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Monthly Archives: November 2005


It’s amazing how often the public will ask you if you are exhausted after seeing you in a show. The answer is ‘very rarely’. In my current production, I am on stage for about 55 minutes, and only start talking after another 15 minutes minutes. Am I exhausted afterwards? No, not really. Acting is not [...]
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Kensuke’s Kingdom reviews

First reviews for KENSUKE’S KINGDOM are out:   The Stage newspaper says it’s “a joy to watch!” and the Birmingham Mail says its “a powerful piece of children’s theatre”.     Today we are pleased to announce The Birmingham Stage Company are providing up to 4 free tickets for a performance of KENSUKE’S KINGDOM to ex-Longbridge workers [...]
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The critics have been…

The critics have been (and are still coming) to KENSUKE’S KINGDOM so we will discover shortly what they think of it. If any of you haven’t experienced what it is like to be judged for your work – and that judgement to be made public to millions of people – it’s an interesting experience to [...]
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Kensuke’s Kingdom

Time has told! This simple tale of a boy lost on an island has proved a total hit. On the very first performance of KENSUKE’S KINGDOM the children sat transfixed by the adventure. One of the teachers, who has seen nine BSC productions, said this was her favourite show! You might think I would be [...]
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Theatre is a strange business…

Theatre is a strange business. I get so many questions about what we’re doing and why we’re doing it that the blog seemed the perfect way to provide the answers. So here I am three days before we open our production of KENSUKE’S KINGDOM. The real challenge with theatre for children is that they are merciless. [...]
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