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. “

 

Playing The Game by Bola Agbaje

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Election time. The Students’ Association needs a new President, and Akousa’s achingly cool flatmates are certain she is perfect for the position. How can they persuade her, and how much is she willing to compromise?

The Tricycle Presents

Playing The Game by Bola Agbaje

As Part of the Women Power and Politics Season

Directed by Amy Hodge

Designed by Rosa Maggiora

Lighting Design by Matthew Eagland

Sound Design by Tom Lishman

Cast includes: Claire Cox ( Charlene ) , Lara Rossi ( Jenny ) and Amy Loughton

 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickins

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In a new version by Gary Owen

Tucked up in his old, decaying house on a cold Christmas Eve, lonely Scrooge hears the rattle of chains and strange wailing noises – it’s the ghost of his old business partner, Marley, come to warn him that if Scrooge doesn’t change his ways, he will suffer a terrible fate…

Join Scrooge as he meets the three Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future and discover if he will embrace the true spirit of Christmas before it’s too late.

This traditional Christmas classic by Charles Dickens, and adapted by award-winning playwright Gary Owen, is a magical festive must-see for all the family.

Whether you’re new to A Christmas Carol or it’s an old favourite, we invite you to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas, and share the heart-warming spirit of this timeless tale with us.

 

Directed by Amy Hodge

Designed by Patrick Burnier

Lighting Designer Emma Chapman

Composer (Songs) and Sound Designer  Adrienne Quartly

Musical Director, Orchestrations and Composer (Music) Michael Cryne

Choreographer and Movement Director Aline David

Puppet Maker and Trainer Michael Fowkes

Cast includes Matthew Bulgo, Mark Frost, Simon Ludders, Sharon Morgan, Simon Nehan, David Osmond, Elin Phillips, Amy Ellen Richardson

 

Reviews:

“A rousing family show, with belly laughs and cheering songs” **** The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/dec/15/a-christmas-carol-review

“all-round entertainment…topical and very Welsh. A palpable hit.” The Stage

 

Small Change by Peter Gill

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Written by Peter Gill

Directed by Amy Hodge

Designed by Patrick Burnier

Lighting Design by Emma Chapman

Sound Design by Adrienne Quartley

Cast includes: Lisa Palfrey, Hellen Griffiths, Ifan Meredith and Kenny Doughty

Reviews: 

Th Guardian **** http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2009/apr/02/small-change-sherman-cymru-cardiff

The British Theatre Guide **** “Piece by piece, this impeccable production leads us through the splintered shards of the lives of these four individuals….. raw, dark stuff, simplistically staged and beautifully played”