Moonfleece

By Philip Ridley 

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‘You don’t live life as a story. You live it as life. The story comes after.’

 
 
 

the Pleasance theatre, London,  22ND of March - 15th of April 2018  

www.pleasance.co.uk

 

An abandoned home. A lost brother. A secret love. Curtis has arranged a meeting in a flat of a derelict tower block. As a child, Curtis lived happily here, but then tragedy struck and his elder brother died. Now, Curtis is seeing his brother’s ghost. With the aid of Gavin and Tommy, fellow members of the far right political party of which he is a leading figure, Curtis aims to find out why this ghost is haunting him. Things, however, do not go as planned.

Two squatters now occupy the flat, and one of them has a story to tell – a story that will change Curtis’s life forever.

Moonfleece is an intense, thrilling, and humorous exploration of modern Britain. Its representation of the far right, racism, homophobia, and authority have become even more charged in the seven years after it premiered.

The splendid Philip Ridley play ... A psychologically acute look at the emotional origins of BNP activism” (Independent)

An explosion of emotion.” (British Theatre Guide)

Ridley fires a powerful broadside against the hypocrisies of the far-right.” (WhatsOnStage)

Poetically – and politically – persuading” (Time Out)
 

This performance has an expected run time of 90 minutes with no interval.

 

 

Cast: 

Joseph Aldous - Jez   Joseph trained at LAMDA, graduating in 2017. His theatre credits while training include: Charles Guiteau in “Assassins”; Touchstone in “As You Like It; Dusty Miller in “Flare Path” and Medvedenko in “The Seagull”.

Joseph Aldous - Jez

Joseph trained at LAMDA, graduating in 2017. His theatre credits while training include: Charles Guiteau in “Assassins”; Touchstone in “As You Like It; Dusty Miller in “Flare Path” and Medvedenko in “The Seagull”.

James Downie - Curtis   James graduated from the 3 year Acting course at LAMDA in 2015. Since then, he has appeared on screen playing the lead in 'Shamas' and the award winning short film 'Pawns', both scheduled for release at the end of this year.    

James Downie - Curtis

James graduated from the 3 year Acting course at LAMDA in 2015. Since then, he has appeared on screen playing the lead in 'Shamas' and the award winning short film 'Pawns', both scheduled for release at the end of this year. 

 

Josh Horrocks - Tommy   Josh graduated from Arts Educational School London in 2015. He recently worked on a production of  'The Winter's Tale'  by William Shakespeare, directed by Glenn Neath. Josh is extremely excited to be a part of Lidless Theatre, and is looking forward to creating bold and brave theatre.

Josh Horrocks - Tommy 

Josh graduated from Arts Educational School London in 2015. He recently worked on a production of 'The Winter's Tale' by William Shakespeare, directed by Glenn Neath. Josh is extremely excited to be a part of Lidless Theatre, and is looking forward to creating bold and brave theatre.

Jaz Hutchins - Zak   Jaz Hutchins is an actor/writer born and raised in London. A graduate of Identity Drama School, Jaz most recently played the role of Callum in the national tour of What Once Was Ours (Offie Nominated). He has also appeared in Red Balloon at Southwark Playhouse, Burn Toast at Theatre 503/Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Stay Happy Keep Smiling at Jermyn Street Theatre.

Jaz Hutchins - Zak 

Jaz Hutchins is an actor/writer born and raised in London. A graduate of Identity Drama School, Jaz most recently played the role of Callum in the national tour of What Once Was Ours (Offie Nominated). He has also appeared in Red Balloon at Southwark Playhouse, Burn Toast at Theatre 503/Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Stay Happy Keep Smiling at Jermyn Street Theatre.

Natalie Johnson - Stacey   Since graduating in 2017 from Arts Educational Schools London, Nat has performed in several productions at the Bunker Theatre including ‘Playtime’ produced by Second Sons Theatre Company. Following her showcase, Nat got a shout out from Spotlight as having a ‘Standout Performance’ and being a professional singer/songwriter has recently had one of her songs ‘Be Mine’ signed which can be found on itunes and spotify. 

