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Monday 16 April 2018

A Streetcar Named Desire: 5 minutes with Chelsea Walker

Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire is regarded by many as one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Opening on Broadway in December 1947, the play received the Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama in 1948 and in 1951 the play was adapted for the big screen. The film, which starred Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando, won a host of awards including the Academy Award for Best Actress and cemented the play's status in American drama history. 

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Thursday 8 March 2018

Celebrating Diversity: Jessica Swale on The Jungle Book

 
It’s International Women’s Day today and what better what to celebrate than to devote a blog post to Jessica Swale, director, screenwriter and Olivier-award winning playwright.
 
Swales’ retelling of The Jungle Book, which comes to the Cambridge Arts Theatre from Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 March, is a vibrant reimagining of Kipling’s classic, challenging the norm and championing diversity.
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Monday 12 February 2018

An Afternoon in Parliament: This House

Rehearsals are now underway for the national tour of This House, James Graham's smash-hit political comedy examining the 1974 Hung Parliament. 

I was thrilled to travel to central London last Friday to get a first look at the show and to hear from the director, writer and other members of the cast and creative team.

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Friday 12 January 2018

Pressure: A Glimpse into Rehearsals


We're extremely excited to be co-producing the intense real-life thriller Pressurean acclaimed new play centred around the D-Day landings and the most important weather forecast in the history of warfare. 

Written by and starring the award-winning actor and director David Haig, Pressure is the extraordinary and little known story of one man who helped change the course of war, and our lives, forever. 

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Monday 27 November 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk Behind the Scenes: The Technical Team Get-In!


This week is a very exciting week... Pantomime season is almost upon us and our spectacular family pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalkopens on Thursday!

This week marks the start of our in-house tech rehearsals, where our technical and stage team work tirelessly to piece together the stage and set, assemble lights, place instruments in the orchestra pit and bring all of the props and costumes together under the theatre roof. 

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Wednesday 15 November 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk Behind the Scenes: Panto rehearsals begin!


On Monday morning Jack and the Beanstalk rehearsals kicked off with a bang! The cast, crew, production team and Arts Theatre staff joined together for the first read through of the script - a favourite date in the pantomime calendar for many of us!

The script read through begins rehearsals every year, and it's a great chance for the whole Arts Theatre pantomime company to meet (over some classic panto jokes!) before a busy, fun and joyful festive period!

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