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FEATURE: RashDash’s Mission To End Pornography

There have been a number of times this year when Charlie Bennett, producer of RashDash, has breathed out a familiarly exasperated sigh. We haven’t needed to ask why. We understand the code. It refers to the beast we are currently nestled in the jaws of: Taking our National Theatre co-production We Want You To Watch on a national tour. The ...

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OPINION: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – Facing up to the cost of tuition

  I read a great post today on the "Book of Face", about a parent asking a person ‘inthe know’ this question: If you get only sixhours teaching a week in a university, couldn'tyou do drama school training in the same time? It’s such a great question isn’t it? I mean there are loads of universities out therecharging the £9000 ...

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Behind the Scenes: Northern Ballet – Inside 1984

By Rich Jevons Before the creative team behind Northern Ballet’s 1984 gave a day-long exposition of the thinking behind their modern masterpiece based on George Orwell’s dystopian novel, we are asked to consider what we would put in Room 101. Quite flippantly, I think of celery and the complete works of Xenakis on a loop. But more seriously, we think ...

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OPINION: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – Mentoring the mentors

  So that’s it then - another academic year over. Or as I like to see it…I’ve survived another 12 months of madness. Of course, such is the nature of our course, in just three weeks time it’ll all start again. As I say every year, whilethe notion of a running a two-year programme makes so much sense for the ...

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ED FRINGE BLOG: To She Or Not To She – The End Approaches

What the..!? It’s the 31st? Yes I’m not sure how on earth that happened but Fringe 2015 is almost over with ONLY 1 show left. I find myself faced with a number of dilemmas. I haven’t seen everything that I planned to see. Oh the shaaame. “Yeah I’ll definitely come and see it!” I said. But I’m afraid that has ...

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ED FRINGE BLOG: Fame Costs with Mark Fisher

In this series of brief interviews, cruise ship worker, wannabe performer and celebrity stalker Lance talks about fame with the boldest and brightest names at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Lance also hosts his un-famous chat show “Late with Lance!” every day at 2:30pm at the Counting House. Fame may cost, but the show and this blog are free. www.LanceShow.com Hi ...

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ED FRINGE BLOG: Fame Costs with Dandy Darkly

In this series of brief interviews, cruise ship worker, wannabe performer and celebrity stalker Lance talks about fame with the boldest and brightest names at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Lance also hosts his un-famous chat show “Late with Lance!” every day at 2:30pm at the Counting House. Fame may cost, but the show and this blog are free. www.LanceShow.com Hi ...

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ED FRINGE BLOG: The Fringe Rookie – When Chalky’s Was Good

On our first fringe we have largely been playing what I assume is the prove-yourselves-newbies slot of midday, which has been great fun in and of itself but a challenge to encourage hungry, hungover festival goers to attend. What we really wanted was an evening slot more befitting of our dark surreality, so we jumped at the chance to take ...

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