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NEWS: Casting Announced for 2017 Tour of War Horse

The National Theatre have confirmed the cast for its UK touring production of the critically acclaimed War Horse, which will open at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury on the 15th September.  489 more words

Salome at The National Theatre: Reviewed

This won’t be to everyone’s taste, but for those who are all about aesthetics, I’m sure it will be appreciated.

The story of Salome is predominantly un-told, but when it is it’s of a supposed  ‘femme fatale’ who demanded the head of John the baptist as revenge for his spurning of her affections. 320 more words

Releasing your authentic voice: top voice coach Jeannette Nelson on working with actors at the National Theatre

Actors working in the theatre today face many challenges: how do you keep your voice sounding fresh and vital, day after day? How do you manage to sound natural in performance while still being audible? 1,606 more words

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Jane Eyre @edtheatres Festival Theatre #Edinburgh #Review #Theatre

I met Jane Eyre for the first time last night in Edinburgh. I do believe she will stay with me forever.  In the National Theatres production, directed by Sally Cookson, the performance run is over a period of 3 hours. 257 more words

Kelly Talk

Jane Eyre


When it comes to adapting a work of classic fiction, there are basically two ways you can go. You can opt to be as faithful to the original as possible, depicting it scene by scene, or you can bend the rules somewhat and come at it from an entirely different direction. 423 more words


Salomé, The National Theatre

Despite her fame in opera, plays and painting across the millennia, surprisingly little is known about Salomé.  She is nameless in the Biblical account of the beheading of John the Baptist and it is only as a result of Roman-Jewish historian Josephus that this woman, who demanded John the Baptist’s head on a platter, is known as Salomé. 494 more words