Programme

Isabelle Farah - Writer, Performer

Isabelle is a British Lebanese actress, comedian, and writer. She trained at Drama Studio London. Theatre work includes Twelfth Night at the Cockpit, A Tale of Two Cities at the Charing Cross, Waiting for Summer at the EtCetera, Old Red Lion, and the Unity, A Tale to Tell at the Carriageworks and on tour and she features regularly as various on 'Zombies, Run!' As a comedian she has gigged internationally and reached the semi finals of several competitions. On screen she played a murderer in Death Row Doctors and a Glazed Ham in a Walkers Festive Flavours commercial. Writing credits include Breakfast, longlisted for the Funny Women Shorts Prize in 2020, some satirical journalism, and she has a Sitcom in Development. 

 

Eleanor Rushton - Director

Eleanor Rushton is an actor, director and writer. She is co-founder and Creative Producer of the award-winning ONEOHONE Theatre Co, with whom recent work includes CULT at the Pleasance, The Teind at the Old Red Lion and The Vanek Trilogy with the London Czech Centre. As a voice actor, Eleanor can regularly be heard on BBC Radio 4 and in the cult running app, Zombies, Run! Her audio directing credits include Snowflakes by Naomi Ishiguro, and 1789 AD by Olly Allsopp

 

Seah Hotson - Sound Designer

Seah is a sound designer, composer, vocalist, sonic artist and facilitator based in Bristol. Her work includes sound and music for theatre, film, game and art installations.

Josh Roche - Dramaturg

Thanks

Melanie, Bob, Chris Hewitt, Maddy West, Taghrid Choucair-Vizoso, Laila Alj, Roseanna Frascona, Jenny Kassner, Kreena, Tim, and the staff at Runway East London Bridge. To everyone who saw me through 2017, but especially to Nigel at CCIWBS for pushing me.

 

The incredible teams at Camden People’s Theatre, Vault Festival, and Sean Turner at the New Normal Festival for programming Ellipsis and for all support since, through the strangest of times.

 

I’d love to raise awareness of the Maytree foundation. There is no pressure to donate money - though of course they’d really appreciate it! - but I hope that their unique service can be offered more widely in the future.

 

Maytree's aim is to save lives and relieve suffering by providing a one-off four night stay to people in a suicidal crisis. We offer guests a supportive, non-medical environment where they can rest, reflect, and be befriended confidentially and without judgement.

 

www.maytree.org.uk

https://www.justgiving.com/maytree

Registered Charity Number 1087668

 

Resources

Samaritans - 116 123

Cruse  - https://www.cruse.org.uk/ 0808 808 1677

SOBS - https://uksobs.org/ 0300 111 5065

CCIWBS - https://www.bereavement-counselling.org/ 020 7284 0090

 

 

References

A Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion

The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver

Clear Music - Nico Muhly

Sun of Jean - Loyle Carner

The Griefcast with Cariad Lloyd

In loving memory of Jen Lander. I hope you have found peace, wherever you are.

Also in memory of Whiskergate.