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Icarus May 2013 Newsletter

 

Icarus Theatre Collective Newsletter

MAY 2013

Upcoming Shows and Auditions!
We are excited to announce the plans for next year’s shows: We have begun work on Shakespeare’s Othello and Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler.
We are currently in the middle of casting for these shows. If you can drive and play violin, viola, or cello, please post your headshot, CV and a letter of introduction to:
Icarus Theatre Collective                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
32 Portland Place,
London
W1B 1NA

Or visit us at http://www.icarustheatre.co.uk/jobs.html for information.

 

Currently Touring:
You have only three chances left to catch us before the tour ends!
WIN FREE TICKETS!
Icarus are offering 1 free ticket each to the first 5 people who respond to this email with the words SPECIAL OFFER (please include your name and what performance you would like to attend)
  21st May Harpenden Public Halls, Spring Awakening
  22nd May, Stamford Arts Centre, Romeo & Juliet
  23rd May Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham, Romeo & Juliet

Please look online at www.icarustheatre.co.uk/current_season.html for May tour dates or to book tickets
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Spring Awakening

“Half-shut eyelashes, half-open mouths…”
Frank Wedekind’s controversial drama Spring Awakening explores budding sexuality and the erotic fantasies produced by a repressed society. 14-year-old Melchior sees beauty in sexuality but is chased out of town by accusations of despicable moral character. 14-year-old Wendla is forced into a tragic abortion that claims her life. Follow Melchior as he battles through purgatory and faces the ghosts of his past.

Romeo and Juliet

 “Violent delights have violent ends…”
We continue a successful run of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Icarus Theatre Collective is proud to present an exciting twist on a tragic tale. Watch as two young loves fall in love against all odds. Misadventure, family pride, and ancient quarrels will keep you wanting more!

Education Workshops
Our Education Programme features workshops for both Romeo & Juliet and Othello, which are being offered alongside the touring shows. Each workshop lasts approximately 90 minutes and is led by a professional facilitator and a cast member and includes an education pack. Email for more information: edu@icarustheatre.co.uk or visit www.icarustheatre.co.uk/Education/workshops.html

Office News
We are excited to announce the arrival of two lovely new interns Mafalda Chantre & Serena Norman who have joined us this month!
Check our website for more exciting job and internship opportunities: www.icarustheatre.co.uk/internships.html
We are currently seeking interns for Autumn 2013 onwards.

Desk Space
Looking for office space? We currently are able to offer the use of desks in our central London office for rent. Our office is fantastically located just off Oxford Circus. Prices are negotiable. See http://www.icarustheatre.co.uk/desks.html. Send us an email for more information or to arrange a viewing: hire@icarustheatre.co.uk

Here’s Our Recent Blog Post!
Getting back into the Swindon of things, by Philippa Kane
Yesterday was a big day for the Romeo and Juliet cast as it was their first day back on tour after a two-week holiday. After some much needed R&R they were pumped to be back on stage at The Arts Centre in Swindon.
Zac and Sam got right to work setting up for that evening’s performance, drilling Verona together for our star-crossed lovers. Meanwhile some of the other cast members were handling the other side of Icarus Theatre Collective’s productions, the school workshops. Georgina and David made their way to Ridgeway High School to work with the year 12 and 13 drama students before they came to see the show in the evening.
Ridgeway had chosen the workshop – Shakespeare the Icarus Way: Building a Shakespearean Character. This gave the students the opportunity to develop a character of Romeo and Juliet exactly as the cast did when they were in rehearsals. Georgina and David started with briefly discussing R&J and its characters followed by a quick physical warm-up and then the fun began!

The students were open to all ideas and didn’t let any inhibitions stop them, really making the most of the workshop and the time they had with the cast. Georgina and David got to work with small groups so that the students received a lot of advice and help on an individual level as well as a group. It was great to see Georgina and David bouncing off the kid’s energy and at the end of the workshop they were thrilled to being seeing the show that evening.

It was then time for the cast to have a quick rest and some dinner before fight calls and then show time!

