We caught up with Victoria Hamblen, who plays Natalya and Mrs Popov in our upcoming Chekhov Double Bill at The Proud Archivist. Victoria Hamblen What are you most looking forward to with these plays?
I’m looking forward to accessing the Russian cultural and artistic elements and trying to adopt them in my performances. It’s so important for me to stay true to the piece and the writer’s intentions. So I want to do justice to these plays and find the comedy and sincerity in th
We caught up with Christopher Anderton, who plays Chubukov and Smirnov in our upcoming Chekhov Double Bill at The Proud Archivist. Christopher Anderton What are you most looking forward to with these plays?
I’m looking forward to taking Chekhov back to its roots and bringing a writer’s work to life whose work can be read as tedious and boring. Also, given that these two shows explore comedy and farce in different ways, I’m excited to discover and explore how these different e
We caught up with Chekhov Double Bill director, Pavlos Christodoulou, for a quick chat. Pavlos Christodoulou What are you most looking forward to with these plays?
I’ve never directed any farces or primarily comic works before so I’m most looking forward to seeing whether my ideas about how best to create a show transfer to comedy. My instincts are that focusing on creating comic moments will create a contrived and inorganic performance, and that focussing on character and wo
Cyphers has been up and running now for over a year and with lots of exciting plans for the future we thought it was about time we started a blog to give you a bit of an insight into what goes on behind the scenes – quite literally! It’s been an incredible year for us, with our third production already about to go into full time rehearsals. To think that we will have tackled the works of Shakespeare, Dickens and Chekhov all within twelve months is quite remarkable and I think