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10 April 2007 Newsletter

Greetings from the Icarus Theatre Collective!

We're ready to go!!!

After much anticipation and buckets of really hard work, The Lesson opens Thursday in the beautiful South Hill Park Arts Centre.  Please join us at the preview on 12 April at 6.30pm.

Tickets are FREE that night!

More details below.

As always, visit http://www.icarustheatre.co.uk for the most recent updates.

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Opening Thursday!

The Lesson
by Eugène Ionesco
translation by Donald Watson

A light, classroom farce and charged political play.

We've now confirmed 56 performances across the country and are very optimistic about going to Edinburgh, which would bring the total number of performances to a whopping EIGHTY!

We open THIS THURSDAY at 6.30pm in Bracknell (1 hour from Waterloo) at the gorgeous South Hill Park Arts Centre.  It's a preview, in their studio before the tour starts proper, so tickets are FREE.  Just call the box office on 01344 484 123.  Tell 'em Max sent you.  If that doesn't work (ticketing is strange for a preview), drop me an email or just turn up on the night.

We're going to many other beautiful venues ranging in size from 50 seats to a whopping 1177 and ranging from Wales to Dumphries, to Manchester and London.  Book tickets now at
www.icarustheatre.co.uk/lessonshell.html.

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So You Wanna be a Theatre Producer???

Are you hungry, brave, and passionate about drama?

Do you want to find out if you have what it takes to become a brilliant Producer but don't know where to begin?

Icarus is looking for additional production staff to take The Lesson forward over the next six months and engage with us on a number of other plays and projects.

THIS IS A TRANING PROGRAMME!  WE CAN GIVE YOU THE SKILLS YOU NEED!

The one thing we CAN'T give you is a sharp wit and initiative.  Both are vital.  Bring them yourself.

When launching this programme back in October, we achieved fantastic success and now have a number of wonderful Producers, Associates, and Assistants.  We won't placate you; we intend to find out if you've got what it takes and weed out those who don't through hands-on experience.

Check out http://www.icarustheatre.co.uk/jobsshell.html.  It's not 100% updated, so use your imagination.

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See you soon!

All the best,
Max

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Max Lewendel
Artistic Director

Icarus Theatre Collective
105 Bell Street
London
NW1 6TL
0207 870 3787

www.icarustheatre.co.uk

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