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New year, new project

First of all, apologies for not posting more on the website. It's been a busy few months for the company and exciting things are happening. We're not quite at the stage where we can announce our next project yet but we had an extremely productive week of R&D at the incomparable Sophie's Barn, working on two potential new projects. We're now at the point where we're speaking to venues and planning exactly where and when our next piece will be performed. 


Thanks for still checking the website, we hope we'll be able to announce something definite in the near future. 


Hello to one and all. Just a quick post to say we have not died and are hard at work and on a new piece. As soon as more information about our next project is available we'll broadcast it to the world.

Book now!

We're heading into our fourth week of performances now and ticket sales are really starting to spike. We've been sold out the last few nights and hope to fill the theatre for the rest of the run so if you haven't already bought tickets but want to see The Four Stages of Cruelty, click here to get booking.

four stars from time out!

Earlier this evening Time Out posted their review of The Four Stages of Cruelty and it's another great four star affair.

Remember if you've been to see the show and are a fan of our work you can find us on Facebook and on Twitter so please take a minute to give us a 'follow' or a 'like'.

Four stars in The Independent

Late last night The Independent posted up another four star review for The Four Stages of Cruelty. We should be in the Sunday Times this weekend and the Guardian and Times possibly even sooner.

evening standard: "the four stages of cruelty is superb"

Our first newspaper review turned out to be a nice one. Here it is on the Standard website:

So nice to see that there are critics who've followed our work, lets hope this is the first of many.

further production shots

Last week we had the lovely and talented Idil Sukan in the rehearsal room to take some shots of our progress. Here are the beautifully rendered results.

Four stages of cruelty up and running!

After four weeks of rehearsal we had our first preview last night to a lovely and almost sold out Arcola audience. Reactions seemed to be extremely positive and we're grateful to everyone who came down and bought tickets. It was a great atmosphere to launch a show into.

Rehearsals nearly over

We had our final day of rehearsals on Friday finishing off two weeks at The Rag Factory. Here are some shots from the final few days. We're heading into the Arcola tomorrow for 48 hours of technical fun before opening night on Tuesday. Remember the first ten shows (excluding Tuesdays and press night on the 27th) tickets are only £10 when bought on the phone. We'll see you at the Arcola! 


Greening Theatre

Simple 8's very own Dudley Hinton and Seb Armesto blogging on the Guardian here. Really worth reading and a great insight into the green policies we adhere to during production of The Four Stages of Cruelty.

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