THE TEMPEST IS COMING…

AS OUR PRODUCTION OF THE TEMPEST DRAWS CLOSER, WE GET THE LOWDOWN ON THE PLAY FROM SIR JONATHAN BATE. The Tempest follows the fortunes of Prospero the sorcerer, who was once the Duke of Milan. He has spent 12 years marooned on a distant island since conspirators betrayed him and stole his dukedom. During that … Continue reading THE TEMPEST IS COMING…

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JOY, TERROR, EXCITEMENT AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

DIRECTOR DAMIEN RYAN TELLS US WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BRING HAMLET TO LIFE ON STAGE.  How did you feel when you first agreed to direct Hamlet? A mixture of terror and real joy! Working on any Shakespeare play, I always feel a sense of not owning it, but instead briefly touching something that gets passed … Continue reading JOY, TERROR, EXCITEMENT AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS