Theme for This Season: Survival  

 

Survival can be understood as the continuation of life or existence. On the other hand, survival can also be defined as a justification for horrific actions. Requiring various perspectives to find a moral grounding, survival exists in a suspended space between honour and destruction. This season, our two main plays aim to look at these opposing ideas of what it means to survive. Be it locking yourself away from the unknown, refusing to look back, or barely scraping by, our pieces for 2018/2019 are poised to find out 

 

 

STC Debuts With: Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?    

 

21:30 October 15th at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London, UK

Thank you for joining us for this production!

★★★★★

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“There’s a man in the woods, did your mother ever tell you that?”

There is a limit to how much you can love your child.

Russell knows that now.

Desperately trying to piece together the warning signs surrounding his alienated son Dean, Russell dives further and further into reliving the mess his son’s made. Hiding in a storm drain in the Nebraskan woods, he begins to see the extent of his neglect. Too bad it’s too late.

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Somna Theatre’s Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm makes its London debut at the 2018 London Horror Festival, following consistent success on the Scottish Festival circuit. Brimming with suspense and intrigue, “Bella” drip-feeds you the story of a father and son, and how their failure to connect brings drastic, bloody consequences. Bedlam Theatre Director Carmen Marcon writes “I can quite confidently say that I have not seen anything like Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm,” and we assure you, you never have.

Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm? asks how far a parent can be tested; can they still forgive their own child if the world no longer sees them as human?

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As Russell learns,

Sometimes you can’t.

You just can’t.

Written & Directed by Morgan Noll

Performed by Robbie Heath

Set Design, Light Design and Stage Management by Lars Davison

Review: London Pub Theatres Magazine



 

 

STC Presents: Philip Ridley’s The Pitchfork Disney

 

19:30 April 6th 2019 at the Ovalhouse (upstairs theatre) London, Uk.

“Darwin got it all wrong, you see. Fitness has nothing to do with it. It’s survival of the sickest. That’s all.”

Phillip Ridley’s The Pitchfork Disney takes the challenge of survival to it’s logical conclusion. In a world that has already fallen to pieces, what does it take for individuals to persist, let alone survive?

Maybe you’re a choc-a-holic. A drug fiend. A sadist. Maybe you’re just perfect. In any case, we all have our own ways to get our backs off of the wall. The Pitchfork Disney weaves together agoraphobic tension and dark, bloody glamour, showcasing a cabaret of toxic people, getting by.

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Meet the Cast:

Pip Williams (Presley Stray)

Rose Reade (Cosmo Disney)

Hannah Madison (Haley Stray)

Ross Kernahan (Pitchfork)

Production Crew:

Morgan Noll (Co-director)

Annys Whyatt (Co-director)

Penelope Hervouet (Co-director)

Robbie Heath (Production Manager)

Hannah-Louise Batt (Stage Manager)

Anna Williams (Stage Designer)

Ellen Kruger (Sound designer)

Keri Mason (Sound designer)

Amalia Rudstrom (Movement Director)

Abigail Hirsch (Producer)

*We are an emergent company, and while our intent is to profit-share if possible, we cannot call any of our opportunities a paid position. We can however, guarantee full credit for your participation and the option to stay on with us, facilitating our collaborative growth as a company.