Tamburlaine the Great

Christopher Marlowe

25th August - 12th September 2015, The Tristan Bates Theatre.


Dictator, lover, husband and murderer, Tamburlaine the Great, hits the stage in an all new gripping, physical and brutal production.


Controversial writer, Christopher Marlowe’s fierce and ferocious play follows Tamburlaine and his thirst for power, the crown is within his reach and nothing, not even God, can stand in his way.


An ensemble company brings both parts, one and two, to the stage over one evening.


Tamburlaine the Great marks our return to the Tristan Bates after our sell out productions of Shakespeare’s Troilus & Cressida andCoriolanus in 2014 and our award-winning production of The Tragedy of Mariam in 2013.


Tamburlaine marks our sixth year at The Camden Fringe which is celebrating its tenth year.

★★★★★ “I truly believe that no other company uses its ensemble in the same magnificent way that Lazarus do… This remains a visionary company who have once again brought us a stunning and thoughtful adaptation. Not to be missed.”

View from the Gods

Cast;  Tamburlaine – Prince Plockey, Techelles – Kate Austen, Usumcasane – Adam Cunis, Theridamas – Adam Wyn Jones

Mycetes / King of Argier / Messenger 1 – Robert Gosling, Cosroe / King of Fez / Orcane – Stephen Emery

Ortygius / King of Morocco / King of Soria – Tom Woodward, Meander / Callapine – Thomas Winsor, Menaphon / Soldan of Egypt /Governor of Babylon – Tom Scurr, Zenocrate / Virgin 3 – Alex Reynolds, Zabina / Virgin 1 / Messenger 2 – Charlotte Couture, Ebea / Virgin 2 / Jerusalem – Pauline Nakirya, Anippe / The Spy / Virgin 4 / King of Trebizon – Georgie Grier, Agydas / Governor Damascus / Almeda – Lorna Reed, Bajazeth / Soldier 1 / King of Amasia – Alex Maude.


Creative; Written by Christopher Marlowe, Adapted and Directed by Ricky Dukes and Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Lighting Design by Jai Morjaria, Sound Design by Neil McKeown, Costume Design by Rachel Dingle, Dramaturge – Sara Reimers, Production Manager – Ina Berggren, Stage Manager – Lorrell Rawlins, Assistant Director – Josh Hinds, Company Photographer – Adam Trigg, Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston.

Fringe Review's Number 2 in their Top Twenty picks of this year's Camden Fringe

★★★★ “Marlowe's irresistible cocktail of power, political intrigue… Captures the energy and epic scope of Marlowe’s game-changing play”

Michael Davis, Female Arts

Prince Plockey, Thomas Scurr, Pauline Nakiyra, Thomas Winsor, Kate Austen, Tom Woodward,  Alexandra Reynolds and the company of Tamburlaine. 

King Henry V

William Shakespeare

30th June - 18th July 2015, The Union Theatre.


In 2016 a government-commissioned report on the ban on women serving in close combat roles will be published. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said armed forces roles "should be determined by ability and not gender".


An all-new, all-female production of Shakespeare’s war play, King Henry V follows Henry and her band of brothers as they face the challenges of life on the front line, exploring the role of women in the military, leadership and the legacy of empire.


King Henry V marks the Lazarus debut at The Union Theatre.

“Do not prejudge. Nothing should deter you from experiencing the undeniable strength and vitality of this innovative Henry V… It is a production that makes you think. It is a production that will haunt you long after leaving the under-arch darkness of the Union Theatre.”

Kevin Quarmby, Big Q Reviews

Cast; King Henry (the Commander-in-Chief) – Colette O’Rourke, Exeter (the Protector) – Kemi-bo Jacobs, Westmorland (the Conciliator) – Greta Gould, Archbishop of Canterbury (the divine) – Kerry Willison-Parry, Bishop of Ely (the Interpreter) – Elly Lowney, Gower (the Enforcer) – Sophie Tanza Quinn, Fluellen (the Tactician) – RJ Seeley, Jamy (the Intelligencer) – Louise Goodfield, Pistol (the Administrator) – Emily Owens, MacMorris (the Observer) – Nuala McGowan, The Chorus and Henry IV played by company.


Creative; Written by William Shakespeare, Adapted and Directed by Ricky Dukes, Lighting Design by Stuart Glover, Sound Design by Neil McKeown, Costume Design by Rachel Dingle, Associate Director – Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Assistant Director - Josh Hinds, Dramaturge – Sara Reimers, Stage Manager – Lorrell Rawlins, Production Manager - Ina Berggren, Company Photographer – Adam Trigg, Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston.

★★★★ “In the central role Colette O’Rourke shines… She prowls the stage like a stalking tiger… The “Once more unto the breach…” monologue, delivered as an impassioned plea to higher powers and the stunning St Crispins Day speech are intensely moving!”

Matt Merrit, Sitting in the Cheapseats

“Slickly reimagined Henry V, the band of brothers are all kickass, boiler-suited, barefoot sisters"

Terri Paddock, My Theatre Mates

RJ Seeley, Colette O’Rourke, Greta Gould, Kerry Willison-Parry,  Nuala McGowan,  Louise Goodfield and the company of King Henry V.

The Revenger's Tragedy

Thomas Middleton

3rd - 21st March 2015, The Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley.


Vindice, in disguise takes a position in the corrupt and decadent Italian court. His masquerade, a device to seek utter revenge for the death of his one true love, leads to one of the bloodiest and most violent Jacobean plays of all time. After all, it is a Revenger’s Tragedy.


Middleton’s dark and violent depiction of court life, lifts the veil on the true danger behind the decadence of the social elite. An all ensemble company brings this ravishing new adaptation to the stage through the use of text, movement and music.


The Revenger’s Tragedy marks Middleton’s Lazarus debut and our return to The Jack Studio Theatre after our triumphant productions of Iphigenia in Aulis in 2012 and The Merchant of Venice in 2013.

"With a homoerotic subtext between hero and villain, and a court full of cut-throats, this version of The Revenger’s Tragedy is fresh, modern and thoroughly entertaining."

Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus

Cast; Vindice – Lewis Davidson, Hippolito – Alex Di Cuffa, Gratiana / Duchess – Paula James, Castiza – Elle Banstead-Salim, Duke – Tom Jobson, Lussurioso – Liam Steward-George, Ambitioso – Alexandra Reynolds, Supervacuo – Jamie O’Neil, Spurio – Joe Mott, Junior Brother – Joseph Wakelin, Antonio – Samuel Freeman, Other roles to be played by the company.

Creative; Written by Thomas Middleton, Adapted and Directed by Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Lighting Design by Stuart Glover, Sound Design by Neil McKeown, Costume Design by Rachel Dingle, Dramaturge – Sara Reimers, Assistant Director - Ash Hardman, Stage Manager – Lorrell Rawlins, Production Manager - Ina Berggren, Company Photographer – Adam Trigg, Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston.

"A brisk, effective adaptation of Thomas Middleton’s’ play is a wonderful stew of high-flown language and base desires in which everyone behaves very badly and just deserts are dished out all-round at the end."

William Russell, Reviews Gate

Alexandra Reynolds, Lewis Davidson, Sam Freeman, Liam Steward-George, Tom Jobson, Paula James, Alex Di Cuffa and Company. The Revenger's Tragedy.

Coriolanus

William Shakespeare

18th August - 6th September 2014, Tristan Bates Theatre.


Rome’s prodigal son must lead a war against a villainous enemy. Triumphant and applauded as hero on his return, Coriolanus is thrust into a media frenzy. His disgust for the political elite and his distrust of the people leads to his dismissal, dishonour and exile. His revenge shall be the end for all.


An all ensemble cast through the use of text, movement and music shall stage one of Shakespeare’s most gripping explorations of power and conflict, in this visceral and violent production.


Following last year’s sell out production of The Tragedy of Mariam, Lazarus returns to the Tristan Bates Theatre and to the Camden Fringe for the fifth time. Joining Troilus and Cressida, Shakespeare’s Coriolanus completes our season, Our World at War.

"Coriolanus is a smart and muscular revelation... its a double-bill that sweats ambition" Stewart Pringle, Time Out

Cast; Coriolanus - Prince Plockey, Volumnia - Kerry Willison-Parry, Virgilia - Charlotte Mafham, Cominius - Matt Butcher, Menenius - CJ de Mooi, Valeria - Colette O’Rourke, Lartius - Rebecca Severn, Nicanor / 3rd Senator - Micha Colombo, Brutus - Paul Christian Rogers, Sicinius - Toby Liszt, Aufidius - Dyfed Cynan, Lieutenant - Simon Haycock, Adrian / 4th Senator - Chris Machari, Commander A / 1st Senator - Nicholas Farr, Commander B / Citizen - Leo Garrick, 2nd Senator / Citizen - Stephen Horncastle

Creative; Written by William Shakespeare, Adapted and Directed by Ricky Dukes, Lighting Design by Stuart Glover, Sound Design by Neil McKeown, Costume Design by Rachel Dingle, Associate Director – Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Dramaturge – Sara Reimers, Stage Manager – Ina Berggren, Company Photographer – Adam Trigg, Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston.

Dyfed Cynan, Prince Plockey and Company. Coriolanus, Tristan Bates Theatre, 2014.

Troilus and Cressida

William Shakespeare

18th August – 6th September 2014, Tristan Bates Theatre.


Two young lovers are thrust into the tempest of war, their love tested, punished and ultimately torn apart. When war and lechery confound all, what chance is there for love?


Shakespeare’s striking and immediate examination of the motives of conflict and the effect upon those in the eye of the storm comes to the stage in this fresh and bold new adaptation. An all ensemble cast through an inventive use of text, movement and music shall create a Troy for today, a world at war and one of the most beautifully devastating plays of all time.


Following last year’s sell out production of The Tragedy of Mariam, Lazarus returns to the Tristan Bates Theatre and to the Camden Fringe for the fifth time, with Shakespeare’s incredible and passionate Troilus and Cressida.


This production is supported by the Tristan Bates Theatre, The Young Vic and our Lazarus Angels and continues our celebratory year marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth.

"Lazarus Theatre Company's Troilus & Cressida is a show which us stagey types are still going to be talking about long after its run finishes" "Five Stars" Views from the Gods

Cast; Troilus - Nicholas Farr, Cressida - Colette O’Rourke, Pandarus - Matt Butcher, Priam - Kerry Willison-Parry, Aeneas /Menelaus - Dyfed Cynan, Hector / Agamenon - Prince Plockey, Helenus / Patroclus - Paul Christian Rogers, Paris - Stephen Horncastle, Andromache - Micha Colombo, Cassandra - Charlotte Mafham, Achilles / Ulysses - Simon Haycock, Nestor - Leo Garrick, Calchas - Toby Liszt, Diomedes - Chris Machari, Thersites - CJ de Mooi, Helen of Troy - Rebecca Severn.

Creative; Written by William Shakespeare, Adapted and Directed by Ricky Dukes, Lighting Design by Stuart Glover, Sound Design by Neil McKeown, Costume Design by Rachel Dingle, Associate Director – Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Dramaturge – Sara Reimers, Stage Manager – Ina Berggren, Company Photographer – Adam Trigg, Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston.

Colette O’Rourke, Paul Cristian Rogers, Rebecca Severn, Nicholas Farr, Prince Plockey and Company, Troilus and Cressida, Tristan Bates Theatre, 2014

Richard III

William Shakespeare

4th - 29th March 2014, Blue Elephant Theatre.


After years of violent and tempestuous civil war, peace has finally been restored to England with the coronation of Edward IV, a nation celebrates, but Richard, Edward's brother has other ideas...


Shakespeare’s thrilling and bloodthirsty play comes to the stage through the use of text, movement and original music in this all new ensemble production.


In an England that never rests, witness one of the most violent ascensions to the throne ever mounted and welcome your new king...King Richard III.


This production is supported by the Blue Elephant Theatre, The Space and our Lazarus Angels and begins our celebratory year marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth.

"The no-frills adaptation and minimalist setting allow the darkness of the play to come into full effect, and there are some excellent performances to enjoy." 

Eva de Valk, Everything Theatre

Cast; Richard – Prince Plockey, Richmond – Rhys Bevan, Buckingham – Dyfed Cynan, Hastings – Josh Jewkes , Queen Elizabeth – Roseanna Morris, Duchess of York – Kerry Willison-Parry, Queen Margret – Natalie Harper, Lady Anne – Catherine Thorncombe, Catesby – Tom Jobson, Clarence – George Jovanovic, Stanley – Alex Good, Rivers / Lord Mayor – Ethan Chapples, Grey / Page / Brackenbury – Lawrence B Toye, Dorset / Ratcliffe – Elliott Bornemann, All other roles played by the company.

Creative; Written by William Shakespeare, Adapted and Directed by Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Costume Design by Rosanna Stalbow, Lighting Design by Stuart Glover, Sound Design by Neil McKeown, Associate Director – Sara Reimers, Assistant Director – Nathan Gael York, Stage Manager – Ina Berggren, Company Photographer – Adam Trigg, Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston.

Josh Jewkes, Catherine Thorncombe, Dyfed Cynan, Roseanna Morris, Prince Plockey and Company, Richard III, Blue Elephant Theatre, 2014.

The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare

19th November – 7th December 2013, Jack Studio Theatre.


An economic crash, a society turned upside down, a battle of head versus heart. Shakespeare’s masterful play comes to the stage in this all new ensemble production of one of the most controversial comedies of all time, The Merchant of Venice.


Antonio, with assets tied to investments, finds his commitments lead him to one of the greatest characters of all time, Shylock. Their embittered rivalry leads to a fight to the death. Venice will never be the same again.


