CAST ANNOUNCED FOR MISTRAL, GABRIELA WORKSHOP AND READING
Pepa Duerte is a Peruvian actress, theatre-maker and improviser based in London. After a decade of performing and making theatre in Peru, Pepa moved to the UK to further her training in devising and physical theatre, graduating from MA Theatre Lab at RADA in 2018. Since then she has performed for companies like Crowded Room, Global Voices, Spun Glass Theatre and La Fura Dels Baus. Eating Myself, her latest one-woman show, was awarded by Arts Council England and supported by Peruvian Embassy, CASA Festival and BAC. She currently works as a drama facilitator for Old Vic Theatre and Tender & Education and as a co-director of the Southwark Playhouse’s Young Company.
Carolyn Pickes is an English actress, who has worked for both the West End, TV and Film. Some theatre includes: Way Upstream (Sheffield Crucible), Fram (National Theatre), The Winter's Tale (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park), A View of Kabul (Bush Theatre), Music Hall (Theatre Royal Stratford East). Some film includes: The Spy Who Dumped Me (Lionsgate), Mary Poppins Returns (Disney), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Warner Bros), Brothers and Sisters (BFI), Agatha (Warner Bros). Some TV includes: Mother Father Son (BBC), Broadchurch (ITV), Eastenders (BBC), Holby City (BBC), Foyles War (ITV), Poirot (Carnival), Castles (BBC).
We're very excited to be working with this cast!
DATE ANNOUNCED FOR MISTRAL, GABRIELA WORKSHOP AND READING
We are excited to announce that our second online workshop and reading of Mistral, Gabriela will be taking place on the 30th July via Zoom. Contact us if you want to watch the reading!
Thank you everyone who joined us for the online reading of Eduardo Luna's Painecur, especially those Theatre503 , La Familia Teatro and The Anglo Chilean Society! An extremely moving piece, that we're excited to work on further. Pictures are on our website now!
CAST ANNOUNCED FOR PAINECUR WORKSHOP AND READING
Ifan Meredith trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre includes: Orpheus Descending (Menier Chocolate Factory); Always Orange, Fall of the Kingdom, Rise of the Footsoldier (RSC); The Tempest (Almeida Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Theatre Royal Bath); Journey’s End (West End); Mrs Warren’s Profession (Manchester Royal Exchange); A View From the Bridge (Sheffield Crucible); Loot (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Union, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Living Quarters (Edinburgh Lyceum); Time and the Conways (Nottingham Playhouse); Measure for Measure, Small Change (Sherman Cymru); The English Game(Headlong); Frankenstein (Frantic Assembly); Romeo and Juliet (Theatre of Memory); Mincemeat (Cardboard Citizens); Mrs Pat (Theatre Royal York); Candida (Bolton Octagon); The Roman Bath (Arcola/National Theatre of Bulgaria); Love and Money (Fresh Target); Peep; Sexlife/69 (Natural Shocks); Romeo and Juliet (Queen’s Theatre); Measure for Measure; Hamlet (The Factory)
Television includes: Titanic (ABC); Warriors, The Mill on the Floss, Great Expectations, A Light in the Valley, Holby City, EastEnders (BBC); Sirens, Band of Gold, Murder City, The Grand, Peak Practice, Where the Heart Is, The Royal, Midsomer Murders (ITV); A Mind to Kill, Victoria Cross (Channel 5); Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Working Title TV); Absentia (Amazon); Dark Matters (National Geographic US)
Ifan has also worked extensively for BBC Radio Drama.
Eleanor Fanyinka trained at LAMDA. Theatre includes: Leave A Message (Gilded Balloon Edinburgh), Losing Venice (Orange Tree Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Manchester Royal Exchange and West Yorkshire Playhouse), Hidden (Oval House), 24 hour plays (Old Vic New Voices), Comedy of Errors (Manchester Royal Exchange), In The Blood (Finborough theatre), Harold Pinter A Celebration (National Theatre)
TV includes: Shakespeare & Hathaway (BBC), Midsomer Murders (ITV), Pure (Channel 4), Holby City (BBC)
Feature length film includes: Tom and Jerry (Warner Bros), Masters Of Love (Truck Films)
Short Films: Team Player, Second Skin
Greg Baxter trained at RADA. Theatre includes: The Starry Messenger (Wyndham’s Theatre), Glengarry Glen Ross (UK tour), Foul Pages (The Hope Theatre), The Greater Game (Southwark Playhouse), A Taste of Honey (The National Theatre), The Comedy of Errors (The National Theatre), Happy (Pentabus); Odd Jobs (Pentabus), As You Like It (The Lord Chamberlains Men)
Theodore Walker trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre includes: O' Glorious Youth (Green Stag Theatre), Brotherhood (Green Stag Theatre & Bristol Alma Tavern)
We're very excited to be working with this cast, stay tuned for more details!
DATE ANNOUNCED FOR PAINECUR WORKSHOP AND READING
We are excited to announce that our first online workshop and reading of Painecur will be taking place on the 15th - 16th June via Zoom. Contact us if you want to watch the reading!
We're very happy to announce that we have received emergency ACE funding, we're excited to get to work on our upcoming projects! Stay tuned for more information!
SUE ON STREAM
Our lovely director, Sue Dunderdale, was on "Live @ 5" with The Space talking about our production of Mad Man Sad Woman, performed at the venue in the Summer of 2017 and all things theatre in lockdown. Thanks so much for having us! You can check it out here:
MAD MAN SAD WOMAN STREAM
Our 2017 production of Mad Man Sad Woman, by award winning playwright Juan Radrigán, is now live on our website! We hope it will keep you entertained during this time, and that you are all well and safe. It's also on Scenesaver, where you can donate to us if you wish and are able to!
LOCKDOWN WORK IN PROGRESS
We all hope you are safe and well during this time! We are delighted to announce that Head for Heights have a workshop in the works. More details to follow, quarantine won't stop us!
CAST ANNOUNCED FOR SPIDER GIRLS TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
We are delighted to announce that Daniela Cristo Manilla, Pepa Duerte, Pia de Laborde- Noguez and Michael Elcock will be joining us as our performers for our exciting Spider Girls translation workshop!
NEW WORK ANNOUNCEMENT
We are delighted to announce that our planned workshop is going ahead for April 2019. This workshop will be aimed towards actors, writers, directors and all those interested in working with translated text with the potential to showcase at the end of the workshop your new work. We are looking for 10 participants from the 23rd-26th April, the workshop will be held in London at the Cervantes Theatre and King's College London. Email for more details!
NEW WORK ANNOUNCEMENT
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
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 includes: 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 McAllister 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
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!
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)
NEW WORK ANNOUNCEMENT
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 translated. Admission is free.
SPIDER GIRLS UPDATE
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.
NEW WORK ANNOUNCEMENT
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.
BEASTS TICKETS AND CAST ANNOUNCMENT
We are excited to announce our new play Beasts, by award winning playwright Juan Radrigán, will be playing at Theatre503 from 30th August to 24th September! Get your tickets now! The cast includes: Carolyn Pickles, Anne Marie Cavanah, Claire Cogan and Sean O'Callaghan