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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.

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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: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/theatre/review-23955069-the-four-stages-of...

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

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! 

 

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.

two weeks down...

On Saturday we finished our second week of rehearsals for The Four Stages of Cruelty. We've enjoyed a prosperous and comfortable fortnight largely due to the generosity of the church Our Lady of Hal in Camden. Our heartfelt thanks to them for lending us the space which has served us so well. We now move on to the Rag Factory to get a little more space in which to thrash out the details of the play and get it ready for opening night.

Here are some photos from the last day at the church.

Earth Day

As part of Earth Day (a very happy one to all) and our ongoing efforts to reduce the environmental impact of The Four Stages of Cruelty, we're aiming to reduce the carbon footprint from audience travel during the run. During our last production, 65% of audience members came by public transport, 32% drove and the remaining 3% walked or cycled. This time, we're aiming for 80% public transport. If you can come up with any clever ways of incentivising audiences to ditch their cars, we'd love to hear them. Cake has been mooted as one option.

Knowledge Conquers All

Last Friday saw the inaugural Simple 8 Quiz night at the London Irish Centre, a fierce contest played out of over the course of several boozy hours. The aptly named Luck O' The Irish finally emerged ahead of the pack and took 1st prize of Champagne, vodka, DVDs and of course, the legendary Simple 8 carrot cake.

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