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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Thank You For The Last Ten Years by Jake Orr

AYT founder, Jake Orr announces his departure from the company. Here, he talks about its journey from blog used to vocalise frustrations about the theatre industry to company that has been i…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Ticket Offer: £5 tickets to The Half God of Rainfall at Kiln Theatre by Jake Orr

We’re a big fan of Inua Ellams, which means we’re super excited to be able to offer A Younger Theatre readers the opportunity to get discounted tickets in this special ticket offer. Wann…

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Ticket Offer: £10 tickets to SUMMIT at Shoreditch Town Hall by Jake Orr

The use of integrated BSL is quite a thing at the moment with Deafinitely Theatre’s take on Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis and SUMMIT a new play by Andy Smith. Lucky for you we have…

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Blog: What I Learned From Theatre Producing in 2016 by Jake Orr

AYT’s Artistic Director and freelance producer Jake Orr reflects on the lessons of 2016, ahead of a new year of theatre producing.  Inspired by Sarah Wilson’s recent blogpost on L…

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Deli Meets: A Monthly Open Space Event for Emerging Artists by Jake Orr

We’re proud to be partnering with Cuckoo Bang and the Human Zoo with our friends Theatre Delicatessen to present a new monthly open space event for emerging artists and creatives. Exte…

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Younger Theatre presents the 2015 Edinburgh Young Critics Scheme by Jake Orr

A Younger Theatre is looking for reviewers for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Edinburgh International Festival as part of our Edinburgh Young Critics Scheme. This is the fourth year we ha…

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ticker Offer: £5 tickets to As Good a Time As Any at the Print Room at the Coronet by Jake Orr

You can claim £5 tickets (usually £25) by our exclusive ticket offer. Aren’t we lovely? Read more about the show below including the offer code. Get booking. As Good a Time As Any Pr…

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Young Critics Scheme with Theatre Royal Winchester Continues by Jake Orr

Following the successful pilot of the Young Critics scheme at Theatre Royal Winchester we are proud to be working with the theatre to extend the project throughout the summer. It’s imp…

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Ticket Offer: £10 tickets to Lampedusa at Soho Theatre by Jake Orr

As the General Election looms closer, Soho Theatre and HighTide Festival present a breathtaking new play which will change the way you view the world. The paradisal island of Lampedusa. Wher…

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Resource: Theatre Royal Winchester’s Young Critics by Jake Orr

As part of our partnership with Theatre Royal Winchester we’re deliving the Young Critics scheme. An opportunity for young people in the South West of England to engage in a series of …

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Review: The Railway Children, King’s Cross Theatre by Jake Orr

Nesbit’s classic story of The Railway Children is one that is thought of with great affection. It is a wonderfully traditional and uncomplicated tale and at the King’s Cross Theatre in 2…

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Review: Twelfth Night, Richmond Theatre by Jake Orr

If there is one thing that Shakespeare’s brilliant comedy Twelfth Night lacks, it is the presence of magic and the supernatural which is so beautifully and mischievously used in his other …

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Review: Berlin, The Space by Jake Orr

We are informed that Jackinabox Productions’ adaption of Christopher Isherwood’s memoirs Christopher and His Kind had to be renamed. It is now called Berlin on request of the Isherwood e…

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

News: Edinburgh Young Critics Scheme Winners 2014 by Jake Orr

Following a nation-wide search for the best emerging young critics, A Younger Theatre is proud to introduce the six winners of the Edinburgh Young Critics Scheme 2014. The winners will each …

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Review: Heart, Ovalhouse Theatre by Jake Orr

Heart, written by Steven Gaythorpe is a cross-collaboration between Zendeh and the Ovalhouse. Zendeh’s artistic director and founder, Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh directs this political ro…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Review: Ghosts, Trafalgar Studios by Jake Orr

Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts has always felt like a stiff play and whilst it may have caused a sensation upon publication, being banned from performance, its themes of freedom, sexuality and…

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Review: Silk Road, Peacock Theatre by Jake Orr

At a bus stop just around the corner from the Peacock Theatre, two exasperated women made stabs at understanding the performance they had just endured. Who was the guy with the white hair? W…

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Review: Thebes, New Diorama Theatre by Jake Orr

Just north of Warren Street, along Euston Road, a modern business park dominates the vista. Banks, coffee shops and anonymous offices define the place in the daytime. Yet come night-time, th…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Review: Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, Little Angel Theatre by Jake Orr

Anna Kemp’s Dogs Don’t Do Ballet is brought to life by master of puppets, the Little Angel Theatre. First-time director and co-adapter David Duffy creates a charming and loveabl…

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Review: The Elephantom, NT Shed by Jake Orr

Ignored by her parents, a young girl pines after some fun, but she gets more than she bargained for when an elephant (or elephantom, to be precise) comes to stay. Although starting out as gi…

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Review: Jack Off the Beanstalk, Above The Stag by Jake Orr

Any show which gives the audience a scratch-and-sniff card to join in the fun with the actors has to get a thumbs up. Novelty or not, Above The Stag (now in its new venue under a railway arc…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Review: Drawing The Line, Hampstead Theatre by Jake Orr

How do you carve up a country that inhabits multiple religions, languages, culture and opposing beliefs? Do you attempt a fair justice, distributing the land equally, or do you justify a bor…

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Review: Operation Crucible, Finborough Theatre by Jake Orr

As a début play, Kieran Knowles’s Operation Crucible at the Finborough Theatre captures the hours around the Sheffield Blitz in 1940 with urgency and a pounding energy. Like the fire…

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Review: Trout Stanley, Southwark Playhouse by Jake Orr

Between the garbage dump and the outskirts of some Canadian town, there’s not much going for Sugar Ducharme (Sinead Matthews), who has spent the last ten years housebound. Prone to fai…

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Top Theatre Videos for October 2013 by Jake Orr

Rounding up the best theatre videos is always a challenge. There’s so many great videos being produced, not only here in the UK but in Europe too, which is why you might find a few vid…

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Review: The Light Princess by Jake Orr

Five years in the making, The Light Princess – by musical forces Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson with direction from the equally formidable Marianne Elliot at the National Theatre – is goi…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

AYT Recommends: The Best Theatre 1st – 16th October 2013 by Jake Orr

Stuck for what to see for the first few weeks of October? See the roundup of the best theatre from A Younger Theatre’s Jake Orr and Eleanor Turney. Bite-sized and bursting with top tip…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Review: Cheese [a play] by Jake Orr

In the same month that Lloyds TSB undergoes a spilt to Lloyds Banking and TSB Bank, with the latter releasing this video telling its story, FanSHEN opens its Cheese [a play] in a disused o…

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Review: Secret Theatre Show Two by Jake Orr

This review does not name the play in Show Two, but it does describe and give suggestions as to the show, which some readers may wish to avoid if they are seeing Show Two. The woman sitting …

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Top theatre videos for September 2013 by Jake Orr

Who has been producing the best theatre videos and trailers in September so far? See below for another roundup fresh from YouTube and Vimeo. As always you can see the full list on our YouTub…

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Review: Secret Theatre Show One by Jake Orr

This review does not reveal the name of Secret Theatre Show One, but it does describe the visual elements and does give a very small clue as to the text used. We’re plunged into total …

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