Simple 8’s very own Dudley Hinton and Seb Armesto blogging on the Guardian here. Really worth reading and a great insight into the green policies we adhere to during production of The Four Stages of Cruelty.
On Saturday we finished our second week of rehearsals for The Four Stages of Cruelty. We’ve enjoyed a prosperous and comfortable fortnight largely due to the generosity of the church Our Lady of Hal in Camden. Our heartfelt thanks to them for lending us the space which has served us so well. We now move on to the Rag Factory to get a little more space in which to thrash out the details of the play and get it ready for opening night.
As part of Earth Day (a very happy one to all) and our ongoing efforts to reduce the environmental impact of The Four Stages of Cruelty, we’re aiming to reduce the carbon footprint from audience travel during the run. During our last production, 65% of audience members came by public transport, 32% drove and the remaining 3% walked or cycled. This time, we’re aiming for 80% public transport. If you can come up with any clever ways of incentivising audiences to ditch their cars, we’d love to hear them. Cake has been mooted as one option.
Last Friday saw the inaugural Simple 8 Quiz night at the London Irish Centre, a fierce contest played out of over the course of several boozy hours. The aptly named Luck O’ The Irish finally emerged ahead of the pack and took 1st prize of Champagne, vodka, DVDs and of course, the legendary Simple 8 carrot cake.
Last week we had the perenially excellent Idil Sukan in to take shots of Moby Dick. You can see the results here or head to the gallery. Press night tonight and pay what you can as well! Get down early to avoid disappointment.
We’re holding a quiz night at 7.30 this evening, to fundraise for our next production, The Four Stages of Cruelty. Hosted by none other than Mat Wandless, it’s at The London Irish Centre, 50-51 Camden Square, NW1 9XB, and we can promise lots of prizes, crisps and Hogarth related questions. Come!
Here are some photos from rehearsals at Sophies Barn in Oxfordshire
We’d like to say thank you so much to Lauren McKenna for her generous support of tonight’s performance of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
Thank you from everyone at simple8.
Last week Simple 8 held a fund raising auction at Freshfields law firm and we’re pleased to say the evening was a resounding success.
These are a few pictures from the event and we just wanted to take a moment to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped us make the evening happen and give particular mention to the magnificent Russ Williams who hosted the auction for us and pushed it to a different level than any of us could have.
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