25-26 May 2013 @ The Attic, Stratford Fringe Festival
Who can you trust? Who should you believe?
It’s 1966 and three sisters live in apparent harmony. Little do they know, the sister they tried to forget has been released from jail for the murder she maintains she did not commit and is returning to resurrect the past. What dreadful truth lurks beneath the surface of their sibling rivalry?
“The four women weave their way through the script with natural ease and a certain charm… it’s definitely worth heading over to the Alma before the end of the run!” **** – Theatre Bath
Hecate Theatre breathe new life into Gwen Cherrell’s parlour-room drama, revelling in the vintage vibe, with their sixth show to date. Directed by Hecate newcomer, Ed Browning, and with original music by Sara Garrard.
Anna Davenport: Nicola Phibben
Paula Davenport: Hannah-Marie Chidwick
Leonie Davenport: Ruth Peterson
Ginny Davenport: Maia Ayling
Molly Beak: Karen Payne
Sandy: Emma Keaveney
The Graveyard Slot
3-18 Aug 2013, 3.15 pm in Theatre 1, theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
A radio play performed live! Celebrate the spookiest time of year with a feast of funny and fright as a handful of actors, two microphones, a keyboard and a variety of sound-making props, perform a live radio comedy paying homage to wireless dramas of the 1940s/50s. When Janet De Bastion returns to her family home for a grand birthday party, she is shocked to discover that her eccentric late Uncle Ignatius, who claimed to have discovered the secret of alchemy just before his untimely death, has left her a treasure map in his will. However, it transpires that Janet isn’t the only one hunting for Uncle Iggy’s gold, entangling her in a cast of crackpot characters, crime, mystery and voices from beyond the grave…
“The whole production was fun, silly, and not trying to be clever – it was a really daft and ejoyable evening, and definitely recommended.” – Guide2Bristol
“an enthralling, wholly attractive performance for its audience, courtesy of inventive staging and an extremely talented cast… very funny and very intriguing” **** – RemoteGoat
Featuring a twisting-turning plot, original music and a smorgasbord of silly voices, this onstage-radio extravaganza promises to be a fantastic night out for the eyes and ears.
Late 2013, venues TBC
A brand new adaptation of Ancient Greek writer Aristophanes’ bonkers comedy about summoning the greatest playwrights in history to save the world. Written by Charles Scherer, Hecate Theatre’s thoroughly modern “Frogs” updates the zany plot of amphibians, the Underworld and an epic battle of wits, to involve William Shakespeare, Jane Austen and the god of drama, Dionysus, himself.
Watch out for future details – it’s sure to be a riot!
We owe special thanks to: Jammy Custard Studios for all their help and advice.
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