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Behind-the-scenes with Kings of the Gym Stage Manager Oscar Mulheron.

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Kings of the Gym Stage Manager Oscar Mulheron talks to drama on the waterfrontabout his accidental career, working with his uncle and the highs and lows of stage management.   DOTW: How did you get into Stage Management and what was the appeal? OM: I really fell into it by...

Becoming a playwright

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Kings of the Gym playwright Dave Armstrong tells drama on the waterfront about how he became a professional playwright in New Zealand.   As a professional playwright, one of the questions I’m most commonly asked, apart from the ubiquitous ‘where do you get your ideas from’...

Ginette McDonald and the thrill of theatre

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In this week’s post, Kings of the Gym cast member Ginette McDonald talks about the siren call of theatre. Q: What made you decide that ‘life upon the wicked stage’ was for you? A: The theatre has a siren call for some of us. Every year of my childhood we...

The Road to “Kings of the Gym”

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Playwright Dave Armstrong talks about the origins of his new play, set in a school gymnasium, Kings of the Gym. The initial idea for Kings of the Gym probably occurred in the mid-1970s in the gymnasium of my local secondary school. I remember back then that most gymnasiums in...