Skin in Flames by Guillem Clua

Skin in Flames by Guillem Clua

Skin in Flames is an award-winning political thriller about a famous photojournalist who returns to the country where his career was launched during a brutal civil war. One of his photographs (of a schoolgirl flying through the air after a bomb...

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Wearing More Than One Hat

I’m not a blogger but I’ve been asked to write a blog. So here I am, doing my best at this task – yet another hat to the collection of hats I’m happy to wear for the love of theatre. Have you ever woken up one morning, jumped out of bed, picked...

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Fear and Magic in the rehearsal room

I’ve run rehearsals in the past for very small projects; I’ve been an Assistant Director sitting in on rehearsals and taking notes, giving feedback and providing all manner of support. But nothing is as terrifying as directing your first proper...

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Adapting a Classic

Having only ever worked with new writing in my short time as a director, I thought my next play should be a ‘classic’ play – ideally a Shakespeare piece. As Shakespeare has been done so many times I was struggling to find the ‘right’ play, so...

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Creating Space for Young Directors

After finishing university I moved home to South East London and got a place on the StoneCrabs Young Directors Program in 2011, something that I am incredibly grateful for. I then went on to successfully gain support from the John Fernald Award...

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Playground2 – Young Director

Playground2 – Young Director

Thursday 20th March – Friday 21st March A double bill of electrifying theatre selected from the StoneCrabs Young Director’s Festival. LUNA PARK by Donald Margulies directed by HATTIE COUPE A young man has a dream that he is in an...

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The Normal versus The Natural

I’ve just come back from training with LISPA as part of the London International Mime Festival on the ‘Poetic Body’ and ‘Devising Theatre’. Amongst many inspiring moments, one statement stuck with me: “The Normal versus the Natural”. What’s the...

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