The Guildhall School presents Nick Payne’s The Same Deep Water As Me
The Guildhall School continues its spring drama performances with award-winning playwright, Nick Payne’s The Same Deep Water As Me.
Monday 13, Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15, Thursday 16, Friday 17, Saturday 18 February, 7:30pm; Tuesday 14, Thursday 16 February, 2pm
Milton Court Theatre
Jo McInnes director
Amelia Jane Hankin designer
Jess Bernberg lighting designer*
Sean Mortimer sound designer*
*student on the BA (Hons) Technical Theatre Arts programme
Martin Quinn (Andrew Eagleman); Jake Burgum (Barry Patterson); Jacob Coleman (Kevin Needleman); Mary Galloway (Anne); Caleb Roberts (Guy/Judge Jessup); Anya Chalotra (Terri/Attendant); Amelia Strohm (Jennifer Needleman); Ellen Attwell (Georgina); Mairi Hawthorn (Isabella Reynolds)
The Guildhall School continues its spring drama performances with award-winning playwright, Nick Payne’s The Same Deep Water As Me. The production opens on Monday 13 February for eight performances, directed by Jo McInnes and designed by Amelia Jane Hankin.
Following on from Constellations, for which Payne became the youngest ever winner of the Evening Standard Best Playwright Award, this social comedy is a sharply-observed play about compensation culture, set in the Luton office of Scorpion Claims.
Jo McInnes’ recent directing work includes Encounters With The Past (Hampton Court Palace, 2016), three short Pinter plays (Guildhall School, 2016), Valhalla (Theatre 503, 2015), 36 Phone Calls (Hampstead Theatre, 2015), Another Place (Theatre Royal Plymouth, 2014), I Can Hear You & This Is Not An Exit (Midsummer Mischief Season, RSC Stratford/ Royal Court Theatre, 2014), Carpe Diem (New Views/ National Theatre, 2013); Vera, Vera, Vera (Royal Court, 2012); Red Bud (Royal Court Theatre, 2010); Marine Parade (Animalink/ Brighton Festival, 2010) and Christmas (Brighton/ Bush Theatre, London).
Jo is Associate Director of the Hackney Showroom and Artistic Director of the Hackney Showroom's resident theatre company mobculture which she co-founded in 2013. In 2006 Jo held the position of Artistic Director of New Writing South and she has directed workshops and rehearsed readings of new work for, amongst others, the Royal Court Theatre, The Old Vic and Hampstead Theatre. Jo is currently working on a film version of her acclaimed production of 36 Phone Calls with On The Corner and in 2016, she worked on an operatic version of Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis with the composer Philip Venables. Jo has also worked extensively as an actor.
Amelia Jane Hankin trained at RADA and the RSC. Her upcoming design credit includes Natives (Boundless Theatre). Recent design credits include Rudolf (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Good Dog (Watford Palace Theatre), Torch (Edinburgh Festival), We Are You (Young Vic), Bricks and Pieces (RADA/Latitude), The Neighbourhood Project (Bush Theatre), This is Art (Shakespeare in Shoreditch), The Tiger's Bones (Polka and West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Little Prince (Arcola), Night Before Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse), She Called Me Mother (Tara Arts and National Tour), Fake It ’Til You Make It with Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn (National Tour, Traverse Theatre and Soho Theatre) and 64 Squares with Rhum and Clay (National Tour and Edinburgh Festival). Amelia's designs for The Itinerant Music Hall were exhibited at the V&A Museum as part of the MAKE/BELIEVE UK Design for Performance exhibition July 2015 - January 2016. Previous Guildhall productions include The Crucible, The New World Order, One for the Road and Mountain Language and Dealer's Choice.
£10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office. Book now.
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