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Above: Manchester Evening News Award
Below: the award-winning "Dreame"
Let's start with some reviews first...
The Woodlanders, 1991
"...the performances are as intricately detailed, and as powered, as in a cosy auditorium...a stroll back through time into another, earthier world. You'll be enchanted."
- The Guardian (Robin Thornber).
a speckled wood, my photo from Rivington Pike, Lancs.
"INSPIRATION obviously dropped on writer/director Simon Corble like manna...he has also translated and dramatised this 14th century poem into a delightful mix of hearty modern idiom and extremely pleasing verse that captures the rhythm and dialect of the original with great cheer and sensitivity..."
- The Guardian. (Lyn Gardner).
"The language seems to live and be real...a wonderful balance between the dramatic and the humour and the eccentricity…see The Hound of the Baskervilles…it was tremendous…a terrific evening!"
- BBC Radio 4 Kaleidascope, (Brian Sibley & Viv Gardner).
MORE HOUND REVIEWS below, Will Travis as Stapleton, Isle of Man 2007
"I have never known such happiness from a theatrical production." "This fast moving and very funny adaptation of John Buchan's classic spy thriller is very tongue in cheek and is all the better for it...simply wizard"
- The Daily Telegraph, (Auberon Waugh). (And see below for AWARDS)
The Fisherman and his Soul 2005
"…a hauntingly beautiful adaptation."
- The Stage, (Kevin Berry).
"an affecting production....gripping performance"
- City Life (Emma Unsworth)
READ THIS REVIEW IN FULL ON MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS SITE
charlie brennan as the fisherman, calling to his mermaid
Below: a veined white on Ikaria Island, Greece, where the play was conceived.
And the Awards.....
Manchester Evening News Award : Best Special Event (1998)
for "A Midsommer Night's Dreame" (direction)
Olivier Award: Best New Comedy (2007)
for "The 39 Steps"
May 2008: The 39 Steps is nominated for six Tony's, inc. Best Play,
so watch this space also...Well okay it won for best light and sound design, but still....
READ ABOUT THE PLAY'S SUCCESS IN THE INDEPENDENT
below: Thomas Frere and Catriona Martin in my own production of the original "39 Steps"