‘In Kate Budgen’s muscular revival the beast is given full rein’
‘Budgen is never in danger of losing control in a production that is as stylish as it is visceral’
‘As Yank, the human engine who powers this story, Bill Ward gives a tormented and towering performance’
Read the full review here.
With under a week to go before we open (eek!), here’s a sneak peak at our brilliant cast – come check out all the brilliant work they’ve done when we open on 16 May next week.
For more information go to http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/main-house/the-hairy-ape/
In its first major revival in 25 years, Cartwright Productions & Creature of London, in association with Southwark Playhouse, present “The Hairy Ape” by Eugene O’Neill. This is the trailer.
16th May – 9th June at Southwark Playhouse.
Director: Elisha Smith-Leverock
Music: Ben Esser
Editor: Ryan Boucher
Production Company: Rokkit
Producers: Tom Birmingham, Mark Cartwright & Rob Hughes
Executive Producer: Mary Calderwood
1st AD: George Nelson
DOP: Dan Stafford-Clark
Focus Puller: Benn Peacock
Cam Trainee: Jeremy Hunt
Gaffer: Theo Milford
Spark: Adrienne Hayes
Art Director: Benedict Lack
Art Assistant: Ciaran Beale
Make-up Artist: Laura Wisinger
Stylist: Bex Crofton-Atkins
Runners: Siobhan Lenihan & Jenny Williams
Last week was pretty exciting. Aside from being kicked out of our rehearsal room and then subsequently evicted from the kitchen for making bacon sandwiches (an apparently unheard of use for a kitchen) we have managed to make a short trailer for The Hairy Ape.
So, consider this a teaser for the trailer. And a thank you to everyone who gave up their time, effort, sweat and in one case actual consciousness to make it happen. THANK YOU.
Check back soon…
As I’ve made rather exhaustingly clear I’ve currently got a play that opens in just under three weeks at Southwark Playhouse. Rehearsals are going well and the cast certainly seem to be having a lot of fun.
But while I’m spending most of my day working on dealing with any potential problems (watch this space) that arise as we move towards opening, I’ve also been preparing my next show, which I’m pleased to announce goes on sale today. There’ll be plenty more details in the future, but for now it’s rather exciting to be working on two so exciting and so different projects.
We’re into the second week of rehearsals for The Hairy Ape. That was quick. In case you wanted to know what happened, our fantastic Assistant Director is writing a little rehearsal diary about what goes on in the dark, dank, depths of the rehearsal room. Hopefully with the arrival of several new heaters (thank you, Argos) mid-way through last week it’s now at least a little less dank.
We’ve also shared loads more info about the world of The Hairy Ape available on our tumblr so you can see what’s been inspiring us.
Besides the fact that we open in only three weeks time, that is…