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Monday 17th June 2019 @ the Old Red Lion PUB

Theatre on Tap 

On June 16, three teams of writers, directors, and performers will create three all new pieces of theatre...all designed for the Old Red Lion’s pub. We’re bringing your favourite artists from the VAULT FestivalEdinburgh Fringe, and the Offies together to come up with the wildest stories they can dream up about what could happen in a pub. The clock starts when the writers walk into the pub on the 16th. When the pub closes that night, our actors and directors will get their final scripts, each fifteen to twenty minutes long, and they’ll have from when the pub opens up that morning until show time to make something amazing and perform it for you. 

Theatre on Tap is the launch event for Part of the Night, a new theatre company on a mission to make the nightlife scene safer, more exciting, and more inviting to women, trans, and non-binary individuals. Starting with the Old Red Lion, we’ll be filling pubs and clubs across the UK with something that brings everyone together: really good stories.

 

Monday 17th June 2019 @ 6.45pm & 9.00pm

Doors open for the 6.45pm performance at 5.00pm

Doors open for the 9.00pm performance at 8.15pm

 

The Artists

 
 

The Creators

Madeline Gould is a playwright whose passions include creating high-quality drama for the rural touring circuit. Notable Credits: Ladykiller - sell-out, award-winning runs at Edinburgh Fringe 2018, VAULT Festival 2019; It Is Now -Most requested piece ever in the history of 'Live and Local' (rural touring scheme covering seven counties). Madeline is currently working on her first script for television with the producer of acclaimed series This Country.

Madeline Gould is a playwright whose passions include creating high-quality drama for the rural touring circuit. Notable Credits: Ladykiller - sell-out, award-winning runs at Edinburgh Fringe 2018, VAULT Festival 2019; It Is Now -Most requested piece ever in the history of 'Live and Local' (rural touring scheme covering seven counties). Madeline is currently working on her first script for television with the producer of acclaimed series This Country.

Guleraana Mir is a playwright, theatre practitioner and one-half of The Thelmas, a female-led theatre company devoted to empowering women to redress the equality imbalance in the arts. Notable Credits: Coconut, National Tour, nominated for two Offies including 'Most Promising Playwright’; Playwright in Residence at SOAS. Current: BBC's 'Northern Voices' development program.

Guleraana Mir is a playwright, theatre practitioner and one-half of The Thelmas, a female-led theatre company devoted to empowering women to redress the equality imbalance in the arts. Notable Credits: Coconut, National Tour, nominated for two Offies including 'Most Promising Playwright’; Playwright in Residence at SOAS. Current: BBC's 'Northern Voices' development program.

Burnt Lemon Theatre is an award-winning, female led company launching work from gut to stage. Their latest production, Half Moon Shania, combined original girl-band rock music and amazing storytelling. Burnt Lemon have received glowing reviews, including 5 stars from Musical Theatre Review and 4 stars from The Stage. Half Moon Shania appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and VAULT Festival 2019. Upcoming: Manchester's Incoming Festival.

Burnt Lemon Theatre is an award-winning, female led company launching work from gut to stage. Their latest production, Half Moon Shania, combined original girl-band rock music and amazing storytelling. Burnt Lemon have received glowing reviews, including 5 stars from Musical Theatre Review and 4 stars from The Stage. Half Moon Shania appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and VAULT Festival 2019. Upcoming: Manchester's Incoming Festival.

 

The Directors

 
Mingyu Lin is a director for stage and film; she trained at RCSSD and is an alumna of the Royal Court Writers' Program. She has directed and written a number of short films which have won finalist awards for Sundance Shorts, Sci-Fi London, Enter the Pitch and ITN's Nativity Factor and been screened in festivals worldwide. Her most recent film Sandwich won Best Film at Filming East Festival at the BFI. Stage credits include: Does My Bomb Look Big in This (Tamasha, Soho Theatre), Silently Hoping (Ellandar, Vaults Fest 2019), Grotto (Next Up Talent, National Theatre Studios), Hear Me Now (Tamasha, Rich Mix) and Rice Paper Tales (Trikhon, Albany/ mac Birmingham).

Mingyu Lin is a director for stage and film; she trained at RCSSD and is an alumna of the Royal Court Writers' Program. She has directed and written a number of short films which have won finalist awards for Sundance Shorts, Sci-Fi London, Enter the Pitch and ITN's Nativity Factor and been screened in festivals worldwide. Her most recent film Sandwich won Best Film at Filming East Festival at the BFI. Stage credits include: Does My Bomb Look Big in This (Tamasha, Soho Theatre), Silently Hoping (Ellandar, Vaults Fest 2019), Grotto (Next Up Talent, National Theatre Studios), Hear Me Now (Tamasha, Rich Mix) and Rice Paper Tales (Trikhon, Albany/ mac Birmingham).

