After Eardley Art Workshops

In eight venues, artists from the Thrive Archive offered Eardley drawing workshops prior to performances. These were free of charge for participants. There was good take-up, a productive and happy atmosphere and brilliant, moving work produced as a result. The workshops and the artists conducting them and thereby promoted the event in advance, reached some [...]

Development workshops May 2016

In May 2016, National Galleries Scotland, supported by Stellar Quines Theatre Company, hosted four days of script development on Heroica’s new work: ‘Joan Eardley: A Private View’: four days of rehearsals and preparation in the Farmer Suite at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery with director, writer, actors and creative team; plus two public rehearsed readings, [...]

Up with the latest: October 2015

What exciting developments! Following the success of our first development day – the public script-excerpt readings and Q&A session at the Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh on 17 September, and where so many of our already-treasured friends and collaborators were present – we look forward now to our first fund-raising event for the 2017 touring production: [...]

Joan Eardley: drawings – an illustrated talk by Matilda Mitchell

We are delighted to announce Heroica Theatre Company’s first event to launch the funding appeal for our exciting new production entitled Joan Eardley: A Private View. Scottish art historian Matilda Mitchell FRAScot has generously donated her time and expertise to Heroica to in order to present – here in Hebden Bridge – Joan Eardley: drawings, [...]

‘Joan Eardley: Another Look’ public Q&A session

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Heroica becomes a Registered Charity

We are proud to announce that, as of 27 July 2015, Heroica Theatre Company has been granted Registered Charity status (number 1162839). This means, amongst other things, that new avenues of funding are open to us and that our remit has been recognised as being exclusively for charitable purposes and the public benefit.

From Catterline to Edinburgh, May 21-29, 2015

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Actress Alexandra Mathie and writer Angela Cairns (‘Anna Carlisle’) spent a seraphic week in a cottage just along from Joan Eardley’s former cottage in Catterline, on the east coast of Kincardineshire. The week’s R&D began en route with a visit to Matilda Mitchell and Douglas Hall, near Kelso in the Borders. Douglas is former – [...]

‘Joan Eardley: Another Look’ developments 2015

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April 23-24, 2015: Joan Eardley: Another Look (latest working title) develops. Actor Alexandra Mathie and I, Angela Cairns the playwright, have had a most heart-warming and fascinating research and development visit to Glasgow. It began with a pre-arranged visit to the Lillie Gallery in Milngavie (not far from where Joan lived in her late teens) [...]