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THOUGHTS ON ACCESSIBLE THEATRE

BY CAROLINE PARKER

"As very proud Patron of Hot Coals I write this blog casting my thoughts into the big wide world of creating inclusive theatre..."

FINDING CHARACTER THROUGH COSTUME.

BY CLARE-LOUISE ENGLISH

"...It was agreed that my character, Masha, would be tall and thin. I started looking around at cartoon images of old ladies, and decided I wanted to make my Masha, long, pointy and spikey. So off I went to put my costume together."

IN THE BEGINNING

BY JO SARGEANT

"For me, when we finished at RADA I had this nagging feeling that we needed to keep going, and not to fall into the post drama school lull that can be all consuming with the endless rejection..."

AND THEN WHAT...

BY MARGOT COURTEMANCHE

"Starting a project from scratch is a wonderful idea on paper, but soon, even with the strongest will in the world, inspiration might run dry. As we researched old age and its physical implications, we felt something was missing, something to make these characters human. When one day one of us jokingly said, “yes, it’s like they are Chekhov’s Three Sisters” we all laughed..."

IN THE BEGINNING

BY CLARE-LOUISE ENGLISH

"Welcome to Hot Coals Theatre's first ever blog!

As it’s our first, we thought we should introduce ourselves and get you up to speed with where we are at. After that, we will share with you insights into our working and devising process as we create our first show, Trapped. We hope you find it entertaining, inspiring and, at times, useful..."

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