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Ukraine’s Hooligan Art Community reprise their show Bunker Cabaret in London

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“There was a feeling that people all around me turned from fear to ‘We will win’”   The first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine affords a rare opportunity to get the inside theatrical scoop on what it felt like to be living in the country at a time of indiscriminate shelling, slaughter, danger […]

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Ukraine’s Hooligan Art Community reprise their show Bunker Cabaret in London

In Cabaret, Features, Interviews, London theatre, Other Recent Articles, Plays by Dominic CavendishLeave a Comment

“There was a feeling that people all around me turned from fear to ‘We will win’”   The first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine affords a rare opportunity to get the inside theatrical scoop on what it felt like to be living in the country at a time of indiscriminate shelling, slaughter, danger […]

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‘We have to do something else indefinitely but keep the keys to the building & look after them’: Royal Lyceum artistic director & playwright David Greig in Edinburgh

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The more you think about the invitation to the audience – as you say ‘come, be blocked off behind screens, we will spray you and present shows where actors stand apart, and we will try to encourage you not to sing along’, it’s like an anti-theatre.

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‘If new funds don’t come in, we can probably manage until the beginning of the autumn’: Artistic director Anthony Biggs on the Playground Theatre in lockdown

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As the weeks of lockdown continue, with theatres up and down the country and around the world closed for the foreseeable future, I caught up with another artistic director, Anthony Biggs of west London’s Playground Theatre, to find out more how they were responding.

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‘I’m not going to accept that I can’t grow an audience in that time’: British theatre’s shutdown described by industry insiders

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Weeks into lockdown, with theatres up and down the country and around the world closed for the foreseeable future, I caught up with the artistic directors of Cirencester’s Barn Theatre, Belarus Free Theatre and Pitlochry Festival Theatre. How are they being affected? Will they survive?