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Greetings from the Icarus Theatre Collective!

We're pleased to successfully bring to a close the first season of one of the most artistically rewarding and well-received plays that Icarus has ever embarked upon!!!

Our last performance of The Lesson in this season is this Wednesday at the no doubt wonderful Kenneth Moore Theatre in Ilford, near Barking (that's WEST, inside the North Circular!).

Please join us at 7.30pm for your last chance to see the show before August.

Post-show discussion with the artists immediately follows the performance.

More details below.

As always, visit http://www.icarustheatre.co.uk for the most recent updates.

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Taking a rest after Wednesday.

The Lesson
by Eugène Ionesco
translation by Donald Watson

A hysterical farce and riveting tragedy.

Check out our reviews so far!
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/leisure/venue/latestentertainments/display.var.1382960.0.the_lesson_blake_theatre_monmouth.php.
http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/lessonicarus-rev.htm.

We've now confirmed 78 performances across the country including FOUR WEEKS at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh!  (Hill Street Theatre, 7pm slot)

To see our last performance this SPRING, Liverpool street station has trains every 15 minutes to Ilford which are a 15 minute journey (I recommend the 6.42pm train).  The KENNETH MOORE THEATRE is around 5 - 10 minutes walk from Ilford Station and the show starts at 7.30pm.

The Kenneth Moore Theatre is out the station and SOUTH across STATION ROAD.  From the RAC map it looks like you take your next LEFT onto a one way road (you will be walking AGAINST traffic) which becomes the HIGH STREET (probably pedestrianized) after about 75 meters.  Carry on down the High Street another 150 meters or so and turn RIGHT onto OAKFIELD ROAD.  After 50 meters turn LEFT onto KENNETH MOORE ROAD.  The theatre appears to be on your RIGHT after 50 meters and a sharp bend in the road.

Map attached.

We're going to many other beautiful venues ranging in size from 50 seats to a whopping 1177 and ranging from Wales to Dumphries, to Manchester and London.  Book tickets now at
www.icarustheatre.co.uk/lessonshell.html.

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Future Planning

War Baby
by and starring Carol Cleveland

A riveting love story adapted from the war diaries of Carol's parents, written during the backdrop of World War II.

This gripping tale with rich musical element explores love won, love lost, and Carol's humble beginnings in the turmoil surrounding the War.

Icarus is associate producer for a performance at the 2007 Brighton Fringe Festival and will be developing this project with the London Pleasance Theatre in late 2007 and the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe.

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

Albert's Boy
by James Graham

"Why do you think I've been locked in this room?

I've been grieving for a wife, a sister, three hundred thousand Japanese civilians, the presence of a universe gone mad, and the absence of a theory to explain it."

A blackly humorous and achingly moving new play.

Originally produced in 2005 with Concordance and the Finborough Theatre, we are hoping to re-mount his production as part of a festival another company is producing and our own small and mid-scale tour.


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

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So You Wanna be a Theatre Producer???

Finance, Marketing, or Administration specialization

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?

Icarus is looking for additional production staff for its current tour of The Lesson and three other major projects with a view to train and develop the successful candidate to work as a creative leader/producer on future projects.

Check out http://www.icarustheatre.co.uk/jobsshell.html for more information.

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See you soon!

All the best,
Max

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Max Lewendel
Artistic Director

Icarus Theatre Collective
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0207 870 3787

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The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

starstarstarstar or better
in 15 of 17 reviews

Out of all productions with a star rating in the last 3 years:

starstarstarstar or better
in 36 of 45 reviews

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

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

Jeremy Kingston, The Times

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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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The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

Premiul special al juriului
Special Jury Prize:
Cash prize from Romania

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

Premiul pentru cea mai buna actrita ín rol principal
Best Actress in a Leading
Role: Amy Loughton

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"Scarlet, a wild 12-year-old, like a coyote bitch on heat".

John Thaxter, What's On

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Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

starstarstarstarstarRemotegoat
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Journey's End
by R.C. Sherriff

starstarstarstarThe Times

starstarstarstarThe Scotsman
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Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

With sword, axe, spear and bare fist fighting it is an impressively energetic and dynamic production.

Victoria Claringbold, Remotegoat

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The Trials of Galileo
by Nic Young

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
by Frank Wedekind

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
by R.C. Sherriff

"A powerfully emotive production."

Julie Watterston, The Stage

Albert's Boy
by James Graham

"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

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"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

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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)

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

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

Timothy Ramsden,
Reviews Gate

Albert's Boy
by James Graham

"Extraordinary...
Victor Spinetti is outstanding."

Cheryl Freedman,
What's On in London

Albert's Boy
by James Graham

"A beautifully crafted piece."

Joanna Bacon,
Rogues & Vagabonds

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"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!

Many Roads to Paradise
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Gene David Kirk,
UK Theatre Web

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William Saroyan

"Book as soon as possible!"

-Claire Ingrams,
Rogues & Vagabonds

The Time of Your Life
William Saroyan

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

-Jane Edwardes, Time Out

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"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
William Saroyan

"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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