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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, Ren must cope with isolation and depleting oxygen whilst trying to find her way home.


Entering their fifth anniversary year acclaimed company Encompass Productions present Stasis by Emily Holyoake, a thrilling new drama with a ‘spellbinding narrative saturated with imagination, sincerity, and humour’ (Impact).


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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


'Visually stunning...genuinely moving and thought provoking.' **** 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, and Liam Fleming

Associate Producer: Rachael Owens

Written by Emily Holyoake

Designed by Sarah Buller

Music and Sound by Alex Burnett >>

Lighting by Owen Pritchard Smith


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Naomi trained in acting and graduated from The Poor School. 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. She also gained a first class degree in Maths from the University of Leeds. She is very excited to be working with Encompass  with 'such fantastic new writing'.

Ren - Naomi Stafford Hologram - Ceridwen Smith



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).

Computer - Scarlet Sweeney



Theatre credits include: 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 – performed 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).



by Emily Holyoake