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European Champions

Yes – we are champions of Europe. Our production of "The Real Lady Macbeth" won first prize at FEATS 2006 in Luxembourg this weekend.  Read more Advertisements

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Macbeth rides again

Another theatrical triumph is about to be unleashed on the world. Stand aside Gielgud, Olivier, John Wayne. I'm playing Macbeth! Sort of. In fact I'm playing Macbeth in "The Real Lady Macbeth", a play by Stuart Delves . Winner of … Continue reading

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Ben Nureyev

My son Ben (almost 10yrs), has just come home from his second ever ballet class. Somewhat amazingly, he was keen to show off his new leotard, vest and ballet shoes (all black). What a man! He's pursuaded that taking up … Continue reading

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Walking in the Wind

There is no more pathetic sight than a paunchy, balding and mediocre actor putting on white face paint and doing those Marcel Marceau clichés like walking in the wind or the glass box. So please take your seats for Friday … Continue reading

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Drama-Soc Days

Just remembered that if I’d got my arse into gear I should have been spending the forthcoming weekend at a theatre workshop organised by the Irish Theatre Group, for whom I recently directed a play. “Moving towards performance” is a … Continue reading

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Production week

Sunday 24 April: Technical rehearsal. Arrive 2pm to be ready for start scheduled at 4pm. Start at 6pm. Realise that finally introducing the 23 sound cues takes some time to get right, and for the cast to get used to. … Continue reading

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230 exams later…

Life returned to normal in the Vaughan household this week (normal for us anyway) after Lynne completed her latest ‘production’. She runs a youth theatre with more than 60 kids in 4 groups and around this time of year they … Continue reading

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Plaster cast update

The plaster is off – after just over a week. Maybe I’m immortal after all! I only have to hobble around horribly subconsciously for another few weeks now. Trying to negotiate public transport over the past week has made me … Continue reading

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Achilles’ Toe

Now I know that my youth has passed. I am no longer invulnerable. Last week, I fractured a bone in my toe and had to have a plaster cast for the first time in my life. Now I had a … Continue reading

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Move over Peter Hall

I directed my first play in 2001 and found it fascinating, challenging, painful, fun, and very worthwhile. So why has it taken me four years to get around to it again? One possible explanation is that I was so completely … Continue reading

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