Thursday, 28 February 2008

Theatre Companies

As always, we've been looking ahead to bookings for the next season. We already have Publick Transport and Green Eyed Zero booked for the start of the next academic year, and are hoping to be confirming bookings for The Nothing Show and..... the return of Pickled Image (a personal favourite!) Watch this space and this space for confirmation of dates for all up & coming shows.

In the mean time, take a look at the websites for these different theatre companies. All are currently touring shows. Take a look and see if there's any you fancy seeing at Bradon Forest... leave your comments below or email me.

Plain Clothes Theatre
Full Beam Visual Theatre
A Load Of Stuff And Nonsense Theatre Company

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

The Deadline

Showing next in the theate is The Deadline, by Shifting Sands Theatre Company. The show is an exciting collaboration with Nottingham based writer Andy Barrett. Directed and co-devised by Gerry Flanagan with design by Julian Hanby.

A man wakes up. His head is aching. He doesn’t know where he is or how he got there. There are signs of a struggle.

He feels eyes on him yet he is alone. Looking for clues, he finds a typewriter. And by it lays an unfinished manuscript.

He starts to read. It tells the story of a conspiracy, a plot to murder the writer. The victim is trying desperately to finish the book, to reveal all before it is too late.

He hides the book when a knock at the door ushers in a succession of characters - detectives, a housekeeper, a terrorist, drunken postman, a femme fatale, a plumber, his best mate. They question him, seduce him, plead with him, torture and trick him. They are all desperate to find out what he is doing there, who has the book and if the writer met THE DEADLINE.

Baffled yet tantalised he struggles to piece together the scraps of information they feed him. But nothing is quite what it seems.

Part grotesque whodunit, part psychological thriller, part absurdest drama THE DEADLINE is an invitation to a world where memories are dismantled and stories unfurled, as unexpected narratives meet startling imagery.

Wednesday 5th March, 7.30pm.
Tickets are £6 adults, £5 students

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Contemporary Dance in Skins

I was reading this article about the contemporary dance scene at the start of the new series of Skins, on the Guardian Unlimited Theatre Blog, and I thought it might be worth a re-post here. Now, I haven't ever seen Skins, but I know that some of you watch it regularly and I'd like to know what you think about it. Here's the clip of Maxxie's dance.

I'm 28 now and watching this makes me wish I'd trained as a dancer! The funny thing is, in my head I think I actually dance like this, but regretfully in reality it's nowhere near as cool. Oh well, I'm sure I get marks for trying!

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

You Don't Need To Know That!

Aha! I'm back! Apologies for being a bit slack these last couple of weeks.... but you don't really need to know why! I will say that I promise to be a bit more vocal from now on.

OK, so back to the matter at hand... last night we had GONZO MOOSE in for 'You Don't Need To Know That'. Elliot Kinsey is on the case for the review and so I shall post it as soon as it's in. What I will say is that last night was amazing! Gonzo Moose managed to create a great rapport with the audience and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. If you're heading up to Edinburgh during the summer holidays for the Fringe Festival, then make sure you check them out!