Reviews

Henry IV, part 1

Even without its climactic sequel this is a roguishly appealing, stand-alone historical romp.

Electric Hotel

Electric Hotel is a piece of total theatre, a beautiful, meditative and eerie exploration of isolation and violence seen through the eyes of voyeurs.

Henry VIII

It’s not every day that you get to hear a Shakespeare play (or at least a play partly by Shakespeare) for the first time.

Peter Pan

Grafting a social conscience onto Barrie’s blithely heartless hero isn’t as easy as re-attaching lost shadows.

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Articles

A Practical Guide to Theatre and the Web: Facebook

Sinead Mac Manus looks at the world’s largest social networking site to gauge its potential for theatre artists and companies.

Green and Pleasant Neverland

There’s even the odd pirate, redskin and fairy to be sighted among the motley and comprehensively lost crew.

Journey to the Heart of the Sun

Chronicle of a journey to the Cartoucherie de Vincennes to see Théâtre du Soleil’s latest production, Les Naufragés du Fol Espoir.

A Practical Guide to Theatre and the Web: Twitter

Do you tweet? What can Twitter do for your work in the creative industries? Sinead MacManus covers the main points of the world’s most used microblogging service.

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Interviews

Interview with Tim Webb, Artistic Director of Oily Cart

I love those moments, when our participants are suddenly seen in a new light, free of the 'behaviours' and the 'syndromes' with which they are often labelled.

On Austen’s Women: An interview with Rebecca Vaughan

We have become so involved in the romances within these novels that we often overlook the voices of the women themselves.

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Henry IV, part 1

Jun 20
2010
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Looks like it might be a good summer for plays with Henry in the title at Shakespeare’s Globe. Hard on the heels of a powerful Henry VIII comes the first…

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Electric Hotel

Jun 18
2010
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The Electric Hotel stands before us in semi-darkness, a plant on its rooftop and a ‘No Vacancies’ sign lit up out front. Behind it stands Gas Holder No 8, and…

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Interview with Tim Webb, Artistic Director of Oily Cart

Jun 17
2010
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In this interview Diana Damian talks to Tim Webb, Artistic Director of Oily Cart, about his company and its work for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities. You

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Henry VIII

May 20
2010
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It’s not every day that you get to hear a Shakespeare play (or at least a play partly by Shakespeare) for the first time. So a new production of the…

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Peter Pan

May 18
2010
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Barbican, Reviews
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Regular readers may have noticed my tendency to write about Peter Pan at any available opportunity (including here and here). So I hope you won’t take it as deliberate waywardness…

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Real time comments, LTB advertising and Theatre in Pictures

May 17
2010
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Readers of LTB may have noticed a few changes on the site of late. The following is a brief outline of site updates.

Real time comments

Real time comments have…

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Under construction: A summer day in South Tel Aviv

May 16
2010
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Audio Visual, Theatre in Pictures
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In this series of photos, London based Israeli photographer, Ben Hopper, worked with a range of performance artists on a construction site in South Tel Aviv. The building once…

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Elevator

May 15
2010
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New Diorama Theatre, Reviews
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The New Diorama Theatre has bravely opened its doors to a season of new Romanian writing with Elevator as the lead show. Gabriel Pintilei’s play was originally written and performed…

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A Practical Guide to Theatre and the Web: Facebook

May 05
2010
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Articles, Practical Guide to Web 2.0
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In this next instalment in her series of hands-on articles, creative business consultant, Sinead Mac Manus, looks at the world’s largest social networking site, Facebook, to gauge its potential for…

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On Austen’s Women: An interview with Rebecca Vaughan

May 05
2010
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Austen’s Women is Rebecca Vaughan’s debut solo production, first performed in Edinburgh in 2009. The performance uses text taken solely from the works of Jane Austen. It is a succession…

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