****The Scotsman for Linda McLean’s THE UNCERTAINTY FILES:
Charlotte Gwinner’s production has a severe and brilliant quiet choreography, controlled down to the minutest gesture; and the performances are riveting, mature, eloquent, beautiful, and not only real, but true.
Whilst the company of Marie Jones’ FLY ME TO THE MOON pioneered the first leg of the tour at Live Theatre Newcastle. I went up there to see the first show and brought back a little souvenir for everyone in the office:
We're loving Newcastle Live A PLAY, A PIE AND A PINT Beer Mat
Judging from the show report received today from Stage Manager, Kara Jackson, the Newcastle audience are enjoying it so much that the running time has increased by two minutes due to laughter.
Back at PP HQ LOVE, LOVE, LOVE culminates its second week of rehearsals. They have it up on its feet after the detailed table work last week and rehearsal props are flying into the room. The character of Sandra seems to enjoy quite a few cigarettes!
We also had all three of the Creative Team in today to watch rehearsals. Hartley (Lighting Designer), recovered from Edinburgh where he runs C venues, and Lucy Osborne (Designer), currently opening THE ALIENS at the Bush Theatre, have a good catch up on the sofa that is on for rehearsal furniture.
Lucy Osborne and Hartkey T A Kemp deep in thought - or are they on facebook?
We, in the office, are very much looking forward to catching a run through next week and we’ll be able to show you some photos soon as Graham Michael is coming in on Friday to take some rehearsal shots.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend – we’re off to see Bryony Lavery’s BEAUTIFUL BURNOUT on Sunday at the Barbican.