News

June 2015

ARIADNE begins work on its first international artistic collaboration: DEAR CHILDREN, SINCERELY.  More news as it comes…

June 2015

A proud moment on our return:

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June 2015

Isobel Waller-Bridge and I travel to Belarus to write SOUL POWER: THE OPERA with the Belarus Free Theatre.

Soul Power

Soul Power

May 2015

Travel to Dublin to set up THE NEST: a residency for ARIADNE at Trinity College Dublin in September 2015.

April 2015

Sing at friend’s wedding in Victoria Baths

April/May 2015

Meetings and preparations with Isobel Waller-Bridge for opera in Belarus.

April 2015

POSH run comes (very sadly) to an end….

March 2015

I direct new play HEROINE by April de Angelis at the National Theatre, as part of Women Centre Stage Festival.

March 2015

POSH transfers to Salisbury Playhouse: http://www.salisburyplayhouse.com/page/posh

February 2015

POSH premieres at Nottingham Playhouse: http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/posh/

Photos by Richard Lakos

Photos by Richard Lakos

More photos of the play are here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.926625757349564.1073741862.212606835418130&type=1

To hear the music composed by Isobel Waller-Bridge and sung by Joanne Evans, click on this REQUIEM SOUNDCLOUD link.

January 2015

ARIADNE partners with the Abbey Theatre for their Theatre of War symposium in Dublin.

See http://www.projectariadne.com/abbey-national-theatre-dublin-2015/ for videos, photos and information.

January 2015

Begin rehearsals for POSH at Nottingham Playhouse.

Photo Posh Notts Playhouse 1 copy

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December 2014

Watch BAFTA screening of Into the Woods with Q&A with cast and crew afterwards.

December 2014

Watch Tena Štivičić’s extraordinary play 3 Winters at the Lyttelton, National Theatre.  Hear my interview with here.

December 2014

Continuing casting for POSH… (aware there might be some who recognise the singing in the trailer….)

December 2014

My documentary Theatre of the Abused is broadcast on BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 Documentary

BBC Radio 4 Documentary

Hear it here.

December 2014

Attend UK premiere of The Theory of Everything at ODEON Leicester Square

 

November 2014

Interview Tena Stivicic for In Conversation podcast at the National Theatre, on her new play 3 Winters

November 2014

Finalise creative team for Posh.  Very excited to be working with designer Ellan Parry, composer and sound designer Isobel Waller-Bridge, lighting designer Alexandra Stafford-Marshall, and fight director Alison de Burgh.

November 2014

Am producing Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4.

November 2014

In editing suite at MediaCity working on Theatre of the Abused – my first ever documentary for BBC Radio 4!  Here it is in its final edited glory!

Theatre of the Abused final edit

October 2014

Film the trailer for POSH in Nottingham… See the result here.

October 2014

CD Recording with the Joyful Company of Singers for Lionel Segal’s ‘Pictures of Life’.

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October 2014

Am invited by National Theatre to interview Tena Stivicic on her new play 3 Winters for their In Conversation podcast.

October 2014

Sing Mass for 5 Voices concert with Joyful Company of Singers at St Sepulchre Church in London. Music by William Byrd, Lennox Berkeley and Michael Berkeley.

September – October – November 2014

April de Angelis and I record for our BBC Radio 4 Documentary, Theatre of the Abused.  We get to meet and interview: Marion Bailey on Blurred Lines (National Theatre, London), Anna Jordan on Freak (Theatre 503, London), Yael Farber and Priyanka Bose on Nirbhaya (Southbank Centre, London), Annie Ryan on A Girl is A Half Formed Thing (Sam Beckett Centre, Dublin Theatre Festival), Dr Lucy Nevitt author of Theatre and Violence, cultural sociologst Dr Tiffany Jenkins and theatre critic Lyn Gardner.  It has been an absolute privilege to speak with these women about sexual violence and feminist theatre.

August 2014

ARIADNE in exciting talks with the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, watch this space…….!

August 2014

Invited to direct POSH by Laura Wade, co-production with Nottingham Playhouse and Salisbury Playhouse, for Feb-April 2015.

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November 2014

There is a mass of news to catch up on.  The space was because I had unexpected and rather major surgery earlier this year.  But all is better and now I am back in action with much much news to tell!

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Much news to update on… watch this space!

 

January 2014

We win Arts Council England funding for a Research and Development period on The Endings by Sara Pascoe.  We’ll rehearse it and then perform two play readings at the Soho Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse in Feb/Mar 2014.  See here for more information.

 

January 2014

Saw Absurd Person Singular at Mill on Sonning, by Alan Ayckbourn, dir. Tom Littler.

 

January 2014

Saw Blurred Lines at National Theatre SHED, by ensemble and Nick Payne, dir. Carrie Cracknell.

 

January 2014

My BBC Radio 4 documentary commissioned: Theatre of the Abused – sexual violence in modern feminist theatre.  Will be broadcast in Winter 2014.

 

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4 Nov 2013

Invited to attend the lecture: The Responsible Artist, care of the Royal Society of Arts and The University of Manchester, hosted by James Thompson of In Place of War.

