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UK to Italy

UK to Italy Writing this from the ‘digs’ in Rome – it’s an apartment by the river but we can call it ‘digs’ still I suppose – and it’s been a busy 7 days for the company and no mistake. So the last time we posted was Manchester and we’ve been to Birmingham Rep and […]

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  THREE DAY RESIDENCY AT CONTACT – ‘MONUMENT’ AND THREE DAYS PERFORMING AT THE LOWRY     The Lowry, Salford and Contact are co-presenting ‘A Farewell to Arms’ in this here neck of the woods and we wanted to reflect this by making a companion piece of work that would be shown at both venues […]

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Casting A Farewell to Arms

With a core ensemble of actors since it’s inception, the company is very new indeed to the process of casting. We’ve been working with producer Henrietta Duckworth on the new project and she asked Leeds based casting director Kay Magson to put forward ideas for actors to play the male protagonist. Renewed respect from my […]

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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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