30th October to 11th November 2018
In the autumn we shall be presenting a Gallimaufry to mark the armistice at the end of the First World War. It will include popular songs/music hall of the time, the war poets, letters from the trenches, sketches (a la Black Adder or indeed ‘The Good Old Days’). It will not be a respectful but not a solemn occasion. The final two performances will be at the East Riding Theatre, Beverley, on the 11th day of the 11th month. The full schedule will be announced soon.
Your Story on Stage – again!
Following the success of our Tale Spinners events in April and May of this year we ran another series this January. After 8 rounds of story-telling and a final at the East Riding Theatre on 31st January the winner was Don Rhodes with his tale New Tricks.
However, as before, the main aim of the evenings was entertainment rather than competition, and the audiences were royally entertained every evening.
During the first half of 2017 we mounted platform performances of Dylan Thomas’s
Under Milk Wood
at the East Riding Theatre.
All performances were sold out, but we plan revivals there and/or a tour of East Riding villages.
Watch this space
In Spring 2015 and Autumn 2016
we toured with Patrick Garland’s
a highly amusing one-man show which follows a day in the life of
the seventeenth century diarist
See audience reaction at http://otherlives.org.uk/brief-lives-comments-reviews)
“Everything is here – wit, farce, tragedy, pathos – often bawdy, frequently uproariously funny. A truly delightful entertainment.”The Guardian
Old John Aubrey takes his audience by the hand and, with a twinkle in his eye, leads you through a day late in his life, launching into wicked tales. He regales you with tales of his contemporaries – Oliver Cromwell, Charles II, Nell Gwyn – and stories gleaned as a child from folk who knew the likes of Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth, Sir Walter Raleigh. By turns he is a stand-up comic, a philosopher, a lodger in a garret room suffering crying babies and other noisy co-tenants. Once he starts speaking to you he is like the Ancient Mariner – you cannot choose but hear.
Funded by the Arts Council of Great Britain
and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council
In February Other Lives Productions presented a short tour entitled
A fireside entertainment of tales to chase away the last of Winter
Readings and semi-dramatisations,
including a guest appearance from the past
Featuring Richard Avery
(formerly of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
(John Aubrey in Brief Lives)
Funded by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council
In September and October 2016 Other Lives actors Richard Avery, Neil King and Gordon Meredith appeared in the East Riding Theatre’s production of Hamlet
Future plans include productions of
Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot
(A revival of our 2012 production at the East Riding Theatre and other venues)
Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist
and a revival of Christmas at Arles
(our 2008 play about Gaughin and Van Gogh)
If you would like news of our forthcoming shows, do email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll place you on our e-circulation list