10th August 7.30pm
3 shorts written by Tamara von Werthern
Baby Dolls is an all-female black comedy about cupcakes, terrorism and having babies. It was previously shown at Hackney Attic and Burdall's Yard in Bath.
Bank Holiday and Box are both new plays. Box is most recently written as a response to the 24th June Referendum result
A short one act piece by Martin Malcolm
Red Rain was previously shown at Burdalls Yard in Bath, and previous to that was banned from a regional fringe festival for being too racy. Daniel is on mission for his church in a rainy market town. He’s not supposed to talk about his personal life, but a meeting in a shop doorway leaves him wrestling with doubt and desire.
LION AND UNICORN, KENTISH TOWN. LONDON
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TAMARA VON WERTHERN
Tamara has had her work staged at the Royal Court Theatre (SUGAR, 2001) the Arcola Theatre (THE WHITE BIKE, 2010; CLOSE, 2011), Hackney Attic (BABY DOLLS, 2015). She has had work developed at The Almeida Theatre, and with the BBC. She trained under Simon Stephens at the Royal Court Young Writers Programme, and took a masterclass with Stephen Jeffreys. She is currently developing her play THE WHITE BIKE for her first full professional production together with theatre director Lily McLeish. As part of this process, the play was presented at The Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh as a dramatic reading in 2015.
Everything Theatre describes Martin’s work as 'brimming with a strange, gritty tenderness'. His plays include Mass Transit (Lost Theatre), Icarus (Southwark Playhouse), Diggers (Theatre 503), Squad (Camden People’s Theatre), Fake Fur Coat (Tristan Bates), Ink (Simulacra Studio), Drifters (Bike Shed), Kingdom of the Icebear (Rondo), Care (Rosemary Branch) and NightFlyer (Burdall’s Yard / Lion and Unicorn).
Helen trained at the Drama Centre, she is was the winner of the Alan Bates Award for most outstanding newcomer. She has just finished playing Hamlet in Fort Lovrijenac, Dubrovnik, the first woman to play the role in the SE Europe. Helen has worked extensively in Theatre, including the WestEnd, nominated for Best Actress in the Offies for her portrayal as Madam Bovary in Breakfast with Emma. She is a member of the Factory Theatre and Co-Artistic Director of Rough Fiction. Television includes: Houdini & Doyle, Doctors, City Lights, Eastenders, Holby City and Casualty. Films include: The Fall of the Kays, Dark Rage, The Brink, Chemical Wedding, Flash and The Evening was Long.
Aidan’s theatre credits include; Bottom in A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Summerset in Henry VI,Brack in Hedda Gabler, Tony in a Small Family Business and Man in Elergy for a Lady. More recently he played Peter in the premier of Pigdog’s Blame and Prof in Mashed Banana.
Kluane is an actress (BA ( First Class Hons) Acting), and a classically trained soprano (BMUS), with extensive training in jazz, and tap dance, as well as movement and physical theatre training. She is a writer and theatre-maker, and has just returned from performing her show An Old Fashioned Girl at the Brighton Fringe.
She will next appear onstage as Phyllis in Somewhere in England (New Wimbledon Studio Theatre). Recent roles include: Loureen in Poof! (The Albany Theatre), Maddie in Devilish at the Tristan Bates Theatre, and Cath in Where’s Your Mama Gone? (The Hen and Chickens), More info is available at: www.kluanesaunders.com
Gavin is Associate Director of Lazarus Theatre Company and has directed the award winning Tragedy of Mariam, Tristan Bates Theatre, Electra, The Space, As You Like it, The Space, Iphigenia in Aulis, Jack Studio, Richard III, Blue Elephant Theatre, The Revenger's Tragedy, Jack Studio, The Bacchae, Blue Elephant Theatre, and Co-Directed Tamburlaine the Great, Tristan Bates Theatre. Gavin had his London professional debut earlier this year in Yama: Tales of Shonai, Drayton Arms Theatre.5.
Victoria's theatre credits include The Random Acts of Strangers, The Primrose Hill Ladies Club, Orestes, and Hedgehog's Home. She has toured the UK with shows including Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz and more recently, Dean Friedman's Smelly Feet. She played Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Most recently Victoria was part of the ensemble for Kate O'Donnells Big Girls Blouse at the Soho Theatre.
Theatre credits include: Tusenbach in Three Sisters, Torvald Helmer in A Doll's House, Cliff in A Small Family Business and Decius Brutus in Julius Caesar. More recently he played Chris in All My Sons and Troilus and Patroclus in Troilus and Cressida.
Helen recently returned from 8 years working in NYC. Credits there included a principal role in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' and the lead in the TV movie 'Control' for the SyFy channel. She worked on the independent film 'April Flowers', which has its US release next month.
Theatre experience includes the comedy 'Lovepuke' at the Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh - for which she was nominated for an Acting Excellence Award by 'The Stage' and a tour of the 'Bacchae' to venues including Sheffield Crucible and Bath Theatre Royal. Helen is an audio book narrator and has voiced over 50 titles for Audible in NYC and London.
Richie has just finished playing Prospero in Perform Internationals showing of the Tempest as part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations in the centre of London. His latest film Ice Tulips has just been shown at the BFI and the short film Wonderful premiers in his home town of Hull this month. Richie is self promoted through his websitewww.richiedonaldson.com