Red Sky Rehearsals Week 2, Day 1

It was just another normal day of devising when a huge storm blew in from the sea.

The rehearsal room shook, the door flew open and the trees fell in.

Then, above the carnage, the wind rippling through his massy beard, a giant stood. He reached in with one hand and took away our Cath Johnson!

(To release her you can donate to our hostage/crowdfunding campaign. We love you. Bringing you a random story from our rehearsal photos every day this week…)

Shepherd’s Delight

Good morning world!

It was obviously a red sky last night – this is the view from Sirius Arts’ launch base this morning!

You may have noticed from the posts below that something’s changed. For the last 18 months we have been planning a production of Hangover Square – a new physical adaptation of Patrick Hamilton’s cult classic novel. However, after support from the Old Vic New Voices, the Old Red Lion, a brilliant R&D period and small showing, after over 13 funding applications, I’m afraid we came out with our artistic pockets full but our financial pockets empty. Despite getting feedback that we had made strong applications, we didn’t have the funds to continue with our experiment.

Hence a change of tack. So playwright Eve Leigh and I bumped up another project we’ve been thinking about: Red Sky at Night – a beautiful, bold, daring piece about immigration, money and the alien invasion of London (and the world).

We have pulled together a brilliant creative team – a hit cast of 3 performers, all trained at LISPA (migrants from all over the world, speaking different languages but with a common theatrical language). We have 3 weeks of rehearsals starting next week and then a week’s run at the Old Red Lion. We have a beautiful new experiment: colliding a brave text-form, with strong physical storytelling and bringing the stories of migrants to the stage.

We’re trying to get together the barest of expenses to cover the costs of the show and to pay the creative team expenses for the four weeks. Please support us through our crowd funding campaign. & please pass on the link.

Thankyou so much! We can’t wait to get started!