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What’s life like for a stage manager on an adult pantomime?

In Cabaret, Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Pantomimes by Guest BloggersLeave a Comment

Our Featured Show – Excess All Areas’ new adult pantomime, Kitten in Heels – opens this week at London’s LOST Theatre and the team are working overtime to get everything ready. (See also – “Featured Show: Kitten in Heels marks 15 years of adult pantomime”.) Producer Paul L Martin quizzes the show’s excited stage manager Anna DeFreitas about the joys and …

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In Dance, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Laura KresslyLeave a Comment

Whilst visiting a Caribbean island about 100 years ago, Brutus Jones, an African American train driver, some how ends up emperor of the island’s native tribe. His reign is brutal, so Jones knows it will eventually end. Eugene O’Neill’s 1920 The Emperor Jones begins with Jones’ initially relaxed attempt at escape from the uprising citizens, and inevitable guilty descent into the madness of a Shakespearian villain. The script is entirely spoken by Jones, barring the first and last scenes, with his madness peppered with ghosts that won’t let him rest in the darkness of the island’s woods.