Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More
Friday 08 September 2017 - Saturday 23 September 2017
★★★★ Fest Mag
"Seamed stockings, spies and dinner at the embassy: there's an unapologetic glamour to Sarah Sigal's one-person play, which trips through the highest social echelons of pre-war London...a little jewel of a period drama."
‘Mid-calf, navy blue day dress with pearl buttons by Victor Stiebel. Dove-grey tweed jacket and fox stole by House of Hartnell. Hat by Elsa Schiaparelli. Perfect for luncheons, jaunts around town and spying on fascists.’
London. 1936. Lady Pamela, Times fashion columnist and socialite, is recruited by MI5 to keep notes on Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, suspected to be colluding with the German Embassy. But Pamela suddenly realises that what began as an adventure has led to a deadly struggle for power in a world in the shadow of war.
Sarah Sigal creates an intriguing film noir spy thriller, exploring the abdication crisis and the rise of fascism through the wit and grace of Lady Pamela More.
is nothing short of superb, embodying everything that the script and direction intends for the character that is Pamela: dramatic, self-confident, headstrong…simply fabulous. [...]
has created an extremely well-balanced, intelligent script… whilst able to extract raucous laughter from the audience during every scene."
not just entertaining, but compelling, and judging from the laughs that filled the theatre, the audience clearly agreed. A must see show”
Passionate and unapologetic”
“Sarah Sigal cleverly uses an unlikely hero to show us just how easily the human race goes to war and the parallels between now and then leave you with a chill when you leave the safety of the theatre.”
General Admission £ 14
/ Concessions £ 10
/ Early Birds (First Two Weeks) £ 10
Early Birds Expire 2017-08-20
About the Company:
Fluff Productions are an all-female theatre company dedicated to producing new, innovative and exciting writing with female lead casts.Fluff was formed in 2004 by drama school graduates frustrated by the lack of roles for women in theatre. The company's aim was to redress the balance by producing original material by contemporary writers with all female casts. Since its modest beginnings, Fluff has gone on to stage a number of phenomenally successful runs in London, Edinburgh and on tour, all receiving rave reviews.Rebecca Dunn is a founding member and Artistic Director of Fluff productions. She has been involved in producing and appeared in the following productions for the company: Be My Baby (Old Red Lion), The Ark, The Bride and The Coffin (Old Red Lion) Bluebeard (Old Red Lion - Critics Choice) Lichentongue (Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival) Alice's Adventures in the New World (Old Red Lion and UK Tour) The Tea Party for Fluff Shorts: No More Page 3 (Park Theatre) and World Enough and Time (The Dalston Bunker and Park Theatre).
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Writer : Sarah Sigal
Sarah Sigal has a BA in English Literature and Theatre from Gettysburg College and an MA and PhD from Goldsmiths College. She is a playwright, dramaturg and director working in physical theatre, devised work, site-specific performance and new writing. Sarah has made work for the Shunt Vaults, the Union Theatre, the Cheltenham Everyman, the Arcola, the Edinburgh Festival, the Bike Shed, the Rondo, the Etcetera, the Old Red Lion, Theatre503 and the Park. Writing credits include: World Enough and Time (Park Theatre, 2014), The Odyssey (The Albany, 2012), Alice’s Adventures in the New World (Old Red Lion, 2010) and Dogfight (Underbelly, 2007). In addition to being a freelance lecturer, she
has recently written Writing in Collaborative Theatre-Making, to
be published in 2016 by Palgrave Macmillan. Sarah is also the Creative Co-Director of Hush-Hush Hoopla, a performance-events company. Originally from Chicago, she resides in London.
Director : Jessica Beck
Jessica Beck is an American theatre director and dramaturg specializing in new writing and devised work based in London. Recent productions as director & dramaturg include: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by Rebecca Crookshank – Devon Performance Awards Performer of the Year 2016, and multiple award nominations including The Liberty Human Rights Arts Award 2016 and Best Director & Production Broadway UK Awards 2015 (NYC/UK tour/Edinburgh); Normal/Madness by Fiona Geddes (Scottish Tour/Edinburgh); Icarus in Love by Edson Burton (Theatre West at The Bike Shed Theatre); and The Exeter Blitz Project by Jessica Beck and Helena Enright (The Bike Shed Theatre). Other collaborations with Sarah Sigal include: Alice’s Adventures in the New World (Old Red Lion, UK tour) and Dogfight (Arcola, Edinburgh). Jessica was an Associate of Theatre503 from 2004 – 2010 and is an Artistic Associate of The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter. Recipient of the International New York Fringe Festival Excellence Award for Outstanding Direction 2007. @mizbeck
Performed by Rebecca Dunn, Lighting by Phil Hewitt, Sound by Phil Hewitt and Jessica Beck, Set Design by Lucky Bert, Costume by Abi Kennedy.