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Theatre Galleries

Gallery: The Drowned Man of Punchdrunk

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Punchdrunk entered the world of theatre through a side door in the basement. The company navigated a strange path around abandoned warehouses on the edge of town, via the odd wrong turn and sundry culs de sac, and fetched up two years ago at an old Royal Mail sorting office next to Paddington station. It was here that they performed The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable.

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'I'm the photographer. Any nudity? Any fighting?'

Bill Knight

We are sitting in the lobby of the National Theatre in the early afternoon waiting for the photocall for Dara to begin. Six or seven photographers, one woman, all dressed in jeans and dark jackets with large camera bags, some on wheels. There is not much conversation. As a relative newcomer I don't normally speak, but on this occasion I venture a remark.

“I have seen this play.”

After a pause one of the company says, “You're keen.”

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Cob Studios & Gallery: Is north the new east?

Hilary Whitney 'Les Amants (Cascade )', 2009,  Noemie Goudal: The Cob Gallery opens with an exhibition that contemplates our modern relationship with nature

A burgeoning North London art scene, which includes the Zabludowicz Collection in Chalk Farm and one of the London outposts of the Gagosian Gallery, suggests that the art world has the North firmly in its sights and tomorrow sees the opening of its latest addition, Cob Studios & Gallery, based in the heart of Camden Town. Cob is jointly run by playwright Polly Stenham and Victoria Williams and aims to be a truly collaborative venue exhibiting work by emerging and established artists and...

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Production Gallery: Ockham's Razor

Jasper Rees

These photographs shows Ockham's Razor in performance. While there is a fierce kinetic energy to their work, photography captures something of its still beauty.

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Production Gallery: Annie Get Your Gun, Young Vic

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Keith Pattison took photographs of Richard Jones's new production of Annie Get Your Gun for the Young Vic. Read Matt Wolf's review here.

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