Shakespeare, Homer, The Great War and the National Trust.


Shakespeare, Homer, The Great War and the National Trust are the things that are preoccupying and occupying us at the moment. Nick’s written a version of Macbeth for Contender Charlie and China Plate which has been Triggered at Warwick Arts Centre and it opens this week (and is sold out).

King Lear and the Great War feature in the new piece we’re making: We’re Only Here Today. Early versions of it had outings at Bitesize festival and the RSC-hosted Pilot Night, we had a few development days on it last month and start rehearsals proper in a couple of weeks. The show is premiering at mac in Birmingham on March 12th & 13th and will be touring later this year.

We’re also developing the intergalactic prequel to 2011’s out-of-this-world (bdumtish) Space Odyssey, working on Homer’s Illiad with 3 Stratford schools and the rocket-powered Orchestra of the Swan. This is working up to performances of Troy Story [the Illiad AND the Odyssey] in Stratford in April and Birmingham in July.

We’ve been invited to demo the newest version of the Difference Engine at the Future Everything Digital meets Disability unconference in March.

And last weekend, jv joined a group wandering round the National Trust’s Charlecote Park at 4o’clock in the morning, taking photos for the 4am Project (that’s one of the pics, above).

So…that’s what we’re thinking about at the moment – how about you?



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