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BAZ Productions is delighted to announce PROPHESY, a devised project supported by the Arts Council:

Blackall Studios, 73 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4QS.

5th Feb to 2nd March 2013 @ 7.30pm & Saturday Matinee @ 3pm

Press Night – Thursday 7th February 2013

Helen, aged 12, meets a strange man

Paris, aged 10, is a stranger in his own family

Neither is prepared for the future that is coming

When Theseus arrives in Sparta, Helen finds herself amused by his attention – a welcome distraction from the lonely world she inhabits with her younger sister Cly and cousin Penelope. As his interest grows, Helen must fight to regain control of her world.

Paris has returned to Troy after his banishment as a baby. Struggling to adapt and determined not to conform to the control he sees around him, Paris must learn the rules of this new world surrounded by a family he has nothing in common with.

Set in the two contrasting worlds of ‘Troy’ and ‘Sparta’, PROPHESY explore the moments in Paris and Helen’s childhood they receive the unexpected prophesies that will determine their future and bring about the complete destruction of their world. Can a knowledge of our future prove self-fulfilling, and in a battle of fate and freewill, is it ever truly possible to change?

Taking characters from the classic Greek Myths in settings not unlike modern Britain, PROPHESY investigates the notion of self-identity in children: the roles they take on, the expectations they have and the choices they make.

Devised by the ensemble, PROPHESY has been developed through improvisation and physical theatre and will run in the gallery space at Blackall Studios. BAZ Productions has built a reputation for powerful and unique work in non-theatrical spaces, established in their award nominated Macbeth in the Crypt of St. Andrew, Holborn in 2011.  

2ND WEEK REHEARSAL2

CAST:

Natasha Broomfield – Natasha trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Theatre credits include: Men Should Weep (Oxford Stage Company); Diamond (King’s Head); Fiddler on the Roof (Sheffield Crucible, West End); Ghosts (Arcola/ATC); Greenland, 13 (National Theatre); Electra (Gate Theatre); Anne and Zef (Company of Angels/Salisbury Playhouse); Chariots of Fire (Hampstead Theatre/West End). Television includes: Stacey Stone; Holby City; The Worst Week of My Life. Radio: To Throw Down God.

Leila Crerar – Theatre credits include: Decade, (Headlong/National Theatre); We Love You City (Belgrade Theatre); The Seagull (Factory, Hampstead Theatre); Othello (Frantic Assembly, Lyric Theatre); Little Brown Backed Book (Arcola Theatre); Hamlet (The Rose Theatre); Measure for Measure (Clwyd Theatr Cymru); Sit and Shiver (Steven Berkoff, Hackney Empire); Rock ‘N’ Roll/Relatively Speaking (Library Theatre Manchester); Emma (Haymarket Theatre); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (New Vic Theatre); Troilus and Cressida (Clwyd Theatr Cymru); Blood Moon (UK Tour); Hippolytus (UK Tour). Film/TV includes:  Eastenders; Torchwood; Casualty; Doctors; Belonging series 1,2,3; Two Way Journey (Feature); Tales From Coney Beach (Blast Films).

Geoffrey Lumb – Geoffrey’s theatre credits includes: The Fitzrovia Radio Hour (Tour); Macbeth (Baz Productions); Chekhov In Hell (Soho Theatre/Drum Theatre Plymouth); Romeo and Juliet (AFTLS); Rendezvous With Fear (Fitzrovia Radio Hour); His Dark Materials I and II (Birmingham Rep/West Yorkshire Playhouse); Rendition Monologues (Ice and Fire); The Changeling (English Touring Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, King John, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, Shrew, The American Pilot (RSC); Hansel and Gretel (Northampton Theatre Royal); Twelfth Night (English Touring Theatre). TV credits includes: Luther (BBC); Europe’s Secret Armies (Discovery).

Katherine Newman – Katherine’s theatre credits include: Macbeth (Baz Productions); Anabella in ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore (The Globe Theatre); Rossignol in Mater/Sade (The Gateway); Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (The Byre Theatre). Television & Film includes: Locked Up Abroad; Betrayed in Ecuador; Crossing The Line; Heim; And The Colours Are Like Summer; Once Upon A Time.  Katherine is a professional storyteller and regularly works as a voice over artist, recently recording the voice of Harry Potter’s Professor McGonagall for Warner Brothers Kinect.

Mark Weinman – Mark studied Drama at the University of Manchester. Theatre credits include: Serjeant Musgraves Dance (Royal Court, rehearsed reading); Barrow Hill (Finborough); The Hairy Ape (Southwark Playhouse); Captain Amazing (Live Theatre, Newcastle); Some Scary Stories (Royal Exchange Theatre); Step 9 (of 12) (Nominated for Best Actor OffWestEnd); FastBurn (KneeHigh Theatre); Herons (Stephen Joseph/Library Theatre) Amphibians (Bridewell Theatre); Edmond (Theatre Royal Haymarket); The Emperor Jones (National Theatre); Still killing time (Soho Theatre/NYT); Sandy 123 (Roundhouse); Mojo (Winner of Best Male Actor Infringe festival); Selling Clive (Lost Theatre); Eating Ice Cream on Gaza Beach (Soho Theatre/NYT); Nettles (Contact Theatre); Pale Horse (John Thaw Theatre); Europe (Contact Theatre); Scenes from Abroad (Watford Palace Theatre). TV/Film includes : Derren Brown: The Experiments, Shinos Show (James), Waves (Adam), This is Love (Dex).

LISTINGS INFORMATION – PROPHESY

Blackall Studios: 73 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4QS. Entrance via Blackall Street.

Dates: Tuesday 5th February 2013 – Saturday 2nd March 2013, Tuesday-Saturday 7.30pm, plus 3pm Matinee on Saturdays only. Monday evening shows reserved for School bookings.

Tickets: Full Price: £12 per person. Concessions: £10 per person.

Tickets and information:  booking line: 08444 771000 Group Booking line: 08448 449990 or visit ticketweb here

Nearest Tube: Old Street (exit 4) Northern Line (Bank branch) & Shoreditch High Street for London Overground.

Nearest Rail: National Rail – First Capital Connect from Old Street Station.

Bus: Routes: 135, 55, 243, 34, 47, 43, 76, 141, 205, 214, 271, 21

Parking: Clifton Street NCP at 20 Paul Street or Great Eastern Street Car Park. Unrestricted street parking after 18.30 and on Saturday afternoons. No parking on site.

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