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Monthly Archives: February 2007

Do you like travel?

When he was aggravated, my acting guru Nat Brenner used to ask: “Do you like travel?” To which the answer was normally yes. “Do you like sex?” To which the answer was normally yes. “Then fuck off” If you like travel, you can see four BSC productions this week: HORRIBLE HISTORIES in Wimbledon, DANNY THE [...]
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More reviews

I think this could get boring, but if you’re interested in reviews for PROOF, here is the news. I was wrong. Charles Spencer of The Daily Telegraph has warmed to the play and given a lovely review, especially for Sally. The Times still hates the play – hates it! And the audience appear to be [...]
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Opening night

Opening nights are an exercise in mental control. Especially when you’ve been waiting six years. I saw PROOF on Broadway in 2001. As the show ended I knew that I wanted to produce it in the West End and play Hal. Six years later…! When we finished the very good dress there were two hours [...]
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The more I live with this play, the more I enjoy the mathematical context, the less I think this play is about maths! At its emotional heart, this is a play about a father and daughter and Catherine’s role in helping her father cope with his mental illness, an illness she thinks she might inherit. [...]
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How marvellous! People are beginning to comment! It’s the start of a big conversation! Thank you Chloe and Chris and George and Anon! (If you end up posting through the anonymous portal, please put your name at the bottom of the post, unless of course you want to stay anonymous!) The PROOF press night next [...]
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Brave people

All was not lost! Three hundred children braved cold air and slight drizzle today to make it to The Old Rep for the two shows. How they did it, I’ll never know. Thank goodness all the schools in Birmingham were closed again today so that no other children were put at such tremendous risk. Listening [...]
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It’s taken a while, but finally the snow caught up with us. For the first time in our fifteen year history we had no audiences for both performances of DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD at The Old Rep Theatre as schools were closed throughout the West Midlands. One wonders what has happened to this [...]
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Rome wasn’t built in a day! I think it took five weeks! We’ve only had four weeks of rehearsal to recreate the Roman Empire for HORRIBLE HISTORIES so everyone has had to work that little bit harder than the early Romans! HH opened this week at Tunbridge Wells. When something has been so successful, it’s [...]
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All change

It’s all changing at the BSC! Two of the great women of BSC are leaving for pastures new! Our assistant administrator Louise Eltringham, who has been with us for five years, has become the senior administrator of DV8 dance company – a great new post for the wonderful Louise. Ellen Mills, our education director, who [...]
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