Introducing Albert to a new generation of audiences

We are very pleased to announce that Nell has been selected as one of this year’s AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers!

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Eleanor and Albert photographed for New Generation Thinkers 2017

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 Laughter.

Nell’s first appearance will be this weekend at the Free Thinking Festival at Sage, Gateshead. A radio programme featuring her interview will be aired on BBC Radio 3 next month.

You can follow Nell’s progress through the year on Twitter via #newgenerationthinkers


A limp and intense Albert is off to the North East!

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.

How on earth can Nell match that!

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An apprehensive Elbert at Smock Alley

Albert Goes Back to School

Friday 18th November 2016

Albert James

Wild Laughter

Smock Alley Theatre

Fishamble Street

Dublin City



The World

The Universe

Pic Paul Sharp/SHARPPIX

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 IT here.

Thank you!

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