Princess Charming

In October I’ll be co-devising and directing a new piece of theatre, Princess Charming. It was first developed at Mini VAULT Festival in February 2016 and we now have a fantastic producer, Jessica Cheetham of Spun Glass Theatre.

It is a cabaret-inspired show for children exploring and celebrating gender identity and expression.

Dates and tickets

24-28 October Ovalhouse Theatre

4-5 November Marlborough Theatre, Brighton

 

 

Cast

Alexander Luttley

Charlotte Worthing

Creatives

Dramaturg/Writer – Stewart Melton

Set and Costume Designer – Kat Heath

Producer – Jessica Cheetham

 

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Hansel and Gretel and the Witch Baba Yaga

I’m really pleased to be returning to Iris Theatre to direct a new version of Hansel and Gretel. It will be outdoor, promenade and not quite as you know it… We are currently in rehearsals. Expect an entertaining mix of silly and sinister. With songs.

It will run from 3 Aug – 3 Sept. Info and tickets here

 

Cast

Rosie Abraham, Deshaye Gayle, Jennifer Clement, Nick Howard-Brown, Josie Brightwell and Will Kelly

Creatives

Set Designer – Amber Scarlett

Costume Designer – Sophie Donaldson

Lighting Designer – Rachel Sampley

Sound Designer – Filipe Gomes

Composer – Candida Caldicot

Writer – Daniel Winder

Producer – Tanja Pagnuco

Stage Manager – Becky Brown

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These Trees are Made of Blood

These Trees are Made of Blood has just finished its revival run at the Arcola Theatre. Reviews and production shots here. We are hoping to give it future life, following very positive reviews and audience feedback.

http://www.thesetrees.co.uk

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And for our next act …

The Magical Military Junta

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.

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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 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

 

Creative Team

Producer: Jim Zalles for Theatre Bench

Writer: Paul Jenkins

Composer/lyricist: Darren Clark

Designer: Georgia Lowe

Sound Designer: David Gregory

Lighting Designer: Sherry Coenen

Video Designer: Wayne Eagles

Assistant Director: George Livingston

Production Manager: Ed Borgnis

Stage Manager: Katy Munroe-Farlie

 

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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:

 

 

 

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