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18 December 2006 Newsletter

Greetings from the Icarus Theatre Collective!

We have new producers on board, bringing us an exciting body of work to premiere in the next year.

Read on for great offers on printing inexpensive leaflets and more information on our production of The Lesson. We also have two additional projects in the pipeline and will soon be producing plays much more often.  Stay tuned!

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Passionate Producers Found!

Icarus is realising its Artistic Mission to function as a collective.  A team of three Producers now lead the company with Artistic Director Max Lewendel.  Eventually each Producer will take charge of a whole show and remain responsible for set tasks and responsibilities.

We welcome into the fold:

Kurban Kassam
Evangelina Koutoumani

Kathryn O'Reilly

 So you wanna be a Theatre Producer???

The Icarus Theatre Collective can help. We are always willing to expand our Collective.

Are you hungry, brave, and passionate about drama?

Do you want to find out if you have what it takes to become a brilliant Producer but don't know where to begin?

Then write to contact or visit http://www.icarustheatre.co.uk/jobsshell.html for more information.

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Great Deals on Leaflets!

The Icarus Theatre Collective has worked out a bulk deal with a local printer.  Pitch in with us and get our dealer's competitive rates.

15,000 leaflets, double-sided, 4 colour, 150gsm glossy paper:

A6: £165
DL: £220
A5: £325
A4: £645

2000 leaflets, double-sided, 4 colour, 150gsm glossy paper:

A6: £75
DL: £95
A5: £145
A4: £295

All prices INCLUDE VAT!

"Wow!  What great prices!" I hear you say.  "What's the fine print?"

Well here it is:
-We'd need your images and payment by 15 January 2007.
-We won't be able to deliver your items until "sometime in February". Probably near the beginning, but sorry we can't be more specific.
-You've got to pick them up from our office in NW1.

So if you've got the need for high quality, inexpensive leaflets and can be flexible on when you receive them, please call 0207 870 3787 or email contact ASAP.

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Coming Soon!

The Lesson
by Eugène Ionesco
translation by Donald Watson

A national tour in spring 2007.

The Tour Booking for this production is going very well.  We've confirmed 27 performances across the country and are very optimistic about a three week run in London.  We will also hold a second leg of the tour in Autumn 2007.

Recently we've even confirmed 3 performances at the 1066-seat White Rock Theatre in Hastings.

More information at www.icarustheatre.co.uk/lessonshell.html.

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Auditions and Job Opportunities

The roles of the Pupil and the Maid are not yet cast.  If you are female, aged 18 - 25 and can play 16 or are 35-50, let me know if you're interested.  Auditions in January/February.  Small fee.

We are also looking for a Stage Manager.

More information at http://www.icarustheatre.co.uk/jobsshell.html.

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See you soon!

All the best,
Max

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Max Lewendel
Artistic Director

Icarus Theatre Collective
105 Bell Street
London
NW1 6TL
0207 870 3787

www.icarustheatre.co.uk

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