A FUNNY WAY TO DEAL WITH DEATH AND THE INTERNET - An Opera Double Bill Bread & Roses Theatre, London | Autumn 2020
Cupboard Love (Madeleine Dring) An illicit date night morphs into a whodunit dark comedy as a body tumbles out of a cupboard… He thinks She killed It. She thinks He killed It. Will we discover the truth before the police arrive?
Book of Faces (composer Kendra Harder, librettist Michelle Telford) *world-premiere* One roommate wants to unplug from the internet; the other wants to grow her live-streaming business. Trying to make ends meet in a life governed by an economic depression, social media, and a gig economy, Stephanie and Rachel persist in engaging with the online world not only for recreation, but their livelihoods, as they attempt to draw boundaries even with the screen in blatant view.
Stage Director - Charlotte McKechnie Music Director - Chloe Rooke Set/Costume Designer - Ruth Darling Featuring Holly Brown, Siân Griffiths and Louis Hurst.
VIOLA - Original work Deviser/Stage Director 24th May 2019 (Premiere) - Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 9th October 2019 - Mac Arts, Galashiels | 10th October - Platform Theatre, Glasgow | 11th October - Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh 15th February 2020 - Jackson's Lane, London Viola is a solo-aerial theatre performance that explores the emotional journey through identity, belonging, and gender. Reimagining Shakespeare’s Twelfth Nightwith the psychology of self-discovery and rediscovery, Viola interweaves Shakespeare’s original text with aerial performance (Silks and Corde Lisse) and floor acrobatics to illuminate the inner questions and turmoil of Shakespeare’s most vibrant heroine. Created by Director/Writer Charlotte McKechnie and Choreographer/Aerialist Adam Wright, Viola represents a radical, darker reimagining of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy, using breathtaking physicality and transfixing soundscape.
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La Cenerentola - Rossini Assistant Stage Director/Director of Cover Show (pictured) British Youth Opera Peacock Theatre (London)
The Next Station Is Green Park - Anna Semple *World-premiere* Stage Director/Producer 20-21st June 2019, Athenaeum Theatre (Glasgow)
Following the unravelling of six passengers trapped in a London Underground carriage, “The Next Station Is Green Park” (2019) is a psychological drama on social anxiety and domestic terrorism that forces us to examine our inherent biases and social interactions.
CABILDO - Amy Beach Stage Director/Producer 20th November 2018, Cottier Theatre (Glasgow) 22nd June 2018, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Glasgow)
Amy Beach’s Cabildo (1932) takes audiences on an enchanting journey that entwines pirates with state power, and classical music with New Orleans Creole. Cabildo (1932) recounts the miraculous escape of Pierre LaFitte, an imprisoned pirate seeking to liberate New Orleans from British colonial rule during the War of 1812. Scored for five singers, speaker, and piano trio, Cabildo blends late Romanticism and Creole folk music in a fresh and vibrant harmonic medley.