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Brave New World: Character List

Brave New World: Character List

27 October 2015

Everything you ever wanted to know about the characters you see appearing on stage in Brave New World.  

Nottingham Photo Diary: Abigail McKern's Touring Adventures

Nottingham Photo Diary: Abigail McKern's Touring Adventures

20 October 2015

Check out what Brave New World cast member Abigail McKern got up to last week in Nottingham.

VIDEO: Brave New World technical rehearsals

VIDEO: Brave New World technical rehearsals

by Jenny King

16 October 2015

Brave New World producer Jenny King shares her glimpse into technical rehearsals which took place in September

VIDEO: Brave New World costume design

VIDEO: Brave New World costume design

13 October 2015

Designer Naomi Dawson explains the reasons behind some of the creative choices seen on stage, with specific reference to how Huxley's novel shaped the design.

Oxford Photo Diary: Abigail McKern's Touring Adventures

Oxford Photo Diary: Abigail McKern's Touring Adventures

9 October 2015

Check out what Brave New World cast member Abigail McKern has been up to this week in Oxford.

Spotlight On: Brave New World designer Naomi Dawson

Spotlight On: Brave New World designer Naomi Dawson

8 October 2015

Brave New World designer Naomi Dawson talks about how she got into the industry and how she first approaches a play. 

VIDEO: Cheltenham academy explores Brave New World

VIDEO: Cheltenham academy explores Brave New World

by Neale Birch

5 October 2015

Watch Millbrook Academy explore physical techniques and music in Brave New World before they see the show in a few weeks time. 

Is Brave New World already here? Russell Brand puts modern life into perspective

Is Brave New World already here? Russell Brand puts modern life into perspective

2 October 2015

Does Russell Brand share Aldous Huxley's vision? Possibly! 

Edinburgh Photo Diary: Abigail McKern's Touring Adventures

Edinburgh Photo Diary: Abigail McKern's Touring Adventures

2 October 2015

Check out what Brave New World cast member Abigail McKern has been up to this week in Edinburgh.

Brave New Worlder: James Howard on inspirations, Shakespeare and being in Edinburgh

Brave New Worlder: James Howard on inspirations, Shakespeare and being in Edinburgh

30 September 2015

'I am channeling Steve Jobs'  reveals James who is playing Thomas the Director in Brave New World. In our interview with him, he shares insights into his character, rehearsals and being in Edinburgh this week. 

Listen: Brave New World mix by These New Puritans

Listen: Brave New World mix by These New Puritans

29 September 2015

Listen to excerpts from the soundtrack to Brave New World.

INFOGRAPHIC: Brave New World in numbers

INFOGRAPHIC: Brave New World in numbers

by Nick Rice

25 September 2015

Get the lowdown on Huxley's novel. How long did it take him to write it and how many times does it quote Shakespeare?

Northampton Photo Diary: Abigail McKern's Touring Adventures

Northampton Photo Diary: Abigail McKern's Touring Adventures

24 September 2015

Brave New Worlder Abigail McKern is updating her photo diary across the Brave New World tour.

Ambassador's day: Brave New World

Ambassador's day: Brave New World

by Janice Taylor

24 September 2015

Read what happened when theatre ambassadors from around the country saw Brave New World for the first time. Janice Taylor, who's responsible for keeping ambassadors in the know, â€‹writes about the day she's been waiting for. 

Brave New Worlder: Abigail McKern on family connections and life lessons

Brave New Worlder: Abigail McKern on family connections and life lessons

23 September 2015

Our Brave New World cast interview series kicks off with Abigail McKern, who plays Linda and various ensemble parts. This is Abigail's third time working with director James Dacre and second time appearing at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, where her actor-mother Jane Holland trod the boards in the 1950s. Here, Abigail also shares life lessons from her late father, actor Leo McKern, with whom she co-starred in three season of television's Rumpole of the Bailey. For more on Abigail's previous credits visit the Brave New World cast page

Sophie Ward, Huxley and These New Puritans pique press interest in Brave New World

Sophie Ward, Huxley and These New Puritans pique press interest in Brave New World

22 September 2015

Newly added: double-page spread feature in The Stage newspaper... In addition to the various four-star rave reviews, have you seen the latest news and features about Brave New World, including the national newspaper interviews with Sophie Ward and director James Dacre? Plus some fascinating pieces on the attraction of dystopia.

What did literary critics make of Aldous Huxley's novel in 1931?

What did literary critics make of Aldous Huxley's novel in 1931?

by Nick Rice

17 September 2015

Last week, the critics had their say on Dawn King's stage adaptation of Brave New World, but what was the initial response to Aldous Huxley's original novel in 1932?

VIDEO: James Dacre on the use of music in Brave New World

VIDEO: James Dacre on the use of music in Brave New World

17 September 2015

'We've always had a very strong instinct to use music as a key storyteller' - James Dacre on the importance of music in this production.

Why is dystopia all the rage onstage?

Why is dystopia all the rage onstage?

by Holly Williams

15 September 2015

We've heard a lot from Dawn King on Theatre Cloud. But here's a different, wider take: journalist Holly Williams talks to Dawn about why today's theatres are bringing the 20th century's great dystopian novels - including Huxley's Brave New World, George Orwell's 1984 and Franz Kafka's The Trial - novels to the stage.

London Futurists judge #iPredict video contest, new prizes

London Futurists judge #iPredict video contest, new prizes

11 September 2015

The London Futurists Forum have come on board to help us judge submissions in our #iPredict video challenge, in which we're asking you to share your predictions for the future. We've also increased the prize pot - Zoom recording equipment and a VIP theatre trip for two (including travel, hotel, dinner and backstage tour) are now up for grabs. Plus Brave New World director James Dacre shows you how it's done...