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By Encompass Productions, May 25 2015 08:35PM



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After their sell out run of Stasis at the White Bear Theatre, Encompass Productions present the summer edition of BARE ESSENTIALS - London's best reviewed new writing night! An acclaimed series of events featuring new work from established and emerging international theatremakers, Bare Essentials showcases fantastic theatre at its most elemental - all for less than a tenner! The diverse range of short plays include everything from gripping drama to laugh-out-loud comedies. Bare bones performance can be gripping - all you need is a room and an audience! The plays being performed are:


Ctrl, Alt, Delete by Dan Page

The Leaving of Things by Dean Moynihan

Panther by R.J. Thomson

Feeding Time at the Human House by David Wiener

The News by Lucy Foster (Royal Court Young Writer)

Confessions à deux by Stephen Cooper

Nothing Could Surprise Me Now... by Alain G Cloarec


PERFORMANCES

TUES 30 JUNE - WEDS 01 - THURS 02 - FRI 03 JULY, 7.30PM

TAKE COURAGE THEATRE @ THE AMERSHAM ARMS


388 NEW CROSS ROAD, LONDON SE14 6TY (MAP>>)


Nearest Overground: New Cross (2min walk) & New Cross Gate (5min walk)


TICKETS

Tickets are £9.50 and are available online and on the door. Book via Eventbrite, turn up by 7.15pm and get the best seats! Please note: online reservations will be released at 7.20pm if not claimed.


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PRESS FOR BARE ESSENTIALS BY ENCOMPASS PRODUCTIONS:


‘High quality acting and equally impressive directing panache. A breath of fresh air.’

**** Theatre Bubble


'Astonishing...an excellent collective of actors and directors. Utterly thrilling...unmissable theatre.' **** Grumpy Gay Critic


'Impressed me immensely...Encompass produce theatre of a high-standard with a broad appeal.' **** Female Arts


'Fantastic. It’s great to see acting being focused on rather than masked by gimmicks. If you like new writing then this is for you!' Everything Theatre


'Minimal staging...maximum polish. A great mix of work, Encompass achieved a very entertaining evening.' London Reviews


'Admirable...a great chance to see a good selection of theatre audiences possibly wouldn’t be exposed to.' Bargain Theatreland


'Raw, edgy, with distinctive eloquent performances. Terrific direction...this is real theatre.' John Foster (BAFTA award-winning writer)


NEW SCRIPTS SPOTLIGHT PODCAST: 'GOING VIRAL' BY BRANDON M. CROSE


Steven Mortimer, Marcella Carelli and Laurie Harrington in 'Going Viral'
Steven Mortimer, Marcella Carelli and Laurie Harrington in 'Going Viral'

Our latest podcast play for Everything Theatre's Scripts Spotlight is 'Going Viral' by American writer Brandon M. Crose. The piece was first performed at Encompass' flagship new writing event Bare Essentials.


LISTEN TO 'GOING VIRAL' BY BRANDON M. CROSE >>


SCRIPTS SPOTLIGHT PODCAST CATALOGUE >>



ENCOMPASS TURNS 5!


And lastly Encompass Productions recently turned 5 years old on the last night of our sci fi smash hit Stasis by Emily Holyoake. It was very fitting for this great play to see us into the next phase of the company, and the high praise from critics and sell out shows was a nice bonus!


If you've been to any of our productions, seen any of our films, listened to our podcasts, been to our events or have worked with us - THANK YOU! It is your continued support that drives us forward. Encompass stands for ambition, inclusion and accomplishment - but none of that would be possible without you. Here's to the next 5 years!


By Encompass Productions, Apr 21 2015 09:00AM



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**** LondonTheatre1 **** The Upcoming **** Female Arts **** Grumpy Gay Critic **** I Am Boards


UNTIL 25 APRIL 2015

WHITE BEAR THEATRE, KENNINGTON, LONDON


Entering their fifth anniversary year Encompass Productions present the world premiere of Stasis at the White Bear Theatre, Kennington for two weeks from 14 April 2015.


