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April 26, 2019

Between projects, I have to fulfill myself by watching a lot of theatre instead of producing it. Thankfully there have been a lot of great productions within which to immerse myself. From the recent Mari Vatne Kjeldstadli production of The Lady from the Sea at the Coro...

June 5, 2018

We are delighted to be returning to the Barons Court Theatre to present Ibsen's Olaf Liljekrans. Yes, it is an early Ibsen, but one that I've found to have such a heart. Unlike The Feast of Solhaug and Lady Inger, both of which we have found fascinating but quite heavy...

March 29, 2018

We are still working on our 2018 debut of Olaf, Henrik Ibsen’s first encounter with realism. A romantic comedy of sorts, Olaf Liljekrans is Ibsen’s nod to the Icelandic saga form, combining realism and the Norwegian ballad form he used to great effect in The Feast at S...

October 15, 2017

There's always a time for a refresh. Having been an ottidotter 'fallow year' in 2017 for want of a better description, it is always great to take a look back at what we've done and where we've been. I'm always trying to put together a more comprehensive archive, pictur...

March 11, 2016

I ask myself the same question, I really do. It is not the easiest play to understand and digest, mostly because of the multitude of ways you can take the piece. Is it a tragedy about a failed rise of the ordinary classes at the time of the Englightenment and at a time...

January 9, 2016

The play itself is an enigma, as Edward Dvoretzky entitled his study of the play's countless interpretations in 1963.

The beauty of the work is that the patterns followed are classical in style; but the result on stage is anything but traditional. Lessing's story h...

January 8, 2016

 

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (22 January 1729 – 15 February 1781) was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment era.

 

His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced t...

August 25, 2015

After having read Holly's great blog post, I, too, wanted to reflect on the three projects we have collaborated on. It has been a wonderful three years working on these productions with some amazing actors and I have been trying to understand why these three production...

July 4, 2015

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's tragedy, the German Hamlet, will hopefully be coming back to haunt a theatre near you soon.  

We hope to see you soon.

 

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June 9, 2015

The Ottisdotter journey so far feels both ethereal and visceral: an ivy-laden path through a triad of lost loves, each wrought with its own heart-wrenching mistakes, oversights and missed opportunities. The synthesising urges of the dramaturgical mind (a mind no less b...

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