Friday, 19 August 2011

Ducie House

Today we were shown our new base of operations. We've got ourselves a lovely new office just along the road from Picadilly Station, sharing with and at the leisure of our good friends and mentors over at Proto-Type Theater. This morning, Leo and I headed down from our sleepy northern town of Lancaster, and (after a quick wander round the streets of Levenshulme) headed down for a lovely cup of coffee/wine with the Proto-Type guys.

If you've missed it, a few months ago, the company secured a place on an Arts Council supported mentorship scheme which Proto-Type are running, where one lucky aspiring company would be taken under their wing and shown the ins, outs, ups and downs of getting stuff on the road when you're a new company. It's a great opportunity, and we're immensely lucky/grateful to given the chance to go through it with them.

After a quick chat in the office, we headed down to a nice (and immensely hipster) coffee shop where I'd be afraid to pull out anything that wasn't made by Apple, and discussed the ins and outs of the scheme. What we wanted, what we needed, what we expected etc. And what Proto-Type had planned for us. It's going to be an exciting year, and we can't wait to get started. It's due to kick of in October, just after we've finished our R&D phase of our upcoming show. We've been calling it My Canary's Name Is Daniel, but the real title is something we've still not decided on. The first performance is on the 12th September, 7.00pm at the Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster as part of the Process At Play Festival. It's free admission, so and should be a great night, so feel free to come along, one and all.

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