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dreamplay
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" 

The Stage

“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”
ReviewsHub

“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 Upcoming

“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

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Dream Play R&D


HighTide Festival, Aldeburgh 

September 2015

Dream Play R&D


HighTide Festival, Aldeburgh 

September 2015

In September 2015 BAZ took over a look out tower on Aldeburgh beach as part of the Hightide Festival.  The project was research and development (R&D) on our response to Strindberg’s A Dream Play; a fantastical quest story exploring what it means to be human. The audience were invited to follow the story as it meandered from the sea front, across the shingle and into the tower, high up to the look out post itself.   

The R&D used during this residency will directly inform our full-scale site-responsive production next year at The Vaults in Waterloo.

Creative Producers: Catherine Bailey, Sarah Bedi & Emma Luffingham

PRODUCTION SPONSOR - CAROLINE WISEMAN AND THE SOUTH LOOKOUT

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Prophesy


Blackall Studios, Shoreditch

February 2013

Prophesy


Blackall Studios, Shoreditch

February 2013

Helen, aged 12, has a strange man come to stay. 10 year old Paris returns home, a stranger in his own family. When both are told what the future has in store, neither child can imagine the terrifying effect this will have on their worlds.  

Set in the two contrasting worlds of ‘Troy’ and ‘Sparta’, PROPHESY explored the moments in Paris and Helen’s childhood when they received the prophesies that, when they grow up, bring about the complete destruction of their families and worlds.  Taking characters from the classic Greek Myths in settings not unlike modern Britain, PROPHESY investigated the notion of self-identity in children: the roles they take on, the expectations they have and the choices they have to make.

Creative Producers: Catherine Bailey, Sarah Bedi & Emma Luffingham

Script by Sarah Bedi & the company

Lyn Gardner’s ‘What to See Blog’ – Guardian

What’s on Stage – 5 Reasons to See

Views from the Gods – 4* “thoughtful, reflective and frequently funny”

One Stop Arts – 4* Editors Choice – “hilarious, poignant and altogether engrossing ... perfectly captured the essence of childhood, combining that playful mischievous innocence with a progressive and darker sense of self awareness”

Off West End Awards – Nominated for Best Ensemble

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Macbeth


Crypt of St Andrew, Holborn

October 2011

Macbeth


Crypt of St Andrew, Holborn

October 2011

Baz Productions breathed new life into an old play. Hidden in the underground crypt of St Andrew, Holborn, Baz played the text and the ‘game’ like new. With a small company of actors they immersed the audience in a unique experience in a performance space like no other. Deftly swapping roles and locations as the story unfurled, the production took the audience on a journey of intrigue and drama.

Creative Producers: Catherine Bailey, Sarah Bedi & Emma Luffingham

Preview mention: Lyn Garnder’s What to See Blog - Guardian

Reviews: “What is exceptional about this production is its casting... it is through the actor that theatre operates and this company make themselves a very effective conduit.”  - British Theatre Guide

“Baz Productions' 'Macbeth' is inventive, superbly acted throughout”  - Remote Goat

“It had tickled parts of the mind that are normally left untouched, so that the standard repertoire of responses to performance was inadequate.”  - Margate Sands

“Fearless experimentation and detailed exploration that should make Baz Productions a company to watch out for.” - There Ought to be Clowns

“A company every theatre-lover should be watching.”  – Kate Maltby

Nominated for 4 Off West Ends Awards including Best Director & Best Ensemble