A fun part of the production has been assembling props - a 40s Woodbine astray, an old-fashioned bottle of scotch, a cigarette case and a whiff of 40s in the costume of the characters. And the cast - Anna Rogers, Matt Griffin and Ruari Johnson - have been extraordinarily successful at bringing Musset's characters to life in a faux-Fitzrovian setting.
Part of the fun of staging a period piece is assembling (and drinking) the props! A short post on my new theatre production for the Crouch End Festival.
A brief post rounding up all of the shows being put on by the superabundantly talented Crouch End Players for the Crouch End Festival.
Now that A Midsummer Night's Dream has finished it's time to flag up my own next production with the Crouch End Players as part of the Crouch End Festival. As part of an evening of new writing I'm directing a new translation of the French classic, A Door (Should Be Either Open Or Shut).
I’d meant to write a post about seeing Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream back in April but never quite got round to it. So now I can use it as an intro to a forthcoming production of Shakespeare’s classic with which I’m involved on the production side of things. I wasn’t sure whether I wanted…
Calamari, smoked aubergine and good pizza. Radici delivers superior Italian at a mid-range price.
When you’ve an empty belly on in a cold snap La Petite Porte is a haven of the hungry.
Post-show blues only mean you should get on with something else.
Lancret, Marivaux and Ric Lindley
Comparing the modern Crouch End Players to the Comedie-Italiennes may be a first but it isn't without justification.
A short post as a bit of promotion for Corbyn Island, my adaptation of Marivaux’s L’Ile des Esclaves, which I’ve talked about on here before. Well, previously it was just an idea and a little side project to keep me occupied while doing some long commutes (you can read about it here). Now it’s happening! Rehearsals have…