I am so excited to be playing the rebellious and fragile character of Carol Cutrere in ORPHEUS DESCENDING by Tennessee Williams at the Stockwell Playhouse, London, from 15 to 18 May 2019. The play will be directed by Marcus Marsh and my pal Ali Shinall is also in it! Rehearsals start right after Easter. Save the date! Tickets can be purchased here.
I spent some time in Paris last month, and went to see Simon Stone’s current production of “La Trilogie de la vengeance” (the vengeance trilogy), starring my girl crushes Adele Exarchopoulos (also appearing in “The White Crow” directed by Ralph Fiennes) and Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi. The play as well as the audience are split into three parts, and you move between sets for each new act. Stone, whose “Yerma” I saw in London, grabs classical stories written by Shakespeare or John Ford in which women are seen as archetypes and uni-dimensional victims and gives them a whole new meaning in today’s world. I do love these kinds of adaptations that don’t shy away from changing language and setting for a fresh and visceral contemporary experience.
Finally, you may have seen my post last month about cinematographer Tansy Simpson’s work with Illuminatrix Rising, Kodak and Cinelab London in which I appear. Here is a longer clip, with sunlight and shadows hopefully exiting your screen to reach you.
Until next time!