It was a busy lead up to Christmas with several seasonal shows here and abroad.
Still Life (Endstation Leben) –one of 27 entries in a new Science and Theatre Festival at Theater Heilbronn in Germany won a sponsorship award of two thousand euros. Professor Wolfgang Hansch wrote “The Briton Charles Way is of all the authors in the contest the most experienced and well known. Still Life is a tense science fiction thriller with complex ethical and philosophical questions about the opportunities and challenges of genetic research.”
Many thanks to the theatre and congratulations to the other winners.
The play is published by Parthian Press.
The Snow Queen enjoyed two revivals this year:
The Philadelphia Inquirer writes: “Snow Queen has it all, imagination, goosebumps and lots of snow. Written by prolific British Playwright Charles Way, the Scandinavian-set play features powerful female characters, magical royalty, haunting sounds and lots of snow. Other than that it's not at all like the Disney movies.” The show ran through to the end of Jan 2020.
Secrets of Space, an intimate show about the infinity of space (ages 7+) is at Cahoots NI in The MAC, Belfast until 13 October and then goes out on tour.
Charles Way co-wrote the show with Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney, who also directed.
"Secrets of Space is full of wonder and imagination. It’s intimate yet it presents a universe of infinite possibility."
"This show manages to make space emotional, which is a phenomenal achievement…"
"…Cahoots blend creativity, technology and information together into a seamless package." (more)
Cinderella will be the Christmas show at the Opernhaus des Staatstheater, Kassel Germany. Directed by Martina Van Boxen.
Thank you to all the cast and crew of Under the Hawthorn Tree – adapted from The bestselling children's novel of the same name by Marita Conlon-McKenna.
A wonderful production at THE MAC Belfast in November– directed by Paul McEneany with design by Sabine Dargent and Music by Garth McConaghie.
We have high hopes that the show will live and breathe again next year in Dublin and America.
Five Charles Way plays in professional production at theatres across Europe and in the United States.
Missing – Verschwunden – has its Premier at the Theater Bonn on 11 January 2018. Direction by Theo Franz.
Sleeping Beauty opens at the Denver Children’s Theatre (Colorado, USA) on 9 March – playing through to 5 May 2018.
Ragnorok (Youth theatre production) opens at the Norden Arts Centre, Maidenhead in March 2018
One Snowy Night – In einer kalten Winternacht – premiers at the Maler Saal Deutsches SchauspielHaus, Hamburg on 28 January 2018. Direction by Taki Papaconstantinous.