Vincent River by Philip Ridley
 Spring 2018 (Park Theatre)

 

Cast
in order of appearance

Anita I Louise Jameson
Davey I Thomas Mahy


Team
Writer - Philip Ridley
Director - Robert Chevara
Designer - Nicolai Hart-Hansen

Producer - Celia Dugua
Company Stage Manager - Stephen Freeman
Production Photography - David Monteith-Hodge
Videography - MannBros Media
Social Media Manager - Jack Cullen
Press & PR - Kevin Wilson Public Relations


★★★★★ from Gay Times
★★★★★ from Qx Magazine
★★★★★ from The Londonist
★★★★★ from Broadway World

★★★★★ from LondonTheatre1
★★★★★ from The Reviews Gate
★★★★★ from The Gizzle Review
★★★★★ from Act Drop
★★★★★ from Remote Goat

★★★★ from Attitude Magazine
★★★★ from The Spy in the Stalls
★★★★ from the Upcoming
★★★★ from The Reviews Hub

★★★★ from Entertainment Focus
★★★★ from Rewrite this story

 
 

 

Rabbits
by Joe Hampson

Jul 26 - Aug 19, 2017 (Park Theatre)

Susan is dangerously lonely. Frank is obsessed with hats. Their marriage is on the rocks but Frank has a plan to spice things up. He’s taking their pet rabbit to be murdered – by a psychopath.

With caustic jokes and abominable intentions, this new black comedy is the stage writing debut from Joe Hampson. Best known for his work on TV and Radio, credits include: Skins (E4), The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4) and Newsjack (BBC Radio 4 Extra).


Cast
in order of appearance

Kevin / Andrew / Pete I Alex Ferns
Frank I David Schaal
Susan I Karen Ascoe


Team
Writer - Joe Hampson
Director - Sadie Spencer
Set & Costume Designer - Alex Berry

Producer - Celia Dugua
Assistant Producer - Esme Pitts
Production Manager - Sacha Queiroz
Company Stage Manager - Olly Jacques
Production Photography - David Monteith-Hodge
Videography - MannBros Media
Press - Nick Pearce, for Target Live


★★★★★
LondonTheatre1
'If you’re looking for a near-perfect play off the West End, here it is... I’d see it again tomorrow' 

★★★★★
Everything Theatre
'One of the funniest and freshest plays you’ll see all year, led by a feisty cast with perfect comedic timing. Alex Ferns, in particular, is a riot.' 

★★★★
Stage Review
'Original, gutsy and hysterically funny, Joe Hampson's Rabbits lifts the lid on a normal couple's relationship to reveal how quirky life can be.'

 
 
 

Vixen
Jul 26 - Aug 19, 2017
Vaults, London / Helsinki Comic Opera / Beijing Music Festival

Silent Opera's immersive reimagining of Janáček’s classic opera, Cunning Little Vixen at The Vaults.

Vixen is a young runaway girl on the streets of London. As she begs for help, she is abducted by a man known as The Forester. But as she tries to escape, she becomes the hunted, in a world that has no place for her.

The story unfolds as you explore the uniquely designed space, with singers appearing in front of you, beside you and behind you. In each area you can take a seat and have everything flow around you or remove your headphones for that up close and personal experience of great opera voices.

This is a 360º experience, where opera and great storytelling come to life.


Director: Daisy Evans
Music Director: Stephen Higgins
Original Music: Leos Janacek
Musical arrangements: Max Pappenheim & Stephen Higgins
Sound design: David Gregory & Max Pappenheim
Translation: Daisy Evans
Designer: Kitty Callister
Lighting Designer: Jake Wiltshire
Assistant Director: Mark Burns
Associate Lighting Designer: Rob Price

Producer: Oliver Mackwood
Producer: Bob Holland
General Manager: Celia Dugua
Production Assistant: Harry Totham
Production Manager: Owen Donkin
Sound #1: Andy Hinton
Deputy Stage Manager: Rosellen Cassell
Assistant Stage Manager: Georgia Tetlow
Wigs, Hair and Makeup Supervisor: Corinne Young
Wigs, Hair and Makeup Artist: Rebecca Dent
Costume Supervisor: Laura Haley
Props Supervisor: Daisy Bradley
Engineering Technician: Sham Chander
Lighting Supervisor: Gary James
Lighting Programmer and Operator: Christina Smith
Lighting Technician: Rik Cochrane
Design Assistant: Ella Tressler
Stage Crew: Esme Pitts


Marketing by JHI Marketing
PR by Kevin Wilson


★★★★★
The Stage
'Bold, unsettling, riveting' 

★★★★★
Everything Theatre
'I've never seen opera as fresh and engaging as this' 

★★★★
Evening Standard
'It makes for an agreeable disorienting experience'

★★★★
Evening Standard
'Wonderfully engaging that will entice younger people to opera for the first, but not the last time'

 
 
 

Dirty Great Love Story
Jan 18, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017
Arts Theatre

Two hopeful hapless romantics get drunk, get it on and then get the hell away from each other.

In her eyes he’s a mistake. A mistake who keeps turning up at parties.

