James Haddrell speaks on adapting productions and creating a narrative

When writers, producers and venues look for inspiration for their next new production, it’s common to consider stage versions of existing stories. Adaptations give a framework for a writer, a narrative to recreate, and we’ve long had to accept that a recognisable title is often easier to sell to an audience than a piece of new writing.

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James Haddrell speaks on the quality of theatre for young audiences

This week I was invited to teach a couple of day-long sessions for the drama department at the University of Greenwich. This is something I love doing – I’ve run sessions for Greenwich before, and earlier this year I was back in a live rehearsal  room long before most directors when I worked with a company of graduating actors to put on a show at St Mary’s University in Twickenham.

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