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Bringing Worlds to Life by Lindsay Sedgwick

here did my love of theatre and words come from? My mother. She’d deliberately use long words and make me guess what they meant or use the dictionary. She took me to lunchtime performances of Shakespeare comedies in the Peacock when I was nine but I also vividly remember seeing Mike Leigh’s play Abigail’s Party …

When the Lights go down by Krystal Sweedman

’m nine, living in a small town, in Far North Queensland, Australia. My parents have all but given up on finding me an afternoon activity that will get me out of Mum’s florist shop so she can make her bouquets (while simultaneously taking my nose out of a book, and placing it somewhere with kids …

Seeing Wreck the Airline Barrier by Ewan Downie

remember seeing Wreck the Airline Barrier by the Riot Group at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1999. The tiny, black-walled airless room at the old (and now sadly defunct) Garage Theatre. The audience crammed in. The air hot and thick. I was perched on a radiator at the back of the room – a prime position …

From Tipp to New York by John Keating

s a fella from Tipperary who’s shambled around New York stages as an actor for well over 20 years, a number of instances come to mind in which I would say wholeheartedly that theatre makes life better, but one especially comes to mind. A few years ago, I was cast in a play in the …

Lost Without Words by Caroline Blakiston

he last time I was in front of a live audience was at the National Theatre in London, a year or so ago, in a show called Lost Without Words. It was part of an experiment devised by Improbable, a theatre company started by Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson, 2 stand-up comics with a passion …

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In a world where things are rapidly changing and uncertainty reigns supreme, we thought we’d share some stories from our friends about how theatre has made their lives better. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we have. Happy World Theatre Day 2020!