See How They Run is only touring for another three weeks!! Where has the time gone??! The show has been to 9 theatres all across the UK so far and has received rave reviews. We caught up with our Wardrobe Mistress Kirsty Blades to get a little taste of life on the road...
A week in the life of a Wardrobe Mistress by Kirsty Blades
Monday - It's time for the Get-in! First thing on a Monday morning - dressing rooms are allocated, washing is piled into the machines, and wardrobe skips are unloaded from the van.
Anyone who has seen See How They Run will have witnessed the slapstick humour involving the actors, set and props on stage. One particular piece of set that gets it's fair share of involvment in the play is the cupboard door under the stairs! Here actress Rachel Denning, who plays Penelope Toop, shares with us the showbiz life of the See How they Run door!
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'Hits the stage running!'
Currently on tour across the UK Warwick Davis's talented group of actors (The Reduced Height Theatre Company) hits the Derby Theatre stage running with their fantastically silly farce – See How They Run by Philip King.
British Theatre Guide - Derby
Warwick Davis, the small man with huge talent, is living a dream. After being in show business for 33 years, he wanted to move his career in a different direction by acting in a traditional play. When the opportunities didn’t come up, he decided to take matters into his own hands.
Artsbeat - Derby
It was a case of the women stealing the show at Derby Theatre last night. In the comedy chaos that is See How They Run it is the irreverent vicar’s wife, the cheeky maid and pompous spinster who deserve the most plaudits.
The Good Review
"What would you do with a revolver tickling your ribs?"
Warwick Davis set up The Reduced Height Theatre Company to give himself and other short actors, acting opportunities that might otherwise never come their way and to tap into the wealth of talent in the short actor community; and what a treat for the audience!
The Derby Telegraph
"I've been so lucky with the acting roles I've had over the years but I came to realise that the only way to get the best opportunities on stage is to form my own theatre company," Warwick Davis explained to an appreciative Derby audience, following his first performance of the farcical comedy, See How They Run in the city.
The Public Reviews
Warwick Davis established the Reduced Height Theatre Company so he can for once be in a proper play and employ a full cast of actors of short stature. His choice is this farce full of vicars, soldiers and a German.
UK Theatre Network
Warwick Davis decided to form the Reduced Height Theatre Company to enable himself and other short actors to play roles that would otherwise not be offered to them. Their first venture is See How They Run by Philip King, a much loved farce set in 1943 and playing heavily on mistaken identity, doors and vicars.
A Younger Theatre
As the brainchild of TV and film veteran Warwick Davis, the Reduced Height Theatre Company has landed at the Richmond Theatre proving that even though the company may be petite in height, their energy is certainly not in short supply.
British Theatre Guide
The comedy, says the handbill for this touring production, will be "heightened" by the fact that the cast are all under four feet tall.
Richmond & Twickenham Times
by Tom Ambrose
After more than 30 years in showbiz, Warwick Davis made his stage debut in his own production of Philip King’s See How They Run.
by Paul Vale
Arguably one of Britain’s best loved comedies, Philip King’s See How They Run premiered in London in 1945 offering something of a tonic to theatregoers at the tail end of the Second World War.
AND THEY’RE OFF!!
See How They Run has begun it’s tour of the UK! The show opened at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley last Weds, and has had it’s audience’s roaring with laughter! One critic deemed it ‘Without a doubt, one of the best things you'll see all year’. The tour runs until 10th May at theatres up and down the UK. For more details check out our tour dates HERE.
A short time in rehearsals...
Rehearsals are in full swing for the forthcoming theatre tour of See How They Run, the first project for the Reduced Height Theatre Company. Warwick Davis, who is the brainchild of the company, is embarking on a unique and bold journey, to present the hilarious farce with a cast made up entirely of short actors. The show, which kicks off in Bromley on February 19th and visits 12 theatres during its 3 month run promises madness and mayhem... and that’s before the tour has even begun! I popped into rehearsals in sunny Bromley to see how the cast were getting on.
Warwick Davis launches his new project ‘The Reduced Height Theatre Company’ with their debut theatre tour of ‘See How They Run’
A comedy of
huge ‘small’ proportions is about to embark on its inaugural 12 week UK tour from February – May 2014
See How They Run, the wonderfully funny and much loved farce is brought to life on stage once again but this time with a difference - all of the actors are under four feet tall!