Having sadly missed it at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Megan got to see Zoo Co Theatre Company and their excellent show Sirens at Greenwich Theatre in early September - Fusing creative captions, projections and visual storytelling to create a modern and accessible take on the Greek myth, the show tells the story of three sirens who find themselves washed up in Hastings in 2018, and the ensuing chaos that follows. Catch it if you can!
Arts Council England bid
We submitted an ACE application in September for the first phase of development of our aerial Medea, and have our fingers firmly crossed for a positive outcome!
Image from Medea, piloted in 2013 at Rose Theatre Kingston
Support for Medea
We have begun exciting conversations with a number of venues and programmers about support for the show, and we are always interested in developing new relationships and talking about collaborations too - For commissioning, programming or booking enquires contact Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free drama and classics workshops
Our free workshops have all been snapped up and we are looking forward to taking them to a number of state schools and colleges in London. The initiative is part of our commitment to keeping the Classics alive and accessible, and has been made possible by kind funding from the Four Acre Trust and our supporters.
25th birthday party
We are marking our 25th anniversary with a celebration (drinks, canapés and rehearsed readings) at Canary Wharf on the 15th November. For further details contact email@example.com
Performance Lecture, 12th November
We are delighted to be discussing our 25 years of work in a performance lecture at the University of Oxford on the 12th November. Join us for this exciting event as we perform extracts from our repertoire of productions and celebrate our 25 years as a charity and theatre company. Tickets are free and there is no booking required - We hope to see you there!
Workshop and free DVD offer
CALLING ALL TEACHERS… Book one of our tailor-made workshops for your students and receive a free DVD of our 2017 production of Antigone - Two fabulous learning resources in one package and perfect for exam preparation! We only have five DVDs to give away, so take advantage and book a workshop today - Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Lehman Trilogy
With thanks to the immense generosity of our Honorary Patron Simon Russell Beale, Tamsin and a lucky auction prize winner of ours recently enjoyed an evening at The National Theatre to watch The Lehman Trilogy in which Simon stars. This very special prize consisted of top-price tickets to the show plus the chance to meet Simon himself for a post-show drink - Priceless. The show plays until the 20th October, and for tickets click the link above.
Classical Association blog
aod is featured in this month's Classical Association blog, where Megan talks about our free workshop project - You can read the article here
Give as You Live
There’s still time to sign up to Give as You Live for free to donate to aod when you shop online, at no extra cost to you. All donations are very gratefully received, and because it costs you nothing, it’s a win win! You can sign up using the link above.
We’ll be back soon with an October catch up!