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Icarus Theatre Collective Newsletter

April ‘11


Welcome to the Icarus Theatre Collective April 2011 Newsletter! Several months have passed since our last update so we have quite a lot to update you on.

Macbeth Tour

Spite, Specters, and Soothesayers… “Something wicked this way comes”. We’re thrilled to announce our upcoming tour of Macbeth, staged by Icarus Artistic Director Max Lewendel. The production, described by Max as “bloody, kinetic, and aggressive” will open this September at the Kings Theatre Portsmouth, prior to a tour throughout the UK and Ireland, with a possible stop in Malta! See our website for tour dates & locations, and see below for the casting notice. We already have nearly 100 performances booked and not all are on our website yet.

Hamlet Tour

Our “discordant and distinctly modern” (Gillian Carter, The Tribe), yet still traditional production of Hamlet is still on tour this spring, with dates in Worthing, Shrewsbury, Rhyl, Kircaldy, Poole, Oldham, Peterborough, and Croydon. Click here for details, reviews, and audience feedback.

Desk Space for Hire

Are you a freelancer or small business looking for a central base? Icarus has desk space to hire within our open-plan office minutes from Oxford Circus, Regents Park, Warren Street, and Great Portland Street stations.

£225-£295 per month, per desk

· 5 Desks available for hire
· 6 month or more contract preferred
· 1.5 month deposit required

Desks include:

· Reception area with seating and table
· WiFi access
· 24-Hour access to building
· Utilities included in rent
· Filing Cabinet
· Use of toilet and kitchen facilities


Fantastic location and view. Must be seen.

Landline calls, individual phone line, and use of our printer/photocopier negotiable.

Contact the office on 020 7998 1562 to arrange a viewing or respond to this email.


Education workshops

Are you an educator looking for a curriculum enrichment activity for your students? We offer tailor-made workshops for primary and secondary school students and colleges in conjunction with our productions, covering aspects of Shakespearean character and performance that will engage your students and deepen their appreciation of these classic plays. Contact our Education Manager Bethany Pitts on education@icarustheatre.co.uk for more information or click here to download a leaflet for the education programme associated with Hamlet.


Casting

Icarus is now inviting applications to actors for our upcoming tour of Macbeth.

To visit the Macbeth casting breakdown and see info on how to apply, click here.


Creative Team Staffing

We’re recruiting a design team for Macbeth including Costumes, Set, and Lighting. We’re also looking for workshop leaders and education team staff. More info here.


Want to be involved?

Icarus offers internships on a rolling basis throughout the year in theatre administration and producing. Click here to read more and apply.

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The Lesson by Eugène Ionesco

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starstarstarstarstarCurierul National

starstarstarstarstarRealitatea.net

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

starstarstarstar or better
in 15 of 17 reviews

Out of all productions with a star rating in the last 3 years:

starstarstarstar or better
in 36 of 45 reviews

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"Max Lewendel's production succeeds by the strength of its acting and the steadily increasing tension."

Jeremy Kingston, The Times

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The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"Directed so specifically that the beast of chaos that charges through Ionesco's work like his own rhinoceros is safely routed through the play."

Rebecca Banks, Ham & High

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The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"A daring production by an energetic new company, the London-based Icarus Theatre Collective, it pulls no punches in its visceral pursuit of pure absurdism."

Daniel Lombard,
South Wales Argus

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The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

Premiul special al juriului
Special Jury Prize:
Cash prize from Romania

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

Premiul pentru cea mai buna actrita ín rol principal
Best Actress in a Leading
Role: Amy Loughton

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"Scarlet, a wild 12-year-old, like a coyote bitch on heat".

John Thaxter, What's On

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Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

starstarstarstarstarRemotegoat
starstarstarstarstarCarrick Biz
starstarstarstarstarStage, Screen, & the Mystique
starstarstarstarThree Weeks

Journey's End
by R.C. Sherriff

starstarstarstarThe Times

starstarstarstarThe Scotsman
starstarstarstarManchester Eve News

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

With sword, axe, spear and bare fist fighting it is an impressively energetic and dynamic production.

Victoria Claringbold, Remotegoat

starstarstarstarstar

The Trials of Galileo
by Nic Young

Icarus Theatre fly into London on waxen wings, which, after this compelling production, show no sign of melting any time soon.

Edwin Reis, Remotegoat

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Spring Awakening
by Frank Wedekind

Nigh-on Faultless. The cast are, one and all, magnificent.

Roderic Dunnett, Behind the Arras

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Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"Max Lewendel's production is fast-paced and pulls the audience straight in... Outstanding".

Von Magdalena Marek, Newsline

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"Particularly haunting is the piece because of the use of music and sounds, designed by Theo Holloway. The effect is outstanding".

Von Magdalena Marek, Newsline

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"Max Lewendel's production is fast-paced and pulls the audience straight in... Outstanding".

Von Magdalena Marek, Newsline

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"The play explodes into action with a high-powered fight sequence using real swords, axes and spears that superbly captured the intensity of battle".

Robin Strapp, British Theatre Guide

Journey's End
by R.C. Sherriff

"A powerfully emotive production."

Julie Watterston, The Stage

Albert's Boy
by James Graham

"Theatre at its best."

Aleks Sierz, The Stage

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"The five-member cast fill the dim confines of the theatre like a desert storm".

Le Roux Schoeman,
Church of England Newsletter

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"This sexy, steamy drama really hits home, especially after delivering the scorpion sting in its tail".

Philip Fisher,
British Theatre Guide

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"Comedy, tragedy, fear, mystery, sex, violence, disturbance: The Lesson has them all".

Eleanor Weber,
Raddest Right Now

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"It is impossible not to enjoy Icarus Theatre Collective’s production of Ionesco’s one-act play".

The Stage

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"The cast navigates the perilous emotional terrain with aplomb".

Visit London (Totally London)

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"Sizzling bursts of desire and hate among the North American sands".

Timothy Ramsden,
Reviews Gate

Albert's Boy
by James Graham

"Extraordinary...
Victor Spinetti is outstanding."

Cheryl Freedman,
What's On in London

Albert's Boy
by James Graham

"A beautifully crafted piece."

Joanna Bacon,
Rogues & Vagabonds

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"The Icarus Theatre collective's production of Eugène Ionesco's absurdist masterpiece is brilliant. A fast-paced, sixty-five minute screaming journey from a bare classroom into utter chaos."

Kevin Hurst, Extra! Extra!

Many Roads to Paradise
by Stewart Permutt

"You would pay a lot of money in the West End for a class act like this, so why not pop along to the Finborough and find out what great nights are made of."

Gene David Kirk,
UK Theatre Web

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The Time of Your Life
William Saroyan

"Book as soon as possible!"

-Claire Ingrams,
Rogues & Vagabonds

The Time of Your Life
William Saroyan

"This is the kind of consoling play we need right now."

-Jane Edwardes, Time Out

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"A rollercoaster rendering of the play that dragged the audience on a fast-paced soul-stirring ride for two heart-rending hours."

Team Locals

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"An excellent take on a globally-renowned tale of true love."

Take on the Road by Lauren Razavi

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"Props to Icarus Theatre Collective for putting on such a fantastic show."

 

Team Locals

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"A fresh and invigorating version of this time-honoured romantic tragedy."

Darlington & Stockton Times - Christina McIntyre

The Time of Your Life
William Saroyan

"Fine performances from the 26-strong cast."

-Michael Billington, The Guardian

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"You can reach out and touch the emotional atmosphere."

-Julienne Banister,
Rogues & Vagabonds


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