Posts Tagged ‘Siobhan Redmond’

DUNSINANE –  I quote what Ingrid wrote.  “We watched Dunsinane today in Stratford, at the matinee: What a fantastic performance! It was tremendous, powerful, playing incredible tricks with one’s mind. Brian Ferguson, the Malcom/Karzai who came over as the true realist, quite lovable and just a little despicable, Jonny Phillips as the noble warrior, so naive and yet so cruel, Tom Gill, little Sojo who was told…, and the wonderful Siobhan Redmond as Gruach, she had me in tears at the end.“ What a production! Bravo! Thank you National Theatre of Scotland! Thank you RSC for putting it on at The Swan. I enjoyed it again. Tonight is the last performance in Stratford. Congratulations to all the National Theatre of Scotland team and good luck for the next performances of the play. Thought provoking and wonderful acting.

SCOTT HANDY TALK FOR THE RSC FRIENDS –  It was a privilege to be present, when Scott Handy gave a mesmerizing talk to the RSC Friends. Everyone there appeared impressed by his sincerity and relevant comments including how actors bring the written lines to life. We should thank him for taking time to talk to us despite his busy schedule. Scott is such an intelligent, pleasant, unassuming gentleman and a credit to his profession.  And thank you Jane for your pertinent questions –so good a host and for organising the Event along with Penny who also deserves our thanks.

UNWRAPPED AND SCRIPT- IN – HAND PERFORMANCES – We have been enjoying going to the various Unwrapped Events that have been staged at the RSC and also the script in hand readings. I am looking forward to Saturday which starts with Unwrapped Cardenio at 10.30, followed by a weekend created by Mark Ravenhill – script in hand readings Poppy at 2pm (a musical set during the 19th century Opium Wars) and Fashion at 7pm (a satire re political spin as an advertising tycoon bids for the job of re-modelling the Tories in 1987).

My goodness we are being spoilt for choice.

by  David Stevens

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After a relatively quiet period, news of some RSC alumni.
First is Siobhan Redmond, most recently seen in “Dunsinane” at the Hampstead Theatre, who is appearing as the “Electress” in the Donmar’s production of the von Kleist masterpiece “The Prince of Homburg”. Adapted by Dennis Kelly so two alumni for the price of one!  The show runs from 22nd July to 4th September. More details at http://www.donmarwarehouse.com/ 
Just cast in “The Master Builder”, a Chichester Festival Theatre production running from 9th September to 9th October, is Maureen Beattie. Check it out on http://www.cft.org.uk/

AND …What Nick did next……..

Anyone following the career of the amazingly versatile Nick Asbury will probably already know that as well as turning his Histories blog into a book, he has a regular Sunday morning slot on Stratford Community Radio (see http://www.breakfastiebrunch.co.uk/blog.html ). Now it seems he’s been commissioned to write another book. Check out http://astratforddiary.blogspot.com/2010/06/nick-asbury-commissioned-to-write-new.html  for all the details.


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