We're currently casting for our next production. Actors and agents can find the brief on Spotlight UK, or download a PDF copy here. Please apply via the Spotlight link or email a CV, headshot and short cover letter to info@librariantheatre,com.
“‘But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ Alice remarked. ‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the Cat: ‘we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.’ ‘How do you know I’m mad?’ said Alice. ‘You must be,’ said the Cat, ‘or you wouldn’t have come here.’” Tom Cuthbertson's new play, inspired by Lewis Carroll's… Continue reading ALICE IN THE CUCKOO’S NEST
★★★★★ Everything Theatre: “[Director] Roberta Zuric really brought the story to life using the little space available in the library… It could easily have been a traditional theatre.” “Marley was dead, to begin with.” Librarian Theatre’s original adaptation of A Christmas Carol re-imagined Charles Dickens’ classic story of Victorian England in the post-war 1940s, when women who had… Continue reading A CHRISTMAS CAROL
★★★★ Outline Magazine: “The Book’s the Thing demonstrated of the strength of theatre, and also the fruits of innovation. Their version of Hamlet was reduced, but only in a delicious, red wine sauce kinda way.” Librarian Theatre’s debut production of The Book’s the Thing premiered at the Gorringe Park Secret Library Bar on 8 April 2016,… Continue reading THE BOOK’S THE THING
On Sunday 18th October 2015 we hosted a night of spoken word, music and scratch performance at the beautifully atmospheric Fox and Phoenix, Finsbury. Proceeds from ticket sales went towards our crowdfunding campaign for The Book’s the Thing. Thanks to some generous sourdough sponsorship from Franco Manca, everyone went home with a belly full of pizza too. Performing at… Continue reading OFF THE PAGE
In September 2015 we hosted three days of exploratory workshops, to explore our approach to performing Hamlet in libraries. Much of the working concept for “The Book’s the Thing” came from these experiments. Assisting us in the process were three theatre practitioners: Daron Oram, Sara Reimers and Daisy Jorgensen. Eleven actors took part in the workshops: Amy Tobias, Darrel Bailey,… Continue reading HAMLET R&D WORKSHOPS