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Monthly Archives: September 2009

How the third years spent their weekend…

Some photos from the fantastic weekend workshop the third years did with IOU Theatre.  Those of us that took part all had a great time and created some work that we could be proud of in just 2 days.  It was also pretty refreshing to work towards purely aesthetic goals rather than getting bogged down […]

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The View From Down Here

The View from Down Here, a piece previously presented in the third year Practical Essay weekend is being performed again with a new cast list this week. It will be shown as a part of ‘Midget Gems’, an evening of plays at the Carriageworks Theatre, and as a part of ‘Light Night’ which will be […]

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After far too much time to think…

Are you taking the piss? The roles of performer and audience at the Edinburgh Fringe 2009 The first page of Peter Brooks’ The Empty Space includes the famous lines: “a man walks across this empty space while someone else is watching him, and this is all I need for an act of theatre to be […]

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What Remains? Pinter’s Ashes to Ashes, popular culture, memory and atrocity

Hi all. I’ll be giving a 30 minute talk on Monday 28 September on Harold Pinter’s Ashes to Ashes, its connection with Sarah Kane’s Blasted and why it overtly handles images of the Holocaust without directly referencing them. The talk will be at 1pm in the Alec Clegg Studio of the PCI (Stage @ Leeds) […]

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Leeds Met Studio Theatre @ the WT

As promised, here are the details of the Leeds Met Studio Theatre Autumn Season, coming to a theatre near you. Very near you in fact … Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 October, 7.30pm (at Workshop Theatre, University of Leeds) Oliver Bray | Villa Oliver Bray from Until Thursday uses Chekovian storytelling to dissect British relations […]

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The Trial – a message from Anna & Grace

Hello WT students! Hopefully you will have heard about the upcoming production of ‘The Trial’ at the Workshop Theatre, but just in case you haven’t we thought we’d fill you in on a few more details. The Trial, written by Franz Kafka and adapted for the stage by Steven Berkoff, is the story of Joseph […]

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Where did all the good theatre go? Opportunities not to be missed.

What happens to the hurricane of creativity that is the Edinburgh Festival throughout the remainder of the year? It does not orbit the planet, a big ball of histrionic chaos (though that’s what I sometimes like to think). Equally, it does not simply come to a halt and cease to exist until the time is […]

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TV showcase for former theatre studies student

Some of you may remember former theatre studies student Chris Fittock – staff certainly will. We last saw Chris here at the Workshop Theatre recording ‘Tunnel’, a play for radio. Since then his play ‘Red’ was produced by The New Works theatre company and toured to Liverpool, Glasgow and London in 2006, and was later […]

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Poets’ Corner travelling to Austria

Very exciting news from the whole PoCo team can now be confirmed. The play shall be going on a mini-tour to Austria in November. During the Fringe the show was nominated amongst six others to get an all expenses paid trip to Innsbruck in Austria to be performed in a professional theatre in the centre […]

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Freshers week in 17 days.

Dear God that came around fast. Just seventeen days until LS6 becomes the nation’s largest student theme park once again. Seventeen days until ridiculously oversized, pimped and club-night branded vehicles parade up and down woodhouse lane, forcing tequila shots upon unwitting and frequently unwilling passers by. Just seventeen days until the front of the Parkinson […]

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Two 4-star reviews for Poets’ Corner

Better late than never – two 4 star reviews!

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a wave goodbye to the fringe

I just thought I would do a quick message from the end of the festival… the last of our leeds based shows closed up yesterday (after wonderful runs), and all of the venues are starting to come down and be returned to what they function as in real life; the amount of heavy lifting is quite unreal […]

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