London, UK (PRWEB UK) 31 July 2014
End of Moving Walkway’s industry preview played to great acclaim. Sir Trevor Nunn said, "I laughed, I cried, I recognised and I celebrated. Oh our humanity indeed. I highly recommend."
More praise included: "Fast-paced, slick and highly engaging," (Diyan Zora) and "honest and compelling...five different performances all brilliantly handled." (Sam Carrack)
First performed in 2007, 'Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions' tells of eight ordinary people being ordinary, inadequate, and totally exposed. There's a coach who's had a dismal season and an airline spokeswoman trying to say sorry. A man and a woman are searching for love, whilst two others wonder why the car won't start.
Past productions have tended to opt for multi-rolling, presenting five distinct stories with a cast of three or four actors. Director Paul Lichtenstern instead presents a nine-strong cast performing, together in a shared space. "It's through seeing the tableau of diverse, exposed and ordinary people working for each other, interacting with each other that the beauty of each individual becomes clear," he says.
The Tabard run boasts a set designed by Andy Edwards and a cast that includes Jonathan Kemp ('Yes Prime Minister' UK tour and 'Peter Pan' NT) and Claire Lichie ('Cruising', 'All the Right People Come Here' Recorded Delivery, and 'Gladiator Games' Sheffield Crucible).
Over 1500 professionals auditioned for the production, which is a paid opportunity. The commitment to always paying its actors is one of End of Moving Walkway’s three founding principles, the other two being: to confront audiences with ambitious, challenging and risk-taking drama, and to promote the potential of fringe theatre to achieve the same standards of professionalism and artistic excellence as large-scale productions everywhere.
Notes to Editors:
3 – 20 Sep
Tue – Sat 7.30pm
Sat matinees 4pm (13, 20 Sep)
£16, £14 Concessions
Groups: 8 tickets for £100
Box office: 020 8995 6035
Turnham Green, District Line Zone 2
Buses 94 or E3, Free parking after 6pm
Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, W4 1LW
Kaye Brown Wife
Rebecca Herod Assistant
Keith Hill Husband
Jonathan Kemp Coach
Claire Lichie Spokeswoman
Philip Nightingale Photographer
Esmé Patey-Ford Woman
Joseph Stevenson Man
Guy Warren-Thomas Artist
Andy Edwards Designer
Will Eno Playwright
Janis Jaffa Casting Consultant
Patrick Jensen Stage Manager
Paul Lichtenstern Director
Rosie Thomas Deputy Stage Manager
Phoebe Wagner Assistant Director
Paul Lichtenstern Artistic Director
Paul has experience working with a number of fringe companies: he is Assistant Director of Swivel Theatre Company, with whom he assisted on an award winning show at Theatre 503, and Producer for The Merely Players, responsible for their monthly Shakespeare repertory company. He admires shows that combine ambition with clarity: performances that take risks to tell important stories, but remain accessible and engaging for all.
Tahmid Chowdhury Producer
Tahmid has spent the past few years working on various productions at top London venues such as Royal Festival Hall and Tristan Bates Theatre as writer, director, stage manager and producer.
Lottie Patterson Head of Development
Catherine Mackworth Assistant Producer
George Linfield Head of Marketing
Jessica Dunn Head of PR
Jess Lichtenstern Assistant to the AD