Articles for October, 2010

Nicolas Kent

Back to London

Monday, October 18th, 2010 by Nicolas Kent

I have just arrived back in London to catch up with what’s going on at the Tricycle. My last ten days in the States were action-packed – as most of this tour has been so far. On the middle Thursday of the run in Minneapolis, Lee Blessing arrived to see his play WOOD FOR THE FIRE for the first time. And he, the cast, and I met up on stage in an audience discussion before he had even had a chance to introduce himself to any of us. Fortunately he loved the way Rachel Grunwald had directed his play, and the work of all the actors, but rather nerve-wrackingly, we heard that, in front of a large audience who had stayed behind to take part in one of the audience discussions that had been going on all this week…

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Through Digital Eyes

Thursday, October 14th, 2010 by Great Game
Tom and Karl tech 'Canopy of Stars'

Tom and Karl tech 'Canopy of Stars'

Our favourite digital artist Rick Warden provides another glimpse into the tour from his point of view… (more…)

Nicolas Kent

Worth a Billion

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 by Nicolas Kent

We have just done our first week in Minneapolis, blessed by great weather and standing ovations again for the Saturday and Sunday trilogy days. The Guthrie is a huge Jean Nouvel building on the banks of the Mississippi. The theatre itself even boasts an endless bridge which cantilevers out from the foyer between its two large theatres towards the river (which is in full flood after the heavy September rains). The theatre has an annual budget of $25million and employs over 300 people; it seems rather larger than the National and certainly has more glass (so much so that I even managed to almost knock myself out by colliding with a window – it and I still bear the scars!). (more…)

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Made-up in Minneapolis

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 by Great Game

After a week at the Guthrie in Minneapolis, the reviews are starting to appear:

> Read some Thoughts on a day playing the Great Game from MPR News
> Read the Minneapolis + St Paul review
> The Star Tribune exhorts you to go to this ‘epic theatrical event’
> And the calls it a ‘stunning theatrical achievement’