Inspiration from Productions for the DN

Over the Winter break and recent Chinese New year breaks, I managed to go to a wonderful range of performances and productions. It really was amazing to see how spaces, sets and mood were communicated through a range of styles and cultures. This blog will share a few things that occurred to me as I watched, and may inspire you to encourage your students to watch not only theatre performances to inspire their Director's Notebook. The Nutcracker Ballet at Hong Kong Cultural ...

Inspired by what we SEE and HEAR

Recently I went to the theatre and was given headphones to wear and was ushered into an outdoor space where the audience was in the centre with an elevated set all around us. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon on the South Bank in London. Then something extraordinary happened...... I heard a man running towards me on the gravel and he whispered in my ear. I turned to see no-one. 'The Roof', directed by David Rosenberg and Frauke Requardt, magically ...

Frantic, Devising and the PPP

Frantic Assembly are one of many devising theatre companies in the UK that generously share their process. They run workshops world wide, and sharing their ideas, process, development and performances in their book 'The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre' by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggart, Rougledge, 2009. As a student starting to approach devising, it is essential to have a process and experiment with devising tools. This blog will provide some ideas for inspiration in your own work and ...