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The Total Theatre Magazine Print Archive is now online – Celebrate with us at ACCA on Friday 3 May 2019!

For over 30 years, Total Theatre Magazine has celebrated and supported alternative theatre and performance practice. Every issue of the magazine in print (1989–2012) is now online, free to view

Join us at Attenborough Centre of Creative Arts in Sussex at 6.30pm on Friday 3 May to celebrate the successful launch of the Archive, and the completion of our National Lottery Heritage funded project – enjoy the Totally Total Pub Quiz, a glass of fizz, and a slice of cake!

We are delighted to announce that the Total Theatre Magazine Print Archive is live and kicking – a valuable resource for artists, students, scholars, journalists, and anybody interested in Britain’s alternative theatre and performance history. This has been made possible by a substantial grant through the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Our Heritage programme.

To see the new Total Theatre Magazine Print Archive, go to totaltheatre.org.uk/archive

The Total Theatre Magazine Print Archive website features every print issue of Total Theatre Magazine (1989–2012), available as a PDF, with the original design preserved; together with all of the magazine’s feature articles and reviews reformatted into a fully searchable archive that can be explored via issue number, writer, artist or company, artform or topic.

Over the past few weeks, we have been publishing new material created in response to the archive: interviews with established artists and arts industry giants whose paths have run in tandem to Total Theatre Magazine’s print history; commissioned articles by the magazine’s regular contributors; and new writings that have emerged from the work we have done with our Heritage Volunteers and with the members of the Artists as Writers group mentored as part of the programme.

To celebrate the launch of the website, and the culmination of the Total Theatre Magazine Print Archive project, friends, colleagues and supporters of Total Theatre Magazine are invited to join the editorial team at Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, Falmer, Sussex, on Friday 3 May at 6.30pm. There will be cake! RSVP to editorial@totaltheatre.org.uk

After the celebration, please join us to watch Total Theatre Award winner Bryony Kimmings’ critically acclaimed show, I’m a Phoenix, Bitch. This show, co-commissioned by Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts with Battersea Arts Centre and Arts Centre Melbourne, is Bryony’s first solo show for over a decade and is a headline show of the opening weekend of Brighton Fringe. Tickets are available to purchase via Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts box office on https://www.attenboroughcentre.com/events/2556/bryony-kimmings-im-a-phoenix-bitch  or via the Brighton Fringe website: https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/bryony-kimmings-im-a-phoenix-bitch-135247 /