Hearing it for the first time

In mid-April, we work-shopped the first draft of On the Record at the National Theatre Studio. A wonderful gift for which we are extremely grateful. Over two days, we prepared the play for a public reading, with the help of director Ed Viney (a former Director in...

Crocodile Seeking Refuge – an Actor’s Journey

As a college student, it is easy to live in a bubble: go to class, come home from class, go to rehearsal, come back from rehearsal, go to bed, etc. It becomes a cycle, an admittedly selfish one, where the only thing that matters is getting to where you need to be and...

It’s the same as prison, like you see on TV

A few months ago, I interviewed Faith, a 12 year old girl who was detained with her mother – twice – at Yarls Wood immigration detention centre. Her story, which will form part of a new script about immigration detention and a new viral film iceandfire is making for...

Creating a theatrical space creates a community

Reading Sara’s blog last week, I was pleased to learn that iceandfire have already received further requests for their new Outreach script, Getting On. At the Almeida Theatre on March 12th, we had been privileged to see a collection of nuanced and tender performances...

Getting On with it

Another week, another outreach script is launched! On the 12th March we had a performance at London’s Almeida Theatre of Getting On, telling the true stories of growing older in 21st century Britain. The project was a year in the making, funded by The Funding Network...

On the Record – Blog #2

Draft two. Phew. Now it’s time to hear it read out by some actors and play with some staging ideas before getting it ready for rehearsal and production indien viagra. With the generous support of the National Theatre Studio, we’ll be doing that in mid-April. It’s...

Individual vs Society’s Rights

There is an ad on television at the moment that really gets my goat. I have a cold shiver every time it’s on. No, it’s not the Go Compare opera man, it’s an ad for skincare that starts with the line “Your skin has 3 fundamental rights…” Skin doesn’t have rights, and I...

Interrogating Verbatim Theatre

iceandfire celebrated the UN International Human Rights Day 2009 at LSE with a rehearsed reading of Broke. This bought the audience into connection with real-life experiences of people living in poverty in the UK – homelessness, unemployment, overwhelming debt...

Exploring Safe Spaces

iceandfire’s “Our Safe Space” Audiovisual Project, Sheffield. “Giving voice, providing a platform, skills development, social bonding, confidence building, breaking down barriers, community cohesion, racial equality” … the list of...
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