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Othello tour… half way there!



Othello
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Our latest production has received fantastic reviews, being called a ‘dramatic and spectacular show.’ If you are interested in attending a performance of Othello, it still has dates all over the UK (including London!). Click here for details of the dates & venues and here for a summary of the production.

Workshop programme successful:
18 workshops booked, 20 pages of photos laminated, 400 pages of lesson plans printed, 250 pupils reached, 800 kilometres travelled, and more to come throughout the tour ...

Sound Designer wanted:
We are looking for a highly professional sound designer for our upcoming production of Journey's End.  For more information, please click here.

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Othello brings in brilliant reviews!


See it in London now! Performing 6th-8th November.

We are half way through our Othello tour, and having traveled all over the UK we now have some fantastic reviews for the production.

Four Stars, Neil McEwan, The Scotsman

‘… this stunning production was enhanced by the cast’s use of a string quartet, bringing a new depth of emotion to the story of a noble man’s descent. Alice Williams, The York Press

‘…the strings catch the musicality of the text, although not every time an actor speaks. Turmoil and anxiety are heightened, passion brushed and coloured with a moment of melody. Then, when there is heightened dramatic tension, the instruments strike emphatic chords.’ Kevin Berry, The Stage

To see all current reviews for ‘Othello’, please click here. There is also a collection of feedback from audience members here.

How do you convince a man to murder his own wife?
In 16th century Venice, a military ensign passed over for promotion and consumed with jealously plots the overthrow of his noble general, the mighty Othello.

The show features a live sextet of violinists, violists, and cellists and some superb performances as these actor-musicians light up the stage.

Don't miss your chance to see the show now! Visit www.icarustheatre.co.uk/shows/othello.html for cast lists, more info, or to book tickets.

If you intend to see it in London, BOOK NOW! We only have three performances in the big city and will no doubt sell out quickly.

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Workshop programme successful!


The educational portion of the tour is also proceeding well - we have really enjoyed working with over 200 pupils and have more workshops booked throughout the tour.

Thanks are due to our wonderful and talented team of workshop leaders, who have researched and written plans for workshops, prepared resources, travelled all over the country, and led the workshops with groups ranging in age from 12 to 18.

We are in the planning stages of developing workshops for "Journey's End" as well - if any of you know a teacher who might be interested, please contact us with their phone number and we'll give them a call.

To find out about booking workshops for your own school, click here or reply with the phone number of a teacher who may be interested.

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Icarus seeks Sound Designer


We are looking for a sound designer to take part on our production of ‘Journey’s End’. This will be a paid position.

Job Specification:

1.   Sound Designer for touring production of Journey's End

2.   Opens 26th January at the Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke.  Will need to make occasional travel between London and Basingstoke for Opening Night, showing technical staff what is needed during the show, etc.

3.   Fee: £600 to be inclusive of ALL travel and other personal expenses.

4.   Budget of £50 for CDs, purchasing sound files, etc

5.   Deadline for submissions: 9am, 02 November

6.   Interviews to be held on 07 November 2009 in central London

Job Description:

  1. To create and select sound effects and select music that enhance the audience's experience and understanding of the production.
  2. To create a full sound scape for this WWI drama, complete with sounds of explosions, war, and all else as required.
  3. To ensure all relevant copyrights and permissions are secured and paid for, and all necessary credits are made in the programme.
  4. To carry out the Director's instructions, while providing your own creative input.
  5. To be responsible for any necessary recording sessions, level setting, and crew instruction sessions.
  6. To attend technical rehearsals and special meetings with the Director as needed.
  7. To make complete and detailed sound cue sheets for all concerned.

Person Specification:

Essential:

  1. A experienced sound designer, preferably one who has worked on historical productions before.
  2. Able to work within a specified budget and to tight deadlines.
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  4. Pro-active and a good team player.

Desirable:

  1. A demonstrable interest in this text and/or time period.

    For more information on the company and the production, see: http://www.icarustheatre.co.uk/shows/journey.html.

 

Email louise@icarustheatre.co.uk with CV and covering letter.

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