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The Very First play

True, it wasn’t the Very First One. The Very First One was in the South of France when I was 8 – and with a dozen of cousins we’d prepared a succession of acts, walking the adults from the swimming pool (choreographed jumps and dives!) to the living room (dancing-worm rendition by my 5-year-old little […]

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From words to play – how to bring a play to life?

How do you turn words on a page into a vivid, mesmerizing piece of performance? What do you do when the play is so strange and complex that you do not know where to start? And how about when the play itself is not written…? When it is just the germ of an idea, not […]