443 more words


Spotlight On... Tracey Childs

February’s Spotlight On……

*** Tracey Childs ***

Can you tell us about your new permanent role at the Mercury Theatre and what it was that attracted you to it? 677 more words


Noises Off, Mercury Theatre - 05/05/2015

Having spent the past couple of months stressing about my AS exams, I was pretty excited at the possibility of some light humorous relief in the form of  606 more words


Educating Rita, Mercury Theatre - 27/02/2015

One of my goals for the new year was to go and see more plays – ask me anything about musical theatre and I’ll probably know the answer but plays are a different story. 529 more words


Mystory: Orson Welles

  1. Orson Welles
  2. The man stands at his microphone, his hands behind his back. He looks towards the faux news reporter, a colleague, as he frantically describes a horrible scene.
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The terminal geek

I was enjoying my fancy schmancy new HDTV the other evening — my first modern television — and the screen looked like this, except entirely dark, because it was night and the display was turned off. 322 more words

Hard Places in India: a designer's-eye account

(Originally published in Blue Pages, the journal of The Society of British Theatre Designers)

Hard Places by Farhad Sorabjee, a Mumbai-based writer, had been previously produced in India by a remarkable company called Rage, mainly known in the UK as the Royal Court’s “go-to” for finding and supporting Indian playwrights.  1,280 more words