Merchant sees the Lazarus return to the Jack Studio after our incredible production of Iphigenia in Aulis.


This production is generously supported by The Jack Studio Theatre and The Lazarus Angels.

"This production’s answer is to face the issues head on and to pull no punches in examining them... Five Stars" Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus

Cast; Antonio - Paul Christian Rogers, Bassanio - Alexander Shenton, Gratiano - Adam Cunis, Lorenzo - Liam Steward-George, Duchess - Tracey Pickup, Portia - Rosemary Lippard, Nerissa - Alexa Reed, Balthazar - Joe Mott, Shylock - Stephen MacNeice, Jessica - Colette O'Rourke, All other roles played by the company.

Creative; Adapted and Directed by Ricky Dukes, Stage Design by Richard Evans, Costume Design by Kelli Des Jarlais, Lighting Design by Stuart Glover, Sound Design by Neil McKeown, Video Design by Paul Wyatt, Associate Director – Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Assistant Director – Nicola Pollard, Stage Manager – Ina Berggren, Company Photographer – Adam Trigg, Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston.

Paul Cristain Rogers, Stephen MacNeice, Rosemary Lippard, Alex Shenton and Company, Merchant of Venice, Jack Studio Theatre, 2013.

The Spanish Tragedy

Thomas Kyd

24th September – 19th October 2013, Blue Elephant Theatre.


Returning to his homeland after being bitterly murdered in war, a haunted spirit seeks revenge on those who brought about his death. His lust and desire for the truth leads to one of the bloodiest plays ever written, The Spanish Tragedy.


This outstanding masterpiece and landmark of Elizabethan drama, through the use of text, movement and music, comes to the stage in this all new ensemble production. Kyd’s triumphant thriller inspired many great works of the period including Marlowe’s Dr Faustus, Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi and Shakespeare’s Hamlet.


This production is generously supported by the Blue Elephant Theatre and the Lazarus Angels.

"Five Stars" One Stop Arts, Remote Goat,

"Four Stars" Whats on Stage, Entertainment Focus, Attitude Magazine, View from the Gods, Everything Theatre, Female Arts.

Cast; Ghost of Andrea – Joseph Emms, Revenge – Maria Alexe, Hieronimo- Danny Solomon, Horatio - Adam Cunis, Isabella - Safron Beck, King of Spain – Roseanna Morris, Duke of Castile -Tom McAdam, Lord General / Villuppo / Deputy – Thomas Winsor, Lorenzo – James Peter-Bennett, Bel-Imperia – Felicity Sparks, Pedragina / Maid - Amy Bowden, Viceroy of Portugal – George Clarke, Balthazar – Jamie Spindlove, Alexandra / Noble / Portuguese Ambassador - Suzie Grimsdick, Hangman / Player / Soldier – Stefan Stuart.

Creative; Written by Thomas Kyd, Adapted and Directed by Ricky Dukes, Lighting Design by Miguel Vicente, Costume Design by Nicki Harper-Martin, Assistant Directors – Suvi Peisanen, Eleanor Chadwick, Stage Manager – Ina Berggren, Company Photographer – Adam Trigg, Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston.

Danny Solomon, Felicity Sparks, Adam Cunis, Roseanna Morris and Company, The Spanish Tragedy, Blue Elephant Theatre, 2013.

The Tragedy of Mariam

Elizabeth Cary

12th – 17th August 2013, The Tristan Bates Theatre.


The King is dead; the Queen must face her people. As the truth about King Herod’s passing unravels, Mariam must face those who promise persecution, recrimination and damnation. A woman’s pride, strength and voice is central to this ensemble production.

Written in 1604, The Tragedy of Mariam is the first play to have been written by a woman. This sexual, erotic and powerful piece shall be presented in the award winning Lazarus style of text, movement and music.


Mariam sees the Lazarus return to The Camden Fringe and the Lazarus Debut at The Tristan Bates Theatre,

This production is generously supported by The Tristan Bates Theatre, Blue Elephant Theatre, The Space and The Lazarus Angels.

Owle Schreame Award Winner - Innovation in classical theatre - 2014.

Cast; Herod – Stephen MacNeice, Mariam – Celine Abrahams, Doris – Melisa Ramadan, Salome – Paula James, Alexandra – Susannah Halley, Graphina – Kerrian Burton, Ananell – Esme Lowe, Sohema – Rosanna Lambe, Nuntio – Emily-Rose Hurdiss, Chorus – Tara Cowley.

Creative; Adapted and Directed by Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Original Music Composed by The Company, Lighting Design by Rachel Smith, Assistant Director – Sara Reimers, Stage Manager – Stephanie Bell, Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston.

Paula James, Melisa Ramadan, Susannah Halley, Celine Abraham, Stephen MacNeice and Company, The Tragedy of Mariam, Tristan Bates Theatre, 2013.

King Lear

William Shakespeare

16th May - 1st June 2013, Greenwich Theatre.


Shakespeare’s majestic and rousing tragedy is re-imagined in this stunning new ensemble production that sees a female hold the crown. Lear is forced into a savage land of rebellion and revolution, thrust into a world of chaos, fury and isolation by those closest to the Monarch’s heart, her daughters.


Lazarus returns to the greatest of Shakespeare’s tragedies in this re-staged female led production that was first produced in 2012 at The Space.


Through the use of text, movement and music a large ensemble shall present both Lear and Dido Queen of Carthage in rep marking Lazarus’ debut at the Greenwich Theatre.


This production is generously supported by the Greenwich Theatre and The Lazarus Angels.

"A Gutsy and Vivid Re-Imagining of One of Shakespeare's most Challenging Works... FOUR STARS" 

Sally Barnden, One Stop Arts 

Cast; Lear - Jennifer Shakesby, Gonerill - Lucy Hagan-Walker, Regan - Alice Brown, Cordelia - Nellie McQuinn , Albany - Stephen MacNeice. Cornwall - Filip Krenus, Gloucester - Robin Holden, Edgar - Harper James, Edmund - Lewis Davidson, Kent - Danny Solomon, Burgundy - Stuart Mortimer, France - Mathew Foster, Oswald - Joseph Tweedale, Worcester - Dominic Attenborough, Nurse - Gemma Beaton, Julia - Jen Holt, Catherine - Elle Dillon-Reams.

Creative; Directed and Designed by Ricky Dukes, Original music by James Fogarty, Lighting Design by Rachel Smith, Sound Design by Nick Kent, Costume Design for Lear by Rachel Dingle, Associate Director – Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Assistant Director – Rebecca Hill, Production Manager – Ina Berggren, Stage Manager – Katie Lydon, Photography by Adam Trigg, Production Image by Will Beeston.

Robin Holden, Lucy Hagen-Walker, Jennifer Shakesby, Stephen MacNeice, Harper James, Danny Solomon and Company, King Lear, The Greenwich Theatre.

