Brexit Shorts

What does Brexit mean to you?

The Brexit vote was the single most significant event in UK politics since WW2. Headlong and the Guardian have joined forces to explore the temperature of the country. In a series of short films, leading theatre voices reveal individual stories in a divided Britain.

This major new series of online dramas stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Penelope Wilton, Meera Syal, Steffan Rhodri, Bronagh Gallagher, Dean Fagan, Nasser Memarzia, Scott Reid and Joanna Scanlan.

All films can be viewed on the Guardian Website https://www.theguardian.com/stage/series/brexit-shorts

BURN by James Graham, Starring Joanna Scanlan, Directed by Amy Hodge https://www.theguardian.com/stage/ng-interactive/2017/jun/26/brexit-shorts-burn-by-james-graham-starring-joanna-scanlan-video

GO HOME by Charlene James, Starring Dean Fagan, Directed by Amy Hodge https://www.theguardian.com/stage/ng-interactive/2017/jun/19/go-home-brexit-shorts-charlene-james-dean-fagan

PERMANENT SUNSHINE by A L Kennedy, Starring Scott Reid, Directed by Amy Hodge https://www.theguardian.com/stage/ng-interactive/2017/jun/19/brexit-shorts-permanent-sunshine-al-kennedy-scott-reid-video

YA MA’S A HARD BREXIT by Stacey Gregg, Starring Bronagh Gallagher, Directed by Amy Hodge https://www.theguardian.com/stage/ng-interactive/2017/jun/19/brexit-shorts-your-mas-a-hard-brexit-stacey-gregg-bronagh-gallagher-video

Amy Exec Produced the remaining films in the series

Featured at the ICA as part of the LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2018

https://www.ica.art/whats-on/lsff-brexit-shorts-dramas-divided-nation-special-guest-performance-panel

Boys Will Be Boys By Melissa Bubnic

Some say the City is still a man’s world. In Boys Will Be Boys the players are all women.

Astrid Wentworth is ruthless. If there is a special hell for women who don’t help each other, Astrid’s got the top table reserved and a martini waiting.

But, when the young and ambitious Priya applies for a junior position on the trading floor, Astrid recognises something in her and decides to give her a go. After all, what’s gender got to do with it?

“What do you say? When someone tells you you’ve sold your soul?”

“I say it’s mine to sell. And the devil knows how to dance.”


The Bush Theatre and Headlong take over the iconic Bush Hall for an exhilarating night out featuring cabaret music and performed by an all-female cast.

 

BOYS WIL BE BOYS

Written by Melissa Bubnic

Directed by Amy Hodge

Designed by Jo Scotcher

Lighting Design by Lee Curran

Sound Design by Emma Laxton
Composer James Fortune
Movement Director Sarah Dowling
Pianist Jennifer Whyte
Casting Lotte Hines
Fight Director Ruth Cooper-Brown of Rc-Annie Ltd
Cast: Kirsty Bushell, Ellora Torchia, Helen Schlesinger, Emily Barber, and Chipo Chung

7-75

 

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Wed 29 Apr, 8pm
 
7-75 is a heart stopping collision of dance and theatre.
 
It asks questions about how women on the cusp of change are perceived by society.
Five women from the ages of 7 – 75 share their stories, their dance moves and their hula hooping skills.
 
It’s fun, honest, uplifting and heartfelt as these women explore being in the shoes of a generation they might not understand.
 
“Amy Hodge’s thrilling, beautiful work-in-progress devised piece 7-75 suggests Caryl Churchill and Pina Bausch collaborating on a reimagining of Albee’s Three Tall Women.”Boycotting Trends
Book tickets!!
Pre-show FREE workshop, 6.15pm
 
Dancing with hula hoops; discover what lies beyond the tricks and how Amy Hodge uses hula hoops in dance-theatre to explore women on the cusp of change in 7-75.
 
No dance experience or specific equipment required.

 

 

Our Big Land

 

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The first play by a Romany Traveller writer to be presented in the UK, with original Gypsy music and songs, Our Big Land has a poetic beauty mixed with gritty realism. A play about family bonds, cultural loyalty and the battle between head and heart.

ROMANY THEATRE COMPANY AND OVALHOUSE IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH NEW WOLSEY, IPSWICH PRESENT

Our Big Land

Written by Dan Allum

Directed by Amy Hodge.

Designed by takis

Lighting Design by Lee Curran

Musical Arrangement and Sound Design by James Fortune

Choreography by Sarah Dowling

Casting by Charlotte Sutton

Cast:
Roman: Samuel Edward-Cook, Oceania: Robyn Moore, Sophie: Scarlett Brookes

http://www.romanytheatrecompany.com

Work in progress film:

 

 

 

The Rover by Aphra Behn

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A bold new promenade production of the 17th century Restoration comedy The Rover, by the first female playwright Aphra Behn, will be presented at Hampton Court Palace. Press night is Monday 2 July at 7.30pm
Presented in conjunction with the Palace’s The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned exhibition, and with a cast of 28, the action in The Rover moves through the majestic Baroque apartments and gardens, drawing the audience into a world of beauty, sensuality and danger.
Hugely popular in its day, The Rover depicts a shocking world of unimaginable pleasures, sometimes bought at a terrible price.
Hampton Court Palace and Artluxe present

The Rover by Aprha Behn

Adapted for Hampton Court Palace by Amy Hodge
Directed by Amy Hodge
Designed by takis
Lighting Design by Lee Curran
Sound and Music by Tom Gibbons
Choreography by Raquel Meseguer
Associate Director Elgivia Field
Fight Director Bret Yount
Historical Consultant Professor Thomas Betteridge
Casting by Alison Chard
Cast includes:
Chloe Pirrie, Clare Perkins, Beatriz Romilly, Daniel Weyman, Paul Albertson, Carl Prekopp, Nadia Cameron Blakey, David Ricardo-Pearce
Film:

 

There Is No Sadder Tale….

International Theatre Festival of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, for the British Council

Devised by The Company based on Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Directed by Amy Hodge and Philip Mackenzie
Working with a Resident Company of twenty performers at Theatr Uz for three weeks to create a piece of work that responded to the themes of Romeo and Juliet in Uzbekistan today.

Measure For Measure by William Shakespeare

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With society in turmoil, a political leader appoints his hard-line deputy to purge the city of sexual corruption. But is an iron hand the best answer? What happens when personal passion confronts political policy? And who owns sex anyway?

Justice, morality and gender equality are thrown into the spotlight in this electric, site specific take on Shakespeare’s powerful social satire.

 

Sherman Cymru presents

Measure For Measure by William Shakespeare

Directed by Amy Hodge

Designed by takis

Lighting Design by Mark Howland

Composer & Musical Direction by Edward Lewis

Movement Direction by  Lootie Johansen-Bibby

Dramaturg D.J. Britton

Cast includes: Robert Bowman, Kezia Burrows, Arwel Gruffydd, Gwynfor Jones, Ifan Meredith, Joe Northwood, Anita Reynolds, Eiry Thomas

 

Reviews

**** – Guardian
“It looks exquisite, seething sensuality….”
 http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2010/nov/22/measure-for-measure-review

**** Buzz Magazine
“Spectacular in design and deliverance”

**** – The Public Reviews
“”the suspense was kept high by the excellent pace of the acting”

**** Morning Star
“It’s a version which has all the modernity of a Spooks episode. “