Natalie Johnson - Stacey 

Since graduating in 2017 from Arts Educational Schools London, Nat has performed in several productions at the Bunker Theatre including ‘Playtime’ produced by Second Sons Theatre Company. Following her showcase, Nat got a shout out from Spotlight as having a ‘Standout Performance’ and being a professional singer/songwriter has recently had one of her songs ‘Be Mine’ signed which can be found on itunes and spotify. 

Rocio Rodriguez-Inniss - Link   Rocio Rodriguez-Inniss is an actress, writer, and Pitch Lake Production’s Associate Artistic Director. She has trained on a range of courses including 1 year at The University of East Anglia and 6 years in Drama and Physical Theatre at WAC Arts. She is also a member of the National Youth Theatre.      Her theatre credits include: DNA at The Courtyard Theatre, Wonder Girl at The Pleasance Theatre, Black Lives, Black Words (chorus) at The Bush Theatre, She Called Me Mother (understudy) at Tara Arts & Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Under Milk Wood at UEA, Marat-Sade at UEA, The Adventures of Ronnie and Tommy for Tender Arts     Her screen credits include: The Haunted Hotel, FILM Suffolk (2017), Our Father, Directors UK (2017)

Rocio Rodriguez-Inniss - Link 

Rocio Rodriguez-Inniss is an actress, writer, and Pitch Lake Production’s Associate Artistic Director. She has trained on a range of courses including 1 year at The University of East Anglia and 6 years in Drama and Physical Theatre at WAC Arts. She is also a member of the National Youth Theatre. 

 

Her theatre credits include: DNA at The Courtyard Theatre, Wonder Girl at The Pleasance Theatre, Black Lives, Black Words (chorus) at The Bush Theatre, She Called Me Mother (understudy) at Tara Arts & Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Under Milk Wood at UEA, Marat-Sade at UEA, The Adventures of Ronnie and Tommy for Tender Arts

 

Her screen credits include: The Haunted Hotel, FILM Suffolk (2017), Our Father, Directors UK (2017)

Seyan Sarvan - Alex 

Seyan Sarvan - Alex 

Lily Smith - Sarah   Lily graduated from the BA Acting course at Guildford School of Acting in 2015. Lily has recently starred in short film 'Wilson' for Random Acts on Channel 4, and as PC Markell in feature film 'Homeless Ashes' directed by Marc Zammit, starring Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels) and Lew Temple (The Walking Dead).

Lily Smith - Sarah 

Lily graduated from the BA Acting course at Guildford School of Acting in 2015. Lily has recently starred in short film 'Wilson' for Random Acts on Channel 4, and as PC Markell in feature film 'Homeless Ashes' directed by Marc Zammit, starring Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels) and Lew Temple (The Walking Dead).

Adaline Waby - Nina   Adeline trained at LAMDA on the BA course. Her recent credits include playing Annie in Mischief Theatre Company's Peter Pan Goes Wrong in the West End, short film The Wake, Maureen in Rent at the Bridewell Theatre, Cath in Mortal Ash, Read Not Dead at The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 'PLAY' at the Vaults festival, The Sam Wanamaker festival at the Globe.

Adaline Waby - Nina 

Adeline trained at LAMDA on the BA course. Her recent credits include playing Annie in Mischief Theatre Company's Peter Pan Goes Wrong in the West End, short film The Wake, Maureen in Rent at the Bridewell Theatre, Cath in Mortal Ash, Read Not Dead at The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 'PLAY' at the Vaults festival, The Sam Wanamaker festival at the Globe.

Ben Woodhall - Wayne   Ben graduated from the Drama Centre on the BA course. He has since been working, predominantly in the theatre, most notably in a national tour of  'A View from the Bridge' , dir. by Stephen Unwin. He has most recently appeared in the lead role of a sell out run of  'The Soul of Wittgenstein'  at the Kings Head Theatre, for which he received 5 star reviews. Ben has also competed in 3 Monologue Slams, performing self penned pieces, one of which has been selected to be made into a short film, which he is shooting next month. He is represented by Carol Spencer at Brynmoor Associates.   

