Welcome back to Fringe Focus, putting a spotlight on smaller theatres. Following my attendance at Dear Peter last month, the series reopens with the artistic director of Iris Theatre, Paul-Ryan Carberry.
Iris Theatre have this week cancelled their Escape To The Forest summer season and launched an urgent appeal to save the company from imminent closure.
The concept of the piece was fascinating, with the production beginning with an introduction of the actors in a travelling performance group tasked with telling the story of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Iris Theatre’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel is certainly an ambitious and refreshing take on the story – but can’t always make up its mind whether it wants to be taken seriously or not.
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Robert Rhodes chatted to us about taking on the role of Quasimodo in Iris Theatre’s production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Actor Hemi Yeroham spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about starring in Iris Theatre’s puppet-filled premiere of Arabian Nights at Hoxton Hall, which finishes its acclaimed season this weekend.
It honestly doesn’t let up. At all. After an Edinburgh-focused August, and a ‘keep myself busy at all costs’ September (mostly to avoid the hell that is rush hour transport), October has rolled in, bursting at the seams because there is too much to do.
Award-winning playwright Nessah Muthy follows Arabian Nights, staged by Iris Theatre at Hoxton Hall, with the premiere of her latest play Sundowning. The contemporary drama, produced by Kali Theatre, examines the true cost of social care in the UK.
What’s been happening in the rehearsal room for Kali Theatre’s Sundowning, the new drama from playwright Nessah Muthy, whose Arabian Nights is currently entertaining audiences at Hoxton Hall? Take a look at our candid images, then book your tickets! Kali Theatre presents Nessah Muthy‘s frank and intensely moving new play Sundowning this autumn. The premiere production, helmed by Kali artistic director Helena Bell, runs …
Iris Theatre’s Arabian Nights is a gloriously colourful adaptation of a well-known collection of tales, freshened up by Iris Theatre – the puppetry is a highlight of the storytelling.
Iris Theatre has made its first family show foray outside Covent Garden in years and, judging by initial critical reactions to its adaptation of Arabian Nights and transformation of historic Hoxton Hall, the risk has paid off. We’ve collected some of our favourite highlights from the reviews to date below – in short, people are going potty for the puppets!
It is in the telling of the tales, though, that Arabian Nights really comes alive. Iris Theatre uses a spectacular array of puppets, from a towering, glowing-eyed King Shahryar to birds, ships and sea monsters.
Arabian Nights is highly recommended for an evening of high-quality escapism and entertainment, presented by a talented and incredibly hard-working cast – with a little help from some seriously cool puppets.
Following this week’s opening of Arabian Nights, her adaptation of ancient Arabic folk tales One Thousand and One Nights, award-winning playwright Nessah Muthy premieres her new, contemporary play Sundowning, exploring the true cost of social care in the UK, with Kali Theatre. Time to get booking!
This was the first time I have visited Hoxton Hall, one of the last remaining music halls in London, and it seemed a very fitting venue for this economic production of Arabian Nights.
It’s tonight! Iris Theatre’s stunning adaptation of Arabian Nights premieres tonight at Victorian London landmark Hoxton Hall, where its limited season continues until 13 October. Check out our gallery of stunning production photography – the costumes! the colours! the puppets! – and then get booking!
We’re counting down to the official opening (on 19 September 2018) of Iris Theatre’s brand-new adaptation of Arabian Nights at Victorian London landmark Hoxton Hall. We already feel swept away in the storytelling magic with the show’s new trailer – including stars Pravesh Rana and Sharon Singh, interviews with the director and designer and lots of puppets. Watch here – and then get booking!
Grade II-listed Victorian London landmark Hoxton Hall is this week transformed into the ancient world of the Middle East as Iris Theatre moves in to premiere its brand-new adaptation of Arabian Nights. Full casting is now announced. Time to get booking!
For swashbuckling family fun this summer, look no further than Iris Theatre’s The Three Musketeers. Set at the beautiful St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden, the largely open-air production takes Alexandre Dumas’ 1844 novel and condenses it into a thrilling adventure.
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