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Yearly Archives: 2010

Jean Genet’s The Maids.

Last chance to see the MA production of The Maids is this evening (Wednesday 8th December) at 7pm in Studio 1 of the Workshop Theatre. Jean Genet’s The Maids caused a scandal when it opened in Paris in 1947 for its stark portrayal of seething working class discontent. This dark and brooding play depicts two […]

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Territorial Teapots: Performing The Past 2010

It’s that time of year again. We’ve just past Bonfire Night, but we’re not quite in Christmas period yet. Every Halloween photo has finally been Facebook’d, but the Old Bar’s not started the expensive (but mouth-watering) Christmas meals yet. And lo, if you stand still in the Workshop Theatre for a moment or two you […]

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And the Winner is…

Back in July we told you Jan Perry had been selected as a finalist in The Windsor Fringe Marriott Award for New Drama Writing 2010.  A total of 213 scripts were submitted from as far afield Japan, USA, Australia, Finland, Norway, Spain, Jersey, Wales, Eire, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man and of course, England. […]

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Cloud 9 at the Workshop Theatre

Cloud 9 comes to the Workshop Theatre this week.  The production runs for three nights, starting tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7pm. Cloud 9 is a landmark play about sexual politics in colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, in which all our assumptions about sex and gender are stunningly exploded. ‘Sharp comedy and a serious purpose are splendidly […]

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Dates for your diary…

We have a whole bunch of dates for your diary… so write this little lot down somewhere: Starting on the 27th of September we have Cloud 9 in Studio 1. This is a Workshop Theatre student production (you’ll recall we did The Trial last year). The run will last for 3 nights, finishing on Friday […]

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The Author and the Audience

A one-day symposium at the University of Leeds, 6th November 2010

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4 star review for Clint’s Reality from the Scotsman

Great Scotsman review that came in for the final two shows. It has rounded off the whole Edinburgh experience so nicely and gave us two large audiences to play with. We actually ended up on the front page, which I think is the biggest double take I’ve ever done at a newstand. Here’s the photographic evidence:  […]

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Four Star Review for The Track of the Cat

The Track of the Cat reviewed by ThreeWeeks www.edinburgh.threeweeks.co.uk bearplate in association with C theatre An eerie stillness consumes the dimly lit space from start to finish in this spookily compelling adaptation of Walter van Tilburg Clark’s novel, set in Sierra Nevada in 1900. The employment of an all female cast (aside from haunting music […]

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In case you haven’t already seen it…

… this is the promo for Alcatraz. All the shows with Workshop Theatre connections are getting great reviews at the moment.   If you happen to spot a review for either Clint’s Reality, Alcatraz, the Dog-Eared Collective, or Chris Fittock’s The Track of the Cat… please pass them along. Share on Facebook

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Five Star Review for Clint’s Reality

“An absolute must-see in Edinburgh” by David Hutchinson for remotegoat on 12/08/10 www.remotegoat.co.uk Clint’s Reality is a hilarious new comedy from up and coming writer James Huntrods. The premise of the piece is that reality TV producer Clint has been disgraced for rigging the votes in his latest talent contest ‘Celebrity Bombshell’ in order to […]

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Five Star Review for Alcatraz

Review from The New Current www.thenewcurrent.com * * * * * Published: August 11, 2010 Alcatraz portrays a woman who works in a hotel, recording conversations of previous guests of a particular room. Not a play for the simplest of folk, it follows the deep psychotic interactions that she shares with 4 guests in particular, […]

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Four Star Review for Dog-Eared Collective’s Joyride

Review by Marissa Burgess from Chortle  www.chortle.co.uk * * * * Having seen the Dog Eared guys’ shows for the past the last two years – and awarded them a two-star review each time – I was really hoping they would pull it out the proverbial bag this year for another star. A target, it […]

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Four Star Review for Clint’s Reality

Review of Clint’s Reality from AlltheFestivals (www.allthefestivals.com) by David Marren added on 07 Aug 2010 * * * * Refashioning typical British comedy farce for the 21st century ‘Clint’s Reality’ manages to resuscitate the form with not so much the kiss of life but a full on snog with tongues. It is a smoothly run, well […]

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Top 10 recommendation for both Aireborne shows

Both Alcatraz and Clint’s Reality have made it into fringereview’s top ten recommendations for the underbelly. There’s also an interview with James Huntrods on the site: www.fringereview.co.uk. Or you could just listen to it here… FringeReview meets Aireborne Theatre FringeReview | MySpace Video Share on Facebook

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Alcatraz Preview – 6/8/2010

It seems the name Aireborne Theatre carries some weight on the streets of Edinburgh. Today, for the second day in a row, audiences were queuing around the block to get in to an Aireborne production. Today saw the preview of Alcatraz, a slick, stylish and atmospheric piece of theatre, the result of a collaboration between Lucy […]

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