I am delighted to have been awarded an MGC Futures Bursary to workshop a new children’s book adaptation.
Rosemary thought fairies were really dull.
And the worst thing was that she was a fairy herself
Witchfairy is a beautiful book about a reluctant fairy called Rosemary who runs away to try out being a witch. It is a bold, quirky and affirming story about growing up and finding your place in the world. Published in the UK by Bristol-based Book Island, it is written by Brigitte Minne and illustrated by Carll Cneut.
I am also very excited to be directing my first R&D week in Bristol in the w/c 14th January. The brilliant all-female company is as follows:
Islander, a devised a capella musical for two actresses, toured Scotland in September 2018.
First workshopped at Comar on the beautiful Isle of Mull in March 2017, we were thrilled to receive Creative Scotland funding to make the full show. The piece tells the story of an Islander girl in a time of conflict, and explores identity – personal, island, and national. Suitable for 7+.
We are hoping that the show might have future life next year – watch this space!
Princess Charming has just finished touring. See here for all info.
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 recent six week tour was Arts Council funded.
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: