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We have a new workshop coming up….

Devising With Found Objects Following the success of its ‘found object’ approach to storytelling, Red Table Theatre’s Director, Rafe Beckley, is now making available to actors, directors and teachers a hands on workshop based on their in-house style of theatre … Continue reading

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We’re back again!

Oh, boy. I just couldn’t stay away. Nick’s been brilliant, and he’s off doing brilliant things. Red Table was kept safely in his hands, but it kept calling to us. So we’re back. Thanks to Nick for keeping it in … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Phase Two…

Well, here we are at a landmark moment in Red Table’s development. We’ve gone and managed to make a success of things. When things are successful, they usually need change to keep that success and development rolling along, and Red … Continue reading

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Post-Mortem time…..

Sounds a little too cadaverous for my liking, but it’s an appropriate way of describing the next stage in our process. This weekend (all being well) we sit down and discuss the last production. We try to work out what … Continue reading

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Just So rises again….

Just another quick post. Moving forward from a profit share on a shoestring only one year ago, The Just So Stories at the Trestle Arts Base in St Albans this Christmas had only two tickets left for sale this afternoon. … Continue reading

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A little bit of success….

I just thought I’d post this little nugget up. A schoolteacher, after today’s show, came up to one of the cast and said that she’d been inspired by the show to bring a load of stuff into school tomorrow and … Continue reading

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End of week four

So here we are again – the end of week four of rehearsals, and the preparations for production, opening on Tuesday. As always, a hard week’s work, and again the observation that the use of Open Book has a direct … Continue reading

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Where did week two go?

We’ve been cracking on with rehearsals, and I simply lost the chance to blog at the end of week two, so here’s a double week roundup… As always, rehearsals are progressing nicely. We’re still convinced that this is in large … Continue reading

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End of week one rehearsals

As ever, the end of week one brings with it happiness and concerns. The cast we’ve assembled this year seem to be getting on rather well, and rehearsals are being very productive. From an artistic point of view, we’re wrestling … Continue reading

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Here we go….

So, the Hans Christian Andersen project is all cast, contracts signed. I’m working on the translation/adaptations we’ll be using at the moment, we’ve got design meetings this week, it’s all systems go. The Edinburgh show has just paid out its … Continue reading

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