Monday, 2 January 2017

81


Photo: Rod Bryans

81.  james and the giant peach - dahl - 2017
80.  arabian nights [xmas]
79.  i'd rather not know! - devised
78.  romeo and juliet - shakespeare ∆•ª
77.  something theatre - devised
76.  secret weapons [TIE] - 2016
75.  what are we going to do with all our children! - devised
74.  the trial - berkoff - 2015 ∆
73.  the great warrior [TIE] ^
72.  the harold pinter revue sketches - pinter
71.  annie - jadc 75
70.  antigone - sophocles/spender - 2014
69.  the jungle book - kipling - adapted ∆•ª
68.  a dream play - strindberg
67.  the book of kingdoms [TIE]
66.  pool (no water) - ravenhill - 2013
65.  granny big pants - devised
64.  the tempest - shakespeare
63.  the conversation - devised - 2012 ^
62.  godspell - schwartz ∆
61.  the blanket play
60.  attempts on her life - crimp ∆•
59.  waiting for godot - beckett - 2011
58.  alice in wonderland - carroll - adapted •
57.  life of galileo - brecht ^
56.  games - saunders - 2010
55.  peter pan - barrie [xmas]
54.  claw - barker •
53.  one million tiny plays about britain - taylor ∆•
52.  my family and other stories - durrell - adapted ^
51.  outside / inside + notes to a goldfish - devised - 2009
50.  beauty and the beast [xmas]
49.  apollo / dionysus [Edinburgh]
48.  our town - wilder
47.  women of troy - euripides ^
46.  loot - orton
45.  after liverpool - saunders - 2008
44.  aladdin [xmas]
43.  the adventures of mr toad - graham ∆ª
42.  4.48 psychosis - kane
41.  my family and other animals - durrell - adapted [TiE] - 2007 ^
40.  the seagull - chekhov
39.  the lion, the witch and the wardrobe - lewis ∆•ª
38.  haroun and the sea of stories - rushdie ∆ª
37.  the homecoming - pinter - 2006
36.  secret weapons [TIE] ^
35.  the last voyage of philip d'auvergne - crowcroft ^
34.  under milk wood - thomas - 2005
33.  gilgamesh - adapted
32.  peter pan - barrie
31.  once upon an island - murray [TIE] - 2004
30.  romeo & juliet - shakespeare ^
29.  the resistible rise of arturo ui - brecht - 2003
28.  pippin - schwartz
27.  the ramayana - oswald - 2002
26.  the good woman of setzuan - brecht - 2001
25.  alice in wonderland - carroll [xmas]
24.  whale - holman
23.  12 angry men - rose
22.  road - cartwright
21.  he who says yes / he who says no - brecht [MA]
20.  haroun and the sea of stories - rushdie
19.  pride and prejudice - austen - 2000
18.  the wizard of oz - baum [xmas]
17.  treasure island - stevenson
16.  spring awakening - wedekind
15.  arabian nights - supple ^
14.  a clockwork orange - burgess - 1999
13.  godspell - schwartz ∆
12.  the jungle book - kipling - adapted - 1998
11.  peter pan - barrie ∆•
10.  lord of the flies - golding - 1997 ∆ª
09.  one flew over the cuckoo's nest - wasserman
08.  road - cartwright
07.  the trial - berkoff
06.  after liverpool - saunders - 1996
05.  alice in wonderland - carroll - 1995
04.  playing for time - miller - 1994
03.  equus - shaffer - 1992
02.  crisps, cabbages and condoms [BA] - 1988
01.  guys & dolls - loesser - 1987

• these productions were promenade
∆ these productions were site sensitive
ª these productions were alfresco
^ these productions toured to germany or greece


Wednesday, 13 April 2016

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sharing 50 years with these beauties: theatre!

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Monday, 25 January 2016

Friday, 1 January 2016

Thursday, 31 December 2015

last day of the year: farewell



THE SEAGULL
Jersey Arts Centre / Samares Players / November 2006


ANNIE
Jersey Arts Centre / JADC 75th / May 2014


Dear Gabrielle Robbe / Browning

i shall miss working with you...

seeing you in the EVITA chorus and wanting to know who you were; then coming back and finding out; then casting you as Irina in THE SEAGULL; loving your Maria Von Trapp, your 'hairspray' and your Lady M (amongst many); and watching you dance on those Liberation Days...

watching you take such great care of the kids in ANNIE; laughing together in rehearsal; eating sweets (too many sweets) with you; meeting up for just 20 minutes to plan rehearsals in lunch breaks; the improvisations and the kids telling us they didn't know they had it in them; your Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang-T-Towel-Dance; you telling me: "you should have done that more often" when I threw a wobbly about insecurity of text at a Dress Rehearsal; and always, always being positive amidst the stupid and crazy ideas; watching you be on stage, in the wings, and in row J almost all at the same time to check shapes (i loved that!)...

your bloody brilliantly inspired and dynamic Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang-T-Towel-Dance in ANNIE...

talking with you about water and dancing and theatre...

going with the flow...

i can think of nothing that will do you justice as a dancer, choreographer, performer, actor and maker...

but who will choreograph for me now...

you are loved and missed by many who have known you so much longer than i...

i am sure i will work with Finleigh and Guy again... 

it was lovely seeing you and talking with you so much these past 18 months...

we shall miss you kid

love

D A N I E L

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

the critic & the director




Holger Syme: "... But moment-to-moment, in details, they were differently nuanced every night; and in their sum, those nuances amounted to a very differently shaded picture every evening. The length of a hug, the length of a silence, the quality of a gaze, the speed of a cross, the placement of a hand on a knee, the loudness of a shout, the exact distance between two bodies, the intensity of a smile: worlds and worlds of difference..."

Click: Directing / Criticism