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Back in the habit

It's been a long time but Simple8 are finally back in the room. We'll be embarking on a two week R&D of two potential new projects at the end of October. If the ideas bear fruit we'll start talking about them in a real sense but for now it's all very exploratory and experimental.

 

Please don't misread the title of this blog post as any kind of cryptic hint that we're adapting Sister Act. We're not, although that would be amazing.

the return of the quiz

Hello everyone. Christmas is fast approaching which means, of course, it's time to put together a team and get down to the Simple8 quiz to show off your knowledge chops. This year we're being hosted by the very lovely people at Shoreditch Town Hall on the 17th of December. Entry is £10 and all proceeds go towards the next Simple8 season. We'll be kicking off at about 7.30 and it promises to be a brilliant evening. We hope to see you there!

Peter Brook Award

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that we’ve been nominated for the Peter Brook/Equity Ensemble Award.

World Book Night

It's World Book Night tonight - a fantastic event where people give away specially selected books to spread the love of reading. We're doing a play adapted from a seminal book, and we're delighted to be a part of it. Before tonight's performance, we'll be giving away 20 copies of Josephine Hart's novel, Damage - and we'll be giving them to the first 20 people who pick up their tickets tonight. Thank you to World Book Night for donating the books.
 

A Whaler's Tale

Here's a little Wednesday treat for you all. Have a listen to one of the traditional sea shanties featured in Moby Dick, as sung by the cast.

sea shanties

 
It's the start of the third week of Moby-Dick, and here are two more sea shanties sung by our cast for your edification and enjoyment. A Whaler's Tale and Will Your Anchor Hold are both original whaling shanties from the period Moby-Dick was written, and are both, we think, beautiful songs. Enjoy!

Moby dick production photos

Last week we had the perenially excellent Idil Sukan in to take shots of Moby Dick. You can see the results here or head to the gallery. Press night tonight and pay what you can as well! Get down early to avoid disappointment.

Shanties Ahoy

It’s tech time, nerves are racing and Seb is beginning to shout “do it again” with a vigour last seen in Attila the Hun… but there is a feeling that things are slowly beginning to come together.

goodbye Caligari, hello Moby-Dick

On Saturday night we bade a sad farewell to the The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. It was a cracking five weeks, and we’re delighted with how it went. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has worked on it, and to all of you who came to see it. Up until now we’ve been rehearsing Moby-Dick in the day and performing Caligari by night.

Thank You to William

We'd like to say an enormous thank you to William McFadden (Head of Operations Management), for his fantastically generous support of tonights performance of Caligari.

Thank you William from everyone here at simple8!

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