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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

'We want to change things': Syrian women begin UK theatre tour by Mark Tran and Laurence Rowley-Abel

Queens of Syria, an adaptation of Euripides’ antiwar tragedy The Trojan Women, will visit London, Liverpool and EdinburghFor Sham, who fled Syria with her family, life in Damascus before t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:43PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Adaptation of Trojan Women starring Syrian refugees set for UK tour by Mark Tran

Queens of Syria, based on antiwar play by Euripides, will open at Young Vic in July and explore themes of loss, flight and exileAn acclaimed adaptation of The Trojan Women with an all-female…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:15PM
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

US promotes gay rights at United Nations with Broadway musical visit by Mark Tran and Agencies

US ambassador takes 17 UN envoys to see award-winning play Fun Home, centred around lesbian character and her gay fatherInternational diplomacy can take unexpected twists, taking in pandas a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:02AM
Thursday, January 14, 2016

'It's time for myself': the teen carers dancing for Matthew Bourne by Mark Tran

Teenage primary care-givers will perform a curtain-raiser for Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty at Sadler’s Wells – a chance to lessen their isolation and explore the expressive world of danceT…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:58AM
Sunday, August 30, 2015

Dance therapy valuable aid for wellbeing of older people by Mark Tran

Future of classes run by arts charity Create threatened as social care spending for older people fallsPaula Sanders may have arrived at the dancing class inadvertently but by the end she say…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:43PM
Monday, August 24, 2015

Oliver! with a twist: musical swaps Dickensian London for modern Amman by Mark Tran

Mainly amateur cast of Syrian refugees and poor Jordanians begin final rehearsal in project UK producers see as bridge between two communitiesThere’s an artful dodger, a lot of hungry stre…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:28AM
Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sir Michael Gambon calls time on theatre career after memory struggle by Mark Tran

Actor had been wearing an earpiece on stage to receive lines, and will continue to work in film and television Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:32AM
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Arts Council funding decision day: live coverage by Mark Tran and Mark Brown

Arts Council announces grants for about 900 applicants More lottery money but still not enough to go round Pressure to give more to regions 8.51am BST The first reactions are coming in as g…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:55AM
Thursday, November 28, 2013

Syrian women share their stories in new version of ancient anti-war play by Mark Tran

Voices of refugees woven into adaptation of The Trojan Women to be staged in JordanWearing bright red and yellow hijabs, dozens of women sit in chairs arranged in a horseshoe, throwing balls…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:54AM
Friday, April 1, 2011

A working life: the voice coach by Mark Tran

From actors to execs, Patsy Rodenburg's mantra of psychology and Shakespeare helps them to master the power of speechAs instructed, the students who had been sitting cross-legged quickly ris…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:01PM

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