Check out our blog at http://icarustheatre.wordpress.com

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The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"Max Lewendel's production succeeds by the strength of its acting and the steadily increasing tension."

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The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"Directed so specifically that the beast of chaos that charges through Ionesco's work like his own rhinoceros is safely routed through the play."

Rebecca Banks, Ham & High

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The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"A daring production by an energetic new company, the London-based Icarus Theatre Collective, it pulls no punches in its visceral pursuit of pure absurdism."

Daniel Lombard,
South Wales Argus

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Special Jury Prize:
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"Scarlet, a wild 12-year-old, like a coyote bitch on heat".

John Thaxter, What's On

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Macbeth
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Journey's End
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Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

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Victoria Claringbold, Remotegoat

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The Trials of Galileo
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Icarus Theatre fly into London on waxen wings, which, after this compelling production, show no sign of melting any time soon.

Edwin Reis, Remotegoat

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Spring Awakening
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Nigh-on Faultless. The cast are, one and all, magnificent.

Roderic Dunnett, Behind the Arras

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Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"Max Lewendel's production is fast-paced and pulls the audience straight in... Outstanding".

Von Magdalena Marek, Newsline

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"Particularly haunting is the piece because of the use of music and sounds, designed by Theo Holloway. The effect is outstanding".

Von Magdalena Marek, Newsline

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"Max Lewendel's production is fast-paced and pulls the audience straight in... Outstanding".

Von Magdalena Marek, Newsline

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"The play explodes into action with a high-powered fight sequence using real swords, axes and spears that superbly captured the intensity of battle".

Robin Strapp, British Theatre Guide

Journey's End
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"A powerfully emotive production."

Julie Watterston, The Stage

Albert's Boy
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"Theatre at its best."

Aleks Sierz, The Stage

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"The five-member cast fill the dim confines of the theatre like a desert storm".

Le Roux Schoeman,
Church of England Newsletter

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"This sexy, steamy drama really hits home, especially after delivering the scorpion sting in its tail".

Philip Fisher,
British Theatre Guide

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"Comedy, tragedy, fear, mystery, sex, violence, disturbance: The Lesson has them all".

Eleanor Weber,
Raddest Right Now

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"It is impossible not to enjoy Icarus Theatre Collective’s production of Ionesco’s one-act play".

The Stage

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"The cast navigates the perilous emotional terrain with aplomb".

Visit London (Totally London)

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"Sizzling bursts of desire and hate among the North American sands".

Timothy Ramsden,
Reviews Gate

Albert's Boy
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"Extraordinary...
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Cheryl Freedman,
What's On in London

Albert's Boy
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"A beautifully crafted piece."

Joanna Bacon,
Rogues & Vagabonds

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"The Icarus Theatre collective's production of Eugène Ionesco's absurdist masterpiece is brilliant. A fast-paced, sixty-five minute screaming journey from a bare classroom into utter chaos."

Kevin Hurst, Extra! Extra!

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"You would pay a lot of money in the West End for a class act like this, so why not pop along to the Finborough and find out what great nights are made of."

Gene David Kirk,
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The Time of Your Life
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"Book as soon as possible!"

-Claire Ingrams,
Rogues & Vagabonds

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"This is the kind of consoling play we need right now."

-Jane Edwardes, Time Out

Romeo & Juliet
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"A rollercoaster rendering of the play that dragged the audience on a fast-paced soul-stirring ride for two heart-rending hours."

Team Locals

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"An excellent take on a globally-renowned tale of true love."

Take on the Road by Lauren Razavi

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"Props to Icarus Theatre Collective for putting on such a fantastic show."

 

Team Locals

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"A fresh and invigorating version of this time-honoured romantic tragedy."

Darlington & Stockton Times - Christina McIntyre

The Time of Your Life
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"Fine performances from the 26-strong cast."

-Michael Billington, The Guardian

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"You can reach out and touch the emotional atmosphere."

-Julienne Banister,
Rogues & Vagabonds


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