A Well Remembered Voice – cast

As A Well Remembered Voice goes into rehearsal for our forthcoming October tour, we are delighted to announce the cast. Anne Marie-Piazza, who last worked with Io Theatre Company in A Christmas Carol and Dickens’ Ghosts, returns to the production as Mrs Don, and is joined by Brendam Weakliam as Mr Don, Peter Mulligan as their son Jack and Wendy Carr as Laura.

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A Well Remembered Voice: autumn tour

We are excited to be able to announce dates for our forthcoming tour of A Well Remembered Voice, our production of J. M. Barrie’s first world war play that has been developed with the University of Hertfordshire’s Everyday Lives In War.

The dates are:

  • OSO Community Arts Centre, Barnes 7th & 8th October, 7.30pm (020 8876 9885) 
  • The Weston Auditorium, Hatfield 17th October, 7.30pm (01707 281127) 
  • Leicester Square Theatre, London 29th & 30th October, 3pm (020 7734 2222)

We will also be taking performances into schools and running educational activities exploring the themes of the play and the musical, physical style of our adaptation.

You can find further details and see a trailer for the show here.

Forthcoming productions in 2016

Autumn 2016 looks set to be an exciting time for Io Theatre Company, with the tour of A Well Remembered Voice arriving at venues in London and Northern Ireland, and our long-anticipated theatrical feast The Confessions of Fanny Cradock seeing a series of exclusive performances in a secret venue in London.

We will shortly be announcing details of an exciting fundraising campaign for The Confessions of Fanny Cradock – your chance to contribute to this unique production and ensure your ticket is reserved well in advance!

If you have enquiries about hosting a performance of A Well Remembered Voice in September/October, please email us.

Christmas competitions!

Following the success of our 2013 Snow Spider art and writing competitions, we are excited to announce our 2014 Christmas competitions, both on a ghostly Christmas Carol theme!

All the details, and entry forms, can be found here.

So if you’re aged 7 to 12, get your pens, pencils and paintbrushes ready, and get creative!

Dickens cast announced

We’re delighted to announce the cast for our two Christmas Productions, A Christmas Carol and Dickens’ Ghosts, which will run at the Playhouse, Cheltenham, between 16th December and 3rd January.

Anne-Marie Piazza, who was in the casts of both The Snow Spider and A Well Remembered Voice, will be returning to Io Theatre Company in an ensemble with Gemma Clough, Thomas Heard and Oliver Hoare. The ensemble for A Christmas Carol will be boosted by three teams of local children.

Alongside director and composer Delyth Jones and James Lark, the creative team will include the designer and lighting designer from The Snow Spider and A Well Remembered Voice, Florence Hazard and Sherry Coenen. Andrew Holloway, who performed in last year’s tour of The Snow Spider, is joining the production team as associate director.

Tickets for both shows are available from the Playhouse box office on 01242 522852.

Local children needed for A Christmas Carol!

 

Io Theatre Company are inviting children local to the Cheltenham Playhouse to be a part of their Christmas production of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol! 

 

On 25th October, auditions will be taking place for three groups of children between 6 and 14 years old in the roles of the Cratchit children, the family of Scrooge’s poor clerk, Bob Cratchit. The children will be licensed to perform and supervised by licensed chaperones during the performances.

 

Anyone available for the dates of the production (16th to 31st December 2014 including some daytime performances) and interested in auditioning should contact the Associate Director, Andy Holloway, at andy@iotheatrecompany.co.uk.