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Yearly Archives: 2011

The Belarus Free Theatre

Since 1994, the dictatorship of Alexander Lukashenko has criminalised such basic human rights as free speech and assembly in public places in Belarus. Various individuals in the artistic community have been jailed or ‘disappeared’ for voicing their dissent.  Political killings and kidnappings have also become a tool of the state for silencing the population at […]

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Dog-Eared Collective LIVE at the WT

I’m delighted to announce that the Dog-Eared Collective (Workshop Theatre graduates) have agreed to bring this year’s Edinburgh show to the Workshop Theatre. All WT staff, students, and friends are welcome to attend this FREE show. It’s going to be a lunchtime performance and the curtain goes up at 1.30pm in the Banham Theatre. The […]

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The Queen of Spades

If you’re in London over the next few weeks, you might want to stop by the Arcola Theatre, where recent graduate Amy Powell Yeates is producing The Queen of Spades. Details below… What is our life? A game! Hermann will stop at nothing to discover the secret of the three card gambling trick that will […]

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Reviews for Aireborne Theatre…

Aireborne Theatre (Leeds University’s Theatre Group) have again sent two shows to the Fringe this year and, as usual, Workshop Theatre students are heavily involved.  Both shows did much of their production work at the WT throughout June. King Arthur represents something of a departure for Aireborne in that it is a show aimed at […]

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Five Star Audience Reviews for ‘Click’.

Jan Perry’s multi award winning play ‘Click’ is proving  as popular with Edinburgh audiences as it is with judges. Here’s a sample of comments posted at LoveFringe.com: This piece of theatre is just amazing. All actors working hard to bring the audience into Nell’s memories. Amazing and heart breaking to watch at the same time. […]

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Five Star Review for the Dog-Eared Collective

Congratulations to former Workshop Theatre students the Dog-Collective Collective who picked up a host of fabulous reviews over the weekend- including this five star rave from whatsonstage.com The Dog-Eared Collective: You’re Better Than This Venue: Underbelly, Cowgate Where: Edinburgh Date Reviewed: 11 August 2011 WOS Rating: FIVE STARS It’s easy to become weary of sketch […]

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First Fringe Review for Wrens

The following review is from the Edinburgh Reporter; the original can be found here. Edinburgh Festival Fringe Review – W.R.E.N.S August 4, 2011 by John Kennedy Without a doubt one of the hot-ticket certainties for this year’s Fringe has to be the quaintly named Tiny Teapot Theatre’s production of Edinburgh born, ex-Wren, Anne V. McGravie’s W.R.E.N.S. […]

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New Dog-Eared Collective Video

Anarchic sketch troupe The Dog-Eared Collective want to change your life. One sketch at time. After gaining four stars from Chortle at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe for their show Joyride – The Dog-Eared Collective are back with riotous sketch fest ‘You’re Better Than This’ which previewed to critical acclaim at the Brighton Fringe: CRITICS CHOICE […]

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CLICK at the Edinburgh Fringe

Jan Perry’s award winning show CLICK tells the story of Nell, an elderly woman, who recalls the parental battles that characterised her childhood and upbringing. As her recollections of times past unfold the play swings between past and present, from childhood to old age, the memories and secrets clicking seamlessly into place, crowding in on […]

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Workshop Theatre at the Fringe: Wrens

As always, a number of shows at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe have strong WT connections, and we’ll be following them all…  ‘The big war’s ending, but the little wars keep on going.’ With VE Day imminent, seven Wrens contemplate a seemingly warless future. Yet, suddenly faced with their own personal war, will they […]

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The Workshop Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe

Every year the Workshop Theatre is well represented at the Edinburgh Fringe, and this year is no exception.  By my count there are currently four shows with strong WT connections, but I imagine there’s a few more I’ve yet to learn about. I’ll be letting you know about them all in due course, but first, […]

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(Updated) Four Star Review and Critic’s Choice for the Dog-Eared Collective

Former W.T. students The Dog-Eared Collective received glowing reviews in both the Sunday Times and the Fringe Review earlier this month. Alison Thomson (Sunday Times)  selected DEC as her critic’s choice and the Fringe Review awarded them 4 stars. This comes ahead of their appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe. The orignal Fringe review piece can […]

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Jan Perry’s CLICK picks up more awards.

The Nidderdale and District Drama Festival of One Act plays, now in its 49th year, was held at the Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough in March 2011. Jan Perry’s play CLICK picked up a host of awards winning: Best Play, Artistic Originality Award, and the Audience Award for the most popular play as voted for by the […]

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Latest from the Dog-Eared Collective

Some of the latest news and press from The Dog-Eared Collective. ‘The Dog-Eared Collective are a refreshing change of pace in modern British comedy’ LEEDS GUIDE 13/04/11 LEEDS GUIDE REVIEW After seeing the Leeds preview of our new 2011 material, Steve Kilgour (freelance review for Leeds Guide) has published a fantastic review, including the following highlights: […]

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Workshop Theatre Poem 2008-2011

By Conor Whelan Wherever you wonderful people end up good luck to the lot of you. Part of me can’t wait to see what you’ll do, where you’ll be – I know right now the thought of life is terrifying but we’ve survived this weekend, it’s easy now on. Teachers actors directors writers managers producers […]

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