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The Umbrella Organisation

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Benedict as Creature, Frankenstein, National Theatre
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Photo credit: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/8343655/Frankenstein-in-pictures.html

In tribute to Benedict's nomination in the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards as Best Actor for Frankenstein, I have put the above photo on the sidebar. I think it is pretty obvious which actor I am backing for the Award!

13 Platform, Monday 14 November 6pm, Olivier
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Photo credit: http://www.ntposters.org.uk/image/744383/13

Mike Bartlett (Playwright) and Thea Sharrock (Director) discuss their new production at a Platform on Monday 14 November at the Olivier, National Theatre.

Book tickets here:
https://ticketing.nationaltheatre.org.uk/production.aspx?performanceNumber=32448

The reviews for this have been decidedly mixed. I personally love the production and would recommend it on the basis that it makes you think and gives you plenty to think about. However, I fully acknowledge that it feels more like a work in progress rather than a finished piece. It will therefore be interesting to see how it evolves over the course of its run.

Information about 13, cut and pasted from the National's website:

Across London, people wake up from an identical, terrifying dream. At the same moment, a young man named John returns home after years away to find economic gloom, ineffective protest, and a Prime Minister about to declare war. But John has a vision for the future and a way to make it happen.

Coincidences, omens and visions collide with political reality in this epic new play from the writer of Earthquakes in London. Set in a dark and magical landscape, it depicts a London both familiar and strange, a London staring into the void. In a year which has seen governments fall as the people take to the streets, 13 explores the meaning of personal responsibility, the hold that the past has over the future and the nature of belief itself.

For further details about the production and to book tickets, follow the link:
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/66098/productions/13.html

Sherlock Holmes Society of London: Film Evening
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Cut and pasted from The Sherlock Holmes Society of London website:

You can't believe your eyes

The Society’s 2011 Film Evening will be held on Friday 18th November 2011.

The host is Matthew J. Elliott, a scriptwriter well known for the US radio series "The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes". The guest speaker is Nicholas Briggs, known worldwide as the voice of the Daleks on Doctor Who. He has played Holmes on stage and, more recently, has lent his voice to a new series of audio dramatisations. Mr Briggs, will talk about both writing and playing Holmes in different media.

Follow the link for more details, including full details of exactly what will be screened:
http://www.sherlock-holmes.org.uk/event_info.php?id=243