Fumi Gomez is a freelance film and theatre director. She is heavily invested in theatre and film that speaks from a female, BAME, diverse, intersectional perspective, in a way that is clear, political and most importantly, entertaining. Recent work include: Kasimir and Karoline an adaptation of Ödön von Horváth 1932 play by award-winning theatre company 600 HIGHWAYMEN. Commissioned by Gate Theatre with Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Co-directing Scum by Tatty Hennessy a play about the punk movement in Cuba during the 90's for Park Theatre. Night Of The Living at Clifftown Theatre a devised piece with East15 Acting School students about "political horror". Assisting directing award winning director Ola Ince in Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith at Gate Theatre.

Fumi Gomez is a freelance film and theatre director. She is heavily invested in theatre and film that speaks from a female, BAME, diverse, intersectional perspective, in a way that is clear, political and most importantly, entertaining. Recent work include: Kasimir and Karoline an adaptation of Ödön von Horváth 1932 play by award-winning theatre company 600 HIGHWAYMEN. Commissioned by Gate Theatre with Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Co-directing Scum by Tatty Hennessy a play about the punk movement in Cuba during the 90's for Park Theatre. Night Of The Living at Clifftown Theatre a devised piece with East15 Acting School students about "political horror". Assisting directing award winning director Ola Ince in Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith at Gate Theatre.

 
 

The Actors

Robyn Holdaway is a nonbinary actor with a passion for creating diverse and engaging work that explores the boundaries of the human condition. They are a Guildford School of Acting graduate and in their final year they were a finalist for the prestigious Alan Bates award. Since graduating Robyn has appeared in Casualty and Doctors for the BBC, King Lear at the Orange Tree Theatre, Lord of the Flies at the Greenwich Theatre and commercials for Tesco and Orange.

Robyn Holdaway is a nonbinary actor with a passion for creating diverse and engaging work that explores the boundaries of the human condition. They are a Guildford School of Acting graduate and in their final year they were a finalist for the prestigious Alan Bates award. Since graduating Robyn has appeared in Casualty and Doctors for the BBC, King Lear at the Orange Tree Theatre, Lord of the Flies at the Greenwich Theatre and commercials for Tesco and Orange.

Nadia Nadif is an actor  whose work in theatre includes   Other - Please Explain (Park Theatre), Sundowning (Plymouth Theatre Royal & tour, Kali Theatre) ,  The Scar Test (Soho Theatre /tour), and Catalina (Ovalhouse / tour). You can also see and her work in Comic Relief Sketches 2019 (Box Jack Productions / BBC), The Secret World of Yarl's Wood (BBC 2), and in the new live action version of Aladdin (Disney) through her ADR work (Arabic/ English). Nadia also performs as a jazz singer with her band on Jazz FM Radio and at Ronnie Scotts.

Nadia Nadif is an actor whose work in theatre includes Other - Please Explain (Park Theatre), Sundowning (Plymouth Theatre Royal & tour, Kali Theatre), The Scar Test (Soho Theatre /tour), and Catalina (Ovalhouse / tour). You can also see and her work in Comic Relief Sketches 2019 (Box Jack Productions / BBC), The Secret World of Yarl's Wood (BBC 2), and in the new live action version of Aladdin (Disney) through her ADR work (Arabic/ English). Nadia also performs as a jazz singer with her band on Jazz FM Radio and at Ronnie Scotts.

Emily Joh Miller is a queer actress and theatre-maker whose work often  explores the complexities of gender identity. Recent projects include  And The Rest Of Me Floats  (Outbox, Bush Theatre) which was devised by herself and 6 other trans/gender-nonconforming performers, and  Humanequin  (Mess Up The Mess, Wales Millenium Centre) which was  aimed at young audiences new to trans issues. She has also previously  performed at the Arcola, the Pleasance and the Shakespeare Institute,  and participated in a site-specific performance  art piece at the V&A Museum. Performance projects outside of  theatre include music ( head moths)  and professional wrestling ( Burning Hearts Fighting Entertainment).

Emily Joh Miller is a queer actress and theatre-maker whose work often explores the complexities of gender identity. Recent projects include And The Rest Of Me Floats (Outbox, Bush Theatre) which was devised by herself and 6 other trans/gender-nonconforming performers, and Humanequin (Mess Up The Mess, Wales Millenium Centre) which was aimed at young audiences new to trans issues. She has also previously performed at the Arcola, the Pleasance and the Shakespeare Institute, and participated in a site-specific performance art piece at the V&A Museum. Performance projects outside of theatre include music (head moths) and professional wrestling (Burning Hearts Fighting Entertainment).

 

we are part of the night

Part of the Night is taking theatre out of its old, tired domains and bringing it to the lively spaces of pubs and nightclubs. These immersive experiences encourage people of all genders to feel comfortable, social and adventurous on a night out.

Part of the Night was founded by Olivia Munk and Jessica Bickel-Barlow, who have collaborated on female-led theatre through their company Part of the Main since 2017. Their four-star 2018 Edinburgh Fringe production, The Squirrel Plays by Mia McCullough, explored the American reproductive rights debate through the metaphor of a squirrel infestation.

Together with artists and audiences, Munk and Bickel-Barlow are on a mission to make everyone feel like a part of the night.

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Email us at info@partofthenight.com

 

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