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Israeli Stage, our partner in 2016, earns rave reviews

We’re so proud to be partnering with Israeli Stage this season. Their production of Oh God will open at CTC on July 14, with Guy Ben-Aharon directing and Maureen Keiller and Will Lyman repeating their roles. http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-dance/2016/04/18/the-almighty-and-his-analyst-israeli-stage-god/g7W52nzNdtp6qQRji6SUaL/story.html
A scene from Uncle Vanya at the Almeida

London Tour, Acting Ensembles

What allows a group of actors to work together? To explore and trust each other, and to make space to let the audience into the experience? We found ourselves talking a great deal about acting as we discussed the Almeida...
Leadenhall Market

London Tour: “What makes you laugh?”

If you’ve always wanted to see Sir Kenneth Branagh hop around the stage with his pants down around his ankles, then The Painkiller was the play you’ve been waiting for. We gathered at The Swan for our conversation about this...
Old St. Paul's Cathedral

London Tour redux, Day Two

A favorite plan for many tour-goers combines a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral and a trip to the Tate Modern. St. Paul’s is a straight shot on the Central Line from our hotel–and the tube stop is directly under our...

London Tour–an Ending and a Beginning

Over the weekend, we had a changing of the guard here in London. Group one completed their stay, while Group two arrived to begin their week of theatre-going. The weather was kind to everyone involved, with more and more sunshine,...
Talkback at the Swan

London Tour, Day Six

Last night’s production of Uncle Vanya at the Almeida Theatre prompted one of our most thorough discussions. Tour-goers had a range of takes on director Robert Icke’s visual choices. All agreed, however, that the depth of the acting we saw...
Water Lilies (detail) by Claude Monet

London Tour, Day Five

What makes a farce? This was a question we tossed around at our Talkback on Thursday morning, where we discussed the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s production of Francis Veber’s play The Painkiller. The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company is a one...
Borough Market

London Tour, Day Four

We began another London morning at the Swan, gathered to discuss the previous night’s production of Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder at the Old Vic. The production was directed by the Old Vic’s new Artistic Director, Matthew Warchus, and the...
Gemma Arterton as Nell Gwynn

London Tour, Day Three

Following another Lancaster London Hotel breakfast that couldn’t be beat, we gathered upstairs at the Swan for our first true Talkback of the trip. Daniel started us off with a reminder that–as much as the Matt Wolfs and other theatre...

London Tour, Day Two

Okay, we’ll get to Prince Charles shortly. But don’t skip ahead. We began our first true theatre day at the Swan, a marvelous pub one block down Bayswater Road, where we gather each morning on the second floor to talk...

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