In the second of our series of Notes From The Front Line, I talk to Grace Church of Guttersnipe Theatre about their process of continuing to develop their devised project in lockdown over Zoom. Grace is a Lecoq-trained theatremaker and burlesque performer from Brighton whose work has been seen at venues and festivals including Wilderness Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, CPT, Wardrobe …
‘Theatre is everywhere. It is regional. It is rural. It is poor. Now it is in your front room, it can be from anywhere.’
After six weeks, free-to-view YouTube Channel The Shows Must Go On has concluded its series of Andrew Lloyd Webber stage musicals. The lockdown line-up continues this week with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.
In the first of a series of Notes From The Front Line interviews, I speak to director Max Lindsay about his experiences working on a show over Zoom in lockdown, to find out about how he’s been getting on and see what tips or advice he has to share.
The lockdown streaming schedule for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s free-to-view YouTube Channel The Shows Must Go On will continue this Friday with a broadcast of his global blockbuster Cats.
Charlie (a director) and Jeff (actor/writer) have just celebrated their first wedding anniversary. In normal times they only see each other about half the week, but currently have each others’ company 24/7. At first they filled the time with talking, but have now been FAR more sensible and fostered a dog, to fill the endless hours…
The lockdown streaming schedule for free-to-view YouTube Channel The Shows Must Go On, continues this Friday with a broadcast of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn collaboration By Jeeves.
Uncertainty in timetabling is likely to be with us for quite a while. However, I’m keeping my hopes alive that some of the most anticipated plays of the spring and summer season will still go ahead… at some point. Here are my top three.
Charlie (a director) and Jeff (actor and writer) married last spring. Charlie is a workaholic and has spent the last year wishing she could be home more, enjoying married life. Well, her wish has come true. Is lockdown leading to wedded bliss?
I hope no one minds these more chatty style posts, but with all that’s going on, I wanted to switch it up a little bit and bring some more relaxed posts about how we can keep ourselves sane, and of course stagey, in these trying times.
While its buildings all remain closed, the Royal Shakespeare Company will hand over its social media channels to the global community in what it’s calling the “largest-ever celebration of Shakespeare by audiences” in its history.
Being housebound and isolated is not unfamiliar to many members of the disabled and chronic illness communities, strangely leaving us potentially better equipped than the non-disabled to cope, and experiencing a sudden flood of accessibility.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has announced that all performances, events and activities will be cancelled up to and including Tuesday 30 June 2020.