Dido Queen of Carthage

Christopher Marlowe

14th May - 1st June 2013, Greenwich Theatre.


Troy has fallen. Its finest warrior Aeneas seeks sanctuary on the soil of Carthage. A chance encounter with the Queen of the nation sparks one of the greatest love stories of all time and asks, in a world controlled by the Gods, can mere mortal love be enough.


This ravishing and bold new adaptation through the use of text, movement and music shall breathe new life into one of Marlowe’s greatest works. A large ensemble will present both Dido and Lear in rep marking the Lazarus debut at the Greenwich Theatre.


This production is generously supported by the Greenwich Theatre and The Lazarus Angels.

"An excellent ensemble... Quite breathtaking... Wonderfully inventive" 
Dr Josey De Rossi, Fringe Review

Cast; Jupiter – Lewis Davidson, Mercury/ Ganymede – Harper James, Venus - Lucy Hagan-Walker, Juno – Jen Holt, Cupid – Elle Dillon-Reams, Aeneas – Joseph Tweedale, Achates – Mathew Foster, Sergestus – Danny Solomon, Ilioneus/ Prologue - Stuart Mortimer, Cloanthus – Stephen MacNeice, Ascanius/ Head Puppeteer – Filip Krenus, Dido – Alice Brown, Anna – Gemma Beaton, Nurse – Nellie McQuinn, Iarbus – Robin Holden, Hedro - Dominic Attenborough.

Creative; Directed and Designed by Ricky Dukes, Original music by James Fogarty, Lighting Design by Rachel Smith, Sound Design by Nick Kent, Costume Design by Alice Pocock, Associate Director – Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Assistant Director – Rebecca Hill, Puppet Direction by Alice Sillett, Production Manager – Ina Berggren, Stage Manager – Katie Lydon, Photography by Adam Trigg, Production Image by Will Beeston.

Alice Brown, Joseph Tweedale, Lucy Hagen-Walker, Lewis Davidson, Harper James, Nellie McQuinn and Company, Dido; Queen of Carthage, The Greenwich Theatre, 2013.

Oedipus

After Sophocles

26th February - 23rd March 2013, Blue Elephant Theatre.


In the glory of a United Kingdom, Oedipus stands firm, strong and defiant. His army that brought his nation to triumph basks in victory. When the King hears of a prophesy that could bring ruin to all that he has built, his attention quickly moves to correct it, as he searches deeper for the truth, the ruin is all his.


This Sophocles masterpiece marks the first of the playwrights work to be presented through the Lazarus storytelling method of text, movement and music. A large ensemble shall create a Kingdom at the very edge of collapse, a city where the very core of society will never be the same again.


This production is generously supported by the Blue Elephant Theatre, the Greenwich Theatre and the Lazarus Angels.

"FIVE STARS... combines muscular performances with heart stopping visual flare" Phil Willmott, Attitude Magazine

Cast; Oedipus – Robin Holden, Creon – Alec Parkinson, Jocasta – Samantha Andersen, Tiresias; Joseph Tweedale, Soldier 1; Priest – Andrew Glen, Soldier 2; Corinth Commander – Stuart Mortimer, Soldier 3; Palace Operative – James Unsworth, Soldier 4; The Wanderer – Martin Prest, Soldier 5; Shepherds Son – Edward Clements, Soldier 6; Communications – Nasa Ohalet, Soldier 7; Herald (Alt Oedipus) – Jack Cosgrove, Nurse Alexandra – Maria Alexe, Nurse Helena – Eleanor Dillon-Reams, Nurse Anna – Sarah Barker, Nurse Brigitte – Lucy Hagan-Walker, Nurse Madeline – Hanneke Talbot.

Creative; Directed Ricky Dukes, Designed by Max Dorey, Original music composed by James Fogarty, Lighting Design – Rachel Smith, Sound Design - Nick Kent, Costume Design by Alice Pocock, Associate Director – Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Assistant Directors – Charlotte Lewis and Rebecca Hill, Stage Manager – Jenny Skivens, Company Photographer –Adam Trigg, Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston.

Robin Holden, Hanneke Talbot, Nasa Ohalet, Joseph Tweedale and Company, Oedipus, Blue Elephant Theatre, 2013.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare,

27th November - 15th December 2012, Blue Elephant Theatre,


Love, passion, enchantment and illusion, Lazarus returns to Shakespeare for our season finale, the seductive, magical and ravishing, A Midsummer Night's Dream.


As four young lovers explore a world far from the court, a tale of fairies, mistaken identity and machinations unravel in a frozen forest in the depths of winter, where nothing is quite as it seems. Through the use of text, movement and music, a large ensemble shall create a land of opulence, decadence and romance.


This production is generously supported by Lazarus Angels and the Blue Elephant Theatre.

"It's great to see a company that doesn't bow to the industry's desire to innovate for innovation's sake and instead presents A Midsummer Night's Dream for what it is - simply a fun, mysterious and bewitching tale" Views from the Gods

Cast; Hippolyta/ Titania - Alice Brown, Theseus / Oberon – Michael Bagwell, Egeus / Carlotta – Angela Jimenez, Lysander – Joseph Tweedale, Demetrius – Stuart Mortimer, Helena – Ewa Jaworski, Hermia - Julie Gilby, Bottom – James Taylor Thomas, Quince – Benjamin Archer, Snout – Cameron Harle, Snug – Danny Lawrence, Sprite – Jen Painter, Sprite – Sian Stephenson , Sprite - Alexandra Harman, Sprite - Lucy Fyffe

Creative; Directed and Designed by Ricky Dukes, Music Composed by Aaron Clingham, Lighting Design – Alex Musgrave, Sound Design - Nick Kent, Costume Design by Rachel Dingle, Assistant Director – Christopher Emms, Stage Manager – Ina Berggren, Company Photographer –Adam Trigg, Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston.

Alice Brown, Ewa Jaworiski, Michael Bagwell, Julie Gilby, Joseph Tweedale, Jen Painter and Company, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Blue Elephant Theatre.

The Hatpin

Music by Peter Rutherford, Book and Lyrics by James Millar,

30th October - 24th November 2012, Blue Elephant Theatre.


Driven by poverty, Amber Murray gives up her baby to a better life. Strange discoveries arouse her suspicions about her child's new family. Supported by her friend she uncovers a horrific story that leads to one of the most shocking trials in Australian history.

Based on a true story, this dark and stirring tale is brought to the stage in a new musical from Australian team James Millar and Peter Rutherford.


The Hatpin is produced in association with and generously supported by Heather Doole, Blue Elephant Theatre, Greenwich Theatre and Lazarus Angels.


The Hatpin was originally produced by Neil Gooding Productions and White Box Theatre at The York Theatre, Sydney, February 2008. American premiere presented at The 2008 New York Musical Theatre Festival.

