Author Archives: Basement

Potatoes, synths & mania

Do you know what a potato synthesiser is? We don’t either. So we asked ol’ blogging mate Jonty to ask creator of Potato Stamp Megalomaniac, Andrew Gunn…                 Here’s a picture of the … Continue reading

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Jess Sayer talks SHAM

Bruce Mason Playwright Award winner Jess Sayer catches our resident blogger Jonty Crane up on her latest production SHAM, opening this Tuesday. How would you describe the show in one sentence? A twisted black comedy with four hilarious, badass ladies making … Continue reading

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Jodie Molloy on The Voice In My Head

Our resident blogger Jonty Crane had a chat to writer Jodie Molloy on her new piece The Voice In My Head, opening this Tuesday.   Sylvia Rands & Natalie Medlock in rehearsal What inspired the show? I was doing a … Continue reading

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Becoming Dido

Meet Amy Jansen. Playing the titular role of of Dido in Dido and Aeneas: Recomposed is no small feat. She shares more about the approach she has taken to bringing Dido to life. Tell us more about the character you … Continue reading

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Hamish Parkinson on MOON BABY

Basement blogger and theatre superfan Jonty Crane talks to Hamish Parkinson about his upcoming Comedy Festival show, MOON BABY, on April 12 – 21.   What inspired this show? Why the moon? I was thinking a lot about what it … Continue reading

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Alice Canton Talks WHITE/OTHER

Basement blogger and theatre superfan Jonty Crane talks to Alice Canton about her upcoming show, WHITE/OTHER, on April 12 – 21. How would you describe the show in one sentence? A contemplative surreal show that softens a relentlessly inquisitive and … Continue reading

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Nomi Cohen Talks Hungover

  Basement blogger and theatre superfan Jonty Crane talks to Nomi Cohen about her  show, Hungover, on April 5 – 9. How would you describe the show in one sentence? A musical comedy about taking responsibility for our drunken actions.   … Continue reading

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A Letter to the Basement from Nisha Madhan

Dear The Basement, I’m writing this letter to you because I am super sad to miss out on your first annual hui. I think it’s a rad idea to hold this open forum that is inclusive of the artists and … Continue reading

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Notable Stage Props of 2015

By Jonty Crane   These props range from the decorative to the integral, but months after seeing the shows remain memorable. Proof that imagination and time can work wonders with little or no budget.   A volcano – Ernest Rutherford: … Continue reading

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The Potential Of Space

By: Jonty Crane One of the delights of the theatre is the thrill of the unexpected upon walking in to take your seat. The same room visited many times before is transformed through the application of imagination, time and effort, … Continue reading

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