Moth Man by Nicole Locke – 2017 Showcase Award Winner
Thursday 8th March 2018, 7.30pm
Old Red Lion Theatre
Photos by Saahil Dossani
Thursday 8th March 2018, 7.30pm
Old Red Lion Theatre
Photos by Saahil Dossani
It’s a three-way in the studio this time, as Ellie, Matt and Andy talk arts, arts, arts…
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MEGAN PEMBERTON – Amber
Megan Pemberton is a graduate of the Oxford School of Drama and since graduating, her credits include Redefining Juliet at the Barbican (2016) ‘Pheobe’ in After Party (2017) at the Pleasance Theatre and most recently ‘Sargent Jackie Straker’ in Encompass Production’s Chummy (2017) by BAFTA award winning writer, John Foster. She has recently returned from Junkbox Theatre’s sell out Edinburgh Fringe Tour of Stiff Dicky and Mine.
EDDIE USHER – Dave
Eddie trained at Drama Studio London. Some of his theatre credits include A Clockwork Orange (UK/World Tour), Alkaline (Park Theatre), Romeo & Juliet (Camden Peoples Theatre), Should’ve Gone to Lourdes (The Arts Theatre), Smoking In The Boys Room (Theatre 503), Brainville At Night (The Old Red Lion), The Pope’s Wedding (The Cock Tavern). TV and film credits include: Literally A Festival (BBC), Eva’s Diamond (Soob Productions), Centurion (Millicent Productions), The Only One Who
Knows You’re Afraid (DeCantillon Films), Metatron (Bargus Films), Pink Teats (Fright Fest), Sinister Ministers (Discovery Channel). He’s waiting on the release of new film, A-Symmetry, which is in post-production.
LIAM FLEMING – Director
Liam works as a Director, Writer and Actor. He is the Artistic Director of in(ep)trepid, an immersive and interactive theatre company since 2014 producing shows for Green Space (2015) and Boomtown Festival (2017). He also runs Bare Essentials, a New Writing Night for Encompass Productions.
His most recent acting credits include: ‘Kevin’ in The Favourite By Yorgos Lanthamos (2018), ‘The Gate Keeper’ in The People’s Revolt By Differencengine (2017) and ‘Mr. Bliss’ for Boomtown Festival (2017).
NICOLE LOCKE – Writer
Nicole is a graduate in English and Creative Writing from Royal Holloway University (2015) where she specialised in playwriting. She is currently completing a Masters degree at City University in Playwriting and Screenwriting, and looking for representation.
Nicole worked with Blackshaw (2013-2016), both as Company Administrator and New Writing Night Manager. Since then, Nicole has gone on to focus and develop her own writing, including tonight’s play, Moth Man. She enjoys writing dark comedies/dramas and has recently been experimenting with more supernatural elements. Her current ambition is to get a run of Moth Man in a fringe theatre, developing it further and getting a wider audience to see her work.
ANDREW CRANE – Sound & Lighting Design
Ellie and Matt are reunited in the studio!
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Designer and Props Maker needed for ‘Moth Man’ at The Old Red Lion, 8th March 2018
WORLD PREMIERE – MOTH MAN by Nicole Locke
Blackshaw’s Showcase Award Winner 2017
An industry showcase produced by Blackshaw Theatre Company
Thursday 8th March 2018, 7.30pm (1h)
The Old Red Lion Theatre
418 St John Street London EC1V 4NJ
“I can see. There is the moon. Besides I’m not exactly going anywhere whilst I’m transitioning, am I?”
Lepidopterist, Dave, tries to cope with his recent breakup by transforming into a Moth. His sister, Amber, must put aside her own feelings in order to coax him from his cocoon. However, Dave and Amber will discover that not everything is as simple as Moth and Man, when a series of hidden betrayals emerge, forcing them to confront what is really happening behind the makeshift wings and all the maple syrup.
As it’s an industry showcase, and one night only, we don’t need a fully realised stage design, but aim to do a set up which is evocative of a design that one might go for if a full production was staged. We are keen to have a clear aesthetic concept, and need for the homemade moth wings to be robustly made. They should be made out of rubbish – household items – they need to stay on when for the duration of a lot of flapping, but don’t need to actually look like moth wings.
In the script the setting is described as:A dark open plan London flat. There is a kitchen on the left hand side and a living space filling the rest of the stage.
A window allows moonlight to illuminate the space. The flat is a mess with rubbish, beer bottles and syrup everywhere. There is a large cocoon made from rubbish, duct tape and syrup in the living room. Rustling and insect sounds can be heard coming from the cocoon. After a minute footsteps are heard from outside the flat, then a man’s voice. Sound of a key turning in the lock. The cocoon falls silent.
He is covered in insect like markings, wearing dirty clothes, with wings attached to his back made out of rubbish.
All cast and creatives are welcome to invite any industry folk they want, and we have a list of people we invite (producers, venues, directors, agents), so it gives everyone great exposure and networking opportunities. Due to the nature of the budget, we have a budget of £50.
We anticipate the designer being needed in person for one meeting, and the performance day itself.
Please email email@example.com to express interest.
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Thrilled to announce that our 2017 Showcase Award Winning piece, ‘Moth Man’ by Nicole Locke, will be performed as an industry showcase on Thursday 8th March at the Old Red Lion Theatre.
It will be directed by Liam Fleming, with cast to be announced soon.
She had some seriously stiff competition, with 4 other fabulous shortlisted pieces performed on 30th January at the Hen & Chickens.
Made Glorious Summer by Lilly Garwood-Lloyd
Directed by Alexander Pankhurst
Tom – Stuart Vincent
Rebecca – Beth Organ
A Stone’s Throw by Annie Power
Directed by Christian Durham
Wilksy – David Atkinson
Viv – Maxine Howard
Heat is On by Stewart Schiller
Directed by Jo Greaves
Phil – Adam Seigel
Bethany – Sophie Kisilevsky
The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell by Chris Buxey
Directed by Phoebe Hitt
Frankie – Abigail Morgan
Stuart – John Rayment
Dominic – Tom Slatter
Moth Man by Nicole Locke
Directed by Stephen Bailey
Dave/Moth Man – Joseph Cullen
Malcolm – Alex Maude
Photos by Richard Stratton – https://500px.com/richardstrat
For the first show back into 2017 Iasha is joined by Matt and a very new voice to the show, Sinead Burniston, a fellow Holloway graduate and theatre lover.
Matt reviews the Lego Batman film, we hark back to some old conversations from 2016 including a run down of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, how bad Suicide Squad was and Iasha talks musicals and lack of tap with Half a Sixpence.
Next show Matt’s reviewing Fifty Shades Darker, and if there is a show not to miss this year, it’s that one. So much awkward.