"It grips you right to the very core of your heart and truly holds an effect that many shows in London have tried and failed to do" Public Reviews

Cast; Amber Murray – Gemma Beaton, Harriet Piper - Eleanor Sandars, Charles Makin – Robin Holden, Agatha Makin – Kate Playdon, Clara Makin – Emma White, Justice Stephen – Hayward Morse, Marianne Leonard – Katie Allison, Abigail Holt – Ziggie Sky Ward, Minnie Davies – Michaela Cartmell, Sarah McFarland – Grace Lewis, Rebecca Rigby – Elise Fabris, Elizabeth Hope – Elly Lowney, Thomas Williamson/ Constable Joyce – Tom Bristow, Edward Cleary – Mark Byles, Mary Edwards – Linda Taimre

Creative; Directed and Designed by Ricky Dukes, Musical Director – Aaron Clingham, Lighting Design – Heather Doole, Costume Design by Alice Pocock , Assistant Costume Designer - Jess Halsey, Costume Assistant - Evelien Mostert, Associate Director – Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Stage Manager – Ina Berggren, Company Photographer –Adam Trigg, Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston

Produced by Heather Doole, Blue Elephant Theatre and Greenwich Theatre in association with Lazarus Theatre Company.

Michaela Cartmell, Gemma Beaton, Kate Playdon, Robin Holden and Company, The Hatpin, Blue Elephant Theatre, 2012.

Iphigenia in Aulis

After Euripides,

2nd - 20th October 2012, The Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley.


A world on the verge of war, a world in which there must be a sacrifice. Agamemnon, Commander in Chief must make the ultimate decision; to sacrifice his daughter and take his country victoriously to war or to save her and accept a crushing defeat. A man at the height of glory must determine his priority, his family or his nation. Should the commander lead his world to victory or preserve his pride and joy, his daughter... Iphigenia.


Iphigenia marks the Lazarus debut at The Jack Studio Theatre.


This production is generously supported by Lazarus Angels and The Jack Studio Theatre.

"I loved the gentle creativity of the choreography and the stoic dignity of the chorus" 

Jamie Tabberer, Entertainment Focus

Cast: Agamemnon – Wayne Reid, Clytemnestra – Jocelyn Weld Forester, Menelaus – Stephen MacNeice, Iphigenia - Maryanne Hedges, Achilles – Jack Greenlees, Captain – George Vafakis, Page – Melisa Ramadan, Chorus: Grace Dunne, Anna Roca, Kimberley Maloney and Victoria Gilbert.

Creative: Directed and Designed by Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Lighting Design - Rachel Smith, Costume Design by Rachel Dingle, Assistant Director – Marta Noguera, Movement Consultant – Jennifer Shakesby, Stage Manager – Ina Berggren, Company Photographer –Adam Trigg, Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston.

Melisa Ramadan, Jocelyn Weld Forester, Maryanne Hedges, Stephen MacNeice, Victoria Gilbert and Company, Iphigenia in Aulis, Jack Studio Theatre, 2012.

As You Like It

William Shakespeare

8th May - 2nd June 2012, The Space, Canary Wharf.


In an enchanted forest, a pair of young wonderers who's escape from a corporate city in search of sanctuary leads to one of the most endearing love stories ever written.


Shakespeare's exhilarating tale of mistaken identity, gender reversal and above all love, comes to the stage in this new ensemble production of As You Like It.


One of the greatest Shakespearian comedies, this production with a large company of actors shall through the use of ensemble, text, music and movement create a forest of confusion, zeal and laughter where anything is possible.

As You Like It plays in rep with King Lear.


This production is generously supported by Lazarus Angels, The Space and The Greenwich Theatre.

"This adaptation of As You Like It... is sure to charm you" Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus

Cast; Rosalind – Rosamund Hine, Orlando – Ben Margalith, Celia – Alice Brown, Duke Senior – Gregory Simpson, Duke Frederick – Samuel Humphreys, Corin – Tom Slatter, Silvius – Jonathan Ashby-Rock, Phebe – Alex Rivers, Jaques – Dan Wheeler, Oliver de Boys – Lewis Davidson, Jaques de Boys – Jamie Mckie, Hymen – Abigail Dempsey, Adam – Matthew Mowat, Aimens – Neil Allen, Carina – Rosalind Button, Ruth – Louise Beresford

Creative; Directed and Designed by Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Lighting Designer - Alex Musgrave, Sound Designer - Nick Kent, Costume Designer - Rachel Dingle, Assistant Director and Dramaturge - Hannah August, Company Director - Kevin Williams, Stage Manager - Rachel Churcher, Production Manager - Nick Kent, Production Graphic Designer - Will Beeston, Company Photographer – Adam Trigg.

King Lear

William Shakespeare

1st May - 2nd June 2012, The Space, Canary Wharf.


Divided by love, jealousy and betrayal, Lear is forced into a world of isolation, a barbarous land in which a mother must fight her own daughters in order to survive. A King, a mother and the most famous female monarch of all time... Lear.


Lazarus returns to Shakespeare for one of the most epic of all the tragedies. Through the use of ensemble, text, music and movement a large company of actors shall create a world re-imagined, where a female monarch clings to her identity, throne and Kingdom.

King Lear plays in rep with As You Like It.


This production is generously supported by Lazarus Angels, The Space and The Greenwich Theatre.

"Fast, Vibrant and told with great Visual flair... Brilliantly Imaginative" 

Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus 

Cast; King Lear – Jennifer Shakesby, Kent – Gregory Simpson, Gloucester – Matthew Mowat, Gonerill – Louise Beresford, Regan – Alice Brown, Cordelia – Abigail Dempsey, Edgar – Jamie Mckie, Edmund – Lewis Davidson, Herald – Alex Rivers, Cornwall – Samuel Humphreys, Albany – Tom Slatter, France – Ben Margalith, Burgundy – Jonathan Ashby-Rock, Oswald – Ross McNarmara, Lavinia – Rosamund Hine, Julia – Rosalind Button, Catherine – Aimee Leigh Hislop, Worcester - Matthew Andrews

Creative; Directed and Designed by Ricky Dukes, Movement Director - Julia Cave, Lighting Designer - Alex Musgrave, Sound Designer - Nick Kent, Costume Designer - Rachel Dingle, Assistant Director and Dramaturge - Bobby Brook, Company Director - Kevin Williams, Stage Manager - Rachel Churcher, Production Manager - Nick Kent, Production Graphic Designer - Will Beeston, Company Photographer – Adam Trigg.

The Women of Troy

After Euripides

20th March - 14th April 2012, Blue Elephant Theatre.


A world at war, a world ablaze and all the men savagely murdered, Hecuba, Queen of Troy is forced to stare into a world in which women are the spoils of War, a world full of pain, disease and persecution.


Hecuba must learn how to survive and give security, encouragement and hope to the very people who look to her as mother of the nation, the women, The Women of Troy.


After phenomenal productions of Hecuba in 2010 and Electra and Orestes in 2011, Lazarus returns to Euripides for this heartfelt, passionate and emotive play. Through the use of text, movement and music an all female ensemble shall create a land of fortitude and hope.


