Audience Reactions to Swallows and Amazons
Are you wondering whether to go and see Swallows and Amazons, either at the Vaudeville, or on its 2012 UK tour?
If so, you may find these audience interviews both interesting and informative.
Meanwhile Stagetext advise that tickets for the captioned performance on January 12 are selling fast.Read more
Swallows and Amazons Gets Five Stars
Swallows and Amazons has opened to strong reviews at the Vaudeville. The Daily Telegraph’s Charles Spencer awarded it five stars, asking readers to tip him the Black Spot, if they manage to find a better family show this festive season.
The show also found approval with the Evening Standard and Official London Theatre, as well as farther field, where the Chicago Tribune looks ahead to say: “Following a four-month U.K. tour, its hugely appealing good humor and heart deserve a return engagement at the very least.”Read more
Swallows and Amazons Musical Book Published
The opening of Swallows and Amazons at the Vaudeville, also marks the publication of Helen Edmundson’s theatrical adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s classic novel.
The theatre book is available to buy from the publisher, Nick Hern Books’s website, and should also be in stock or available to order from all good bookshops soon. ISBN: 9781848422377, Price: £9.99.Read more
Insights into the Swallows and Amazons Rehearsal Room
Herewith some more links about the new Swallows and Amazons production, including Tom Morris’s account of rehearsing (and re-adapting) the Musical, and Stewart Wright’s blog, which includes rehearsal photographs.Read more
Correction to Voyages of Discovery
Further to our previous news item, the Voyages of Discovery display will not be available at the Vaudeville, from 20 December – 14 January. The reason is that the theatre has insufficient space “front of house”, and needs to keep what it has clear at such a busy time of the year. In addition to the Swallows and Amazons Musical, the theatre is also presenting Potted Panto over the holiday period.
We are sorry to disappoint anybody who was hoping to see the display whilst the Musical is in London. We still expect that it will be available at the UK Tour venues from January onwards, hosted by the Children’s Touring Partnership and the participating theatres.Read more
Spies and Commissars
Anybody interested in learning more about the early post-Revolutionary period in Russia, and about Arthur Ransome’s role within it, may be interested in Spies and Commissars: Bolshevik Russia and the West, by Robert Service, published this month.
You can read a review in today’s Daily Telegraph.Read more
Swallows and Amazons Previews Open Tonight
For those who can’t wait, the Evening Standard recently published an article reviewing the production, including interviews with lyricist, Neil Hannon and the director, Tom Morris.Read more
Voyages of Discovery with the Swallows and Amazons Musical
We are very pleased to announce that the Trust will be mounting a Voyages of Discovery display during the forthcoming Swallows and Amazons Musical Tour. The display will be kindly hosted by the Children’s Touring Partnership and the participating theatres. We currently anticipate it will be available from 20 December, at the Vaudeville.Read more