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setting beckett to music Brighton Festival’s Chris Challis meets JUDY HEGARTY LOVETT, whose ‘Here All Night’ finds the music in Samuel Beckett
Where did Here All Night originate? As a company – Gare St Lazare – we’ve been working pretty much solidly on Beckett’s texts for the past fifteen years. To date we have produced, performed and toured over seventeen Beckett titles in over seventy cities, and across twenty five different countries.
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Gandy on piano; Melanie Pappenheim who is a soprano-singer; Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh, our fiddle player; Conor Lovett on text and then we have three female chorus singers.
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The musical element for Here All Night began in 2006 when the national radio station in Ireland asked us to do all of in Croydon... Beckett’s radio plays for the centenary year. The performance allows audiences to Working with the musician Paul Clark, we experience Beckett’s writing in a different began collecting references to music in way. You’re meeting the work through Beckett’s work and using actual music that music, through song and through text, Beckett has written himself. At the same and we’ve worked very hard to combine time we looked for examples of the text those, obviously realising Beckett had a which we thought would connect with talent for all three. it. We were both very enthused by the It must be exciting for you to take a step project, so the next step for us [some time away from the prose? later] was to gather together a bunch of Yes, we’ve Jeff really it. We’ve always musicians and singers. was a enjoyed Canadian, who thought his beard At the Institute for Cosmological Research, worked in a very singular way, so meeting looked good on him. in Croydon... Who features in the performance, then? other artists Jeff called Amanda over,opportunity whose presence to is a welcome always caused him a pleasant frisson. We have Chris Allan the cellist; John Paul [...continued Page 3]
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This comic strip forms part of the live, animated, psycahedelic disaster movie, The Day The Fairy Dust Landed. The performance is drawn, written and performed by artist and comedian Tony Haase [pictured, right.]. Tony was a founder member of Cliffhanger Theatre Co, he has written for Mr Bean - The Animated Series and appeared on The Day Today and Alan Partridge. His unique and innovative style of theatre blends projected cartoons and live storytelling.
THE DAY THE FAIRY DUST LANDED, Monday 13 May, 20:00, TOM The Old Market
inmates’ inner calm 250,000 prisoners & guards de-stressed Inmates worldwide are being taught inner calm, and this month an event at TOM The Old Market - The Yoga Jam raises funds for the project.
“Prison SMART offenders are easier to look after” Since its inception in 1992, the Prison SMART project has become a massive worldwide success. More than 250, 000 people in around 40 countries have already experienced its positive effects. Prison SMART serves the needs of all people involved, incarcerated or working in the criminal justice system: from adult and juveniles inmates to law enforcement personnel and administrators. The program teaches advanced breathing techniques which bring relief from the accumulated effects of stress
and negative emotions. Practical skills and knowledge teach participants how to handle stressful situations, deal with emotions, live up to their highest potential and contribute in a positive way to society. By focusing specifically on destressing and calming the mind, Prison SMART courses mean that offenders are easier to look after, require less work from prison officers, and are more receptive to rehabilitation. At a time when prison budgets in many countries are under pressure due to the financial crisis, Prison SMART offers an efficient alternative at a lower cost than many other therapies. Proceeds from The Yoga Jam, a club night fueled by natural energy boosters, this month go to the Prison SMART project.
The Key Programme Stats: >> 10,000 Participants in USA >> 18 European countries: UK, Germany, Italy, Kosovo, Poland... >> 100 Indian prisons registered, with 150,000 inmates taught THE YOGA JAM Wednesday 15 May, 7pm
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[...continued from cover] share what we had come to realise and enjoy about Beckett’s work. How and why is Beckett still relevant today? He is absolutely modern and I think there’s no mistake when people discuss him as one of the greatest writers of this century. His philosophy is not localised - what he speaks about
is not particularly Irish… he’s discussing universal themes; why are we here, what is it for, what is it about and what has to be. These things are on everybody’s mind. LISTEN TO THIS INTERVIEW IN FULL ON FESTIVAL RADIO: http://brightonfestival.org/extras/festival_radio/
HERE ALL NIGHT, 17-19 May, 8pm [+ 2pm Sat 18]
the great enormo:
an absolutely marvellous advertorial from your very own TrailBlaze Theatre Company
TOUR ELITE present the 16-and-a-half-th bi-annual:
National ‘Explore Your City’ Month
Dear residents of Brighton (and Hove),
Think you know Brighton (and Hove)? Come and join Jeff and our experts on a tour that will open your eyes to a city you thought you knew. Walk in SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES – metaphorically speaking of course, not literally – just for one day and receive a joyous experience like no other. Now, you must also Remember Your Rules & Regulations 1) Contracted to walk around – so please remember you must put your left foot in front of your right foot & vice versa. 2) Not licensed to carry portaloos so please use appropriate facilities beforehand. We’re on a tight schedule, no time for dilly-dallying. 3) Bring an umbrella (just in case) as it was not a viable purchase for this company to absorb in the current economic climate. Many thanks.
Watch the whole performance, recorded live at Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Saturday 04 May 2013. Point your browser to: brightonfestival.org/extras/live_streams
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Someone Else’s Shoes, TrailBlaze take their next experimental step into >> Inoutdoor promenade theatre, to discover how narrative and innovative
installations can bring our audiences curiosity alive. Slip on someone else’s shoes and chase the clues that lead your story. Join TrailBlaze on a journey through a Brighton you have never met. Someone Else’s Shoes, Fridays & Sundays Throughout May, Opens 10 May, 5:30pm, 7pm, 8:30pm. Tour begins outside TOM The Old Market.
RT @FionaSturges Michael Rosen a total dude at The Great Enormo at @brightfest. Great start to the festival. RT @Dv8Debbie So many exciting free events @brightfest this week, check out ow.ly/kMk2U and get inspired ... for free!
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Someone Else’s Shoes
“A total theatre experience of engrossing intensity” The Stage: Must-See Show.1012 May, 8pm (+Sat 11, 2pm) £12.00 tickets, groups 5+, first 2 shows
Join TrailBlaze on a journey through a Brighton you have never met. Fri & Sun throughout May, 5:30pm, 7pm, 8:30pm £5.00 tickets during opening weekend
Les Enfants Terribles
Nick Pynn and Kate Daisy Grant
Two multi-award-winning, 5* star shows in one. instrumental avant-folk masterpieces, and emotive, quirky pop songs. Thursday 09 May, 20:00, £10-12
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