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ABOUT

PERFORMANCES

18 , 19 OCTOBER 2016

Studio Floor - £15.00

Studio Gallery - £17.50

Studio Upper Gallery - £15.00

Studio Standing - £12.00

 

ALL PERFORMACES AT 8:00PM

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AGES 14+

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CAST & CREATIVE

If you hear this from anyone else, they’ll tell it wrong.’

Texas, 1969. The country is bursting with vibes of peace, love and rock ‘n’ roll. Fronting a rock band, raising some hell, Jeannie’s a disgrace to her mother and having the time of her life.

That is, until she’s dragged back to the oppressive small-town values of a home she’s outgrown. Stuck once again out in the remote Texas desert, Jeannie stews behind a locked door, desperate to escape.

But she has a confession to make first.

This breathtaking new play stares straight at the collateral damage of a life led in search of a legacy, fusing electrifying live music with an extraordinary story that ‘packs a hell of a punch’.


★★★★★ ‘Powerful… painfully contemporary’ Edinburgh Reporter

★★★★★ ‘Simply mesmerising’ The Public Reviews

★★★★★ ‘Highly recommended’ UK Theatre Web
★★★★ ‘Insightful and moving’ The Stage
★★★★ ‘Rigby is quite simply killing it’ A Younger Theatre
★★★★ ‘Full of lyrical power’ Fest
★★★★ ‘Compelling and nuanced’ The Skinny
★★★★ ‘Breathtaking. A definite must-see’ Everything Theatre
★★★★ ‘Not to be missed… will stay with you’ Backstage Pass
★★★★ ‘Wins the heart of her audience’ Theatre Fullstop
★★★★ ‘Compelling. A pleasure to watch’ Edfringe Review
★★★★ ‘Strong and engaging’ Broadway Baby
★★★★ ‘Extraordinary’ LondonTheatre1

WRITER

VICTORIA RIGBY

 

DIRECTOR

WHITNEY MOSERY

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

QUENTIN BEROUD

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

DOMINIC GEE-BURCH

LIGHTING DESIGNER

MATT CATER

 

PRODUCED BY 

ARSALAN SATTARI

PERFORMED BY

VICTORIA RIGBY

BAND

DOMINIC GEE-BURCH

MATTHEW STEVENS

TOM DIXON

 

ARTISTS

VICTORIA RIGBY

WRITER & PERFORMER

 

Victoria Rigby is a London-based actress and writer. She is an alumna of the Lyric Hammersmith Young Writers' Programme, led by Duncan Macmillan. She was shortlisted for the Lyric's Emerging Artists Prize for Girl From Nowhere.

 

Theatre includes Beryl in Flowers of the Forest (Jermyn Street Theatre/Anthony Biggs); Hero in Much Ado About Nothing (University of Cambridge/Japanese Tour); Blanche in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (University of Cambridge); Marrianne in Sense and Streetcar Named Desire Sensibility (University of Cambridge); Sister James in Doubt: A Parable (University of Cambridge); Cast in Summertime (Arts Theatre).

 

Film includes Victoria in Return (Golden Lane Films); Grace Crowder in Tell Them of Us (WAGScreen); Lady of Shallot in The Lady of Shallot (WAGScreen)

 

www.victoriarigby.com

@VictoriaCRigby
Byron Management

DOMINIC GEE-BURCH

Dominic is a London based actor and musician. His experience includes a range of work including musicals and band-led plays and adaptations. 

As an actor theatre includes Eilif in Mother Courage and her Children, (Harlow Playhouse) Adam in Departures: A Song Cycle (Pleasance, London)
Lysander in A Midsummer Nights Dream (UK Tour, Oddsocks Productions) Feste in Twelfth Night (UK Tour, Oddsocks Productions) Lord Farquaad in Shrek! The Musical (Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man) 

Dom is also an associate artist for Oddsocks productions and has recently composed and worked as musical director for one of their UK Tours. 

@DomGeeBurch
NG Personal Management

MUSICAL DIRECTOR / GUITAR

 

MATT CATER

LIGHTING DESIGNER

 

Matt has been working in professional entertainment lighting since graduating from LAMDA. As well as designing for theatre and working in London as a technician, he has specialized as an LED engineer for TV and live events.

