actor / author / producer // often Shakespeare-y // ginger

London. ish.
Joined May 2009
Winter Tales c/o the Shakespeare Ensemble A virtual site-specific adventure on the 38 midnights of Dec 31st, 2021 Run-time 26 hours Free For All, or Donate What You Will #wintertales theShakespeareEnsemble.com
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Ben Crystal retweeted
Theatre twitter, who are the exciting producers with community engagement and theatre in education experience in the Merseyside area? Send 'em my way! Especially interested in connecting with folks from groups that are underrepresented in the industry.
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I heart the ways @DanBeauKnows goes with #Shakespeare’s words. Endlessly play full, always thought full, beautifully emotionally available. Lush swing thru #ThatHamletSpeech Reminds me these works are for the taking. Make em your own. The work continues… m.facebook.com/dbeaulieu824/…
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Ben Crystal retweeted
The research stems from a wonderful week of practice and research with @actforchangegh, @CenaIV, @bencrystal, the Salaam Shakespeare Naatak Company and 1st year @UniWestScotland BA Performance students. All inspired by @shakespeare_za’s #lockdownshakespeare project from 2020.
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Ben Crystal retweeted
7/7✊🏿🎭SoS Ep. #27 👇🏿 🙏🏿Like Thomas Dabbs & Thomas Shomaker, I'd appreciate your spreading the word about the SoS series. It has featured folks like James Shapiro @OldFortunatus @soniamassai69 Tiffany Stern @aarontpratt @bencrystal @andykesson & more! piped.kavin.rocks/watch?v=UJnSVBz9…
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Lovely kind words coming in for #WinterTales "it gives you a sense of wholeness, like all the globe together" "a global advent calendar" "baubles on the tree of Time" #WinterTales continues for another 21 midnights! Get your Free For All ticket here: theShakespeareEnsemble.com
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Also, I should add, our show has an Actual Oracle. You can ask them ANYTHING. #JoinIn #JoinUs #WinterTales theShakespeareEnsemble.com
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We (over at theShakespeareEnsemble.com) spent months talking of non-hierarchical organisations this last year. While I curated our 2020 #WhatYouWill, #WinterTales was entirely Ensemble devised & produced. Chilled to see the stories unfurl & fold in to each other. #joinin #joinus
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Into the 23rd midnight, the 13th hour, and the half-way point of #WinterTales Our show continues to celebrate every hour for another 13 hours, & 15 more midnights... Come, #joinin #joinus, tickets are Free For All, available here: theShakespeareEnsemble.com
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Down to the last handful of midnight celebrations taking place at #WinterTales, Taiohae and Honolulu are now LIVE! theShakespeareEnsemble.com #JoinIn #JoinUs
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Racing towards the midnight finish line in Baker Island, #WinterTales is drawing to a close after 26 hours! Catch the last celebration at 12pm GMT! And, may 2022 be kind & gentle to you all... #WinterTales - Free For All tickets >> theShakespeareEnsemble.com #JoinIn #JoinUs
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#WinterTales draws to a time-loop pause, celebrating with Baker Island #estoyesperando Thanks all for coming! 26hrs of live-stream & 38 midnight performances'll be re-broadcast soon! Our play is done, & we'll strive to virtually please you, every day, theShakespeareEnsemble.com
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.@reneerules567 performing now in #WinterTales, and for the next 10 minutes. Hope you can catch her stream. Powerful piece of work. theShakespeareEnsemble.com #NYE #JoinIn
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@TeriiWens does the hellish act of waiting from Sonnet 58 beautifully. Candle wax has never been so mesmerising. Happy New Year Cairo. @bencrystal The Shakespeare Ensemble.
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@emthane gives Paulina's reflections a current relevance to our socially distanced world. Happy New Year Moscow. @bencrystal The Shakespeare Ensemble.
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Beautiful photography; frost on leaves, the mist rises ominously, making way for @seangarratt's chilling Leontes. The sky is darkening. Happy New Year Tehran. @bencrystal The Shakespeare Ensemble.
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@EmilyCIngram bravely takes on the challenge of the Paulina's statue of Hermione, and sensitively, but aesthetically, confronts the grief of a child who has lived without a mother's love and presence. Happy New Year Dubai. @bencrystal The Shakespeare Ensemble.
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Replying to @bencrystal
You're very welcome Ben. It's a very lovely thing to be dipping in and out of throughout the day; an ultimate Time Chorus. Thank YOU and all the team for putting it together. x
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NYE in Kathmandu, and the next celebration about to go Live! #JoinIn #JoinUs at #WinterTales theShakespeareEnsemble.com
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