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Past programme

Showcases an eclectic range of fresh and interesting contemporary work, largely by emerging artistslondondance.com
Theatre

Here is the Blues!

by Billy Jenkins & Steve Morrison

Dates
Wednesday 3 August 2005 - Wednesday 31 August 2005


Press

Legendary blues guitar maestro Billy Jenkins - "one of our national treasures" - Penguin Guide to Jazz
"South-East London's blues-jazz comedy hero comes up trumps with another sparkling summer residency at Camberwell's coolest venue" - The Guardian
Theatre

Revolving Stages

 

Showcasing new writing

Dates
Monday 23 May 2005 - Saturday 28 May 2005

Cavemen

by Mary Mazzilli
Directed by Louise Wallis

Spring Cleaning

by Fiona Whitelaw
Directed by Louise Wallis

Crumble

by Mark O'Neil
Directed by Maja Milatovic-Ovadia

Night Sweats

by William Drew
Directed by Rachel Hogg

The Bigger Picture

by Julie Bower
Directed by Rachel Hogg

Blood Oil

by Sean Burn
Directed by Vanessa Mobiglia


Set Design and Construction
Mamoru Iriguchi
Lighting Design
Ben Pacey
Props
Jade Moore
Theatre

Paint Over

by Antonio Ribeiro

A modern farce about the world of spin.

Dates
Wednesday 13 April 2005 - Saturday 7 May 2005
Supported by
The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation

John Riggs is the best spin doctor in town. He runs an established PR firm, working with clients to make them 'beautiful' using any means necessary and at any cost.

In a world where the truth is the least relevant part of the equation, Riggs looks after the image and popularity credentials of a number of public figures, exposing the manipulation, greed and thirst for power in a game where money does the talking.

However, beneath the gloss, cracks start to appear. Unable to spin himself out of a web of deceit, Riggs is confronted with the truth he has so ingeniously hidden from his wife, friends and mother-in-law...


Directed by
David Mercatali
Props & Costumes
Jade Moore
Lighting Designer
Babatunde Disu
Cast
Theresa Aldridge, Geoff Aymer, Tunde Disu, Ida Goldapple, Vanessa Jane Gray, Matthew Hendrickson & Harold Saks

Press

"Contagiously energetic and delightfully absurd"
Dance

The Extra

Sally Marie (National Dance Awards Nominee: Spotlight Award 2007 & Outstanding Female Performance 2009)

Dates
Friday 1 April 2005 - Sunday 3 April 2005

from mum to mum from me

This dance is partly for her, it is partly her.

A bitter-sweet solo smothered in a smooth and deliciously deep icing of turns, jumps, spins and smiles. But the icing is brittle and it's beginning to crack... The dance drifts and slips, sliding away to reveal the deeper fears beneath.

The Extra

A Small Requiem for a Friendship

Everyone has lost someone they love, whether by death or goodbye.

Sepia dazed, via a string of gins & tonics and dances with invisible party guests, one woman attempts to reintegrate herself into a technicolour world that she no longer feels part of.


Interval piano recital by
Miaomiao Yu
Designer
Andy Hamer
Lighting Designer
Jonathan Samuels
Sound
Michael Channon
Video
Steven Hanks

Press

"This brace of bittersweet dance-theatre solos from an endearing and heart-felt eccentric should go down a treat" Time Out
Theatre

Paramour

by Chopped Logic

Dates
Saturday 12 March 2005 - Saturday 19 March 2005

Two minds are full of stories; but telling is never simple, especially when the tales insist on colliding. This is Paramour, a new performance about what we try to tell each other, and what we choose to hide.

"Even amongst thieves there is a desire to tell stories."

Two performers and several characters circle around one another, and around their subject. They are searching for something, a search which tears hearts from their envelopes and smudges the ink of other lives. Could this be love? Or is it all a joke?


Cast
Cassie Werber & Gilbert Taylor
Theatre

Fugue

Another Planet Productions

Dates
Tuesday 21 September 2004 - Saturday 9 October 2004


Writer
Rona Munro
Director
Nuria Benet
Designer
Nic Holdridge
Costume & Props Designer
Sarah Grange
Lighting Design
Sally Ferguson
Video
Jay Stewart
Original music
Sean Garland
Sound Design
Jason Jenkins
Cast
Theresa Aldridge, Heather Rayment & Sarah Winterflood

Press

"Nuria Benet exploits the play's horror element to great effect in her disturbing, well acted production"
Theatre

Life's a Dream

Snowy Dreams.Inc

Dates
Tuesday 31 August 2004 - Saturday 18 September 2004


Writer
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Adapted by
Adrian Mitchell & John Barton
Director
Caz Binstead
Designer
Mila Sanders
Lighting Designer
Felix Oehl
Costume Designer
Huriye Hemati
Music
"Monkey Steak"
Fight Director
James Hammond
Cast
Richard Cunningham, Jo Dockery, Staten Eliot, Sarah Everard, Sheryl Gannaway, Jon Hewines, Vito Hind, Phillip Lee, Richard Mason & John Persson

