after Strindberg - script by Sarah Bedi and the company
The Vaults, Waterloo
10th September - 1st October 2016
A mysterious woman arrives on Earth, intent on uncovering the truth about human suffering. Her dream-like quest leads her through shifting landscapes and into contact with a host of disturbing characters as she searches for the ever elusive Door, behind which she is certain the answer lies ... Can she discover the unconscious truth and return home? BAZ brought its unique brand of magic to the Southbank, inviting audiences to an exploration of dreams, desires and anxieties in a re-imagining of Strindberg's epic play in the tunnels underneath Waterloo Station.
CAST AND CREATIVES
Creative Producers: Catherine Bailey, Sarah Bedi, Emma Luffingham
Cast: Colin Hurley, Michelle Luther, Laura Moody, Jade Ogugua & Jack Wilkinson
Director: Sarah Bedi
Dramaturg: Emma Luffingham
Scenographers: Naomi Kuyck-Cohen & Joshua Gadsby
Music: Laura Moody
Choreography: Fionn Cox-Davies
Stage Manager: Libby Spencer
Producer: Georgina Bednar
Associate Producers: Liz Counsell
PR: Chloe Nelkin
Digital Marketing & Blogging: Jessica Bailey
Trailer: Paul Biver
Trainee Directors: Liz Bacon, Jessica Bailey and Stephen Lloyd
what the press said about dreamplay...
“Entertaining and provocative dreamscape”
"This show is not afraid to contemplate the human condition"
"Flashes of brilliance"
“Crammed with memorable snippets...if it’s deep and meaningful questions you like, these are packed in with forceful proficiency.”
Once a Week Theatre
“The ensemble is so perfect that it is impossible to say if the dancer is interpreting the music or the instrumentalist following the movements”
“The music of super talented cellist Laura Moody... creates an aural landscape that uses the venue perfectly.”
Once a Week Theatre
“Laura Moody’s musical talent exceeds expectations”
Live Theatre UK
“This re-imagining feels like a presentation of the original fever dream as might have been experienced by Strindberg himself”
“The script has lovely individual moments that are beautifully realised, fully formed by director Sarah Bedi”
The Play's the Thing
“The acting cannot be faulted; every performer acquits themselves incredibly well, walking the line between comedy and gravity with skill and sensitivity.”
“dreamplay has all the elements of a great production – talented actors, engaging script, interesting premise”
Plays to See
"There was a selection of impressive acting from the cast."
"A careful balance of obscure and familiar is achieved."
Scatter of Opinion
"It's a really passionate, memorable and well-performed piece of drama"
London City Nights
dreamplay was nominated for Best Actress and Best Sound Design at the Off West End Awards