This production is generously supported by Lazarus Angels and The Blue Elephant Theatre.

"Lazarus Theatre Company deserves every praise for staging classical and early modern drama with style and panache" Kevin Quarmby, Big Q Reviews

Cast; Hecuba – Alice Brown, Cassandra – Kerrian Burton, Andromache – Ina Marie Smith, Helen – Neusha Milanian , Athena – Gemma Beaton, Bertrand – Cate Myddleton-Evans, Collette – Rayanna Dibs, Francesca – Laila Alj, Hope – Emma Jane Richards, Adriana – Meriel Rosenkrantz, Madeline – Jaclyn Bradley, Rosanna – Jennifer Haynes, Abigail – Lauren Garfitt Marianne – Victoria Porter, Emilia – Jessica Hay, Hero – Ruth Petersen

Creative; Directed and Designed by Ricky Dukes, Associate Director – Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Movement Director – Julia Cave, Lighting Design by Alex Musgrave, Sound Design by Nick Kent, Costume Design by Emily Stuart, Assistant Director and Dramaturge – Bobby Brook, Assistant Director – Sophie Gilpin, Production Manager - Nick Kent, Deputy Stage Manager - Ina Berggren, Stage Managers - Victoria Porter, Ruth Petersen, Vocal Captain - Gemma Beaton, Movement Captain - Jennifer Haynes, Production Graphic Designer - Will Beeston, Company Photographer – Adam Trigg.

Emma Jane Richards, Kerrian Burton, Neusha Milanian and Company, Women of Troy, Blue Elephant Theatre, 2012.

Don Carlos

Schiller

1st - 26th November 2011, The Blue Elephant Theatre.


Love, betrayal and revolution... Often remarked upon as Schiller’s “Hamlet”, Lazarus visits one of the greatest of the classical European writers in this powerful, dramatic and rousing revival of Don Carlos.


Betrayed by his own father, King Philip of Spain, Don Carlos is in love with Elizabeth, who through political advantage becomes his father’s wife and Queen. A desperate love affair is played out against a Spain in the grasp of war, tangled in untruths, corruption and deceit. The revolution of the nation destroys the lovers and the very world they wish to create.


Through the use of text, movement and music, a large ensemble will create a world of passion, conflict and rebellion. Their love will change them, their lives and their kingdom forever.

"Lazarus gives an engaging, passionate and thrilling version of a Schiller masterpiece" Time Out

Cast; King Philip of Spain – Robin Holden, Elizabeth – Sherine Chalhie, Don Carlos – Douglas Rutter, Marquis De Posa – David Palmstrom, Domingo – James Billington, Duke Alba – Lewis Davidson, Count Lerma – Jonathan Blakeley , Lady Feria – Rosemary Lippard, Duchess Olivarez – Natalie Neagle, Marchioness Mondecar – Rachael Verkuil, Princess Eboli – Alice Brown, Countess Fuentes - Ángela Jiménez , Countess Constantine – Gemma Beaton, Rosanna – Sarah Sparrow, Hannah – Georgia Taylforth

Creative; Directed and Designed by Ricky Dukes, Lighting Design by Heather Doole, Sound Design by Nick Kent, Costume Design by Rebecca Mills, Movement by Ria Whitton and Ricky Dukes, Assistant Director - Blythe Stewart , Associate Director – Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Stage and Production Manager – Nick Kent, Dramaturge – Grace Wessels , Production Image by Will Beeston

Robin Holden, Douglas Rutter, Sherine Chalhie, Alice Brown, David Palmstrom and Company, Don Carlos, Blue Elephant Theatre, 2011.

Electra

After Euripides

23rd August – 17th September 2011, The Space.


Wife, daughter, sister and Greek, Electra, child of the triumphant Agamemnon must search for her own identity, purpose and existence. This devised ensemble piece will explore this unique woman through the use of movement, text and song and questions who is Electra.


Award winning Lazarus Theatre Company present two of Euripides finest pieces, Electra and Orestes in two new productions in one epic rep.


Both productions shall be created by one large ensemble of nearly thirty actors who through the use of text, movement and music shall create our epic Summer of Greeks.

“Lazarus are utterly inspired in their use of chorus” Ed Birch, Fringe Review

Cast; Electra; Lauren West, Orestes; Jennifer Shakesby, Clytemnestra; Paula James, Chorus; Melisa Ramadan, Rebecca Morgan, Rosamund Hine, Jaclyn Bradley, Bryony Reiss, Katherine Astbury and Natalie Harper

Creative; Directed by Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Assistant Director - Tammie Kite, Lighting Designer - Nick Kent, Costume Design by Theodora Anagor, Production and Stage Manager - Nick Kent, Deputy Stage Manager - Shaun Corcoran, Production Image by Will Beeston

Orestes

After Euripides

23rd August – 17th September 2011, The Space.


The King is dead, the country is in mourning, Orestes along with sister Electra plot to avenge their father’s death by capturing and torturing his murderer, their own Queen and mother, Clytemnestra. The country must decide the children’s fate, amnesty or revenge.


Award winning Lazarus Theatre Company present two of Euripides finest pieces, Electra and Orestes in two new productions in one epic rep.


Both productions shall be created by one large ensemble of nearly thirty actors who through the use of text, movement and music shall create our epic Summer of Greeks.

“The climactic finale is superbly orchestrated” S Cornelius, Remote Goat

Cast; Electra; Alice Brown, Orestes; Gareth Sills, Helen; Ewa Jaworski, Menelaus; Chris Casey, Tamandra; Rosemary Lippard, Heleana; Gemma Beaton, Deserter; Harry Winterbottom, Chorus; Trish Parry, Victoria Barker, Jessica Hay and Ángela Jiménez.

Creative; Directed and Designed by Ricky Dukes, Movement by Ria Whitton and Ricky Dukes, Assistant Director - Luke Holbrook, Lighting Designer - Nick Kent, Costume Design by Rebecca Mills, Production and Stage Manager- Nick Kent, Deputy Stage Manager - Shaun Corcoran, Production Image by Will Beeston.

Macbeth

William Shakespeare

22nd March – 16th April 2011, The Blue Elephant Theatre.


Ambition, violence, tyranny and evil... Lazarus returns to Shakespeare for this explosive, blood thirsty production of one of the most iconic plays ever written, Macbeth.


Macbeth, Thane of Glamis rises with a merciless and savage thirst for power, reputation and dominance. His rapid and sensational succession through the ranks - encouraged by his wife’s dominance - leads to him being crowned King and ultimately his own destruction.


A large ensemble of over fifteen actors will create this dark, violent and demonic production, combining text, movement and music to create a world of witchcraft, masculinity and divine intervention.

“If you know anyone unsure of Shakespeare then take them to see this and have them fall in love!"

 Dave Jordan, Whats on Stage.

