This devised piece had its first work-in-progress showing at the Platform Theatre, Drama Centre, in 2015, originally produced by Sarah Weatherall. We are working with a brilliant team of people and in February went on a research trip to Mexico City.
Princess Charming is a family cabaret about gender stereotypes and identity. It was first developed at Mini VAULT Festival in February 2016 and we now have a fantastic producer, Jessica Cheetham of Spun Glass Theatre. The show had its first full run in September 2017 and our exciting news is that we have just received our Arts Council funding to go on a national tour this Autumn. Watch this space for dates.
Southwark Playhouse, Marlborough Theatre (Brighton), PAC (Cheltenham), Latitude Festival April – July 2011
BAC and Tara Arts March 2012
This was my first full length professional production and was produced by Paul Jellis for Bad Physics.
A live radio play based on Under Milk Wood, the audience could choose whether to be blindfolded and experience the show in a unique sensory way through live sound effects, smell and touch or sighted and watch the process of the eight actors* playing forty-nine characters and creating all the effects.
*2011 Cast: Georgina Landau, Avita Jay, Danielle Nott, Mark Conway, James French, Christopher Hammond, Jade Willis, Panny Skrivanos. Stage Manager: Ali Graham
2012 Cast: Georgina Landau, Avita Jay, Danielle Nott, Mark Conway, James French, Christopher Hammond, David Rubin, Cameron Harris. Stage Manager: Katy Munroe Farlie
I own the stage rights to this book and alongside producer Helen Milne am currently looking for a venue. Any thoughts do get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
This was a second, Arts Council funded workshop on a children’s book adaptation held at the Unicorn Theatre and produced by The Building Site Theatre Company. I worked with six actors* and writer Dawn King to explore different ways to tell the story. We held an industry showing at the Unicorn to generate interest in the eventual show.
Since then progress was halted by the fact that Disney bought the rights and then subsequently revoked the rights… The good news is that I have now purchased them. The creative team has also grown to include designer Charlie Cridlan.
It’s an ongoing quest. Watch this space!
*Mariam Haque, Rew Lowe, Phil Yarrow, Bryony Hannah, Hasan Dixon, Samantha Sutherland
Camden People’s Theatre 28th November – 15th December 2012
This show started its life as a ten minute scratch at BAC in October 2011 and I then directed a forty minute version at Camden People’s Theatre’s Sprint Festival in March. I was subsequently invited back by Artistic Director Brian Logan to expand the idea into a full length show with a complete design.
We initially explored possibilities for the show to have future life:
These Trees are Made of Blood finished its revival run at the Arcola Theatre in July 2017. Reviews and production shots here. We are hoping to give it future life, following very positive reviews and audience feedback.
The 2017 cast was: Rob Castell, Ros Ford, Ellen O’Grady, Alex Luttley, Neil Kelso, Eilon Morris, Anne-Marie Piazza, Josh Sneesby, Charlotte Worthing
will make 30,000 people disappear before your very eyes.
These Trees are Made of Blood is a brand new piece of political theatre set in a timeless Buenos Aires cabaret club before, during and after Argentina’s Dirty War. Blending original live music and exciting cabaret acts, it tells the story of one mother’s search for her Disappeared daughter and promises to be an unique and memorable live experience.
So come on in. The club’s open all hours and history can always be rewritten after one too many.
Photo by Helen Murray
The show originally ran at Southwark Playhouse from 18th March – 11th April 2015.
For reviews of the original show go to the Reviews page of this website.
All 2015 production shots credited to Darren Bell.
The cast was:
Val Jones, Greg Barnett, Charlotte Worthing, Rachel Dawson, Neil Kelso, Eilon Morris, Josh Sneesby, Alexander Luttley and Anne-Marie Piazza
Scratch weeks at BAC February and August 2012
Finalist for Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2013 – week at Shoreditch Town Hall October 2012
I spent two months in Argentina researching the project in summer 2013. See below for promo video:
Workshop performers: Angie Fullman, Hannah Morgan, Hasan Dixon, Hatty Jones, Charlotte Worthing, Hayley Carmichael, Eva Magyar, David Rubin, Stuart Goodwin, Dickie Beau, Craig Reid, Claire Crook, Rhyannon Styles, Tom Byam-Shaw, Harry Melling, Guillaume Pige.
Here is a video that the Arts Council filmed of me as a Grant for the Arts recipient in February 2012: