Common Distractions: An Interview with Simon Stephens

May 6, 2015 by

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Simon Stephens’ play Carmen Disruption deals with themes of technology, social isolation, and fragmented relationships. The Almeida’s Simone Finney talked to him about about inspiration, isolation and his complicated relationship with his iPhone.

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Carmen Disruption: Talkback

April 30, 2015 by
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Viktoria Vizin (Chorus), John Light (Escamillo), Noma Dumezweni (Don José), Harry Napier (Ensemble / Cellist) and Sharon Small (The Singer) in Carmen Disruption, directed by Michael Longhurst. Photo: Marc Brenner

On 23 April, Assistant Director Jude Christian held a post-show Q & A with Director Michael Longhurst and the cast of Carmen Disruption. Here’s a few excerpts from the discussion…

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Oresteia: I Saw the Sign

April 29, 2015 by
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Film still from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. Image via alice-in-wonderland.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After Week Two of rehearsals for Aeschylus’ Oresteia, adapted and directed by Robert Icke, Assistant Director Anthony Almeida explores how much prophecy and prediction permeate our everyday lives.

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On Being Carmen: A Conversation with Viktoria Vizin

April 28, 2015 by
Viktoria Vizin in rehearsals for Carmen Disruption, directed by Michael Longhurst. Photo: Marc Brenner

Viktoria Vizin in rehearsals for Carmen Disruption, directed by Michael Longhurst. Photo: Marc Brenner

Internationally-renowned mezzo-soprano Viktoria Vizin has played Carmen 100 times in 17 productions, from London’s Royal Opera House to the New York Met. Between international flights and rehearsal calls, she took a few minutes to share how inhabiting Bizet’s iconic heroine on stage isn’t just a job—it’s a lifestyle.

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Oresteia: A Train of Thought

April 22, 2015 by

Following the first week of rehearsals for Oresteia, adapted and directed by Robert Icke, Assistant Director Anthony Almeida helps us prepare for the moral challenges that lie ahead…

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Six Degrees of Carmen Disruption

April 17, 2015 by
Carmen Disruption 319 - Jack Farthing, Katie West, Viktoria Vizin, Noma Dumezweni and John Light by Marc Brenner

Jack Farthing (Carmen), Katie West (Micaëla), Viktoria Vizin (Chorus), Noma Dumezweni (Don José) and John Light (Escamillo) in Carmen Disruption, directed by Michael Longhurst. Photo: Marc Brenner

In the run-up to Press Night for Simon Stephens’ Carmen Disruption, directed by Michael Longhurst, Assistant Director Jude Christian lets us in on a few little known facts about the play…

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Carmen Disruption: The Worst Place on Earth

April 9, 2015 by
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Jude Christian in rehearsals for Carmen Disruption. Photo: Marc Brenner

After week five of rehearsals for Simon Stephens’ Carmen Disruption, directed by Michael Longhurst, Assistant Director Jude Christian considers the lasting effects that technology has on us.

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Carmen Disruption: Facing The Music

April 2, 2015 by
CD REH 103 - Jamie Cameron, Katie West, Harry Napier and Simon Slater by Marc Brenner

Jamie Cameron (Ensemble/Cellist), Katie West (Micaëla), Harry Napier (Ensemble/Cellist) and Simon Slater in rehearsal for Carmen Disruption.

After week four of rehearsals for Simon Stephens’ Carmen Disruption, directed by Michael Longhurst, Assistant Director Jude Christian explains the use of music in the play.

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Carmen Disruption: Going Through The Motions

March 31, 2015 by
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Following the third week of rehearsals  for Carmen Disruption, directed by Michael Longhurst, Assistant Director Jude Christian explores the relationship between verbal and physical vocabulary.

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Game: Talkback

March 25, 2015 by
ALMEIDA THEATRE production of GAME by Mike Bartlett directed by Sacha Wares

Mike Noble (Ashley) and Jodie McNee (Carly) in Game. Photo: Keith Patterson

On 24 March 2015 we invited the audience of Game to stay behind for a Q&A with Associate Director Rob Icke and other members of the cast. Here’s a few excerpts from the discussion…

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