One year on and still not happy
David Knowles samples DULOG’s last theatrical offering of the year…
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David Knowles interviews Justin Murray, Director of this weeks Assembly Rooms Show ‘Cloud Nine’
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David Knowles sits down with Sian Green and talks Cabaret!
David Knowles talks to Douglas Gibbs, Director of this week’s Assembly Room’s production Rent
David Knowles chats to the co-directors of this week’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’
David Knowles previews this week’s Hild Bede musical, Little Shop of Horrors
David Knowles looks at the shows coming up on the third day of the Durham Drama Festival
David Knowles talks to the writers and directors of the shows on the second day of the Durham Drama Festival
David Knowles previews the first day of the Durham Drama Festival
David Knowles takes a camera backstage on the set of the Marriage of Figaro
David Knowles talks to Hannah Ryan and Tim Foster about the upcoming Ook! Production Night Watch
David Knowles previews the coming week of theatre in Durham
David Knowles previews the Treveylan College musical, Anything Goes
Exclusive interview with the missing DDF mimes!
‘The play itself is so moving that as soon as I’d read the script I felt compelled to put it on. As 1 in 10 people will have a mental health problem at a young age, it’s a very relevant piece of theatre.’
‘When the original adapter, Mary Zimmerman, was asked how she had made the play relevant to the modern audience, she laughed and said (I’m paraphrasing here) "Is the problem of fatherless sons solved? Do people not worry about their partners remaining faithful anymore? Has no one ever paid hugely for one stupid mistake?’
‘There’s also often a certain core group who come to shows in Durham, and we really want to break away from that with Fresher. Absolutely anyone can come along, have a drink from Kingsgate, and enjoy an hour or so of a really funny show’
Durham theatre is this week covering the most ancient and (almost) most modern pieces of drama in the western world
‘It was never going to be easy to depict a horrific event like the Holocaust without coming across any obstacles at all.’
Does anyone really want to miss out on can can dancing orcs?
Durham Drama Festival Director writes an emotional appeal for the safe return of his lost mimes
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David Knowles talks to Charlie Oulton
David Knowles sits down with Oscar Blustin
The Black Staircase was a fantastic concept that worked wonderfully well in the castle. A few more weeks spent on the script and character and the show would be unstoppable.
David Knowles talks to Julia Loveless
David Knowles asks the questions of Dom Riley
A rather hit and miss show from Quirk Productions which swung from mediocre to funny and engaging all through the night. A ‘good’ but not ‘great’ play in which the energy did not quite keep up with the script.
I think what I was most impressed by in this show was the speed and ease at which ideas formed and then blossomed and, furthermore, just how tight knit the group were. Most of the time I felt completely relaxed watching them which, this must be emphasised, is incredible considering the fact that the show is improvised. Yes, there were a few wobbly moments (Peters managed to deliver an entire speech on the need for a ‘plan’) but they were far outweighed by the brilliant ones.
In the words of one of the unhappy troupe ‘if you like Doctor Who then you’ll like this crap’. A fitting epitaph for a disappointing production.
Two snowmen are standing in a field. One turns to the other and says “you know what, I can smell carrots too!”
This was not a simple show to review and I feel unable to give a sweeping judgement of the whole thing without having to endlessly qualify my words. Some aspects were brilliant, some better than average, but unfortunately some felt underdeveloped and flat.