Sidelong Glance is back with a new project based at the University of Liverpool. Whose History?, a series of four films, tells the stories of people who have lived, worked and studied on the university's South Campus over the past 200 years. It considers individual lives and collective experiences. It examines relationships between place, memory, … Continue reading And now, we present…Whose History?
Nell took to the airwaves again in the winter to contribute to a fascinating series for BBC Radio 4, Britain in Ten Operas, presented by the celebrated baritone Roderick Williams. In the second episode, 'Courtesans and Captains', which you can listen to here, she discussed the traditional associations between Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operas and … Continue reading Britain in Ten Operas
Albert James was always on the move. As a soloist and stage manager with the D'Oyly Carte touring company he took prominent roles on stage and behind the scenes both nationally and internationally, and as an advance publicity manager for provincial tours it was his job to stoke excitement in towns and cities across Britain … Continue reading Tracing Albert
We are very pleased to announce that Nell has been selected as one of this year's AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers! In the course of a year of broadcasting engagements, she will be working with BBC radio producers to develop a programme about our search for Albert and the story we have told through Wild … Continue reading Introducing Albert to a new generation of audiences
We are delighted to be have been invited to present Wild Laughter as part of the conference English: Shared Futures, which is set to take place at the Newcastle Civic Centre from 5-7 July 2017. We have recently discovered from a series of fantastic reviews of the D'Oyly Carte No. 2 company's national tour of Patience in 1883 that … Continue reading A limp and intense Albert is off to the North East!
Friday 18th November 2016 Albert James Wild Laughter Smock Alley Theatre Fishamble Street Dublin City Ireland Europe The World The Universe What a special night it was for Albert in the Boys' School Theatre: thanks to everyone who came out in support of our first international performance! We are especially grateful to the TCD Arts Fund, … Continue reading Albert Goes Back to School
Sidelong Glance is back on the boards! We are preparing to take Wild Laughter to Dublin’s beautiful Smock Alley theatre on Friday 18 November 2016, for a special one-off performance, drawing on new material to tell Albert's story. More details to follow here soon...
Read a blog about our latest performance of Wild Laughter at the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing here.
A Clown of Real Life: the performance worlds of Albert James is currently on display at the English Faculty Library, Cambridge. This exhibition showcases things that remain from the moment in cultural history to which Albert the actor belonged: programmes, photographs and scores from late nineteenth century London's Theatreland. Accounts of Albert's public life are complemented … Continue reading Visit the clown before Christmas