We are delighted to announce that Head For Heights will be bringing back one of our favourite pieces Spider Girls by Luis Barrales, translated by Catherine Boyle, for a workshop aimed at writers, directors and actors interested in translation work. It will be held in January 2019. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated!
CAST ANNOUNCED FOR KARL MARX, YEAR ZERO
The cast for Karl Marx, Year Zero have been chosen: Lennox Greaves, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Amy McAllister, Adetomiwa Edun and Robert Mountford.
We are delighted that Tomiwa Edun has been casted as Proudhon and Engels. Tomiwa studied at Eton and RADA. TV includes: Lucifer, Merlin.
We are delighted that Robert Mountford has been casted as the Narrator. Robert’s one-man show ‘Vagabonds – My Phil Lynott Odyssey’ has played in Edinburgh, London and Dublin. Other work in 2017 Betrayal (Salisbury Playhouse), House & Garden (Newbury Watermill, UK Theatre Award Nominee), Anita & Me (Birmingham Rep). Robert has previously worked for the RSC, RNT, in the West End and extensively toured through the UK and USA, he is an Associate Artist at Tara Arts and has regularly featured for Kali Theatre.
TV includes: North Square, One Night, Eastenders, Casualty, Doctors, Reverse Psychology, The World According to Bex, Michael Wood’s Story of India London’s Burning, A&E, Silent Witness and Holby City
We are delighted that Lennox Greaves has been casted as Karl Marx. His extensive theatre experience includes seasons with Alan Ayckbourn’s Scarborough company, appearances in repertory theatre throughout the country and an eight year association with Peter Cheeseman (New Victoria theatre Stoke). He directed for Mountview Academy for seven years and directed nine consecutive Pantomimes for Harrogate Theatre. He was in the National Theatre’s Tour and West End run of The History Boys, and GB Theatre Co’s touring productions of Merry Wives, As you Like It, The Taming of the Shrew and The Tempest. Most recently he appeared in Prague Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of Kafka’s Amerika, played Dad in Alan Bennett’s Untold Stories for The Old Laundry Theatre Bowness, toured with New Perspectives’ production of Tim Elgood’s Unforgettable, and rejoined the National Theatre for David Hare’s The Red Barn.
Television work includes Emmerdale, East Enders, The Bill, Casualty, Wycliffe, Dangerfield, Between the Lines, Stay Lucky, The Locksmith, Blue Money, Aimee, A Master of the Marionettes, Martin Chuzzlewit and Willy Russell’s Our Day Out
We are delighted that Sylvestra Le Touzel has been casted as Jenny Marx. Sylvestra is an actor, writer and director. She has played leading roles at the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, at the Royal Court, at the Almeida Theatre and in the West End). Recent films and television include Armando Ianucci’s DEATH OF STALIN and THE CROWN.
We are delighted to announce that Amy Mc Allister Amy has been casted as Helene/Eleanor. Most recently, she played Kes in one-person show Scorch (Fringe First, Irish Times Best New Play) at Soho Theatre and on tour for which she won the Summerhall Best Actor award. Other theatre includes Harriet Martineau Dreams of Dancing (Live Theatre), Forever Yours Marie-Lou (Theatre Royal Bath), Hecuba (RSC), Shadow of a Gunman (Abbey Theatre Dublin), and Sons Without Father’s (Arcola Theatre). Amy is currently appearing in the third series of Witless (BBC3). Other TV includes The Great Fire (ITV), Call the Midwife (BBC1), Emmerdale, Holby City, and Doctors. Film includes the Oscar-nominated Philomena and forthcoming romantic comedy The Revengers. She is also a poet and her first collection Are You As Single As That Cream? Is published by Burning Eye Books.
We are pleased to announce that we have a new work in development! A workshop and performance of prize winning, Chilean dramatist Benjamín Galemiri's play Karl Marx, Year Zero. The rehearsed reading will take place at the 26th of January 2018!
CAST ANNOUNCED FOR MAD MAN, SAD WOMAN
We are pleased to announce that Sadie Shimmin (Coronation Street, Mr Selfridge, Eastenders, Wallander) and Bil Stuart (Hollyoaks, Sixteen Years of Alcohol) have joined Mad Man Sad Woman.
Tickets can be purchased via the Space.
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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