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A Theatre-Lovers Guide to the BFI London Film Festival

Now only a few days away, the sheer volume of films available at the BFI London Film Festival can seem pretty overwhelming. There are Strands which categorise movies by genre including “Thrill,” “Dare” and “Love,” there are glitzy Gala premieres of major international releases where members of the public can walk the red carpet with the stars, and there are ...

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PREVIEW: Tower Theatre Open Day and Autumn Season Launch

There are plenty of brand-new theatres opening all over London, purpose-built spaces for fringe and commercial productions that suggests the arts are thriving. Over in Stoke Newington the 85-years old Tower Theatre Company has moved to new lodgings, a permanent space which hosted an open house event on 7 September 2019 to welcome new audiences and announce its autumn season. ...

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GUEST BLOG: Leigh Johnstone – All in the Mind Festival Director

When I was at secondary school, in Year 9, I took part in my first school play. It was Grease and I was playing Doody one of the T-birds. Apart from falling off the stage during the finale We go together I absolutely loved it and that experience really stuck with me. I then ‘got the drama bug’ and took part ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Lewys Holt, writer and performer of Phrases

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Lewys Holt, writer and performer of Phrases. Your pitch:   Phrases is kind of like a stand up show for contemporary dance…there’s all these white t-shirt comedians… I’m a teal t-shirt ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Ffion Jones

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of…Ffion Jones Your pitch:     A comedy theatre show about the future of national identity. Will Wales become a theme park if it has nothing else to offer? Ffion Jones is ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Izzy Mant: Polite Club

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of…Izzy Mant: Polite Club Your pitch:     Do you say sorry when someone bumps into you? Join Polite Club. I’ve been recklessly tolerant all my life, and it’s got me into ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Unmeetables

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of…Unmeetables. Your pitch:     A tragi-comedy about how we treat the lower castes of society. In this new one-man show, you follow a spectacularly clueless philanthropist-entrepreneur (David Hughes, dreamer of the ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Standard:Elite

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of…Standard:Elite. Your pitch:     An interactive show about class and social mobility. The audience are split into ‘Standard’ and ‘Elite’ members. Standards play games to tell the story, while Elites choose ...

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