Media Press Release: New Chapter for imitating the dog

Media release – for immediate distribution New chapter for imitating the dog First Executive Director and board of trustees appointed as world-renowned theatre company secures regular funding from Arts Council England. imitating the dog (ITD) theatre company is delighted to announce the appointment of its first Executive Director and the forming of its first board of […]

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‘The April Blog’

Someone somewhere in an ITD meeting recently decided that it would my responsibility next to write something for the blog. ‘The April Blog’ it’s been called in emails and I guess it’s significant or at least symbolic because it’s the first blog produced by us as a National Portfolio Organisation. National Portfolio Organisation, NPO, what […]

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A Farewell to Arms

Notes on Staging the Page: A Dramaturgical Approach to A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms presents numerous challenges when it comes to translating Hemingway’s highly individual and evocative prose style into dramatic text for the stage. First of all there is the length and scope of the novel that Hemingway breaks down into five books, which, if uncut, would result in a performance lasting over four […]

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Onward into 2014…

A quick post to update any passers by on the ever expanding pursuits of imitating the dog. After a fairly busy 2013 with two shows touring the UK and a trip out to Georgia we’re starting to get out teeth into some work for the year ahead. We’ll be kicking things off with two outings […]

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What’s next? Light up Lancaster!

After a very enjoyable but pretty intense few weeks with The Zero Hour at the British Council Showcase in Edinburgh and making Seabreeze in Morecambe with Raisin and Willow we’re sitting back for a couple of weeks before the next project begins: Light Up Lancaster. November 1st will see us bringing some large scale projections […]

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