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The Vaccine Programme : Pfivax
July 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Green Girl by Janet South
Will her new man move in? Will his mother keep out? Will she get a dog? And will somebody water the plants? A young woman paints a familiar picture of life, love and loss in lockdown.
Cast : Jasmine Rachelle
Directed by Simon Lee
Waiting for Ted by Marieke Bigg
A woman in a waning relationship vies to win her partner back, by welcoming him home naked. As she waits, we learn about the power plays, misguided dreams and conflicting expectations that plague modern relationships.
Cast : Ruth Sullivan
Directed by Sheila Burbidge
Mind the Gap written and directed by Simona Hughes
An elderly widower shielding in lockdown is having his first ever zoom conversation with his daughter. The technology is baffling and stressful, especially when he has something so important he needs to tell her.
Cast : Alistair Maydon, Joanna Nevin, Eliza Nevin, Rhona Ustunel
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|Janet South started writing short plays for the 10 Minutes a Month Playwriting Collective and enjoys the challenge of researching and writing about different themes. She is also co-administrator of the Tower Writers’ Room which runs a regular session for both new and experienced writers to share ideas and build confidence. Janet has appeared in many plays and musicals at the Tower and recently appeared in Gainsborough’s Girls as Mrs Gainsborough, and A Passage to India as Mrs Turton, a rock and parts of an elephant.|
|As an Actor, Simon Lee has performed in a variety of plays, including To Kill a Mockingbird, A Passage to India, Antigone, An Enemy of the People, The Importance of being Earnest, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Night Heron, Betrayal and many others. This is his directorial debut at the Tower and it's been a delight for him to have worked with a fine script, a fine actor, a fine production team and a fine set of house plants. He's also had the additional pleasure of choosing the accompanying music.|
|Jasmine Rachelle has just recently completed her first feature film called Intervention, playing the role of Diana, a young Detective Constable. Earlier this year, she was in Penzance for the role of Katie in the short film Grave. Since the pandemic began, Jasmine has performed in radio plays and zoom play readings for the Tower. In 2019, Jasmine played the lead role of Alice in Fix Up. Previously, she played Helen Robinson in To Kill A Mockingbird. While studying for her A Level, she played Scout in Popcorn. Jasmine spent two years training with the Young Actors theatre and performed with Haringey Shed in a variety of productions including Macbeth, The Tempest, Alice in Wonderland and One Thousand and One Nights.|
Waiting for Ted
|Ruth Sullivan has been a Tower member for 14 years and has performed, directed, choreographed and designed sound for many productions in that time. Her most recent play as a director for the Tower was King Charles III which was a large scale ensemble piece but she does have some experience of monologues, having performed in Happy Days. Since the theatre was forced to close last March she has been part of Virtual Tower and the Tower podcast, both directing and performing. As a Foley Artist she’s usually found in a dark studio, making sounds for TV drama and film (as well as an occasional foray into radio) and regularly works with directors such as Katie Mitchell and Simon McBurney to create and perform live theatre sound. She’s one of the Tower’s new Artistic Directors and is so pleased to be finally back in the theatre.|
|Sheila Burbidge has been a Tower member for 40 something years. She had been involved in countless productions as actor, director, backstage or designing costumes. Nowadays she is mostly found in Wardrobe, doing Box Office or marketing.|
Mind the Gap
|Simona Hughes completed her MFA in Advanced Theatre Practice at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and graduated (with distinction) in 2019. She has been a Tower Theatre Company member for 20 years, during which time she has served on the Management Committee and both acted and directed. Directing credits at Tower include Little Nell, Brontë, Love Love Love, Table and A Passage to India. She has also directed short pieces at Theatre 503, Vault Festival, The Bread and Roses and The Pit (Barbican) and has written and directed her own play About 500, which is nominated as an OnComm finalist. Simona has also executive produced a feature film, County Lines, which was recently released on BFI player/Curzon Home cinema.|
|Alistair Maydon was last seen playing the doctor in Blithe Spirit. Other productions include Wolf Hall, Little Nell, Canterbury Tales, The Dresser and The Old Country. Other work includes radio and TV appearances and over 100 recorded audio books.|
|Joanna Nevin trained at Drama Centre, London. This summer she has been playing Olivia (and directing music) for an open-air touring production of Twelfth Night. Past roles with the Tower Theatre include Camilla in King Charles III, Sandra in Love, Love, Love and Emily Brontë in Brontë. Other credits include Ruth in About 500 (finalist in the 2021 OnComm Awards), Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Drama Impact), Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (Ashcroft Theatre), Lily Byrne in A Man of No Importance (Union Theatre and Arts Theatre) and Elizabeth in Lola Montez (UK tour). She also works as an Education Practitioner at Shakespeare's Globe.|