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Here’s where we share a bit more about what we’re up to, and open up our creative process.

Q&A with Dan March, actor, comedian and one of the co-creators of Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain

How did you start out as a performer?  I always enjoyed performing as a child but it was when I was 15 that I knew I wanted to be an actor: I performed the ‘pivotal’ role of English Ambassador in my school’s production of Hamlet – essentially coming on at the end of the four-hourContinue reading “Q&A with Dan March, actor, comedian and one of the co-creators of Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain”

Q&A with Dr Samuel Fanous – Head of Publishing, Bodleian Library Publishing

You were responsible for re-publishing the Instructions pamphlet in 2005. How did you come across the original Instructions and why did you want to bring it to a modern audience?  A curator in the Bodleian Library showed me the original document. I immediately realized what a brilliant little publication this is. In just under 5,000Continue reading “Q&A with Dr Samuel Fanous – Head of Publishing, Bodleian Library Publishing”

Q&A with John Walton, director of Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain

Why did you choose to adapt this 1942 pamphlet for the stage?  I stumbled upon the Instructions in Waterstone’s a few years ago, and I’ve been wanting to make a show based on them ever since. They’re such an endearing and loving snapshot of the country at a unique moment in its history. At theContinue reading “Q&A with John Walton, director of Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain”

The rewards of rural touring

Originally written for the February House Theatre Guest Blog. As well as being a freelance director I run Fol Espoir – a theatre company that tours to regional arts centres and rural networks across the UK. Small-scale touring is not exactly the glamorous end of the arts industry. On tour, we normally play a newContinue reading “The rewards of rural touring”

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