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Philippine Theatre UK

Added on by Helen Nicholson.

Post written by: Erin Walcon

On Sunday 15 June, I had the pleasure of attending the first reading of a new script with Philippine Theatre UK.  The group is getting together to begin work on their next project - a restaging of The Enchanted Bird (Ibong Adarna), which was last performed 10 years ago.  

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Hall, our venue

It was such a pleasure to get a chance to meet the group, including playwright and director Ramon Tenoso and Spike, the company's managing director.  One of my favourite elements was watching the production design ideas come to life before my eyes, as group members began throwing out creative suggestions throughout the script reading.  

I'm so looking forward to watching this production evolve - keep posted for more updates!

Spike and Ramon

First reading