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First Look: Brave New World in pictures

First Look: Brave New World in pictures

10 September 2015

Take a look at the spectacular production shots for Brave New World.

Critics 'heartily recommend' Brave New World onstage

Critics 'heartily recommend' Brave New World onstage

by Terri Paddock

10 September 2015

The national press flocked to Northampton this week for the world premiere of Brave New World at the Royal & Derngate. What did critics from the Telegraph, Independent, Guardian and others make of this world premiere adaptation of Aldous Huxley's dystopian future, as realised by adapter Dawn King and director James Dacre

First night tweets: Brave New World premieres in Northampton

First night tweets: Brave New World premieres in Northampton

by Terri Paddock

9 September 2015

In one of the busiest weeks for openings in Theatreland, scores of national critics - and plenty of other guests - were in Northampton last night. The world premiere stage adaptation of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is newsworthy, noteworthy and, of course, tweetworthy. 

VIDEO: James Dacre on what audiences should take from Brave New World

VIDEO: James Dacre on what audiences should take from Brave New World

4 September 2015

'If we do our job right, we'll be creating a sense of debate about the way in which people think about their lives' James Dacre on what he hopes audiences will take from seeing the show

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 4

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 4

by Neale Birch

3 September 2015

'Repetition, and precision of movement will enable the actors to build their confidence' Associate producer and staff director Neale Birch writes from week four of the rehearsal room. 

Choreographing the fights in Brave New World

Choreographing the fights in Brave New World

by Neale Birch

2 September 2015

What does a fight look like in a 'perfect' world set hundreds of years in the future?  Associate producer Neale Birch writes on the role of stage and screen combat specialists Rc-Annie in rehearsals. 

First look: Brave New World set design

First look: Brave New World set design

2 September 2015

Here's a look at the model for Brave New World showing what Naomi Dawson's set design will look like. 

Northampton hosts films, talks & twins for Brave New World opening weekend

Northampton hosts films, talks & twins for Brave New World opening weekend

2 September 2015

There's a full day of futuristic activities taking place this Saturday (5 September 2015) at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, to celebrate the world premiere of Brave New World, which starts performances on Friday and opens to the press next Tuesday 8 September.

First look: Brave New World Week 3 rehearsals

First look: Brave New World Week 3 rehearsals

28 August 2015

Here's a glimpse into week three of rehearsals for Brave New World. 

VIDEO: James Dacre on Aldous Huxley

VIDEO: James Dacre on Aldous Huxley

27 August 2015

 'Huxley belongs to a very rare breed of novelists in that he's both a philosopher and also a storyteller' James Dacre on Huxley's work and the unique achievement of Brave New World.

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 3

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 3

by Neale Birch

26 August 2015

'The scenes really come to life and the play has an energy to it that gives us all a lift' Associate producer and staff director Neale Birch writes from week three of the rehearsal room.

VIDEO: James Dacre on researching Brave New World

VIDEO: James Dacre on researching Brave New World

20 August 2015

'The hardest thing to identify has been where to stop researching a particular topic' James Dacre reveals what the research process has been for Brave New World

First look: Brave New World rehearsal photos

First look: Brave New World rehearsal photos

20 August 2015

Get a glimpse inside the Brave New World rehearsals with our gallery of photos taken in the rehearsal room. 

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 2

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 2

by Neale Birch

19 August 2015

'We spent some time this week finding a safe and effective means of expressing a riot' Associate producer and staff director Neale Birch rounds up the second week of rehearsals. 

VIDEO: Watch latest Brave New World trailer

VIDEO: Watch latest Brave New World trailer

14 August 2015

'O brave new world that has such people in it. Let's start at once' ​Here's the latest trailer for Brave New World

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 1

Rehearsal journal: Brave New World Week 1

by Neale Birch

12 August 2015

'There is already a strong sense of openness and trust developing' Associate producer and staff director Neale Birch rounds up the first week of rehearsals. 

VIDEO: James Dacre on choosing to direct Brave New World

VIDEO: James Dacre on choosing to direct Brave New World

by Nick Rice

12 August 2015

'...what you see in Huxley's Brave New World is a piece of work that has a great sense of humour and humanity to it'  James Dacre talks about what attracted him to direct Brave New World.

Researching and imagining Brave New World

Researching and imagining Brave New World

by Nick Rice

11 August 2015

The artistic vision for how Brave New World might look on stage has been influenced by artists such as Gilbert and George and Andy Warhol, as well as science, technology and architecture.  Take a look at some of them here. 

Week 1: Brave New World rehearsals

Week 1: Brave New World rehearsals

by Nick Rice

7 August 2015

This week, rehearsals got underway for Brave New World. Here's what happened...

VIDEO: James Dacre on going into rehearsals

VIDEO: James Dacre on going into rehearsals

by Nick Rice

5 August 2015

'We'll be saying to the acting company here's a plate full of ideas, eat what you're hungry for' Brave New World director James Dacre on going into rehearsals on 3 August 2015.