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Monthly Archives: August 2009

These guys below aren’t just a pretty (clock)face…

Who knows what play will represent TG in next year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but thanks to innovative directorial visions and powerful performances from Workshop Theatre Students, it is already standing in comfortable stead. This could represent a new phase in the recognition of theatre produced by University of Leeds students. Theatre review: Splinters of Light […]

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D/E/C on video.

Former Students, the Dog-Eared Collective send greetings (and video) from Edinburgh. They tell me during the month of June The Apocalypse Roadshow (their current Edinburgh production) underwent secret filming in a London bunker. Here is the proof, and part one of The Dog-Eared Collective’s video library directed by Dan Peters and Joe Kerrigan. Share on […]

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Back home, straight to the bar

Amy Powell Yeates chats with Grid Iron director Ben Harrison about the homecoming without the domestication Even the more organised of ticket-bookers may have been disappointed to find that Grid Iron’s run at this year’s Fringe is already entirely sold out. Clearly, their three year absence has created a profound hunger amongst Edinburgh audiences for […]

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Ten shows in, sixteen to go…

Hello WT Luvvies! Well the Edinburgh skies have finally turned traditionally grey after a disconcerting ten days of glorious sunshine. Flyering thus becomes even more difficult (for some reason people don’t like holding bits of soggy paper) although I did have some success today with the following pitch- ‘I get to go inside when I’ve […]

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4 Star Review for Splinters of Light

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The reviews are coming in…

I’m still scouting around for reviews  (please point me in the direction of any you find) but they are certainly starting to pile up. In particular, The Play about Charlotte has been very well received (I told you it was good) Fringe Review called it “a triumph” and Broadway Baby called it “a superb piece […]

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The Scatter Collective’s new website is online…

The new scatter collective website (yes you do remember them, look closely at the picture for heaven’s sake) is up and running at: http://www.thescattercollective.com/ As well as the usual stuff, there’s blogs from a couple of names you should recognise. Click on the links below : Shooee Harrison Becky Martin Share on Facebook

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Jane Plastow has news for you….

Jane Plastow has just passed along some great (non Edinburgh related) news… The Workshop Theatre has a visiting scholar from Nigeria coming to work with us for two years. Dr Chukwuma Okoye (or Chuks – apparently) has won an incredibly prestigious Newton Fellowship – the first ever given to the University of Leeds, and we […]

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Check out FUNNY, Assembly@7Holyrood

Those of you up there in Edinburgh: do you ever get the feeling, after having watched yet another half-baked show that the press are bigging up for reasons beyond your comprehension, that there must be other shows out there that you’re just not hearing about, that might actually be gold dust? Well, my top tip […]

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4/5 for Leeds Tealights

ThreeWeeks has given  Leeds Tealights 4 out-of 5 stars/points/whatever… which is pretty damn good by anyone’s standards. Didn’t see it myself but, if you want to, it’s on at C soco, 5 – 31 Aug, 4.35pm. Prices vary. Share on Facebook

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York Theatre Royal-TAKEOVER FESTIVAL

http://www.takeoverfestival.co.uk/index.php/home.html TAKEOVER ‘09 is a new festival where young people under 26 take control of York Theatre Royal for three weeks and handle the programming and running of the building! And all tickets to all shows which are part of the festival are free to young people under the A Night Less Ordinary Scheme. How […]

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Opening Day for ‘Splinters of Light’.

I spent the morning with Aireborne Theatre and ‘Splinters of Light’. Their tech started at 10am and they had a three hour window to get things organised. It all went very well (a minor headache over the stage construction notwithstanding) and everyone seemed excited and up-for-it by the time we broke for lunch. Frustratingly, I […]

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Poets’ Corner

James Huntrods has lucked-out with his venue… the dark and damp brick arches of The Caves at Just the Tonic form the perfect backdrop for Poets’ Corner, a play set predominantly in the south transept of Westminster Abbey. It’s the spot where numerous writers and poets are commemorated or buried – only they won’t stay […]

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Comedy at the Dome

Yesterday turned out to be a pretty successful day. I’d planned on meeting up with a lot of different people and, as tends to happen in Edinburgh, I’d bumped into pretty much all of them four minutes after stepping off the train at Waverley station. This left the evening free for some entertainment and, having […]

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