Snakes in Park 200 (!)

by Andrew Wilson

15 March 2016

Snakes have a gestation period of about three months.Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes, which opens in Park 200 on 23 March, has had a gestation period of eight years.It was November 2008. Dudley Hinton was listening to a Radio 4 interview with Dan Everett. A linguistics professor and former missionary, Everett is one of the few (about six) outsiders fluent in the langu

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The Knight From Nowhere/The Bells

by Andrew Shepherd

Tuesday, 15 December, 2015

Every time we come to play in Park Theatre we try to set a challenge for ourselves in Park 90. For Much Ado it was making it smell like Christmas and a 10 foot tree. For Hamlet it was a disappearing ghost. This year we are recreating the most famous melodrama in Victorian Theatre originally staged for around a capacity of 2000 in a studio space for 90...and it has not been without its challenges and detractors. We are in our final week mounti…

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Bachs and Coxes: Musical history comes alive

by Andrew Wilson

Monday, 22 June, 2015

Magical things can happen in the Morris Space, on the top floor of Park Theatre. Last Thursday two generations of Coxes played two generations of Bachs when The Score, a new play by Oliver Cotton received its first reading by a full cast, with live keyboard accompaniment.Jez Bond and Brian CoxThe Score deals with a historical event: a visit in 174…

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A chat with Jonathan Maitland, author of Dead Sheep

by Andrew Wilson

Tuesday, 31 March, 2015

  It was Denis Healey, then-Chancellor of the Exchequer, who famously said in 1978 that being attacked by Geoffrey Howe in Parliament was “like being savaged by a dead sheep.” Jonathan Maitland has a rather more affectionate metaphor for describing Howe’s relationship with his wife, the formidabl…

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