Heroine

Snatchback & Joyous Gard

Theatre
04 — 08 Mar
Crypt - The Vaults, Leake Street
20:40
£14.00
1hr 00m
12+
New Writing Storytelling Women’s Voices
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Heroine

What makes a strong woman? Mother, maid and crone are trying to find the answer. They knew this once... It’s on the tip of their tongues... Maybe the stories we once told each other will hold the key...

Heroine is a storytelling show seeking to answer the important questions:

How to find love when you’re a skeleton who lives under the sea.
Why it’s important to keep secrets when you’ve accidentally married a hyena.
How to fight giants and gain financial security.
How to literally become the sun.
Oh. And what even is a Heroine anyway?

With stories from all across the world, including Nigeria, Mexico and the Arctic - join us for an evening celebrating our forgotten fairytale heroines.

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About Snatchback & Joyous Gard

Writer – Lizzie Milton.
Lizzie Milton is a playwright and storyteller making queer, feminist theatre in London. Credits: 10 (VAULT FESTIVAL 2019) THE BREAKS IN YOU AND I, (The Hope Theatre 2016, VAULT Festival 2018); SLOW RIPENING FRUIT, (Bechdel Theatre, The Bunker 2017). She has an MA in Writing for Performance & Dramaturgy from Goldsmiths and recently completed Writer’s Lab at Soho Theatre.

Director - Asia Osborne
Asia's directing credits include CULT, (London Horror Festival at the Pleasance), CALL ME FURY, (VAULT FESTIVAL 2019), THE TEIND (LHF at Old Red Lion), HENRY IV PART 1 (MAC, Mesa, Arizona), THE VANEK TRILOGY (commissioned by London's Czech Centre), BARRED FREEDOM (Cockpit Theatre), STRAWBERRY STARBURST (Blue Elephant Theatre), VALKYRIE (VAULT FESTIVAL 2017, winner of Origin Award for Outstanding New Work), MACBETH (Broadway Theatre), LONDON OMNIBUS (RADA), SHAKESPEARE's SISTER (Theatre Royal Haymarket), ONE BY ONE (Tristan Bates), and smaller projects at the St James Theatre and the Old Vic. Asia is Artistic Director for award-winning interactive theatre company ONEOHONE.

Company - Snatchback is an audio and theatre company committed to improving the representation of women. It was set up by Beth Eyre and Richard Welbirg. Previous productions include: 10 (VAULT FESTIVAL 2019) TIMOTHY, VAULT Festival (2018). Snatchback company members, regardless of their own gender, are united in their aim of improving female representation on stage.

Joyous Gard – Joyous Gard is a theatre company co-directed by Beth Eyre and Joe Eyre. Their previous projects include 3 New Plays at VAULT ’18, a celebration of new writing, featuring TIGER by Joe Eyre, I HAVE A MOUTH AND I WILL SCREAM by Abi Zakarian (People’s Choice Award Winner), and TIMOTHY by David K. Barnes. Most recently, they produced a sold-out new writing night BEGINNINGS (Old Red Lion) and CROCODILE (LHF 2018,Highly Commended Award, VAULT ’17), by Joe Eyre.

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Credits

Cast:
Beth Eyre
Kudzanayi Chiwawa
Henri Merriam

Creative Team:
Director: Asia Osborne
Writer: Lizzie Milton
Composer & Sound Designer: Odinn Orn Hilmarsson
Lighting Designer: Rajiv Pattani
Costume Designer: Hazel Owen
Stage Manager: Sebastian Atterbury

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Dates & Times

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Press & Reviews

Praise for 10 (Snatchback and Lizzie Milton)
The Upcoming**** ‘a brilliantly acted and creatively written piece that leaves you trembling at the power of good theatre’

Londontheatre1
****

Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor
‘performed by a tight-knit, generous ensemble... [the] whole is greater than its parts with each of the women’s stories shining like the facet of a diamond’ -.

Praise for Timothy (Snatchback)
Miro Magazine ‘snappy writing and unnerving delivery’

Praise for The Breaks in You and I (Lizzie Milton)
A Younger Theatre ‘Beautiful, charming and downright crude... utterly captivating’
Broadway World **** ‘Fast paced and vivid... an entertaining and engrossing show’

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