‘Never Despair’

On the 17th March 2020, the Triptych at the Old Red Lion was the final performance given on the London stage. Simon Stephens moved his Q&A forward by a night to leave us with a message of “Never despair. Never despair. Never despair.” And in the weeks, and many months …

The Confines of Fear

In Honour of ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’, we thought we would reflect on our Artistic Director’s personal experience with dealing with poor mental health and anxiety. Zöe’s blog was the basis for the commission that would, almost two years later, become HEDGEHOG. We open at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre …

Finding Hedgehog!

We’ve been doing LOOP for so long, we’ve forgotten what it’s like putting a new piece of work out there. For ages it’s been, “we’ll have a couple of rehearsals there, we’ll just dust the show off and we’ll be ready to go” that we’ve forgotten how nerve rackingly terrifying …

Living on Fringe Time

So we’re halfway through. Apparently Fringe time is a thing, where your whole life while you’re up here just sweeps past in one long day, punctuated only by excessive drinking, watching a cornucopia of good (and sometimes hysterically bad) performances, and   the odd couple of hours of sleep, before …

A Theatre of Symbolism

Blog by Alexander Knott (Co-Director, Resident playwright) Fringe is brilliant. “You know – maybe this is Theatre of Symbolism”, I said to the cast of LOOP in rehearsals one day last week. And, naturally, I was met with a bunch of blank stares, and James saying “What are you on …

THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FOR TODAY!

We are bringing LOOP back and going on the road! We are delighted to announce our two venues for our tour. First up: Our first stop is Gerry’s Studio, the exciting new writing space at Theatre Royal Stratford East! GerrysTRSE 22nd – 24th March £12 /£10 Tickets: HERE Second up: …

LOOP TRAILER

It was a sunny Sunday morning and the Artistic Director thought it was a good idea to shoot a film… trailer. It was such good fun to make, if even we were battling the sun dipping behind the clouds every five minutes. I think we got some good shots and …

BONDING SESSION

Today we introduced the past to the present and worked on some of the last scenes in the play. Emily Thornton and James Demaine here working on bonding as grandson and grandma with Co- director Alexander Knott dishing out the notes