What is an intimacy director? How do they change the power dynamic on a production? Why have we had to wait for the #MeToo backlash to get them?
If you had to choose just three Hollywood legends to build a theatre show around, who would you choose? For Sirens of the Silver Screen, Beth Burrows selected Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. At last week’s post-show discussion hosted by MyTheatreMates’ Terri Paddock at the Tabard Theatre, she explained why she did, how much fun she had researching each and to which she feels most connected.
Check out the (nearly) full-length Q&A video below for more on the delicacies of rehearsing and performing such a sexually graphic piece, the secrets of Liz Ascroft‘s phenomenal set, a team of veteran creative geniuses, political resonances, generational divides – and a surprising amount of laughter for a play about a modern plague!
Before the performance at Tristan Bates Theatre, the 16-strong company of San Domino entertain theatregoers in the bar with some jaunty patriotic songs, with which they lead them into the auditorium. It’s somewhat akin to the chilling scene in Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret when the Hitler Youth sings “Tomorrow Belongs to Me”.