Cast; Macbeth – Robin Holden, Lady Macbeth – Victoria Sye, Duncan – Elly Lowney, Malcolm – Douglas Rutter, Banquo – Lewis Davidson, Macduff – Chris Wynn, Lady Macduff – Ceridwen Smith, Ross – Anthony Harwood, Lennox – Chris Casey, Menteith – James Billington, Angus – Benjamin Wainwright, Caithness – Chris Chambers, Seyton – James Inkson, Messenger – Sam Harding, Sisters – Alice Brown, Evan Regueira, Dotty Kultys, Claire Gaydon, Charlotte Dodds.

Creative; Directed and Designed by Ricky Dukes, Movement by Ria Whitton and Ricky Dukes, Assistant Director – Justin Michaels, Associate Director – Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Sound Design by Liam Welton, Lighting Design by Heather Doole, Costume Design by Rebecca Mills, Movement Captain - Chris Casey, Production Image by Will Beeston, Photography by Adam Trigg.

Lewis Davidson, Robin Holden, Victoria Sye and Company, Macbeth, Blue Elephant Theatre, 2011.

The White Devil

John Webster

9th November - 4th December 2010, The Blue Elephant Theatre.


Following a hugely successful production of The Duchess of Malfi, Lazarus returns to John Webster to stage one of the finest and most complex Jacobean tragedies, The White Devil.


Vittoria, wife of Camillo is consumed in a decadent and dangerous love affair with Bracciano, Duke and husband to Isabella. Their intoxicating game of lust and sexual obsession leads to the destruction of the court and their own existence.


This passionate and tragic piece will be played by a large ensemble who through the use of text, movement and music create the debauchery and decay of the Italian Court. The hunt is on for The White Devil.

“Nothing less than a superb lesson in how to adapt an old classic for a contemporary audience.” 

Naima Khan, Spoonfed.com

Cast; Flamineo – Andrew Venning, Bracciano – Peter Wiedmann, Camillo – Christopher Mark, Isabella – Victoria Sye, Monticelso – Jonathan Leinmuller, Francisco – Sebastian Canciglia , Lodovico – James Billington, Vittoria – Hollie McGovern, Marcello – Tim Astley, Hortensio – David Tyrrell, Pedro – Andrew Leishman , Carlo – Danny Wainwright, Clara – Jen Holt, Anna – Nic Lamont, Bianca – Sophie Melissa Howard , Carlotta – Elaine Hartley.

Creative; Directed and Designed by Ricky Dukes, Design by James Sheppard, Movement by Ria Whitton and Ricky Dukes, Assistant Director - Matthew Gould, Music and Sound Design by Sebastain Willan, Lighting Design by Heather Doole, Costume Design by Rebecca Mills, Costume Assistants; Jessica Roche, Vana Giannoula, Aurelie Vogt, Megan Keegan, Deputy Stage Manager - Lucy Neale, Assistant Stage Manager - Alice Grant, Production Image by Will Beeston, Press shots by Tina Engstrom.

Hecuba

After Euripides

10th - 28th August 2010, The New Diorama Theatre.


Lazarus returns to The Camden Fringe Festival after a phenomenal production of Wilde’s Salomé with an explosive new production of Euripides bloody and devastating play Hecuba.


Once Queen of Troy, Hecuba mother to her country is mechanically tortured and destroyed by the invading captors, Her only hope is Her life, Her Love and Her people.


This heroic and passionate play will be played by an ensemble of over twenty actors using movement, music, song and text to portray a fallen Troy, a destroyed Queen and a damned society.


Hecuba played as part of The Camden Fringe Festival 2010.

“Dukes has given us a fresh and engaging interpretation” Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide

Cast; Hecuba – Natalie Lesser, Polydorus – Douglas Rutter, Polyxena – Jasmyn Banks, Polymestor – Simon Wegrzyn, Agamemnon – Stephen Mcleod, Talthybius - Evan Regueira, Odysseus – Hugh Chipperfield, Helena – Paula James, Chorus of Trojan Women - Joanna Waters, Caroline Bech, Hollie McGovern, Jennifer Breen, Gemma Barrett, Liz Simmons, Joanna Clancy, Elly Lowney, Alyssa Noble, Hettie Pearson, Bobbi O'Callaghan, Harriet Payne, Julia Cave.

Creative; Directed and Designed by Ricky Dukes, Movement by Ria Whitton and Ricky Dukes, Assistant Director - Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Music and Sound Design by Sebastain Willan, Lighting Design by Heather Doole, Costume Design by Nicki Martin-Harper, Costume Assistants; Becky Mills, Aimee Telford and Grace Rotimi, Wardrobe Manager Alison Wagstaffe, Stage Manager Christopher Smyth, Assistant Stage Manager Susan Gray, Production Image by Will Beeston, Rehearsal shots by Adam Trigg, Press shots by Tina Engstrom.

Bobbi O’Callaghan, Evan Regueira, Douglas Rutter, Simon Wegrzyn, Gemma Barrett, Harriet Payne, Hettie Pearson, Natalie Lesser, Hugh Chipperfield and Company, Hecuba, New Diorama Theatre, 2010.

Othello

William Shakespeare

13th April - 8th May 2010, The Blue Elephant Theatre.


Shakespeare’s classic story of Love, Betrayal and Jealousy comes to the London Fringe in this new production presented by Lazarus Theatre Company. Othello, general to the Duke of Venice is commissioned to drive the invading Turkish fleet from Cyprus, his embodied Love and passion for wife Desdemona is driven to ultimate destruction during the war for Freedom, Survival and Pride.

This sweeping and dramatic production will use text, movement and music to bring one of Shakespeare’s most famous Love stories to life. A large ensemble of fifteen actors will bring the society and sexual power of the court of Venice and the destructiveness of a weak, war-torn Cyprus to the stage in what promises to be an explosive and epic production.

Winner of Best Fringe Production 2010, BroadwayWorld.com

“The production is extraordinary... It’s beautifully done.” This Little Lady went to London.

Cast; Othello - Alec Parkinson, Desdemona - Elana Martin, Iago - Robin Holden, Cassio - Sam Donnelly, Emilia - Nicole Hartley, Bianca - Kathryn Levell, Brabantio - Carsten Garbode, Lodovico, The Duke of Venice - Daniel Souter, Montano - Andrew Root, Alexi - Evan Regueira, Guido - Guy Warren-Thomas, Silvia - Leanna Westbury, Carmella - Zoe Wellman, Sequoia - Anita Constantine, Juliana - Amelia Newbould.

Creative; Directed and Designed by Ricky Dukes, Designed By Tom Couling, Assistant Director - Justin Lucero, Movement by Ria Whitton and Ricky Dukes, Music and Sound Design by Sebastain Willan, Lighting Design by Heather Doole, Production and Stage Manager - Nicola Murphy, Deputy Stage Manager and Head of Carpentry - Suzanne Snook, Costume Design by Nicki Martin-Harper, Assistant Costume Designer - Eloise Smith, Production Image by Liam Welton, Press and Production shots by Tina Engstrom

Julius Caesar 

William Shakespeare

13th October – 7th November 2009, The Blue Elephant Theatre.


