Brave New Worlder: James Howard on inspirations, Shakespeare and being in Edinburgh
30 September 2015
'I am channeling Steve Jobs' reveals James who is playing Thomas the Director in Brave New World. In our interview with him, he shares insights into his character, rehearsals and being in Edinburgh this week.
Brave New Worlder: Abigail McKern on family connections and life lessons
23 September 2015
Our Brave New World cast interview series kicks off with Abigail McKern, who plays Linda and various ensemble parts. This is Abigail's third time working with director James Dacre and second time appearing at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, where her actor-mother Jane Holland trod the boards in the 1950s. Here, Abigail also shares life lessons from her late father, actor Leo McKern, with whom she co-starred in three season of television's Rumpole of the Bailey. For more on Abigail's previous credits visit the Brave New World cast page.
Sophie Ward, Huxley and These New Puritans pique press interest in Brave New World
22 September 2015
Newly added: double-page spread feature in The Stage newspaper... In addition to the various four-star rave reviews, have you seen the latest news and features about Brave New World, including the national newspaper interviews with Sophie Ward and director James Dacre? Plus some fascinating pieces on the attraction of dystopia.
Why is dystopia all the rage onstage?
by Holly Williams
15 September 2015
We've heard a lot from Dawn King on Theatre Cloud. But here's a different, wider take: journalist Holly Williams talks to Dawn about why today's theatres are bringing the 20th century's great dystopian novels - including Huxley's Brave New World, George Orwell's 1984 and Franz Kafka's The Trial - novels to the stage.
London Futurists judge #iPredict video contest, new prizes
11 September 2015
The London Futurists Forum have come on board to help us judge submissions in our #iPredict video challenge, in which we're asking you to share your predictions for the future. We've also increased the prize pot - Zoom recording equipment and a VIP theatre trip for two (including travel, hotel, dinner and backstage tour) are now up for grabs. Plus Brave New World director James Dacre shows you how it's done...
Critics 'heartily recommend' Brave New World onstage
by Terri Paddock
10 September 2015
The national press flocked to Northampton this week for the world premiere of Brave New World at the Royal & Derngate. What did critics from the Telegraph, Independent, Guardian and others make of this world premiere adaptation of Aldous Huxley's dystopian future, as realised by adapter Dawn King and director James Dacre?