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”
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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”
And we’re off!
It’s a little over a week since I arrived home to find an envelope waiting for me from the Arts Council. We’d applied for funding to develop a new show, and I’d like to say there was a moment of fear, perhaps anticipation as I peeled it open; but the truth is you don’t evenContinue reading “And we’re off!”