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VAULT Festival Evening Standard Pick
NHS therapist Luc is fine. Honest. She’s definitely not overwhelmed by meeting Owen, a new client, definitely not freaked out by what she’s started seeing, definitely doesn’t think her reality has been punctured and something else is leaking in. Luc goes for a swim and feels a hand dragging her down to the bottom of the lake…
When she surfaces, her reality is different. She’s haunted by tormented mice, shape-shifting people, and secrets she thought she’d buried.
In this breath-taking new two-hander, motion sensor tech combines with motion-responsive video design and composition to create a contemporary Through the Looking Glass world.
All performances relaxed, audiodescribed and captioned.
SURFACING is a new play by Tom Powell, 2021 Papatango Prize winner (‘A modest masterpiece’ ★★★★★ – The Stage), directed by RTST Sir Peter Hall Award 2022 winner Stephen Bailey, their first collaboration since ★★★★★, Offie-nominated Little Echoes. Performed by Rosie Gray (Barrel Organ & Olivier Award winner for The Old Bridge) and Daniel Rainford (Private Peaceful & Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia).
Supported by Arts Council England and Pentabus Theatre.
Cast & Creative Team Cast
Luc: ROSIE GRAY
Owen: DANIEL RAINFORD
Voice of Young Girl: IMOGEN STRACHAN
Story & Text: TOM POWELL
Direction & Dramaturgy: STEPHEN BAILEY
Video Design & Captions: BEN GLOVER
Sound Design & Composition: DAVID DENYER
Co-Lighting Designer: ABI TURNER
Co-Lighting Designer: ALEX MUSGRAVE
Production Designer: VICTORIA MAYTOM
Original Design Concepts: TK HAY
Mouse Costume Fabricated by: NIKITA VERBOON
Stage Manager: HARRY ADU FAULKNER
VI Consultant: SAMUEL BREWER
IAPT Consultant: JASMINE MARTINEZ
Research Consultant: DR RUTH COOPER
Publicity Design: BJÖRN BAUER