Just a little reminder that Wise Children's new podcast is available to stream on Youtube and Vimeo!

Despite the cancellation of her US Romantics Anonymous tour and UK tour of Malory Towers, Emma Rice continues to bring her unique brand of theatre magic to us in our homes. In her podcast, she shares clips from all three of her shows including Wise Children, along with anecdotes, thoughts, and inspiration to stick together and get through these difficult times.

Wise Children can also be watched on BBC iPlayer here! Originally opening in 2018, Wise Children tells the story of twin chorus girls Nora and Dora Chance, in a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope. Expect show girls and Shakespeare, sex and scandal, music, mischief and mistaken identity – and butterflies by the thousand.

As if a reminder were ever needed... What a joy it is to dance and sing!

We've gathered a few pages with lots of helpful advice about the uncertainty of working in theatre and the arts during this difficult Covid-19 outbreak. You can read about income support, tax relief, funding opportunities and mental health advice (which is handy for anyone, not just for us thespians). 

Society of London Theatre

UK Theatre (who have also been hosting webinars offering advice - follow them on Twitter for updates)

Exeunt Magazine (featuring an impressive list of distractions if you aren't quite in the headspace to think about work!)

We've been taking this time to look back through the archives at some of our favourite shows, and this week we're sharing the Trafalgar Studios production of John Godber's Scary Bikers.

"A new comedy about life, love and staying on your bike!

When retired miner Don and former private school teacher Carol meet by chance after both suffering a loss, they thought they’d found a new beginning. But a bike ride through Europe would test their budding romance, and the road to love is rocky when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.

Join them on their hilarious and heartfelt journey, as they reconcile the past, debate the present and worry about the future. Whether they’re saddle sore in Southampton, blistered in Bordeaux or frazzled in Florence, one thing is for sure – it takes two to tandem!

Starring the double BAFTA and Olivier Award-winning partnership of John Godber and Jane Thornton, whose feature film Last Laugh was released October 2017."

★★★★
'This is the best play I’ve...

Theatres may have closed their doors for the time being, but thanks to the wonder of the internet, you can now stream brilliant plays from the comfort of your own home, as well as television, films and radio!

Here are some of our picks from our clients:

Five Days Which Changed Everything

As part of Radio 4's 15 Minute Drama series, Jo Clifford's Five Days Which Changed Everything is an autobiographical drama about love, loss and the unexpected moments of grace that preserve us.

It's festival time on the streets of Edinburgh, a time John and Susie usually relish. But this year, over the course of several days, their world will be turned upside down.

Wise Children

Emma Rice's company of the same name today launched their 2018 production of Wise Children on BBC iPlayer. 

It’s 23 April, Shakespeare’s birthday. In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance – twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday. Over the river in Chelsea, their father and greatest actor of h...

In line with government advice, we have decided to close the ABR office for the time being - but all of us will be working from home and will be available on the phone and on email to continue to provide any support you might need during office hours. Please continue to call the office number as normal.

This is a difficult time for everyone in the entertainment business, particularly for those working in the freelance sector. We will just have to hope that this will pass quickly and that we can return to normality soon. 

In the meantime, why not read some of our scripts?

Perhaps John Godber's Scary Bikers...

When retired miner Don and former private school teacher Carol meet in a graveyard, they could never have imagined how their lives would merge. An innocent coffee leads to a bike ride through the Yorkshire dales, which in turn leads to a tandem ride across Europe to Florence. All seems set for a budding romance, but the date is June 23rd 2016, and Don and Carol are on the opposite...

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