By Tristan Bernays
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
September - November 2019
Her land invaded. Her throne usurped. Her family abused. Boudica will fight. AD 60. Britain is the latest conquest of the sprawling Roman Empire. Queen Boudica intends to rise up against the foreign power, but the native tribes are at each other's throats. Can a fragile coalition of warlords beat back the power of Rome? And what will be lost if they can't?
Premiered at the Globe in 2017, Tristan Bernays reimagines the Shakespeare history play as a female-driven epic narrative of scope and spectacle, asking who lives on this cold island on the fringes of Europe, and who we could be. Original music by Penny Ashmore, Harry Ryan and Issie Riley. First performed at the Courtyard Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London for a week, the production then transferred to the Studio space the Curve Theatre, Leicester. Each run featured a relaxed matinee performance.
Director: Jon Pashley
Movement Director: Mandy Gordon
Fight Director: Bethan Clark (RC-Annie Ltd)
Production Manager: Shaz McGee
Stage Manager/Fight Captain: Parker Hollants-Van-Loocke
Deputy Stage Manager: Roan Torrance
Assistant Stage Manager: Chloe Wilson
Set and Costume Designer: Abigail Caywood
Assistant Designer: Lisa Howaniec
Costume Supervisor: Imogen Brown
Wardrobe Manager/Costume Maker: Abbie Johns
Costume Maker/Dresser: Harriet Larkins
Costume Makers: Esme Lowrey, Helen McFarlane,
Lighting Designer: Harry Owen
Chief Electrician: Alex Walton
Deputy Chief Electrician: Daniel Parrot
Lighting Programmer/Operator: Alex Thomas
Puppetry Director: Christopher Gadd
Props Makers - Naomi Feld (HOD), Michael Lloyd
Puppet Makers - Josh Macrow, Millie Wise, Yonghan Yao
Cast: Penny Ashmore, Harry Davies, Jonahan Deakin, Anya de Villiers, Will Huke, Stephen Louis, Gabi Lechtig-Martinez, Amelia Muus, Imogen Opie, Jonty Peach, Alun Rees, Issy Riley, Ellie Ruiz-Rodriguez, Harry Ryan, Ellie Sayles, Maya Thompson, Doxah Wesley.
Sound Designer: Rhi Lawrence
Production Sound Engineer/Operator: Raffaela Pancucci
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