Press

"An intelligent and moving outing of a perfectly crafted play"
Theatre

Waking up Suddenly

by Tess Berry-Hart

Dates
Tuesday 8 June 2004 - Saturday 26 June 2004
Supported by
Unity Theatre Trust

Family problems? Try some of these instead. Your father died. Your daughter hates you. Your mum's a liar. Your wife's divorcing you. Your ex-husband's suicidal. Your son's a blackmailing psychopath. And you're in love with the wrong person.

Uncle. Sister. Brother. Rival. Pervert. Martyr. Lover. Killer. How many roles can you juggle? What would you give to turn the clock back?


Directed by
Tess Berry-Hart
Cast
Jane Allighan, Alexis Dubus, Terry Jermyn, Julie Mayhew & Steve Rice

Press

"A fresh and intriguing piece of work"
Theatre

Trick Boxing

by Sossy Productions

Dates
Wednesday 5 May 2004 - Saturday 22 May 2004

The tale of Danny David, a lowly apple-seller, who is bamboozled into becoming a boxer by a low-level hustler, and ends up dancing his way through the championship with the help of Bella, a dame with a few moves of her own.


Cast
Brian Sostek & Megan McClellan
Theatre

!Runners

by Cristina Teixeira

Dates
Wednesday 12 November 2003 - Saturday 29 November 2003

First there was reality TV. Now there's reality theatre. The question is, what is reality? When your appointment comes through for group therapy, you’re bound to feel a bit awkward at first. But at the friendly Acorn Therapy Group you'll meet Doctor Ralf & a whole host of fascinating characters. However, this proves to be no ordinary group therapy as events reach a nail-biting climax. But Doctor Ralf has got the situation well in hand … or has he?


Directed by
Cristina Teixeira
Dramaturgy and Script Edition by
Tess Berry-Hart
Cast
Maurice Gleeson, Maite Von Melle, Elliott James-Fisher, Francesca Wilde, Nick Danan, Antonio Ribeiro, Madelaine Moore & Yasmina Chirazi

Press

"A brisk, loud and lively production, peppered with amusing gobbets of psychobabble"
Theatre

W.C.

by Antonio Ribeiro

Time Out

Dates
Monday 7 July 2003 - Saturday 26 July 2003
Supported by
The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation

"Think before you go. It’s called forward planning"

Homespun philosopher and toilet-attendant Ted creates his own world of law and order within the murky walls of a subterranean public convenience away from the corrupt world outside. With the help of his devoted disciple Rob, Ted sets out on his mission to bring justice to the world. When a clown and an evangelical preacher wander into Ted’s domain they are forced to confront the ultimate consequences of their actions.

Centred around the themes of religion and justice, W.C. is a piece of theatre of great relevance today, as conflicts flare in the modern world, in the quest for territorial and religious supremacy, but above all about man’s desire to control others.


Written and Directed by
Antonio Ribeiro
Dramaturgy by
Cristina Teixeira & Tess Berry-Hart
Set Design by
Kate Bannister, Karl Swinyard & Maira Vazeou
Music & Sound by
Daniel Biro
Lighting by
Andrew Earle
Costumes by
Lu Firth
Cast
Phillip Goodchild, Matt Ian Kelly, Cedric Duncan & Anthony Atttah

Press

"Well paced, with a nice hint of black absurdism, undoubtedly great fun."
Theatre

Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

"These are the shadows of things that have been"

Dates
Wednesday 4 December 2002 - Saturday 14 December 2002

A physical theatre production set in the thirties, bringing to life an bygone era through music, dance and physical theatre.


Adapted & directed by
Antonio Ribeiro & Fleur Darkin
Set by
Ali Bell
Music by
Daniel Biro
Costumes by
Amalia de Barros
Lighting by
Andrew Earle
Cast
Neil Paris, Emma Buter, Antonio Ribeiro & Wendy Windle
Theatre

Born African

by Over The Edge [Zimbabwe]

Time Out Critics' Choice

Dates
Tuesday 24 September 2002 - Saturday 12 October 2002

Three faces of modern Zimbabwe, a place as human as it is magical: a white lawyer, a coloured youth, a black servant. Over The Edge was founded in November 1994 on the occasion of the Avondale Summer Arts Festival in Harare. The most unique feature of the ensemble was not just their talent and enthusiasm but also their racial make up. At a time when multiculturalism was still an insipid cosmetic social convention, Over The Edge became known for breaking social and theatrical rules.


Cast
Craig Peter, Wiina Msamati & Adam Neill