Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Ones Who Kill Shooting Stars trailer

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Introducing the trailer for The Ones Who Kill Shooting Stars

Check out this link to watch our lovely trailer for The Ones Who Kill Shooting Stars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw2K_aLcEaM&hd=1 We are duty-bound to report that we shot this footage not on the Irish strand but at the slightly underwhelming location of Southend-on-Sea. We … Continue reading

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In which we explain our script development plans

As you may have noticed from our interview with playwright Hugo Plowden about our forthcoming development workshop on his play, Citizenship, which we’re holding at Sherman Cymru next week (is it really so soon?!) we’re really interested in working on … Continue reading

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Dead Men’s Wheelbarrows: OMG

Stewart Parker Award-winning Irish playwright Conall Quinn, whose play, The Ones Who Kill Shooting Stars, we’ll be producing at the White Bear Theatre in October, talks wars, death… And LMFAO. The Ones Who Kill Shooting Stars is set on an … Continue reading

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In which we interview Hugo Plowden…

….whose latest play we’re developing at the Sherman Cymru in August with the generous support of their Artist Development Programme. Hugo has won an Arches Award and his play MOTHER, FATHER, SON was produced at the Traverse, Edinburgh in 2007. … Continue reading

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Recently, we have been inspired by…

Back to theatre, this time, and now for a list of the plays we’ve seen that recently have inspired us, or which we’ve generally thought were interesting/all-round damn brilliant. The Drawer Boy, by Canadian playwright Michael Healey, which was directed … Continue reading

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In which the work/life balance is discussed

  I am staring at a phone. It’s less of a phone; more of a dashboard, in fact. The kind of dashboard that would be more at home gracing the flight deck of a NASA space-shuttle, except it’s currently bleeping … Continue reading

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In which many amazing companies working towards a more sustainable theatre are raved about

I am still just beginning to explore the possibilities, pragmatics and potential of sustainable theatre-making, so my new-found evangelism is as self-righteously ill-informed as that of the patient who breezes in to the doctor’s surgery to inform him that he … Continue reading

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In which we explore ways of making more environmentally responsible theatre

  The show’s over. The forest, or the giant doll’s house, or the post-nuclear wasteland is being dismantled. The tree trunks around which Touchstone once gambolled, the epic three storey block of flats in which Hamlet once bemoaned his fate, … Continue reading

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In which we delve deeper into history

One of Conall’s inspirations for The Ones Who Kill Shooting Stars was the story of drowned US soldiers’ and sailors’ bodies washing up on the west coast of Ireland during the Second World War. Apparently it was not unknown for … Continue reading

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