Ben Woodhall - Wayne 

Ben graduated from the Drama Centre on the BA course. He has since been working, predominantly in the theatre, most notably in a national tour of 'A View from the Bridge', dir. by Stephen Unwin. He has most recently appeared in the lead role of a sell out run of 'The Soul of Wittgenstein' at the Kings Head Theatre, for which he received 5 star reviews. Ben has also competed in 3 Monologue Slams, performing self penned pieces, one of which has been selected to be made into a short film, which he is shooting next month. He is represented by Carol Spencer at Brynmoor Associates.

 

Josh Dolphin - Gavin   Josh is an actor and comedian from Shropshire. This year he graduates from the MA Performance Making course at Goldsmiths, having previously made work studying at Oxford and Princeton. Acting credits include  The Changing of the Guard  at the O’Reilly Theatre, directed by Iqbal Khan, and  Surfing , which was selected for Channel 4’s ‘Random Acts’ series. 

Josh Dolphin - Gavin 

Josh is an actor and comedian from Shropshire. This year he graduates from the MA Performance Making course at Goldsmiths, having previously made work studying at Oxford and Princeton. Acting credits include The Changing of the Guard at the O’Reilly Theatre, directed by Iqbal Khan, and Surfing, which was selected for Channel 4’s ‘Random Acts’ series. 

 

Creatives : 

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. 

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. 

Katy Gerard - Stage Manager/ Lighting Designer

Katy Gerard - Stage Manager/ Lighting Designer

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".

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".

Annie May Fletcher – Sound Designer      Annie May Fletcher graduated from LAMDA’s Technical Theatre & Stage Management Fda course, where she sound designed for PERICLES, MACBETH, PARTNERS, BLACKBERRY TROUTFACE, and WILD HONEY.     Her recent work includes sound design for AD LIBIDO (The Vaults, Pleasance Theatre), LOBSTER (Theatre503), A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW (The Vaults –  Associate ), PAPER. SCISSORS. STONE. (The Vaults –  Associate ), SPARKS (The Vaults –  Associate ), HER NOT HIM (Theatre503), CURTAIN CALL (White Bear), ANIMAL FARM, DNA, ANTIGONE, FEED THE BEAST, LONDON ROAD, EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON, THREE SISTERS (Guildford School of Acting), KANYE THE FIRST (Hightide Festival –  Associate ) and MISERABLE DRUNK GAY MESS (Battersea Arts Centre – Associate).   www.anniemayfletcher.co.uk

Annie May Fletcher – Sound Designer

 

Annie May Fletcher graduated from LAMDA’s Technical Theatre & Stage Management Fda course, where she sound designed for PERICLES, MACBETH, PARTNERS, BLACKBERRY TROUTFACE, and WILD HONEY.

 

Her recent work includes sound design for AD LIBIDO (The Vaults, Pleasance Theatre), LOBSTER (Theatre503), A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW (The Vaults – Associate), PAPER. SCISSORS. STONE. (The Vaults – Associate), SPARKS (The Vaults – Associate), HER NOT HIM (Theatre503), CURTAIN CALL (White Bear), ANIMAL FARM, DNA, ANTIGONE, FEED THE BEAST, LONDON ROAD, EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON, THREE SISTERS (Guildford School of Acting), KANYE THE FIRST (Hightide Festival – Associate) and MISERABLE DRUNK GAY MESS (Battersea Arts Centre – Associate).

www.anniemayfletcher.co.uk

Kitty Hinchcliffe - Designer  After studying Performance Design and Practice at Central St Martins Collage of Art and Design. Kitty 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. For full credits and portfolio please go to:    www.kittyhinchcliffe.com    

Kitty Hinchcliffe - Designer

After studying Performance Design and Practice at Central St Martins Collage of Art and Design. Kitty 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. For full credits and portfolio please go to: 

www.kittyhinchcliffe.com

 

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. 

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.