A new liveartshow journey has started. Following up from Manga Sister and Rhinegold and our Summerhall/tour of The Future For Beginners we’ll be premiering Marsha: A Girl Who Does Bad Things at the Arcola from August 11-15.
Following from The Future For Beginners it mixes both opera and theatre – featuring one actor (Tilly Gaunt) and four opera singers (Victoria Gray,…Continue
Posted on July 30, 2015 at 10:21
I've recently been working with Sarah Jones and Mess Up The Mess theatre on a new Forum theatre piece around the subject of anxiety issues in young people. It's been both a tough and delightful process - the toughness coming from the subject matter and the delight coming from working with such a professional group of young people who are committed to making great theatre.
I attended the first performance of the play last Friday at Y Ffwrnes in Llanelli and it was an experience…Continue
Posted on September 1, 2014 at 13:30
The Future For Beginners has been nominated for the Music Theatre Network awards and received a 5 Star review from the British Theatre Guide - well done to actor/singers Jennifer Adams and Matthew Bulgo.
The show is on at Summerhall at 3.40pm until Aug 24.
British Theatre Guide
The Future For Beginners
Review by Philip…Continue
Posted on August 18, 2014 at 18:53 — 1 Comment
I’m currently sitting in a music room at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (listening to someone practising the oboe next door) and wondering what to blog about with regard the rehearsal process for liveartshow’s The Future For Beginners. As I’m a writer I’m going to write about…
The writing of the show. It's been a particularly interesting process for…Continue
Posted on July 14, 2014 at 15:07 — 1 Comment
When The Opportunity of Efficiency was performed at the New National Theatre in Tokyo last year the play was written, in reality, by two people.
I was given the credit – my name on the posters outside the hulking theatre that sits near the busy Shinjuku area of Tokyo – but I was always keenly aware that the translator, Kaku Nagashima, had written the actual words spoken on stage.
Writing the play for a foreign national theatre, having it translated into Japanese and…Continue
Posted on June 4, 2014 at 8:30 — 3 Comments