It may be a very long standby, but it’s coming; we just need to be patient.
News of the existential crisis facing theatre and the arts general in the UK has crossed The Channel.
Here, good friend Anthony Bellanger @a_bellanger uses the case of The Globe @The_Globe to paint a stark portrait of the challenges we face. Thoroughly recommended.
.@a_bellanger a consacré sa chronique d’aujourd’hui à un résumé excellent & émouvant du problème existentiel auquel @The_Globe théâtre et les arts en général au Royaume-Uni font face… Bravo! À recommander vivement. https://t.co/xQ0ExHv2LO
— Andrew Price (@AndrewPrice_AP) May 21, 2020
In December 2012 I finished working on my third production with Northern Broadsides, ‘A Government Inspector’, which was a new adaptation of Gogol’s 1836 classic by Deborah McAndrew.
The production, directed and composed by Conrad Nelson, opened in Harrogate on 7th September 2012 and toured to Winchester, Cheltenham, Lancaster, Scarborough, Huddersfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme (Stoke), Liverpool, Halifax and York. Warm reviews from The Independent and The Guardian were typical of the press response and reflected a consistent enthusiasm on the part of audiences.
I served up my Judge Fudge…
… and plenty of music! Challenging and thrilling by turns, this was the first time I’d ever played in a brass band.
The following trailer gives you a flavour of the feast.