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18 August 2017

ADAM and THE SHAPE OF THE PAIN are Fringe First Winners!

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ADAM and THE SHAPE OF THE PAIN are Fringe First Winners!

ADAM and THE SHAPE OF THE PAIN are among the second round of Fringe First Winners.

The second set of Fringe First Awards, recognising outstanding new writing premiered at the Edinburgh Festival, have just been announced.

The “hugely powerful” ADAM, is written by MLR’s Frances Poet, and is based on the life story of Adam Kashmiri.

THE SHAPE OF THE PAIN by Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe has Lighting & Projection by MLR’s Joshua Pharo and Sound Composition/Design by MLR’s Melanie Wilson. 

 
17 August 2017

Nancy Meckler directs KING LEAR

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Nancy Meckler directs KING LEAR

KING LEAR by William Shakespeare is directed by Nancy Meckler, and stars Kevin R McNally as Lear. It marks the final Shakespeare of Emma Rice’s final Summer season at the Globe.

The Telegraph  

"An underlying through-line of intelligence and sensitivity"

"the production itself is in blessedly safe hands"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/king-lear-shakespeares-globe-review-kevin-r-mcnally-gives-ian/

 

WhatsOnStage

“Meckler is as wise as she is visionary”

“Vigorous and precise direction. The result is an unlocking of every last nuance of Shakespeare's text – the sublime imagery of universal loss, the pity of madness, and the play's comic potential.”

http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/reviews/king-lear-shakespeares-globe_44401.html?cid=homepage_news

 

The Guardian

“Nancy Meckler’s production is sober, chaste and decently spoken”

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/aug/17/king-lear-review-shakespeares-globe-london

 

Evening Standard

“makes confident use of the Globe’s ample space”

“defined by emphatic drumming, rowdy humour and a politically charged concern with homelessness.”

https://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/king-lear-theatre-review-gruff-battlescarred-lear-is-brisk-and-uncomplicated-a3613616.html

The Stage

“very decent King Lear, clear and precise, with nothing in excess”

https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2017/king-lear-review-shakespeares-globe-london-2/

 
11 August 2017

THE BELIEVERS ARE BUT BROTHERS & LETTERS TO MORRISSEY are Fringe First Winners!

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THE BELIEVERS ARE BUT BROTHERS & LETTERS TO MORRISSEY are Fringe First Winners!

(Image - LETTERS TO MORRISSEY)

The first set of Fringe First Awards, recognising outstanding new writing premiered at the Edinburgh Festival, have been announced for 2017.

The winners include Javaad Alipoor’s “thoughtful and visually stunning” THE BELIEVERS ARE BUT BROTHERS, co-directed by MLR’s Kirsty Housely. And LETTERS TO MORRISSEY by Gary McNair with Sound Design by Danny Krass.

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/edinburgh-festivals/the-scotsman-fringe-first-awards-2017-winners-announced-1-4528889

 
07 August 2017

THE SHAPE OF PAIN opens in Edinburgh

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THE SHAPE OF PAIN opens in Edinburgh

THE SHAPE OF PAIN, by Chris Thorpe and Rachel Bagshaw has Lighting/Projection Design by Joshua Pharo and Sound Compositions/Design by Melanie Wilson.

 

The Guardian ★★★★

“There are times when the sound composition and design (by Melanie Wilson) and the video and lighting design (by Joshua Pharo) collide in such intense and surprising ways that it feels as if we are immersed in pain itself”

“This is an exercise in empathy – and it is exhilarating theatre.”

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/aug/07/the-shape-of-the-pain-review-edinburgh-festival-summerhall

 

Exeunt

“uses sound, colour and movement to communicate a bodily experience typically understood to be ‘beyond language”

“rebelliously revolutionary”

http://exeuntmagazine.com/reviews/edinburgh-fringe-review-shape-pain-summerhall/

 

 

 
07 August 2017

Fred Meller Designs and Danny Krass Sound Designs MEET ME AT DAWN

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Fred Meller Designs and Danny Krass Sound Designs MEET ME AT DAWN

MEET ME AT DAWN, by Zinnie Harris, is Designed by Fred Meller and has Sound Design by Danny Krass. It is on at the Traverse (as part of EIF) until the end of August.

 

The Stage ★★★★

“driving along with power”

https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2017/meet-dawn-review-traverse-theatre-edinburgh/?utm_content=buffer493cf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

The Scotsman ★★★★

“they are supported every inch of the way by Fred Meller’s understated island design…and Danny Krass’s impeccable soundscape”

“a 21st century classic full of its own passionate poetry, its own love, and its own despair”

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/edinburgh-festivals/theatre-review-meet-me-at-dawn-1-4525201

 

The Herald Scotland ★★★★

“elegant production”

“Somewhere in this bittersweet elegy to things not quite passed, there is the holding on, then holding on some more”

http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/15457646.Festival_Theatre_review__Meet_Me_At_Dawn__Traverse_Theatre/

 Exeunt

“what is most touching is not the epic scope but the mundane details. The tap that Robyn watched overflow as she her mother took a call from the hospital about Helen is a focus of the set (designed by Fred Meller), which looks like the ruined hull of a ship”

“Meet Me at Dawn forces you to slow down, to be patient, to wait”

http://exeuntmagazine.com/reviews/eif-review/