Lazarus presents Shakespeare’s political and bloody thriller in this new production set in modern day Rome where sex, lust and passion rule a dictatorship destined for disaster. Corruption, sex and violence drive Caesar, the supreme power force, to lose sight of those closest to him who finally lead to his undoing and the ultimate betrayal.


Through the use of text, movement and music, the large ensemble recreates Italian life, fashion and glory at the centre of populist government. This modern, slick and sexual adaptation culminates Lazarus’ Season 2009.

"This is Lazarus Theatre Company’s striking and unexpected production of one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies” Joanna Bedford, Fringe Review.

Cast; Mark Anthony – Robin Holden, Brutus – Matthew Wade, Cassius – Steven Rodgers, Octavius – Christopher Eastwood, Lepidus – Jamie Hannon, Calpurnia – Sophie Ash, Portia – Elana Martin, Casca – Andrew Root, Cinna – Lars Van Riesen, Metellus – Trevor Murphy, Trebonius – Lukas Raphael, Court, Soldiers and Citizens; Errol Clayton, Lars Van Riesen, Kyle Ross and Anna-Marlene Wirtz

Creative; Directed and Designed by Ricky Dukes, Movement by Tim Mcfarland and Ricky Dukes, Music by Sebastian Willan, Lighting by Heather Doole, Sound by Liam Welton, Design Assistant - Kaper Hansen, Caesar Portrait painted by Heidi Lian, Production and Stage Management by Adam Sheppard, Deputy Stage Managment by Gemma Thompson, Production Images by Tina Engstrom.


Salomé

Oscar Wilde

14th -16th August 2009, The Roundhouse Studio Theatre.


Originally performed in France due to the censorship on the British stage Wilde’s Salomé, a radical retelling of the famous temptress and her dance of the seven veils inspires this, the next in the Lazarus Cannon.


Herod, King of Judaea, obsessed by his step daughter, begs her to dance for him, her seductive, sensual and hypnotic cascade of the veils leads to horrific destruction.


Through the use of movement, text and an original score we present this the most seductive and sensual of Wilde’s plays. The large ensemble of twenty actors presents one of our most sexually charged and provocative pieces of theatre in one of the most exciting performance venues in London, The Roundhouse.


Salomé played as part of The Camden Fringe Festival 2009.

“Salomé, Salomé dance for me. I pray thee dance for me”

Cast; Herod - Daniel Pinto, Iokanaan - Zackary Momoh, Young Syrian - Andres Ortiz, Tigellinus - Christopher Eastwood, Cappadocian - Andrew Root, Nubian - Anna-Marlene Wirtz, First Soldier - Lars Van Riesen, Second Soldier - Jamie Biddle, Page of Herodias - James Ronan, Naaman - Jamie Hannon, Herodias - Alicia Charles, Salomé - Lucy Grace Norris

Woman of the Court; Sophie Ash, Carrie Whitton, Claire Bond, Gabriella Schmidt, Crystal Van Lloy, Hannah Redfern, Rebecca Livermore, Rachel Chambers and Victoria Corlass.

Creative; Directed by Ricky Dukes, Design by Heather Doole and Ricky Dukes, Movement Direction - Tim McFarland and Ricky Dukes, Music by Sebastian Willan, Lighting Design - Heather Doole, Production Manager - Heather Doole, Stage Management - Karli Van Heerden and Theo Bahl, Production Image by Liam Welton.

The Duchess of Malfi

John Webster

17th March - 4th April 2009, The Blue Elephant Theatre.


Lazarus presents John Webster’s gripping and powerful Jacobean Tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi, re-imagined in 1940’s England, this dark and passionate play follows the Duchess’s tragic spiral of Love, Reputation and ultimately Death.


London 1939 on the eve of war the Duchess, a widow, finds Love in the arms of her servant Antonio, their dangerous love affair is played out against the darkness of a world that forbids them to be together.

“Handsomely designed adaptation... Eloquent and heartfelt... Natalie Lesser in the lead role is dignified and graceful”

Londonist

Cast; Duchess - Natalie Lesser, Ferdinand – James French, Cardinal – David J Spence, Antonio – Neal Craig, Bosola – Steven Rodgers, Delio – James Ronan, Julia – Charlotte Lamont, Cariola – Carrie Whitton, Roderigo – Daniel Rodrigues, Silvio – Chris Waplington, Castruchio - Charlie Dupré, Viola – Claire Daly, Carla – Rebecca Eve.

Creative; Directed by Ricky Dukes, Designed by Heather Doole, Liam Welton and Ricky Dukes, Movement by Tim Mcfarland and Ricky Dukes, Music by Liam Welton and Ricky Dukes, Stage Management by Jacob Patterson, Lighting by Heather Doole, Sound by Liam Welton,

Elektra

After Euripides

11th -13th August 2008, The Camden Peoples Theatre.


Euripides’ classic thriller comes to the stage in this new adaptation. Set in a climate of racial tension and political unrest in modern day Zimbabwe, Elektra, daughter of Agamemnon conspires with brother Orestes to take bloody revenge on their Mother for murdering their father. The Ultimate Revenge Tragedy.


Elektra played as part of The Camden Fringe Festval 2008.

“These are stunning moments and help to position the drama as important and memorable” Remote Goat.

Cast; Elektra - Louise Coleman , Orestes - Mufaro Makubika, Farmer/ Murimi - Robin Kirwin, Pylades - Thomas Deplea, Clytemnestra - Luis Valentine, Kwilla - Tim Mcfarland, Nerriri - Joshua Jenkin , Kwabena - David Chrysanthou, Nkomo - Alvaro Flores, Chionesu - Daniel Rodrigues.

Creative; Directed by Ricky Dukes, Designed by Heather Doole and Ricky Dukes, Music by Liam Welton, Movement by Carrie Whitton and Ricky Dukes, Stage Management by Liam Welton , Movement Captain, Tim Mcfarland, Production Image by Liam Welton.

Medea

After Euripides

12th-27th of September 2007, Theatro Technis.


Euripides' classic story of love, passion and revenge is brought to the stage in a major new fringe revival. Set in modern day Afghanistan this production promises to set the fringe scene alight. Medea is a woman in a male dominated world, who is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice in her fight for freedom.

                                        "A brilliant production of a fantastic play" K Thompson, Whats on Stage.

Cast; Medea – Louise Coleman, Jason – David Seymour, Nurse – Carrie Whitton, Tutor – Steven Cheriton, Creon/Aegeus – Kevin Cooke, Chorus – Lydia Larson

Creastive; Directed by Ricky Dukes , Designed by Paul Wallis, Lighting by Michele Deidda, Stage Manager – Heather Doole, Production Images - Michele Deidda, Production Graphic Designer - Colin Lee.