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John Chapman
John Chapman works as a freelance education consultant, writer and copy editor. Prior to this, he was an Assistant Headteacher specialising in English and Drama. John first took to the stage as a schoolboy pretending to be a Latin frog. Decades later, he has been involved with 150+ productions, usually as an actor or director. He is currently a member of Tower Theatre in Stoke Newington, London. In 2016, he was in their “mechanicals” team that worked as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play For The Nation, appearing both at the Barbican and in Stratford-upon-Avon. In 2004, he served as a panellist on the Olivier Awards; he is currently an Offies assessor. He reviews for a variety of websites, writes his own independent blog 2ndFromBottom about his theatrical life.
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‘It was just the most magical experience of reading a play’: Director Rob Ellis fills in the background on new play Cuttings at the Hope Theatre

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Rob Ellis directs Ollie George Clark’s new play called Cuttings at London’s Hope Theatre which examines the hitherto unexplored backstage world of theatrical PR – a world that has become increasingly important with the rise of online social media.


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