Islander

Islander, a devised unplugged musical for two actors, will tour Highlands and Islands this September.

First workshopped at Comar on the beautiful Isle of Mull in March 2017, we are thrilled to have received 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+. More details to follow!

 

 

Creative Team

Composer/lyricist Finn Anderson

Writer Stewart Melton

Producer Helen Milne

Assistant Director Kate Stevens

Company Stage Manager Claire Litton

 

Cast

Kirsty Findlay and Bethany Tennick

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Day of the Living

Day of the Living ran at The Other Place in Stratford-upon-Avon until 23rd June 2018.  More info here. We are hoping it might have further life… watch this space.

Ayotzinapa, Mexico, 2014. 43 students are forcefully disappeared. No one is brought to justice. An anarchic, musical tribute to life and the Mexican spirit with urgent, global issues at its heart.

#NosFaltan43 #HastaEncontrarlos #AyotzinapaSomosTodos

A small selection of reviews here

 

Photo credit: RSC Visual Communications

 

This devised piece had its first work-in-progress showing at the Platform Theatre, Drama Centre, in 2015, originally produced by Sarah Weatherall.

Rehearsal photos by Ellie Merridale @RSC

Creative Team

Set and Costume Designer: Charlie Cridlan

Writer: Juliet Gilkes Romero

Composer/Lyricist: Darren Clark

Sound Designer: Jon Lawrence

Lighting Designer: Matt Peel

Movement Director: Andrea Pelaez

Mask Director: Rachael Savage

Dramaturg: Nic Wass

Producer at the RSC: Claire Birch

Assistant Director: Nyasha Gudo

 

Cast

Anne-Marie Piazza, Tania Mathurin, Jimena Larraguivel, Jamie Cameron, Eilon Morris, Alvaro Flores

 

Production photos by Ellie Merridale @RSC

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Princess Charming

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. See here for all info and dates.

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All photos credited to Rosie Powell

 

2017 reviews here

Original dates

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

Stage Manager / Lighting Designer – Simon Booth

Producer – Jessica Cheetham

 

 

 

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These Trees are Made of Blood

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

 

photo by Helen Murray

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Photo by Helen Murray

 

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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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

 

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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