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jimee1987:

The shows I will be seeing over the next week (well, day ticketing Curious Incident so *fingers crossed* for that one).

All of these shows were brilliant. Had a fantastic week in London (although my feet are still not over it).

After Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (which is wonderful, fun and really makes you feel like a kid) the lovely Richard (currently playing Mr Bucket) took me and Claire (theatremagpie) on a backstage tour. I honestly felt like I was 5 years old (all three of us were like children!). Actually being allowed onto the set was brilliant, I can genuinely say I have been in the chocolate factory! Claire has pictures.

There was only 5 of us watching The Devil & Stepashka which was a real shame because it was an absolutely wonderful show. Got to have a really interesting chat with the creative team afterwards.

Ghost Stories was brilliant, really want to go back. Also, nearly gave the girl at the end of our row a heart attack. Unintentionally, but it was funny.

The new cast of Curious Incident are pretty awesome. Saw the alternate Christopher, Abram Rooney (his first act was good but his second act was outstanding) so plan on going back soon to see Graham Butler.

Let The Right One In is a beautiful production. Rebecca Benson and Martin Quinn really work brilliantly together. There are some incredibly well realised moments.

The Crucible is long. Its really good with a really strong cast but I felt every minute of the 3 1/2 hours run time. Maybe if you can afford the more expensive seats it doesn’t feel quite so long. I really enjoyed it though and it was nice to finally see it on stage.

Wonderland was brilliant. Funny, moving and loud. Glad they did the live stream so more people got to see it and I got to watch it again.

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The shows I will be seeing over the next week (well, day ticketing Curious Incident so *fingers crossed* for that one).

Link

#savepropellergroup: This petition is to make The Arts Council of England reconsider their 100% funding cut from Propeller Theatre Company

I know I posted about this already but it’s important.

If you appreciate good theatre please sign and share to help save this fantastic company.

If you’re on twitter, join the conversation #savepropellergroup

Link

#SavePropellerGroup!

fuckyeahpropeller:

In 2012/13 Propeller performed for 32 weeks in the UK giving 195 performances to 72,867 people, 19,600 of whom were 21 or younger,with 80% of national reviews being 4star plus

Over the last three years audiences have grown by 20% from 60,454 to 72,867

Propeller has repeatedly increased the number of venues it plays to whilst maintaining its relationship with The Touring Partnership’s network of 10 large-scale regional venues

ACE funding represents 19.42% of Propeller’s annual turnover of £1,307,761. Propeller raises the rest of the income via fees at home and abroad and fundraising. ACE funding is the vital seed money for this enormous body of work.

Internationally, Propeller has toured to 22 countries over the last three years and has performed to 95,726 people.

Artistic Director Edward Hall said:

'Despite this extraordinary record on the national and international touring circuit bringing Shakespeare to thousands of people in the regions and beyond, Propeller has been turned down for funding from ACE. This prevents the company from forward planning and calls into question the future.

ACE have told us: ‘We decided that, taking into account the quality and level of your artform provision available nationally, we preferred other applications.’ 

Whilst a lack of commitment from ACE to high quality touring theatre on a financial basis is perhaps understandable, Propeller’s national reach and quality of work cannot be called into question as our track record amply demonstrates. I am sorry that this decision will prevent us from continuing to pursue our national touring programme which has delighted so many thousands of people and which will prevent our company from pursuing its commitment to delivering affordable, high quality drama in the regions.’

The link above leads to an online petition, which, at time of posting, currently boasts over one thousand supporters. The idea is that with enough support, we can show ACE that Propeller are an important part of our theatrical culture. Companies like them cannot hope to continue working without the necessary funding - please help show them that this cannot be allowed to happen.

I urge not only the followers of this blog, but all fans and lovers of Shakespeare and top quality theatre to add their names to this growing list. We can only make waves with your help.

You can also join the conversation on Twitter, using the hashtag #SavePropellerGroup, and tweeting both @PropellerTheatr and @ACE_National.

Thank you.

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Bobby Elliot (written by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood)

Performed by Laura Norton, Joe Caffrey, Pete Peverley and Chris Ramsey for the Sunday for Sammy charity event at Newcastle City Hall.

http://www.sundayforsammy.org/

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jimee1987:

Propeller interval performance from High Wycombe (30.11.13)

Ended up in a bit of an awkward position for filming this but better then nothing.

Enjoy!

Today (well yesterday technically) was the last day of the 13/14 Propeller tour and i’m honestly a bit sad about it. It was a great year and the company were brilliant, providing me with a wonderful theatre going experience on multiple occasions.

This video makes me smile though so i’m reblogging it for any fellow Propeller fans who are sad about this tour ending but already excited for what comes next.

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everythingscenic:

As You Like It. Naomi Dawson.

Royal Shakespeare Company.

(via lamarqueisdead)

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myheartbeatscreams:

jimee1987:

myheartbeatscreams:

And now that I know exactly when I’ll be leaving, I felt the need to bring back my countdown app

I’m so happy and excited that you’re going back to Japan. It feels really weird to feel this happy for someone you’ve never met but I don’t care. I know how excited you are and how worried you were the last time and stuff and i’m really impressed by you for just doing this because you wanted to. More then that, you’re going for a whole friggin’ year!

You’re awesome!

Also, you should totally get yourself a countdown in hours. They’re great fun. My next adventure is in 495 hours :)

Aww, thank yo so much! <3 It might sound weird, but it means a lot to me to know that people actually care about my happiness, I guess? I am looking forward to going back now that I have the experience of having been there before. So hopefully I can avoid the whole freak out I had last time lol. I’m going to try to enjoy this year as much as possible :D 

Oh, I’ll have to look into an hour-by-hour countdown. I feel like that would be more satisfying to watch

It really is, the numbers go down much quicker.

I use timeanddate.com for mine. It gives me days, hours, minutes and seconds, which might be a bit extreme but is still lots of fun (set it to text only)

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myheartbeatscreams:

And now that I know exactly when I’ll be leaving, I felt the need to bring back my countdown app

I’m so happy and excited that you’re going back to Japan. It feels really weird to feel this happy for someone you’ve never met but I don’t care. I know how excited you are and how worried you were the last time and stuff and i’m really impressed by you for just doing this because you wanted to. More then that, you’re going for a whole friggin’ year!

You’re awesome!

Also, you should totally get yourself a countdown in hours. They’re great fun. My next adventure is in 495 hours :)

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Audio

David Thaxton’s first “Stars”

[Full audio is available on request, just drop a line!]

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