Archive for March 21st, 2012

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The Lonely One, just two nights in Islington

Wednesday, 21 March, 2012

Using a combination of actors/puppets and light manipulation, Rachel Warr’s new production plays 29th and 30th March, 8pm, at the Little Angel theatre in Islington.

It is a hot summer night. A girl walks past locked houses and moonlit trees. In the ravine a million fireflies flit and dance. The girl stands listening. In the middle of a thousand warm shadows, there are little bits of sudden snow all over her flesh – “Every time I take a step, there’s an echo. Someone’s following me.”

The Lonely One, is a deliciously dark tale of fear, with a touch of humour. It is based on an excerpt from the novel Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, and is adapted and directed by Rachel Warr – Artistic director of Dotted Line Theatre and newly appointed Associate Artist at The Little Angel Theatre.

“I am delighted to be the Little Angel Theatre’s 2012 Associate Artist. The Little Angel are right at the heart of UK puppetry, and at the forefront of encouraging the development of new puppetry work. Through this position I get to broaden my craft through additional training and to develop my own creative practice in a supportive environment. Both the venue and the team has a warm and inclusive quality, and it’s a pleasure to be part of it.”

This creative adaptation is brought to life through Dotted line theatre’s distinctive style of shadow play and light manipulation.

www.littleangeltheatre.com

 

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Finborough announces its summer season

Wednesday, 21 March, 2012

The Finborough Summer Season features rediscoveries from two UK dramatists, a classic British musical, and new writing from two of Canada’s living playwrights, as well as the debut of a brand new US playwright.

The season opens with the European premiere of Daniel MacIvor’s His Greatness playing 24 April – 19 May 2012, and directed by Ché Walker who returns to the Finborough Theatre following his show Fog in January. On Sundays and Mondays 29, 30 April and 6, 7, 13 and 14 May, there is the first UK production in nearly 40 years of Trevor Griffiths’ All Good Men.

Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the death of playwright John McGrath, and unseen in a professional production in London since 1966, John McGrath’s Events While Guarding The Bofors Gun plays 22 May – 16 June 2012, directed by Robert Hastie. On Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 27, 28, 29 May, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 June 2012, there is a celebration of both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer Sir Edward German with the first professional London production for 52 years of his spectacular Elizabethan operetta, Merrie England.

The season culminates with the London premiere of the international hit play, The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey, one of Canada’s pre-eminent dramatists, playing 19 June – 14 July 2012. On Sundays and Mondays 24, 25 June, 1, 2, 8 and 9 July 2012, there is emerging American playwright Joshua Conkel’s The Sluts of Sutton Drive.

The return of the Papatango New Writing Competition is also happening after its huge success with the world premiere of Dawn King’s Foxfinder in 2011. The closing date for competition entries is 1 May.

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