I am working for the Soho Theatre, producing their summer main house show Utopia, a new piece co-produced with Live, Newcastle. It’s an exciting collaboration bringing together writers including Simon Stephens, Dylan Moran, Michael Chaplin and more soon to be announced. We start rehearsals in a couple of weeks.
Working with STAGETEXT – http://www.stagetext.org – I am currently putting together a symposium at the end of March, bringing together theatre technicians and front of house managers to discuss issues and problems that they have in using audio loop and audio description equipment.
We are building this conference alongside ATG and VocalEyes with some expert speakers. It’s taking place on Tuesday 27th March (venue still to be confirmed, although this will be announced soon). For further information please do email me at DL@davidluff.com
The autumn and winter shows, Herding Cats and The Maddening Rain are all finished and done with now. We have plans to try to revive Cats later this year, perhaps in the UK but also in the US and in other European countries. Time now to investigate those international festivals around the world. Reviews were excellent and I certainly feel there can be future life.
Tickets are now all sold out for the run of Herding Cats at Hampstead Theatre.
There have been a few returns here and there, so it’s worth trying!
At the Hampstead Theatre, London
6 December 2011 – 7 January 2012
Written by Lucinda Coxon
Directed by Anthony Banks
Justine talks too much to get work off her chest. Michael chats to strangers for a living – Saddo’s one of them. But what use are words when you’re up against it in the wintry city? And Christmas is coming… ready or not…
Lucinda Coxon’s chillingly funny new play freeze-frames a generation negotiating intimacy and distance in the 21st century.
Herding Cats has recently been nominated for a Theatre Award UK for Best New Play.
Please note that there is no admittance for latecomers for this production.
This production is suitable for 16+.
Running time: 80 minutes.