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Everything Fringe: Tristan Bates Theatre

A Blogcast Interview with Ben Monks, Creative Producer, Tristan Bates Theatre

Tristan Bates LogoAs always, we are heavily indebted to Ben for taking some time out of his day to chat to us in this third Everything Fringe Initiative Blogcast.

Read more about the Everything Fringe Initiative here!

The Tristan Bates’ programming policy makes it one of the most interesting venues in London. They look for new writing, new productions or interpretations of existing texts and regional productions.

So again we invite you to sit back, relax and have a listen to the third exclusive interview in the Everything Fringe Initiative!

In more detail, find out:

  • How the Tristan Bates works with the Actors Centre, and why the company is often as important as the show.
  • Why their paint cupboard is called ‘John Malkovich’!
  • Why it is so important for young companies to be both ambitious and realistic.
  • What the future has in store for the Tristan Bates, and how they are involved in the upcoming Camden Fringe!

Our Thoughts
When we first visited the Tristan Bates (to see The Death of Norman Tortilla and A Lady of Substance), we were amazed to find it tucked away in the heart of Covent Garden, surrounded by some of the best known theatres and productions in London. However, it lives up to its description as being a ‘thorn in the side of the West End’ by staging riskier productions from up-and-coming companies, and that is what we love about it. It embodies everything that we believe to be exciting about Fringe Theatre, and if that isn’t enough it’s also in a stupendously cool location!

With the Camden Fringe coming up and with their clear programming policy of looking for new writing, new productions or interpretations and regional productions, the Tristan Bates is certainly a venue that you should make time to visit!


As always, comments are welcome!

Visit the Tristan Bates website for more information about their current programme: http://www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk/

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