In his eyes, she’s perfect. He’s short-sighted.

Dirty Great Love Story is a Fringe First Award-winning romantic catastrophe of good intentions and bad timing that asks, can a one-night stand last a lifetime?


Written by
Richard Marsh & Katie Bonna

Starring
Ayesha Antoine & Felix Scott

Director - Pia Furtado
Designer - Camilla Clarke
Lighting Designer - Mark Howland
Sound Designer- Richard Hammarton
Casting Director - Ellie Collyer-Bristow
Production Manager - Tom Nickson
Company Stage Manager - John Pemberton
Deputy Stage Manager - Edwina Allen

Producer - Tim Johanson
Assistant Producer - Célia Dugua
Marketing - JHI Marketing
PR - Chloé Nelkin Consulting

 
 
 
 

Thérèse Raquin
11 Aug - 3 Sept, 2016

Trapped in a sexless marriage with her sickly cousin Camille, Thérèse Raquin embarks on an illicit, turbulent affair with her husband’s friend Laurent, that leads to madness and a horrifying conclusion.

Written in 1867, Émile Zola’s seminal novel proved a literary sensation. It’s honest and powerful portrayal of the overwhelming force of human desire remains shocking to this day.
 

★★★★
‘UNSTINTING HORROR’ FINANCIAL TIMES

★★★★★
‘SECRET HEART, AND US, COULD HAVE FEW BETTER EXAMPLES OF THE POWER OF THEATRE THAN THIS PRODUCTION.’ BROADWAYWORLD.COM

★★★★
SPINE-CHILLING THRILLER REALISED WITH PANACHE AND PHYSICALITY BY A DYNAMIC YOUNG CAST’ THE STAGE

★★★★
‘A FASCINATING AND HORRIFIC PRODUCTION THAT WILL LEAVE THE AUDIENCE SHOCKED.’ THE UPCOMING

'OOZING EXPRESSIONISTIC FLOURISHES, THIS ADAPTATION OF ZOLA ERUPTS IN FRANTIC, GORY AND SLIGHTLY COMICAL EXCESS. IT’S A LOT OF LURID FUNTHE TIMES

'MIND BLOWINGA YOUNGER THEATRE

It all started when...

CAST
Lily Knight - THÉRÈSE
Matthew Hopkinson - LAURENT
Sam Goodchild - CAMILLE
Alis Wyn Davies - MADAME RAQUIN
Venice van Someren - SUZANNE
Freddie Greaves - MICHAUD

CREATIVE

Célia Dugua - PRODUCER
Seb Harcombe - DIRECTOR
Olivia du Monceau - DESIGNER
David Ledger - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR & SOUND DESIGNER
Julian McCready - LIGHTING DESIGNER
Ashley Mochan - PRODUCTION MANAGER
Georgiana Mihai - WARDROBE SUPERVISOR
Emily Howard - WARDROBE SUPERVISOR
Shoni Wilkinson - WARDROBE MISTRESS
Camille Etchart - SCENIC ARTIST
David Monteith-Hodge - PHOTOGRAPHER

 
 
 

Happy to Help
Jun 14 - Jul 9, 2016
Park Theatre
 

An acerbic new comedy about how we've become a nation of shop assistants...

A destitute farmer sells his land to the supermarket chain that drove him out of business.

Fifteen years later and a bustling supermarket stands on the same spot. UK managing director Tony is coming to work undercover at the store for a week. Branch manager Vicky is determined to give him a more grimly authentic experience than he’d ever dared wish for. Shelf-stacker Josh dreams of escape and rock stardom. Union organiser Elliot dreams of Josh. By Friday, nothing will ever be the same for them again.

Developed with the Park’s Script Accelerator Programme and shortlisted for the 2015 Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize.


Writer - Michael Ross
Director - Roxy Cook
Designer - Emma Tompkins
Sound Designer - Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
Lighting Designer - Sherry Coenen
Dramaturg - Donnacadh O'Briain

Producer - Celia Dugua
Associate Producer - Claire Evans
Casting Director - Gabriella Shimeld-Fenn
Company Stage Manager - Paul Thomas
Photography - Crusoe Weston
Production Photography - David Monteith-Hodge
Press - Andrew Greer, Target Live PR.


☆☆☆☆
London Theatre 1
"amusing, slick production"

☆☆☆☆
The Reviews Hub

"An engaging and perceptive new play that gives a fascinating insight into the workings of major retailers"
 

☆☆☆☆
Plays to See
"A sharp comedy that will make all us cogs in the machine laugh."

North Four
"an absolute fucking rollercoaster"

The Blog of Theatre Things
"A sharp, clever comedy but with a serious message"

BroadwayWorld
"cleverly constructed comedy-drama"

Once a Week Theatre
"The comedy here is bold, adventurous and downright clever. As Orwellian doublethink is applied to the corporate world, the results are seriously funny."

Traffic Light Theatre
"Here, at last, is a great, bold, angry play about the human cost of twenty first century capitalism."

Exeunt Magazine
"a fun, witty take on the bizarre world of indentured corporate servitude"