Sue is running the Vitality 10k!
In order to raise funds for our upcoming production of Mad Man Sad Woman, Sue is putting on her trainers and racing across central London. To support her and the production, donations can be made via our Justgiving page: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/h4hworkshopsatthespaceisleofdogs
Mad Man Sad Woman
Head for Heights are very pleased to announce that we will be presenting Juan Radrigán's Mad Man Sad Woman in partnership with the Space, translated by Catherine Boyle and directed by Sue Dunderdale. The production will run 20 June - 8 July - casting and further details will be announced soon!
Head for Heights company member Karen Morash is presenting her play Playground at the London Theatre 28 April-1 May 2016, directed by Jack Paterson.
When it comes to playground politics, it’s hard to tell the grown-ups from the children. Four very different mothers are forced to deal with each other after an incident at the local primary. Meanwhile, building site blunders threaten the rural idyll. Class, parenting styles, and Duplo collide in this slightly surreal look at the systems that keep us in our place.
The play examines everyday English society through the lens of four characters rarely seen on the stage: women who struggle with the day-to-day challenges of motherhood, whilst trying to negotiate tricky social encounters. Funny and dark in equal measure, Playground asks that age old question: why can’t we all just be friends?
There will be a post-show Q&A on Friday, 29 April, for students and writers interested in producing their own work, featuring representatives from Arts Council England, and writers' support agency Spread the Word.
Produced with the generous support of the Goldsmiths Annual Fund, the Goldsmiths Department of Theatre and Performance, and the Goldsmiths Graduate School. OVER 18 only.
28-30 April, 2016, 8pm, 1 May, 5pm
The London Theatre, 443 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6TA
Tickets £10 (£8 concessions)
Purchase tickets via www.wegottickets.com/playground (booking fee applies).
Head for Heights are presenting a reading on 22 October of Tres Marias y una Rosa by David Benavente and Taller de Investigacion Teatral as part of the 'Fabricating Across the Atlantic' workshop at the King's College London Arts and Humanities Festival. Featuring performers Claire Cogan, Vanio Papadelli, Pip Swallow,and Sarah Winn, the play tells the story of four Chilean women trying to eke out a living by sewing their stories into arperillas. Karen Morash directs and Catherine Boyle is translator. Admission is free.
We've completed three fantastic days of workshops on Spider Girls, funded by the Arts Council and the King's Cultural Institute. Our participants were wonderful, and worked with voice specialist Joel Trill and movement specialist Guillaume Pige, as well as Head for Heights director Sue Dunderdale to help develop Catherine Boyle's translation. We're now planning for the next stages of the project.
Sue Dunderdale is directing Catherine Boyle's translation of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz's work as part of Mexico Week at King's College London. Carolyn Pickles and Rochenda Sandall will perform. Sor (Sister) Juana (1651-1695), rose from humble beginnings to write a series of innovative works, questioning religious and social orthodoxy. Tickets are free, but registration is required: /www.kcl.ac.uk/aboutkings/worldwide/strategy/engagement/mexico.aspx.
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