Festival Success!

Latitude is now over for another year, and amazingly curious directive's Ol Factory was a highlight of the festival! With over 117 one-on-one performances, the audience feedback and reaction was simply incredible and unexpected. We also got mentioned in The Gardian's review on the festival, which can be seen through the following link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/jul/16/latitude-festival-theatre-roundup

Picture of Ol Factory in action at Latitude Festival 2012

After The Rain Fall is really coming along in leaps and bounds this week. I truly believe it will be an amazing performance and one of the most talked about shows in Edinburgh this year. Truly one of the companies greatest pieces of work. Previews next week at The Garage! Make sure you catch it sometime this year, either in Norwich, Edinburgh or at Watford Junction!

Devising, Devising, Devising

This week I have been working full time with "curious directive" working on their new show "After The Rain Fall". The show is going especially well and I'm really looking forward to it going up to the festival. Before that however, we have another weeks devising/rehearsing in Watford Palace this week, before moving up to Norwich for 2 previews at "The Garage". Tickets are still available from this link: http://www.thegarage.org.uk/after-the-rainfall-pre-edinburgh-preview-eid37.html


As well as devising with curious directive, this weekend I am also operating at the Pleasance: Islington for Iain Stirling, a comedian I will be operating for in Edinburgh at the Underbelly. This guy is very funny and well worth a watch! Tickets for his final preview are available from the following link: http://www.pleasance.co.uk/islington/events/iain-stirling-jarlath-regan---edinburgh-preview

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OlFactory, another show I designed with "curious directive" is also on at Latitude Festival this weekend! If you down in Latitude catch it out!

curious directive

Finally, after a well received preview at Birkbeck, "Githa" has been approached by 4 students highly interested in working on the show. Since I have only just finished my long life as a student, I understand how valuable these experiences can be from past experiences of my own, therefore have happily stepped aside from the project, allowing students to take my place. I will still be involved with the show, however the design now will be completely student based, which I am very proud of, as I think this is an excellent way for our industry to develop into. Make sure you catch this show in Edinburgh, it is going to go down a storm!

Festival Season!

It's been another busy week with shows preparing to go to festivals and festivals opening! This week I have been working for the East-End Film Festival which is still on until the 8th of July! Founded in 2000, the East End Film Festival is one of the UK’s largest film festivals. An annual multi-platform festival held in London, the EEFF presents a rich and diverse programme of international premieres, industry masterclasses, free pop-up screenings and immersive live events. The EEFF’s mission is to discover, support, and exhibit pioneering work by global and local independent filmmakers, and to introduce viewers to innovative and challenging cinematic experiences. Go see it while you still can:


As well as the Film Festival, this week also saw the first preview of one-women show "Githa", a showing performing at the Edinburgh Festival this year. K G Sowerby was an author and a playwright, and a woman! In 1912 her first play Rutherford and Son was an overnight success. Katherine Githa Sowerby was hailed as one of the most important dramatists of her time. This piece explores the woman behind the plays and tells her forgotten story. Hannah Davies is a Royal Court graduate who has previously written for Ice and Fire Theatre, York Theatre Royal, DryWrite, Old Bomb Theatre. Her play "This is Not a Festival" was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize 2011. The performance is directed by Peter Darney, a director I have formally worked with on the show "Mysterious Skin".

Make sure you catch it at the Fringe this year!

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