An Experiment with an Air Pump (2011)
Directed by Catherine Ellis
At times both comedic and poignantly tragic, An Experiment with an Air Pump concerns a mystery unravelled when characters in 1999 make a macabre discovery which has its origins in 1799.
Set in both eras in the same house, the play examines the ethics of science in the context of two domestic dramas. Ambition and intellectual differences drive a wedge through loving relationships across the ages, whilst posing the question: When is it right to use human life in the furtherance of scientific progress?
- Joseph Fenwick / Tom - Gerard Johnson
- Susannah Fenwick / Ellen - Annie Hayes
- Harriet Fenwick / Kate - Louisa Evans
- Maria Fenwick - Rebecca Williams
- Peter Mark Roget - Simon Holland
- Thomas Armstrong / Phil - Daniel Kelly
- Isobel Bridie - Steph Urquhart
- Assistant Director - Laura Yandell
- Stage Manager - Kay George
- Set Design/Technical Support/ASM - Chaz Doyle
- Lighting Designer - Mark Davies
- Sound Designer - Gerard Johnson
- Costumes - Lisa Thomas
- Lighting & Sound Operator - Lee Ridgeway
- Set Construction - Ri Iyovwaye, Oliver Couzens, Marcus Raku-Evans
- Fight Director - Anton Krause
- Poster - Mark Davies with image by Michael Wilson and typography by Jill Langley
- Programme - Helen Chadney
With thanks to:
All the cast and crew for being fantastic. The Prince Regent, The Hope and Alleyn's School for rehearsal space, the cast and crew of Whipping It Up, Alan Buckman, Jacqueline and Andy Johnson for the loan of props, all the Box Office, Front of House and Bar teams, Theatre Committee, my friends and family for still being unable to understand why I like to make my life so busy but putting up with it and supporting me anyway. Laura for being solid as a rock and as wonderful as a gemstone, and Marcus.
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