New Directors' Showcase: 'Remainders' (2007)
The New Directors' Showcase featured 3 one-act productions, all linked by themes of memory and loss.
The Donahue Sisters
Assistant Director Paula Kelly
Voice Coach Gemma Poole
Reunited in the attic of the family home in rural Ireland because of their father's illness, the three sisters talk about their lives long into the night. Talk about their men, children and their disillusionment gives way to the ritual re-enactment of a chilling incident from their childhood. Innocence is mixed with poison in this hilarious and macabre modern horror story.
Come and Go
PA David Lomas
Costumes Val Williams
Samuel Beckett is one of the 20th century's most brilliant playwrights. He proved many times that a few words could convey a great deal, with the pauses conveying even more. In this brief but pithy piece, three women reminisce about old school days. As time goes on, we learn more about each woman. A succinct, significant and satisfying piece to perform and watch.
Who was Hilary Maconochie?
PA - Michelle Thomson
A very clever, surreal piece by the playwright whose work inspired Tom Stoppard. The stately Mrs Drudge is visited by her close friend Mrs Brute. Sundry revelations ensue, often clarified and corrected by Hilda the Maid, who cuts through the confusion like a knife, and expounds on her own past affairs and grievances throughout. It reflects on the fickleness of memory and the final futility of our lives and loves.
Crew for all three plays
- Stage Manager - Kay George
- Lighting Design & Operator - Chris Liddle
- Sound Design - Mark Bullock
- Sound Operator - Jill Fenton
- ASMs - James Hough and Hans Mudlamootoo
- Set Design - Alan Buckman
- Props - Alan Buckman
- Poster Design - Maria Bates
- Publicity and Programme - Dee Fancett
- Theatre Representative - Stuart Draper
- Production Phtography - Phil Gammon
Thanks to Mo and all the staff at Lancasters.
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