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The return of the toughest creative challenge in town...

present : tense / five
Trafalgar Studios // Sunday 3 June 2007 // 8pm
Tickets £10 // Box Office: 0870 060 6632

present : tense is back with another stellar line-up of top artistic talent taking up the gauntlet.

present : tense challenges some of the UK’s most exciting artists to respond to the most important news story of the moment in just seven days. A group of playwrights, directors, film makers, poets and musicians convene on Sunday 27 May to scour the newspapers for the most significant story on the news agenda. They each have seven days to create a piece of work that responds to the topic they choose. As the news changes, they will be forced to adapt their work, until it is performed for the public exactly one week after they began on Sunday 3 June at Trafalgar Studios in the West End.

Throughout the week, you can follow their progress on this blog, where each artist will post daily updates.

present : tense aims to be backlash theatre at its most responsive, offering artists the chance to have their say on the most important issue of the day.

You can read about present : tense / one here.

You can read about present : tense / two here.

You can read about present : tense / three here.

You can read about present : tense / four here.

Take a look at the Archives of this blog to see blog posts from past present : tense events.

present : tense is hosted and curated by nabokov. hello!



Hello all
Nic and I spent yesterday in a rehearsal room, it was quite annoying as yesterday decided to be dead sunny. However, we're both pretty happy with what we've come up with and with a few little tinkers today we'll be ready to go this evening.

I think that making something this quickly has been ace. You really have to focus on the form of the show, get some idea of overall structure to then tackle the content of what we are presenting.

I've found it a really invigorating way of working, knowing that you have to meet a deadline in such a short time possible.

Really looking forward to tonight.

Dom small change theatre.


More Links

Here are the latest links. Sky News has visual and audio links as well.

Madeleine Search Widens To Spain
1st June, Sky News

Madeleine Police Turn To Mystics For Help
1st June, Daily Telegraph

Algarve Police Use 'Psychics' In Hunt For Madeleine
1st June, Independent (Ireland)

Maddie Was Close To Tapas Bar
1st June, The Sun

Madeleine Parents Head To Spain
1st June, BBC News

Posh Shows Support for Missing Madeleine
30 May, Daily Mail

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