And now, we present…Whose History?

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?

Britain in Ten Operas

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

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

Wild Laughter in Dublin

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...

Visit the clown before Christmas

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