Archive for: September, 2013

Uncategorized September 28, 2013

SPECIAL EDITION SNEAK PREVIEW

The 50th anniversary NT special edition of Edward’s book Slim Chances is to be published on 22nd October. It includes previously unpublished material, over eighty illustrations and a section on My Perfect Mind, for which Edward has received a UK Theatre Award nomination for Best Performance. There is also a bonus CD inside – Edward reading many

Uncategorized September 27, 2013

STOP PRESS!

Photo by Manuel Harlan We are delighted to announce the exciting news that Edward has been nominated for Best Performance in a Play for My Perfect Mind in this year’s UK Theatre Awards. The UK Theatre Awards, established in 1991, recognize stage productions presented throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This year’s awards, presented

Uncategorized September 24, 2013

THE PUPPETRY OF ACTING

Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life. George Eliot A sequel to yesterday’s film on the poetry of puppets:

Uncategorized September 22, 2013

THE POETRY OF PUPPETS

A day when I saw a puppet show in my hotel drawing room – my first amazed awakening to the fact of theatre.  Martha Graham  War Horse.Photo by Simon Annand I was reminded on Friday evening, when I saw the National’s magical production of War Horse for the third time, that some of the best,

Uncategorized September 15, 2013

NT50 IN 50 LIMERICKS

As part of my forthcoming special edition of Slim Chances (expected publication date 22 October), I set myself the task of composing a history of the National Theatre’s 50 years in 50 limericks. The film below is a goodly sample of the results. We have another film in the works, to be posted soon. Here