"Adams' words are superb... beautiful and moving." Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
With 59 Productions
A multi-media re-working of the Hampton Court Palace visitor introduction to the King's Baroque Apartments in the reign of William lll and Mary ll.
A thrilling and quirky re-visioning of a period and style little known but richly rewarding, using a fine scale model of the Apartments and a deal of flair.
Dramatisation of the novel by William Golding for BBC Radio 4E
Producer/director: Sasha Yevtushenko
Music + Studio Manager: Colin Guthrie
tbb June 2013
Other Boys: Edward Bracey, Bradley Sheddon, Tomi Fry, Barney Herrin, Gabriel Brody, Isaac Andrews.
Adults: Adam Nagaitus, Stephanie Racine, Ben Crowe
Conch: Eilon Morris
"The momentum of its terrifying narrative, the escalating of the madness is so vividly told. It becomes almost unbearable to listen to more, but then you are compelled to.."
15 Minutes Live is a Slung Low live radio project.
Short plays recorded before a live audience with foley sound and live music.
Following the success of stage one and two of the the project, Slung Low is producing a series of these events, each with new pieces, that would form, over the project's duration of 3 years, a wide ranging anthology of new pieces that taken together would represent a considerable body of new writing work.
10 events are planned over the next 3 years, over 50 new pieces.
Each of the events has a very loose theme, usually based on the venue it will be recorded in.
15 Minutes Live 3 will take place in Holbeck, an area of South Leeds. The theme will be one of rebirth, regeneration, renewal.
Dramatisation in 3 episodes of Buddenbrooks, The Decline of a Family by Thomas Mann
BBC Radio 4 CLASSIC SERIAL - BBC RADIO PICK OF THE WEEK
Produced/directed by Chris Wallis, Autolycus Productions
Banned and burned by Hitler, Buddenbrooks is Nobel prize-winning Thomas Mann's first masterpiece, published when he was 25, in 1901.
Little known outside Germany (where it was dramatised for TV in 1979 and made into a 2008 romantic movie), it is a tender, witty, exquisitely detailed and ironically detached fiction emerging from his childhood in Lubeck. Mann's tone is, in fact, perfect for radio.
Ongoing development of a project with Simon Warner, Nicola Stephenson and Stacey Johnstone, exploring themes based on Simon Warner's lecture Isolating V5: Towards a Human Zoetrope, presented at the Magic Lantern Society/University of Westminster conference Old Media New Work 1 May 2010 & Hybrid art and science exhibition, Sheffield Institute of the Arts, February 2010
Currently devising a cross-art touring performance and/or installation.
A Whitestone Arts Development Project
A Whitestone Arts performative collaboration with Simon Warner, Year 3 artist of the Pennine Prospects Watershed Landscape Project for the Unbounded Moor Symposium on the subject of Landscape and Literature, to be held in Haworth on 6 October as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.
Dramatisation of the novel by Karen Blixen
BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour Serial
Produced/directed by Gaynor Macfarlane
RADIO TIMES EASTER MONDAY CHOICE:
"fleeting but vivid impressions...beautifully conveyed..." Jenny Roper
"Last week's Out of Africa, starring Emma Fielding, adapted by Judith Adams, directed by Gaynor Macfarlane, was so good I forgot the film. This version understood the magic of a voice, was delicately frugal with music and effects, stole into the mind as if projected straight onto the imagination. It was, in other words, pure radio.": Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph
two-part dramatisation of the novel by L.P.Hartley
BBC Radio 4 Classic Serial
Produced/directed by Chris Wallis
PICK OF THE WEEK TIME OUT:
"Moving steadily and with almost unbearable inevitability towards emotional disaster, this..tale...is as much about sincerity as it is, after all, about class." Lisa Mullen
PICK OF THE WEEK/RADIO'S FIVE OF THE BEST RADIO TIMES:
"Unmissable....a beautifully played indictment of the chasm between the classes in 1950s Britain"Jane Anderson
Pick of the Week also: Independent, Times, Observer, Daily Mail****, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
"a compelling adaptation.."
"an excellent cast..."
"Simon Day, rapidly expanding his range and reputation.."
"a compelling two-parter..."
Our Yorkshire-based company, WHITESTONE ARTS established in 2003, now has a small residential and training facility in our converted farmhouse buildings on the moors near Haworth.
This is a newly converted research centre which is available for hire and aims to host the initiation and/or fostering of innovative shows, installations, exhibitions and other cross-disciplinary artistic and educational projects: our own, and those of other parties sympathetic to the company's aims.
To see more details, click on the link above.
A Whitestone Arts project.
South Riding - An English Landscape by Winifred Holtby
published (posthumously) in 1936
Dramatised for ensemble performance by Judith Adams
"I want to do something hard, muscular, compact, very little emotional and then the emotion hammered into style. Metal work, not water colour." Winifred Holtby.
For performance in 2012/13
Second draft text and movement ensemble workshop West Yorkshire Playhouse, December 6th-9th 2010
video design Mic Pool
choreography Lucy Hind
Affiliated to teach on MA courses Writing for Performance and Ensemble Physical Theatre, Training and Performance within the Department of Theatre, Drama and Performance.
This relationship with the University assists my ongoing research into physicality and the playwright, exploring the practice and pedagogy of contemporary playwrighting (outside the convention of the 'well-made play') in the areas of: dramaturgy (through interrogating my own word-creation processes), collaboration and psycho-physical training.
The University supports this exploration, focused around exploring ways of creating a performance ensemble responsive to the nature of my texts through involvement of staff and student personnel, and by allowing use of their studio spaces and facilities wherever possible.
Local, national and international artists assembled for two workshops hosted by the University of Huddersfield Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance in January and May 2008, for a total of 7 days.
These workshops were funded by Arts Council England (Yorkshire), Whitestone Arts (Yorkshire), Fifty-Nine Productions (London/NY) and the University of Huddersfield