 

Roles in the field have led him to studios and arenas across the UK.Training: LAMDA Stage Management & Technical Theatre 2014

 

Lighting Design Credits Include: Tape (Drayton Arms Theatre), Prince of Homburg/ Mydidae, Romeo and Juliet/ Julius Caesar, Copenhagen / Boom / Lift Off (LAMDA Linbury Studio), As You Like It / Mary Shelly (Pleasance Theatre). Souless (Cog Arts Space and Drayton Arms)

WHITNEY MOSERY

DIRECTOR

 

Whitney is a theatre and film director, dividing her time between London and New York. In 2014, she became the first American ever to receive a Masters in Theatre Directing from RADA, and the first Director in Residence at the Almeida Theatre under Artistic Director Rupert Goold.  Since then, she has directed world premieres of new plays and musicals in venues all over the world, including the New York Musicals Festival, Times Square’s Theatre Row, Ars Nova, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Theatre 503, Camden People’s Theatre, Dominion Theatre Studio, and a newly excavated amphitheatre in Messini, Greece.  She was also Associate Director of American Psycho (Broadway) and King Charles III (West End and Broadway), and Co-Director of the King Charles III International Tour.   

 

Current projects include co-writing and directing a new musical with Zoe Sarnak, and developing a new play with music by Spring Awakening’s Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik.  Whitney is also a frequent panelist and directing mentor, most recently at her alma mater, Princeton University. 

 

whitneymosery.com 

@WhitneyMosery 

Agent: Ally Shuster, CAA

MATTHEW STEVENS

Matthew is an actor, writer, musician and one half of the critically acclaimed comedy duo Thunderbards (✡✡✡✡- The Telegraph). He is currently a writer for the children's TV show 'Scrambled' on ITV.

Credits include: The Wunderkammer at the Museum (Natural History Museum/DNAYS), Thunderbards Chapter III (Underbelly, Bloomsbury Theatre).

@MattStevensMA
Avalon Management Ltd

GUITAR/ BASS / HARMONICA

 

ARSALAN SATTARI

PRODUCER

 

Arsalan is an independent producer, arts marketer and designer.

 

Most recently, he produced Verge of Strife by Nick Baldock, starring Jonny Label (Eastenders), directed by Quentin Beroud (Richard II, Arcola / Huse of Parliament) at Assembly Festival (★★★★★ Ed Fest Mag, ★★★★ Scotsgay, ★★★★ Broadway Baby, ★★★★ Edfringe Review), Girl From Nowhere at St James Theatre, Theatre503 and Pleasance Theatre ★★★★★ Ed Reporter, ★★★★ The Stage, ★★★★ Fest, ★★★★ Skinny), Directed by Whitney Mosery (King Charles III and American Psycho 

(Associate director, Almeida). Tape at Drayton Theatre. 

 

As a marketer he worked on Brecht’s In the Jungle of Cities at the Arcola theatre, starring Jeffery Kissoon and Joseph Arkley, featured in WhatsonStage’s Highlights of 2014 (★★★★ Michael Coveney, “hauntingly original imagination” Michael Billington. A 15 venue UK & Ireland tour of Hamlet (Icarus Theatre). He has marketed and produced Thünderbards at the Pleasance, Gilded Balloon (“wonderfully clever & indecently enjoyable”, “impressive”, ★★★★ The List, ★★★★ Telegraph). 

He has consulted production, marketing and branding of many shows over the years. Arsalan is also completing a Ph.D in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London, examining performing arts marketing strategies and international audience development frameworks, in both commercial and subsidised theatres.

QUENTIN BEROUD

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Quentin is the Co-artistic Director of DIPPERMOUTH - “One of the UK’s best new theatre companies” - Anthony Biggs (AD, Jermyn Street Theatre).

 

He recently directed Verge of Strife at Assembly Studios and co-directed Richard II at House of Parliment / Arcola. 

 

He directed Not About Heroes at the Matthews Yard Theatre. He co-directed the critically acclaimed Bombshells, starring Ellie Nunn, at the Jermyn Street Theatre.

 

He worked with Whitney Mosery (Associate Dir.: American Psycho: The Musical, King Charles III) on the critically acclaimed Girl From Nowhere at the Pleasance. In the last two years he has directed in venues across London, including at the VAULT Festival and The Arts Theatre - West End. He also produced the Christmas Show Scrooge & Marley. His production of Simon Stephens' Bluebird garnered five-star reviews.

@QBeroud

 

TOM DIXON

Tom is a founding member of cycling theatre company the HandleBards and has been touring with them across the world for the last three years. He is an actor, producer and musician. 

 

Credits include: The Yellow Wagtale (Lion & Unicorn), Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet (HandleBards UK and International tours), 24 Hour Musical (The Crucible, Sheffield).

@tdixon91

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