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Review: The play ‘Threepenny Opera’ by Graeae Theatre Company

February 28, 2014

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Graeae Theatre Company do not like to make life easy for themselves. This latest offering, Three Penny Opera, is their own interpretation of an English adaptation of a German translation of the English ‘Beggar’s Opera’. Clearly, the script has already been through the mill a few times.  Can it possibly still be fresh and relevant? […]

Review: The play ‘Frozen’ – by Fingersmiths theatre company

February 20, 2014

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The new Fingersmiths production, ‘Frozen’ is a brave and dark choice. We are invited to follow the lives of three distinct characters; Nancy, a traumatised mother whose daughter, Rhona, has been abducted and murdered by Ralph, and Agnetha, a criminal psychologist trying to work out if his crimes are due to evil or illness. Fingersmiths […]

Review: Deafinitely Theatre’s ‘Two’ – by Donna Williams

January 9, 2014

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On 14th November I had a lovely birthday treat – a trip to London to see Deafinitely Theatre’s production of Jim Cartwright’s TWO, which was on at Southwark Playhouse from 24th October – 16th November. This classic play is set in a traditional pub, with the Landlord and Landlady shutting up for the last time, […]

“YouTube’s auto captions? Don’t make me laugh!” Meet Claire Hill, expert stenographer!

April 17, 2013

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I first worked with Claire Hill when she provided speech-to-text for live comedy at Soho Theatre. I was amazed at how quickly and accurately the words that the comedians spoke appeared on screen. Put it this way, if Claire was providing live subtitles on TV on a constant basis, we wouldn’t have nearly as many […]

Ginny Kanka: How subtitled talks provided by STAGETEXT reduce the stress of trying to lipread!

April 9, 2013

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For decades, art galleries had FREE lunchtime talks - something I’ve always wanted to go but didn’t – as the talks would have fallen on my deaf ears. So there was ecstatic joy for me when such talks became supported by live speech-to-text. It is brilliant! The text is transcribed live and appears on a screen, […]

Meet: Kinny Gardner, who set up Krazy Kat theatre company

March 4, 2013

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As a child, it was a puppet show that first fired Edinburgh-born actor/ director Kinny Gardner’s love of theatre and opera. Now based in Brighton, where he runs the acclaimed children’s theatre company Krazy Kat, the 53-year-old recalls that a glimpse backstage was a life- changing experience, and one that introduced him to the world […]

Rebecca-Anne Withey: A mirrored world – provided by Birmingham’s Integreat Theatre

February 15, 2013

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Birmingham’s drama group for deaf and hearing actors, Integreat, presented me with a very interesting notion with their performance of Mirror last year. The production was unlike any other I’d seen, amateur or otherwise. The story, very cleverly written and performed, depicted a world where the norms had been reversed and its effects were mirrored. […]