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 the North East is familiar stomping ground for Albert. Albert took the part of the fleshly poet Bunthorne, and the reviewer from the Sunderland Daily Echo praised his performance thus:
As the fleshly poet, Reginald Bunthorne, Mr. Albert James was as limp and intense as could well have been desired. The “Æsthetic Sham” was given with much humour, and for this he was encored.
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, the staff of Smock Alley, Paul Sharp for his excellent photographs, and to Martin Doyle at the Irish Times. You can read more about Albert in the IThere.