I am a Camera (2016)
Text about the play
- Christopher Isherwood – Alex Watts
- Fraulein Schneider – Margaret Glenn
- Fritz Wendel – Tom Watts
- Sally Bowles – Lucie Sherwood
- Natalia Landauer – Anna Rubincam
- Clive – Mark Vinson
- Mrs Watson-Courtneidge – Caroline Beckett
- Director - Lisa Thomas
- Assistant Director - Fiona Daffern
- Stage Manager - Jess Osorio
- Assistant Stage Manager - Tiffany Manning
- Lighting Designer - Chaz Doyle
- Sound Designer - Andrew Rickinson
- Set - Chaz Doyle Tom Mathias and the cast
- Props - Fiona Daffern Margaret Glenn and the cast
- Costumes - Lisa Thomas Caroline Doyle Naomi Liddle Kathryn Ramsay Terry at .....
- Painting "The Kitten's Awakening" - Hazel Hindle
- Accent Advice - Caroline Durant
- Poster and Programme Design - Bryon Fear
Nice things that people have said about I Am A Camera
Well, South London Theatre's production of I Am A Camera is certainly a delicious gin with a touch of peppermint! The wonderful Alex Watts gives us one of his most nuanced and emotive performances to date and newcomer Lucie Sherwood is stonking as the straight play Sally Bowles. Tom Watts and Anna Rubincam are terrific as they deal with their Jewish identities at either end of the spectrum as Nazi violence escalates in 30's Berlin. Mark Vinson and Caroline Beckett both give expertly delivered performances as the brash American and the stuck-up English mother, but I must say that Margaret Glenn's Fraulein Schneider stole the first half of the play for me. If only all landladies were so lovely. Funny, racey, full of pathos and tragedy, definitely not a show to miss.
I am a Camera was simply superb. Whole cast were exemplary and what an excellent, well written, nuanced play. Congratulations to Lisa and all the cast and crew. Well worth seeing.
I Am A Camera is not shit ... go see! And our newcomer playing Sally Bowles is fabulous! … Like all great theatre, it immerses you in another place and time, with fascinating and beautifully portrayed characters.
I Am A Camera last night was absolutely brilliant! Interesting and extremely well developed characters all round, set and actors dressed wonderfully and the performance seemed nigh on flawless. 5 star show. Made me want to get back on the SLT stage so much!
Well done everyone involved in I Am A Camera - champagne fuelled and decadent and beautifully performed and directed. Sorry I didn't hang around for a drink, will join you for a gin and peppermint later in the week. Can't resist#tinywhitesofa
Dave Hollander (on Twitter)
Well done to all involved in I Am a Camera @SLTheatre - great cast, with a star turn from @AlexWattsEsq On till Saturday - go and see it!
So enjoyed the play and Sally was magnificent and so too were the dresses. Soo elegant. My friends from the Dulwch art group really enjoyed the play and were enthralled from beginning to end ☺️
Yes Lisa Thomas superb from all angles! I came to IAAC with basic knowledge of key characters but no inkling of their relationships and joint histories so I was totally engaged the whole way...working my little brain and enjoying it all hugely! Casting was right on the button and oh my *dribble* at Chris ' s suitcase -a thing of exquisite beauty!! and the costumes!! ( men and womens) *faints away* Plus of course the magnificent Margaret Glenn brought deep joy and worthy material for next months' Ample Bosom Club's newsletter. Have a stonking final night all!!xxxx
Extremely unshit. Many congratulations to all involved...
Great use of the space, seamless scene changes that actually added to the narrative and a great cast - well done everyone in iaac. Everyone aced it but - really, is there anything that Tom Watts can't do ? What a season he is having ! Makes you sick (;-) xxxx
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