Vicky Graham, Observer

Tick tock: the race against the clock

Over in Pimlico, the race against the clock for propeller has really begun.  When I visited yesterday, every corner of St Gabriel’s Halls had been claimed by props, directors, designers and writers.  Even on their lunch break, the cast of Lotus Beauty were deep in discussion of the differences and disagreements between generations of Asian [...]

Ten days to go

Just back from a meeting with the fabulous (predominantly female) production team: Cate DiGirolamo (Production Manager), Emily Thompson (DSM), Prema Mehta (Lighting Designer), Kristine, Sue, Fahmida and Eva (Designers), Poonam, Suba, Dominic and Amman (Directors) and Julia (Producer).  Twelve brains puzzled over the production schedule: how to tech and dress four shows in two days, [...]

A thoroughly “good” morning

A thoroughly "good" morning

This morning 13 actors, 4 directors and 2 designers arrived at Graeae’s brand new Bradbury Studios to take part in a unique week-long workshop, which will train them in Kristine’s distinctive actor-led process.  Bringing together artists from all disciplines and very different backgrounds, it was no surprise that everyone was incredibly nervous!
Kristine wasted no time [...]