How do woman tell each other their stories? How do women map out their journeys through womanhood from adolescence to old age? Where do women share their information, advice, facts, stories, truths, wisdom and secrets so that they can learn from each other? And why do all these things begin with M?
Cardiff based Omidaze Productions presents an experimental exploration and collaboration between theatre, new writing, comedy, movement and visual art using real women’s stories and testimonies. A company of women invite you to join them on the tour of their 2010 sell out show….
Things Beginning with M……… It’s going to be a long list.
Directed by Yvonne Murphy and written by Emily Steel, Omidaze Productions is excited to announce that Things Beginning with M will be MC-d by award winning UK based American comedienne, Taylor Glenn. Taylor is currently touring her show; Reverse Psycomedy, which featured at The Gilded Balloon at Edinburgh Festival 2012.
Visual Artists Cath Rive & Katie Rigby, Cast includes Catriona James who is currently receiving rave reviews for her role in National Theatre Wales’ Branches.
Summertime is the perfect excuse to spend as much time outdoors as possible. But rather than perching on an overcrowded pavement masquerading as a ‘pub garden’, why not catch some rays whilst enjoying some culture? London has an incredible range of outdoor theatre spaces, both purpose built and pop-up. We’ve picked our favourites.
In CUT, a woman prepares for work. Pursued by a man, she is hunter and hunted. This dark, disorientating one-woman show has taken both Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringes by storm, and it’s about to come to London. We caught up with playwright and director Duncan Graham to chat about claustrophobia, writer-directors and the differences between Australian and British theatre.
Renowned French playwright and director Gérald Garutti’s new project is particularly personal. He spent five years working on the true story of Haïm Lipsky, a Polish Jew whose passionate violin playing helped him survive the hell of the death camps. After an acclaimed run in France, the play has just debuted in London at the Print Rooms, running until 21st June. We chatted to him about adapting from real life, using live music and the never-ending work of a theatre director.
With the EU referendum around the corner and the refugee crisis continuing to occupy headlines, it’s more important than ever to understand the complexities of migration and put human stories to the faceless word ‘refugee’. Every year since 1998, Refugee Week has presented a programme of arts, cultural and educational events. These celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK and encourage a better understanding between communities – a crucial task in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. There is a wide array of events to enjoy and learn from between 20th – 26th June, and here we break down the most worthwhile and exciting picks.