Archive | March, 2015

Another opening, another show…

1 Mar
Antigone Soldiers

Antigone Soldiers

As I sat in for press night for a show I had directed last week (Antigone at Theatre Royal, Stratford East) I began to count up how many press nights I had been to of shows I had made. I began to realise that I have opened main house shows at many venues up and down the country, and as a touring company each week has a new press night for each production we bring there. So I started to make a list, which is by no means comprehensive, rather the ones I can remember. So, if I miss any out please let me know and I will add them in.

So here goes…a list of venues, in no particular order, that I have made shows with or brought shows to, on tour where I have had press nights…for no other reason than to catalogue for myself on my blog. So here goes and apologies for the unintentional ommissions.

Pretty much covers most of the country!

York Theatre Royal                       13 main house shows and  8 studio productions

Lyric Hammersmith                      3 main house productions

Theatre Royal Stratford East        1 main house productions

West Yorkshire Playhouse             4 courtyard productions

Unicorn Theatre, London               3 main house productions

Hackney Empire                               1 main house productions

Nottingham Playhouse                    2 main house productions

Octagon Theatre Bolton                  2 main house productions

ArtsDepot, London                           3 main house productions

Leicester Curve                                  1 main house production

Richmond Theatre, London            2 main house productions

Trafalgar Studios, London               1 studio production

Derby Theatre                                     1 main house production

Northern Stage                                    2 main house productions

Birmingham Rep                                 3 main house productions

Contact, Manchester                          3 main house productions

The Lowry, Salford                             3 main house productions

Liverpool Playhouse                           2 main house productions

Liverpool Everyman                           1 main house production

Lawrence Batley, Huddersfield        4 main house productions

Exeter, Northcott                                 4 main house productions

Winchester, Theatre Royal                 5 main house productions

Nottingham, Lakeside Theatre          6 main house productions

Wakefield Theatre Royal                    5 main house productions

Gulbenkian Canterbury                      2 main house productions

Marlowe Canterbury                           1 main house production

Poole Arts Centre                                 4 main house productions

Jersey Opera House                            3 main house productions

The Hexagon Reading                         2 main house productions

Aberystwyth Arts Centre                    2 main house productions

Lancaster Grand Theatre                    1 main house production

Stirling Macrobert arts Centre           2 main house productions

The Byre Theatre St Andrews             2 main house productions

Warwick Arts Centre                             2 main house productions

Taunton Brewhouse Theatre               3 main house productions

Oxford Playhouse                                   2 main house productions

Everyman Cheltenham                          1 main house production

Bracknell South Hill Park                      3 main house productions

Plymouth Theatre Royal                        1 main house production

Northampton Theatre Royal                 1 main house production

Bradford Alhambra Theatre                  1 main house production

The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff               1 main house production

Newport Theatre                                       3 main house productions

Preston Charter Theatre                          3 main house productions

Gala Theatre Durham                              2 main house productions

Darlington Civic Theatre                         3 main house productions

Sheffield Lyceum Theatre                       1 main house production

Ipswich, New Wolsey Theatre                3 main house productions

Portsmouth Theatre Royal                      1 main house production

Hall for Cornwall, Truro                          2 main house production

Hamilton Theatre, Bermuda                  1 main house production

Belfast Grand Opera House                    1 main house production