INTRODUCING THE PLAYS & CAST 3/5: IO RESTORED
‘IO RESTORED’ by Christian Simonsen
'Io Restored' tells the story of what happened to Io decades after the famous events covered by classic mythology. While Ovid vividly described Io's transformation into a cow and back again, this new play describes a less fantastical, but equally dramatic metamorphosis: the change from a young girl to a middle-aged woman.
PROMETHEUS - Matthew Wade (www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/1/M100840)
Matthew trained at Arts Ed. Theatre includes: Maria De Buenos Aires (Arcola Theatre), Lundenwick; Ultima Brittainia (All Hallows by the Tower), Salome (Hoxton Hall; Festival D’Avignon OFF; Thessaloniki), Othello; Much Ado About Nothing (Glasgow Botanical Gardens), Knowledge of Angels (Shoreditch Church), The Oresteia (Riverside Studios), The Beheaded Lover (Shunt), Antigone (International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama in Cyprus; Riverside Studios), The White House (London Horror Festival), The Hound of the Baskervilles Radio Theatre (Theatro Technis). Website: matthewwade.co.uk
CHORUS OF OCEANIDS:
Helen Jessica Liggat (www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/2413-3423-7848)
Helen trained at Middlesex University graduating with BA Hons Performing Arts. Recent projects include: Significant Other Project and Collective Project with The Pensive Federation, Lidstock and Extreme Response at The Space, a full mask production of The Women of Troy at Theatro Technis, and short films Invitation Only and Media Training. Voice work includes: radio drama Unheard for Audible and running app Zombies, Run!
Anne-Sophie Marie (www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/1/F151489)
Anne-Sophie is a London-based actor, writer and voiceover artist. With a bit of ancient Greek at school and a penchant for comedy, she's particularly excited for this festival. Training: The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts/SITI Company. Film: Anatomy of the Lonely, The Fitzroy, Sidetracked (Best Supporting Actress Nomination). Stage: Ceremony Night (Courtyard Theatre), Le Grand Meaulnes: A Reverie (Voilà Festival 2016), The Watermelon Kind (Theatre503), I, Horatio (The Rose Playhouse).
Velenzia Spearpoint (www.spotlight.com/1412-0197-6311)
Actress, director & producer Velenzia has over 10 years experience on the London fringe theatre scene both on and off stage. Among other creative pursuits she is co-founder of all-female theatre company Get Over It Productions, undertaking everything from designing to directing to playing the leading lady (or man)! Previous productions include Macbeth (The Roundhouse), Romeo and Juliet (Lion and Unicorn Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew (The Cockpit) and The Vagina Monologues (Bread & Roses Theatre).
HEPHAESTUS - Paul Christian Rogers (www.spotlight.com/0617-7832-9750)
Paul trained at East 15. Stage credits include: Antonio, The Merchant of Venice, (Brockley Jack Theatre). Zhenya, Devil and Stepashka, (The Space) and Brutus, Coriolanus, (Tristan Bates). Recent screen credits include a four episode run on Season 3 of Meet The Adebanjos, and he has just finished a filming a role in the feature film The Receptionist due out next year. Paul has also finished writing his first novel which is currently being edited and hopes will be out sooner rather than later.
HERMES - Derek Murphy (www.spotlight.com/9411-8943-5986)
Derek studied Drama and Theatre Studies at Colaiste Stiofan Naofa Ireland. TV Credits include: The RTE 'Killinaskully’ and ‘We Watch You Watch’ and in films 'Criminal', 'Situations Vacant' and released later this year ‘The Date’. Theatre Roles include Keegan in ‘John Bulls Other Island’, Andres in ‘Woyzeck’, Bridegroom in ‘Blood Wedding’, Cutwell in ‘Mort’ and Gary/Rodger in ‘Noises off’ as well as Prince Charming in ‘Cinderella’ and the title role in ‘Dracula’ in Teatro Sala Umberto in Rome.
IO - Meg Lake (www.spotlight.com/1172-4538-7992)
Training: MA East 15 Acting School 2015. Stage credits include: Memorial (Fentiman Productions, Westminster); Resurrecting the Shakespeare Hut (LSHTM/The Mustard Club); Something for the Men (Baron’s Court Theatre), Scapegoat, (SLAM); Lowland Clearances (Hobo Theatre). Films: Havisham and L1berat1on and currently filming the new web series NightWatchMan (Wolfpack Productions). Meg is delighted to be working again with director Kasia Rozycki.
'Io Restored' will be performed as part of Metamorphoses Festival at the Bread and Roses Theatre, 7.30pm on 15-16th & 18th-20th May
Directed and produced by Kasia Różycki (https://www.kasiarozycki.co.uk/)
TICKETS (£10/£8): http://www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk/metamorphoses.html