 

30 October 2013

Invited to attend #BigIdea #Reimagine South East Asia forum, by British Council and Culture+Conflict, on ‘Making a Better World?’, at the Royal Court Theatre.  A discussion inspired by The Djinns of Eidgah by Abhishek Majumdar.  Featuring talks by James Thompson – head of In Place of War; Elyse Dodgson – International Director at Royal Court; Abhishek Majumbar; Pauline Ross – Artistic Director of Derry Playhouse, and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.

http://dramaanddance.britishcouncil.org/blog/making-a-better-world/

 

29 October 2013

Saw The Events at Young Vic, by David Greig, dir. Ramin Gray.

 

22 October 2013

Invited to attend International Women’s Forum conference on The New Broadcasters, at the Groucho Club.  Chaired by Lorraine Heggessy.

 

17 October 2013

Singing Poulenc’s La Figure Humaine with the Joyful Company of Singers: see details here.  Buy tickets here.

 

October 2013

R&D on The Endings, with Sara Pascoe

 

October 2013

Saw Grounded at the Gate Theatre – starring Lucy Ellinson, dir. Christopher Haydon.

 

September 2013

Produced BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, featuring Margaret Hodge MP and Dame Margaret Drabble.

Listen here.

BBC Woman's Hour Screenshot

 

August 2013

Directed The Endings Part II, by Sara Pascoe, at the Edinburgh Fringe

Starring Christopher Adlington, Kirsten Hazel Smith, Ursula Early

 

June/July/August 2013

R&D on Lunchtime Plays Project at Charing Cross Theatre

 

May/June 2013

Directed Clarence Darrow, by David W. Rintels, at the Teahouse Theatre in Vauxhall (see here).

Teahouse Theatre

 

21-25 April 2013

Joined the European Theatre Convention Spring Theatre Tour, representing Nottingham Playhouse as Associate Director of NEAT 11 and the forthcoming NEAT 14 festival.

Travelling with them from Italy to Slovenia to Slovakia to Croatia.

European Theatre Convention Spring Theatre Tour 2013

Press Conference at Slovak National Theatre
L-R SND Artistic Director Roman Polak, Alanka the translator, me from Nottingham Playhouse, Heidi Wiley from ETC, the Chief Dramaturg, and Wolfgang Spindler from EuroNews.
(www.snd.sk)

Press Conference at Slovak National Theatre

 

 

13 April 2013

Singing Rachmaninov’s Vespers by Candlelight at St Martin in the Fields with the Joyful Company of Singers.

Concert Information

 

April 2013

Reading the Lost Plays in the Nottingham Playhouse archive.

 

March 2013

Recording Rachmaninov’s Vespers with Joyful Company of Singers, for album distributed by Nimbus.

www.jcos.co.uk

 

March 2013

Press night of West End transfer of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, based on Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott.

A National Theatre production.

 

March 2013

Travelling to Cyprus to give three days of Directors’ Workshops at Veramand Studio School of Performance in Nicosia.

http://www.veramand.com/index.php/en/studio

 

March 2013

Saw Dear World at Charing Cross Theatre, directed by Gillian Lynne.

Charing Cross Theatre

 

February 2013

Heard Archipol perform at Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec in Kennington.

Archipol website

 

February 2013

Saw Illusions, by Ivan Viripaev, translated by Cazimir Liske, and directed by Ramin Gray. At Shoreditch Town Hall.

An Actors Touring Company production.

 

February 2013

Saw Romeo and Juliet at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmund’s, dir. Lynn Whitehead.

Romeo and Juliet

 

 

February 2013

Play reading at the Fitzroy Tavern of Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart

with Caitlin Shannon, Catherine Skinner, Rhiannon James, Ursula Early, Sam Wilkin and Ross Hatt

 

February 2013

Saw The Captain of Köpenick at the National Theatre, directed by Adrian Noble

http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/the-captain-of-kopenick

 

February 2013

Saw Sour Lips, at Ovalhouse – written by Omar El-Khairy, directed by Carissa Hope Lynch.

http://www.ovalhouse.com/whatson/detail/sour-lips1

 

February 2013

Saw Surprises, written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn at Theatre Royal Bath

http://www.theatreroyal.org.uk/page/3028/Surprises/515

 

February 2013

Saw Macbeth by the Guildford Shakespeare Company, directed by Caroline Devlin

http://www.guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk/current.html

 

February 2013

Saw Chorus Line at London Palladium

http://www.achoruslinelondon.com/

 

February 2013

Shadowing the recording of SoloParentPals.com by Sue Teddern. With BBC Radio Drama Unit, for BBC Radio 4.  Director: David Hunter

with Julian Rhind-Tutt and Liz White

 

January 2013

Saw L’Orfeo by Silent Opera

 

January 2013

Attending Taking the Offensive conference on defending artistic freedoms in the UK, organised by Index on Censorship.

http://www.indexoncensorship.org/taking-the-offensive/

 

January 2013

Leading a day long workshop with The Ruby Dolls at Lamda.

http://www.therubydolls.com

The Ruby Dolls