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Superhero

Wednesday 01 February 2017 - Saturday 04 February 2017

 

Comedy, New Writing

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MammothFact1: It has been suggested that Woolly Mammoths became extinct, in part, because of their vegetarian diet. Due to their size, they required a vast about of vegetation per feed. As the climate became colder, vegetation became sparse. They ate everything available to them but it still wasn’t enough. The quite literally ate themselves out of house and home. 


MammothFact2: The gestation period of a Mammoth calf is twenty-two months. This is thought to have contributed to their extinction because death-rates were higher than birth rates. 
MammothConclusion: They were, essentially, badly designed mammals. Buy a ticket to The Superhero to meet Henry Junior and Frederick Jones, our resident Mammoths, to discover the daily struggle of being a large vegetarian mammal during an ice age.

 
 

Seasonal change is on fast-forward, creating global climate chaos. London is currently blanketed in ice and snow. This is no longer a city where the most dangerous animal is a mangy fox. Penguins meddle with recycling systems, while mammoths roam the streets, lost and hungry. Humans of a rare and precious blood type have evolved into Superheroes and joined the Right Place Right Time Super Troop to protect civilians. Amongst this cold, harsh and irreversibly dangerous environment, fourteen-year-old Kate falls in love with a local Superhero, only to find he is not quite what he seems…

Join Kate and her mammoth friends to discover the truth behind being a Superhero.

 

 "Swithinbank’s comedic style takes familiar scenarios and gently but zanily twists them to extract a constant stream of laughter from the audience. She admits to being inspired by The Mighty Boosh, so buy a ticket and come with us now on a journey through time and space" (Alex Atmore, Theatre South, 2016)

 
 
 
Unrated Age suitability
 
The first half runs for 50 minutes
The second half runs for 35 minutes 
 
 
 

Ticketing

General Admission £ 14
/ Concessions £ 10
/ Early Birds (First Two Weeks) £ 10

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Dates & Times

Next Performance Wednesday 01 February 2017

Runs  until Saturday 04 February 2017

 

About the Company:

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Get Lucky theatre is a trio; a writer, a designer and a director. We work hard to ensure our productions sound, look and feel brilliant. We produce theatre for a broad range of audience, from the very young to the very old and everyone in-between. Our work depicts life at its most dazzling, spectacular and flummoxing; it depicts the light and shade and honesty of life, with a whimsical twist. We take inspiration from British comedies such as The Mighty Boosh and Green Wing, both of which depict real people in surreal situations.

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Cast & Crew:

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Writer : Sophie Swithinbank

sophieswithinbankSophie was born and raised in West London, but her writing career began in Los Angeles, where she excelled in a short story course. ‘Though it was her first workshop in creative writing, Sophie stood out as one of the strongest writers in the class. She has a real command over language and plot and a natural sense of restraint that most young writers have to work toward.’ (Danzy Senna, Writer in Residence, Occidental College). She recently completed a Masters in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Sophie has written for and produced 8Squared, a night of short plays in London, where her short play Sleepover was staged. Sleepover then transferred to Green Door Store, Brighton. Her short play, Biology Lesson was produced by Cast Iron at The Iron Duke, Brighton. The Superhero is Sophie's first full-length play. It premiered at Brighton Open Air Theatre, transferred to The Tabard Theatre in London, then toured London schools. Sophie is currently collaborating with a published novelist to create a film adaptation of her successful novel. Sophie’s next endeavour with Get Lucky will be Come Inside, a play set inside the female body, which follows the body’s delicate and difficult journey through pregnancy, from conception to birth.

Director : Phoebe Ladenburg

PhoebeLadenburgPhoebe is an actor, director and writer based in London. She trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she was awarded the Embassy Scholarship and was nominated by the school for the Spotlight Graduate Prize. Theatre includes Gift Return (Park Theatre), Nine Weeks (Arts Theatre), Doll (Keble College Oxford) and Tuesday (White Bear Theatre). TV includes American Monster (Discovery USA). Phoebe assistant directed Heresy of Love at RCSSD. She also assistant directed the Tabard run of The Superhero and is looking forward to directing this development of the play.

Creative Team

LOTTE BROCKBANK, Designer
Artist and Prop-maker Lotte Brockbank studied Art and Literature at the University of Sussex before spending a year at The Royal Drawing School in London. Lotte works freelance for film and television art departments, and has recently started working in circus and theatre. Lotte's passion for craft and story-telling feeds into each new project as well as her own art practice, which she continues to develop both within and alongside the energy of collaborative work with Get Lucky. 


MATTHEW SWITHINBANK, Lighting and Sound Designer
Matthew is a London-based lighting designer and technician from Luxembourg. Having studied Technical Theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, he now works extensively as a technician and lighting designer throughout London, as well as on tour. Credits include Fugee & Wasted (Southwark Playhouse), Game Theory, Safe Sex, and On Tidy Endings (Tristan Bates), A First World Problem and Clickbait (Theatre503), Callisto: A Queer Epic and Children and Animals (Pleasance Jack Dome, Edinburgh), Warehouse of Dreams and Beetles From The West (Lion and Unicorn), There Is A War (Jackson’s Lane), Victor Frankenstein (King’s Arms, Salford), White Rose & Very Pleasant Sensations (Cockpit), Jane Eyre (Mierscher Kulturhaus & Abbaye Neumunster, Luxembourg), and The Devil His Due (FEATS2011, Geneva). Matthew worked with Get Lucky at the Tabard theatre in 2016.

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"Great fringe theatre - Upstairs from the pub, very intimate stage allowing the audience to become part of the performance."

December 2015