Sadly in the London Production [the chandelier] falls very slowly because of Health and Safety. I always wanted to have a block of seats in the middle of the stalls that were 50p each and you had to sign a form, saying “I sit in this seat at my own risk” and really have the chandelier belting down.

In the Australian Production - naturally, them being Australians - the chandelier comes down at a hundred miles an hour and stops an inch above the heads of the audience, and is much more exciting.

I’ve seen chandeliers fall now at productions all over the world and you can kind of tell which country you’re in by the speed of the chandelier.

—  Richard Stilgoe, Co-Lyricist on Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Phantom of the Opera [in regard to his feelings on the Falling of the Chandelier and International Productions]

Rules don’t apply. Not with Kevin. Who else would leave Hollywood at the height of their career to run a veteran theatre in London? And make it a success!
From creating Trigger Street through to partnering with Netflix, he’s proven time over time that he’s willing to push the boundaries, shake up the establishment - and send the elevator back down.
#spacey ABCs #kevin spacey #unconformist #let’s not forget the shoes #or socks

anonymous asked:

Ally! I got up at 4.30 today and am now sitting on the ice cold floor waiting in line to get tickets for today's HP show at the london theatre. Fingers crossed 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

Oh my goodness GOOD LUCK
A girl left my meet up today to go watch Harry Potter (we’re screening one each week in the lead up to the new film) and I wanted to go with her haha I’m in such a HP mood with Melbourne’s dreary weather


Tomorrow’s girl: Quvenzhané Wallis

Quvenzhané Wallis was nominated for her first Oscar aged nine. Now, at the grand old age of 11, she’s playing Annie in Jay-Z’s new film of the musical classic. Luke Crisell meets the Southern belle to talk about being Hollywood’s brightest star (and what she wants for Christmas) [X]
Inaugural voice, movement, and gender workshop for the world's first Shakespeare company run entirely by transgender artists.

Help an all-transgender Shakespeare company get on its feet!

The Transgender Shakespeare Company is - as far as we know! - the world’s first Shakespeare company run entirely by and for transgender artists. We are not a drag troupe or a gender theory class; we’re the real thing. Based in London, our mission is to educate and engage trans actors in the most vital canon going. We hope to create a trans-specific theatrical community, promote trans and fellow marginalised communities’ representation in the theatre, and create powerful, vibrant Shakespearean productions.

We’re hoping to raise £300 for our free first inaugural workshop (spaces still available!), which is taking place in central London on 24 October. This will cover the cost of renting a rehearsal space, snacks, and travel subsidies for our participants and directors. Any extra donations will go towards company maintenance, including setting up a website, hiring future guest artists, and funding our first production in spring 2016. Anyone can make a donation, however small or large!