When All the Crowds Have Gone: Overview
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When All the Crowds Have Gone: Overview

The poster for When All the Crowds Have Gone, designed by Chris Hislop.  “brings a fresh perspective to the human dilemma” (Fringe Guru)  “subtle and intense piece of theatre” (FringeReview)  (ThreeWeeks) I directed Lucy Nordberg’s When All the Crowds Have Gone for the Brighton Festival Fringe 2010 to great success. This epic play about brotherhood, … Continue reading

When All the Crowds Have Gone: Music
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When All the Crowds Have Gone: Music

My sound design for When All the Crowds Have Gone was heavily inspired by our venue – a very large and cavernous church and community centre in Brighton. Playing with the idea of large indoor spaces, we used our venue to highlight the mausoleum-like quality of the large villa the lead, John, has built for … Continue reading

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A Candid Insight into my Brighton Fringe Production: #6: The Run

THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON INDIEOMA.COM As all things come to a close, so do Fringe productions: the show run. However, what for the cast, crew, production staff, friends and partners thereof, etc. will be the end of a process, for the audience it is just the beginning. This is what all of the … Continue reading

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A Candid Insight into my Brighton Fringe Production: #5: The Production Diary

THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON INDIEOMA.COM With the final night of When All the Crowds Have Gone approaching (tonight at 7.30, in fact), it’s time to draw this article series to a close: today is the second-to-last article, discussing various production details in a Brighton Fringe show, with examples from When All the Crowds … Continue reading

Directing/Producing / Reviews / When All the Crowds Have Gone [2010]

When All the Crowds Have Gone (****) [published on fringeguru.com]

BY CATHERINE MEEK Lucy Nordberg’s play belies expectation.  I was unsure whether this tale, of self-made mogul John differing with his biographer on the theme of his life story, would be sufficient to capture my attention.  Surely a conflict between biographer and subject is what everyone expects?  However, the familiar themes of sibling rivalry and … Continue reading

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When All the Crowds Have Gone (***) [published on threeweeks.co.uk]

BY ANONYMOUS The themes of this play seem to boil down to capitalism making a farce of the characters’ lives. The break-down of those characters’ relationships is predictable: the two likeable ones get their coups de grace and the remainder are left confronted with their own shortcomings. It’s clear the “media mogul” protagonist John is … Continue reading

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When All the Crowds Have Gone (****) [published on fringereview.co.uk]

BY SASHA COOPER LOW DOWN An intricate story that follows two brothers. One is a successful businessman, the other a very humble writer of biographies. Over a short space of time, their lives change when the writer is asked to write a biography for the businessman. Nothing is personal, purely business. Yet an intense rollercoaster … Continue reading