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2018

THE EVERYMAN COMPANY

Rehearsal video

Take a look inside the rehearsal room as The Company get to grips with A Clockwork Orange, play 2 of 4 in the Company season.
Paint Your Wagon // Director’s note by Gemma Bodinetz

Last year was our first year with a company and opened with a big musical - Fiddler on the Roof. We loved making this show and it seemed that audiences loved watching a musical done “the Everyman Company way”.

Therefore, looking for another musical that could be performed with minimal set, a cast of fourteen actors happy to double, swap genders and create an entire world, became my mission. Not every musical can or should be performed in this way but when reading Paint Your Wagon I became aware that just like Fiddler, this story revolved around a very particular society of ‘ordinary’ people in unusual circumstances. It had some great songs too and a lot of humour and heart.

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Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline // reviews

★★★★★
“Side split-tingly funny"
Underdog Reviews

★★★★★
“A direct descendant to the popular and political theatre of Joan Littlewood”
All Edinburgh Theatre

★★★★
“Defiant comedy that gives a voice to the voiceless…”
The Guardian

★★★★
“Thought-provoking and extremely funny”
The Telegraph

★★★★
“A winning marriage of stand-up and storytelling theatre”
The Times

★★★★
The Scotsman

★★★★
The Wee Review

★★★★
Edinburgh Guide

“Another triumph in Thomas’s clever line in activist theatre."
Sunday Herald

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