Denise, Denise, Denise

by Andrew Wilson

6 December 2016

With the world premiere of Deny, Deny, Deny in November, Denise Silvey has now produced four plays at Park Theatre – three new plays by Jonny Maitland and one re-discovered classic from the 1930s. Of the earlier productions, Dead Sheep has just completed a national tour, An Audience with Jimmy Savile went on to a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, and J.B. Pr…

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Script Accelerator Is Back!

by Melli Bond

Friday, 4 April, 2014

Yeeehaw! It's spring time folks. New growth and new birth means new developments at Park. Our successful Script Accelerator program from last year has been stewing in my soul ever since. I've been so busy with programming, being mummy to a big doggie,  and well- life, but these responsibilities have given me the space and time for reflection on how to make the program even better. So improvements for SA are: More time to work, same great quality of writers and companies will be invited - an additional chance to participate wi…

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BACK TO SCHOOL

by Park Theatre

Friday, 24 August, 2012

I admit it.  I was the kid whose heart leapt at the words BACK TO SCHOOL in the shop windows.  The heady smell of new stationery, the piles of freshly-pressed uniform re-emerging from the wardrobe, the dusting off of the satchel after the endless days of summer filled me with a fizz of anticipation. As an adult, BACK TO SCHOOL lost its meaning for a while, and one month followed another pretty ploddingly as I completely lost track of when kids were and were not at their desks. Now, with kids of my own, my years have reacquired the seasonal rhythms of autum…

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NORA

by Melli Bond

Tuesday, 17 July, 2012

We (myself, Jez, Amy, Nouska and Sarah) went to see Park Theatre's very own Ambassador Hattie Morahan as Nora in A Doll's House at the Young Vic.  Hattie gave a beautiful performance as Nora and we all agreed that Nora is not only a wonderful character to play but she has such a satisfying story too.  I feel a little bit like Nora trying to save something I love and needing to ask for money. We have £150,000 left to raise in order to save our Education floor from becoming half of a floor. If we don't raise this money it w…

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TALKIN' 'BOUT A REVOLUTION

by Park Theatre

Friday, 29 June, 2012

There's been a lot in the media this week about the underrepresentation of women on stage.  It seems to be on everyone's minds, which can only be a good thing.  Yesterday I had three meetings in a row and completely coincidentally they were all with incredibly dynamic theatrical women: a fellow playwright, two young women who've set up their own theatre company, and an extraordinary actor fresh from a lead role at the National Theatre.  In each meetin…

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MY ROUND UP

by Melli Bond

Tuesday, 26 June, 2012

My week's round up big and small it covers all. After last Tuesday I had another bridesmaid dress fitting. Like the theatre it's starting to take shape and you can see how lovely it's going to be. Having something tailor made for you is such a wonderful experiece. It really gives you so much confidence because they design it to your particular look and shape. You don't have that horrible "if only I could squeeze into this, or if only I was a bit taller" moment. I've also had dance rehearsal and a dance show at the weekend. I was very pleased to get back on m…

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