Presented by Aria Entertainment and WEF Productions
31 August – 10 October 2020
Tickets – £22.50
Press performances: 2, 3, 4 September at 16:30/18:00/19:30 (Central)
LONDON – CENTRAL
Monument: In front of 3 Lower Thames St, Bridge, EC3R 6HD
LONDON – SOUTH
Clapham Common: At the entrance of the park opposite 22 The Pavement, SW4 0HY
LONDON – GREENWICH
Cutty Sark: at the entrance of the Greenwich Foot Tunnel South, SE10 9HT
BIOGRAPHIES & CREDITS
Concept and direction: Samuel Sené
Original idea: Gabrielle Jourdain
Original French production: Musidrama and Bureau Sauvage
Book: Eric Chantelauze
English adaptation: Quentin Bruno
Music and Sound Design: Cyril Barbessol
Associate Director: Bronagh Lagan
UK General Management: Mathilde Moulin
Casting Director: Jane Deitch
Dramaturgy: Hanna Lasserre PhD
App Development: Jean-Philippe Marie de Chastenay and Touaregs
Charles is a highly experienced actor with numerous stage and screen appearances to his credit. He played the abolitionist David Walker, a role he created in Khareem Jamal’s play Voices of Black Folk. Other stage work includes The Winter’s Tale, Albert Makes Me Laugh, the title role of Othello, The Abolitionist and B is for Black. He has also appeared in musicals including the West End production of Blitz.
Film and Television work includes Heavy Metal, In Case of Incasity, Dancing on the Edge, My Week with Marilyn, LittleBigPlanet PSP and Osoufia in London, one of the highest selling Nollywood films in history.
He has also appeared in many corporate films and commercials, most recently seen preparing for a BBQ for Iceland and as the Birthday Man suffering commissary in a Purple Bricks advert!
More recent highlights include playing the lead role of Delbert Tibbs in a compelling and moving production of The Exonerated at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester and two productions of One Man, Two Guvnors at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven.
Louis is a London based actor, who trained at ALRA. Former springboard diver, he represented his club and country in multiple national and international competitions.
On stage, he has worked on classical texts, new writing and physical theatre. Recently, he performed in the French version or Radiant Vermin by Philip Ridley, at the Avignon French Fringe, in Paris, and on tour in France and Switzerland. He performed in Henry V and Much Ado About Nothing with Antic Disposition (Peter Brook Empty Space Award 2014) respectively in Southwark Cathedral and Gray’s Inn Hall (London) and for a UK cathedral tour. Additionally, Henry V was performed in France at Théâtre National de Nice, during the Festival ShakeNice 2017. He also performed in A Christmas Cratchit at Theatre 503, Follow Suit with Silent Faces at the Pleasance Theatre and the Vault Festival, Dante’s Inferno with Craft Theatre.
Previous film/TV credits include: William The Conqueror in Secrets d’Histoire (France Télévision), Larkin (lead) in How To Dress For The Apocalypse (available on Amazon Prime Video UK and US), Farmen (Episode Lead) in Silent Eye – Episode 5 (soon on Amazon Prime Video UK), Jimbo in Bonded By Blood 2 (DVD), Jean-Paul de Chauvignac in romantic comedy Art Ache (Amazon Prime Video US). He recently filmed in a major series for a streaming platform (currently under NDA).
Training; The Urdang Academy (Andrew Lloyd Webber Scholarship) and The BRIT School of Performing Arts.
Credits include;Swing/Assistant Dance Captain in Beautiful: the Carole King Musical. Ensemble (1st cover Gary Coleman & 1st cover 2nd Arm/Mrs T/Bad Idea Bear) in Avenue Q (UK Tour), Michelle in Sister Act the Musical, Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Ensemble in The Color Purple.
Max trained at Central school of Speech and Drama. He has travelled widely with his work, including world tours with Kenneth Branagh’s Renaissance Theatre Company and with The Cambridge Theatre Company. In Sweden recent work has included Jim in Belongings and David, in Four Minutes Twelve seconds, (Gothenburg Studio Theatre.) He has performed in Frankfurt, as Valmont, in Les Liaisons Dangerous.
Filming has taken him to India, Taiwan, Czech republic, Sardinia and Sweden.
Three years with the Royal Shakespeare Company included : Flight, Sarcophagus, Melons, The Dillon, Midsummer Nights Dream and Macbeth. Max played the role of King Lear for Creation Theatre Company.
Regional Theatre has included :Theatre on the lake-Keswick; Salisbury, Liverpool and Derby playhouses.Lyceum Edinburgh, Theatre Royal York, Contact and Royal Exchange Manchester. In London, he performed with Glenda Jackson in Strange interlude (Duke of Yorks),Maurice in Dreyfus, at the Kilburn Tricycle and at the Hammersmith Lyric. He has toured with Shared Experience and Compass companies. Numerous TV and film appearances include Dougie Briggs in East Enders, Grimes in McCullam, Poldark, Endeavour, The Tunnel and since lock down ended he has played the part of demonic rock musician, Dylan, in the forthcoming feature film ‘This is the nightmail’.
Max is co-director of Brixton youth theatre which continued to meet on line during lockdown with the young people creating and sharing their short films, poems vlogs and friendship.
Max and his 12 year old son,Brandon, enjoyed making four short films together during lock down.
Richard got his first paid acting job in 1985, when £50 a week really WAS £50 a week. He cut his teeth – and got his Equity card – on the small-scale touring circuit with Sheffield’s Compass Theatre Company, where roles included Prospero in The Tempest, Jean in Miss Julie, Mephistopheles in Dr. Faustus and Hamm in Endgame.
He has been freelancing for the last 20 years and has worked at The National Theatre, Sheffield Crucible, Birmingham Rep, West Yorkshire Playhouse, York Theatre Royal, Manchester Library, Bolton Octagon, Dukes Lancaster, Salisbury Playhouse, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Richmond Orange Tree and in the West End. He recently toured the UK and Ireland as Estragon in Waiting For Godot. Last year he appeared in series IV of The Last Kingdom for Netflix, premiered Jane Black’s Peggy and Bill at The White Bear and directed a play for the first time – Mary Ann Figtree’s Lost Keys and Orgasms at the Pasty Motel, which won the Audience Favourite Award at the 2019 Camden Fringe Festival.
Richard sings in the bass section of The London International Gospel Choir (internationalgospelchoir.uk), is a proud member of The Scriptreaders (www.thescriptreaders.co.uk) and of Equity, the actors’ union.
Aoife trained at Cambridge University and LAMDA. Recent credits include ‘The 4th Country’ and ‘Good Women’ at VAULTS Festival, and ‘For Services Rendered’ at the Jermyn Street Theatre. She is a writer, actor and Co-Artistic Director of Plain Heroines, a female-led theatre company.
This is Katja’s professional debut after graduating from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School where she was part of the class of 2020.
Her Previous Credits Include: Her Naked Skin (Circomedia), Earthquakes in London (Bristol Old Vic), Mind The Gap (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Boot Sale (Manchester Lass O’Gowrie), Slick, Olympics and Paralympics Team Welcome Ceremonies (National Youth Theatre).
Laura graduated from Guildford School of Acting in 2017. Theatre Credits Include: The Play That Goes Wrong (West End), and The Play That Goes Wrong (UK Tour). Commercial Credits Include: Naked Smoothies. Short Film Credits Include: Sarah in Dead at the Box Office, and Vampire in Cooped Up.