Archive | February, 2010

Why Everything Matters

Posted on 26 February 2010 by Jake Orr

When working in theatre, we tend to be very selfish people. We get caught in our creative bubbles, in the joy of our performance or show and rarely do we see it in any other light than that of good. Excellence of the highest praise! Of course this is naturally to be expected. Someone has […]

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Review: Really Old, Like Forty Five

Posted on 25 February 2010 by Jake Orr

The Cottesloe Theatre is steadily becoming one of those spaces that I admire. It has a life of its own, despite being part of the National Theatre. Some people will frown upon the work that comes into it, for it is bold, challenging and often gambling with new work that is a far cry from […]

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Review: Jake and Cake

Posted on 22 February 2010 by Jake Orr

Imagination in theatre is a tool that when used effectively can propel a performance forward into new territories, taking the audience to new worlds and warps of life. Equally, imagination can kill a performance, with writers or directors going too far and letting their own imaginations run away from them leaving the audience stranded in […]

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News: Playing Shakespeare

Posted on 15 February 2010 by Jake Orr

The very thought of Shakespeare at school sent shivers down my spine. I use to complain and moan when we would have to brandish ourselves with the work of the Bard. Why, and more to the point how do we know that this Shakespeare line is meant to mean this? The answer of “because it […]

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