How far are you willing to go to say you’re sorry?


Stowaway Ren is on a Union spacecraft. Mission uncertain. What is for sure, is that she shouldn’t be there. With the whole crew in stasis and only a hologram and the ship’s computer for company, Ren must cope with isolation and depleting oxygen whilst trying to find her way home.


An intimate and bold new vision from Emily Holyoake and Encompass Productions, Stasis is a thrilling science fiction drama with a ‘spellbinding narrative saturated with imagination, sincerity, and humour’ (Impact – preview).


Reviews and press for Stasis at the White Bear Theatre:


‘Incredible. Will strike a chord with any viewer. ’ **** LondonTheatre1

'Takes theatre to a place it has not yet been.' **** The Upcoming

‘Superb...evocative. More like this for theatre please.’ **** Female Arts

'Incredibly impressive. Astonishing new writing.' **** Grumpy Gay Critic

'A classic piece of sci fi. Wonderful.' **** I Am Boards

'I was totally invested. An excellent script and talented actors. Marvellous.' A Younger Theatre

'Utterly credible. You really should see Stasis.' Glass Magazine


Encompass are a London-based theatre and production company that have been making bold and visually arresting new work since 2010. They explore the psychological and emotional, drawing from cinematic influences to tell stories through heightened reality. Their mission: to challenge, move and entertain.


Directed by Liam Fleming

Produced by Jonathan Woodhouse & Liam Fleming

Written by Emily Holyoake

Designed by Sarah Buller

Music and sound by Alex Burnett

Lighting by Owen Pritchard Smith

Associate Producer: Rachael Owens


Press releases/touring/feature requests: press@encompassproductions.co.uk


CAST BIOGRAPHIES


Naomi Stafford – Ren

Naomi trained as an actor and graduated from the Poor School in 2012. She also gained a first class degree in Maths from the University of Leeds. She tours regularly with the award-winning Bootworks Theatre Company with A Little Box of Horrors and La Boite Noire. She has also appeared in more classical theatre; as Dunyasha in The Cherry Orchard and Olga in The Parasite, an adaptation of Turgenev’s A Poor Gentleman. Most recently she had the pleasure of working with Roundhouse Radio, recording two new radio plays; Tiger and The First Day of the Rest of Your Life. Naomi is the co-founder of The Watermark Collective; a company of actors who provide a bespoke script reading service for new writing of screen, stage and radio.


Ceridwen Smith – The Hologram

Ceridwen trained at Drama Centre London, which included work at Shakespeare’s Globe, London and the Vakhtangov Institute, Moscow. Since graduating, her work has included Venice Preserv'd (Spectators' Guild); The Wind in the Willows (Lord Chamberlain's Men); The Girl With No Heart (National tour with Sparkle and Dark); Audience with the Ghostfinder (Etcetera); Olga’s Room (Arcola); Rhinegold (The Yard); Mervyn Peake’s Noah’s Ark (Blue Elephant); The Clockmaster (National tour with Sparkle and Dark) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Cochrane).


Scarlet Sweeney – The Computer (voice)

Theatre credits: As Ye Sow (Pleasance, Edinburgh – Nominated Best Actress by The Stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards for Acting Excellence), The Ruth Ellis Show (George Wood Theatre), Blood Wedding (Waterloo East Theatre), Potholes (Theatre 503), Love Vs Hate; Wounds (Tristan Bates Theatre), St George’s Day (New Diorama Theatre), 7 Year Itch (Barbican), Le Justes (Cockpit Theatre – in French/co-directed), Grand Guignol (Etcetera Theatre), Revenge of the Grand Guignol (Courtyard Theatre), We Are Scorned (Bloomsbury Theatre), The Censor (BAC), Mariana Pineda (Arcola Theatre), All Together Now (Barbican), In Camera (Rosemary Branch), Jocasta (Chelsea Arts Theatre), Coffee Cigarettes & Paranoia (King’s Head Theatre). Film: Mother (Contra Image), Keith and Val (Beckton Alp Cinema).



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