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Written By Bebe Sanders, Directed by Max Harrison, Starring Bebe Sanders and Charlotte Beaumont. 

 
"Do you ever feel lonely?"
"No"
"You do. I do. I reckon everyone knows loneliness like that."
 

Joanie can't be near people. A rare and dangerous illness makes her a threat to everyone she meets. So for her safety, and the safety of the entire world, she has been sent far away to an unoccupied planet on the outer reaches of space. Isolation was supposed to be a good thing, but after endless hours of solitude, Joanie is forced to confront something far worse than her illness - herself. Can she survive out here alone? Can she find a way to contact Earth? And, perhaps most importantly, is she really alone at all? An entertaining space exploration of friendship and loneliness.

 

PEBBLES was first performed at the Katzpace in October 2017 in a sold out run to rave four star reviews. 

 

"Lidless Theatre's Pebbles grabs this baton and runs with it, using outer space as a metaphor for isolation, loneliness and self-loathing...Sanders' script is polished to a mirror sheen, bundling up a load of complex emotions." - London City Nights ★★★★

"Joanie and Bryon play off one another as chalk and cheese, with hilarious results. Both Charlotte Beaumont and Bebe Sanders as Bryon and Joanie are pitch perfect in their respective roles, keeping the laughs coming as optimist versus cynic." - London Pub Theatres ★★★★

“Sanders confidently drove the story, transitioning from being controlled and restrained into a delightful emotional mess” - Thespyinthestalls ★★★★

 

 

Lidless Theatre is excited to take PEBBLES to the Adelaide Theatre Festival in January 2019. 

 

Cast and Creatives

Bebe Sanders - Writer/Actor

Playing Joanie

Bebe graduated The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2013.

Selected Theatre credits include: Twelfth Night at The Orange Tree, 3 Winters at The National Theatre, International Tour of The Bunker Trilogy for Jethro Compton, The Frontier Trilogy at Rabenhov Theatre Vienna, Underground at 59E59 Theatres NYC.
TV and Film: The Best of Men - BBC, El Fuego - short film for Jethro Compton, Music Video for Neck Deep. 

Bebe wrote and will appear in 'PEBBLES' at The Katz in October. 

Charlotte Beaumont - Actor

Playing Bryon

Charlotte has worked as an actor for ten years and is best known for her work in Broadchurch (ITV). Other credits include Three Winters(The National Theatre), Jumpy (Theatre Clwyd), Death in Paradise (BBC), Balcony (Clipside Films) and Waterloo Road (BBC). Charlotte will be joining Lidless Theatre to perform as Bryon in Bebe Sanders' new play Pebbles, Premiering in October.

Max Harrison - Director

Max Graduated from the 3 year BA acting course at LAMDA in 2015. Since then, he has appeared as Dom in "Mount Pleasant" on Sky1, and as Victor in the film "Anti-positional". He is a member of NYT and has performed in two sellout performances at the Edinburgh Fringe. In December he co-wrote and directed Lidless Theatre's debut production of "The Wasteland". This year he directed "Heroes" in London and at the Ed Fringe, a sell out run which is now transferring back to London, at the Bridge House. 

He's currently working on PEBBLES, and LONG ARMS (a response piece to Chechnya).

Greg Birks - Assistant Director

After graduating from LAMDA, Greg founded 'Dalmatian Theatre' for which he is Artistic Director. Credits for the company include: Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing" and Jim in "Chatroom". Greg is also a comedy writer & improviser and has appeared in two runs of the long-running comedy show "NewsRevue", playing characters from Donald Trump to Jeremy Hunt. His improvising credits include: "Music Box", "Newsical" and "Will Shakespeare's ImproMusical".

Kitty Hinchcliffe - Designer Kitty studied Performance Design and Practice at Central St Martins Collage of Art and Design. Since graduating she has been working in Theatre, Film and Contemporary Dance. Last year she completed her first feature film as Production Designer on Marcus Warren's 'Snapshot' and was proud to collaborate with companies such as Jethro Compton, Falling Pennies and Ciemulator Dance Theatre. 

Kitty Hinchcliffe - Designer

Kitty studied Performance Design and Practice at Central St Martins Collage of Art and Design. Since graduating she has been working in Theatre, Film and Contemporary Dance. Last year she completed her first feature film as Production Designer on Marcus Warren's 'Snapshot' and was proud to collaborate with companies such as Jethro Compton, Falling Pennies and Ciemulator Dance Theatre. 

Maya Ellis - Producer

Maya studied English Literature at the University of York. Since graduating she has been working with new writing and socially conscious art at The Finborough Theatre, The Arcola and Clean Break. This year she produced Hatch It Theatre's critically acclaimed "Whalebone" in London and Ed Fringe.