COMPANY OF SIRENS
With support from Arts Council Wales and the National Lottery and Chapter
Presents the Premiere of
Award winning playwright Lucy Gough’s
Production Dates: June 20 th – July 4th 2018
Opening Night: Wednesday June 20,
Company of Sirens catapults its audience into a cacophony of feral adolescence angst with Lucy Gough’s brilliant new play The Wolf Tattoo.
The Wolf Tattoo transports us to a dystopian future where we find Graf and Rose who are seventeen and in love. She is pregnant and he is part of a gang that pack at night out on the concrete wasteland, dressed in real wolf skins.
Language and morals are breaking down and survival is a struggle.
'If I walk out of here without my skin on. If I walk out of here without belonging to a pack I am just dead meat. '.
The Wolf Tattoo is a portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of love set against a background of a human jungle. Company of Sirens welcome a young cast of exceptional performers Gwydion Rhys (Graf) Sarran Morgan (Rose) Non Haf (Ash) Jarrad Ellis Thomas (Shenk) and John Rowley of goodcopbadcop, Forced Entertainment and Brith Gof.
Chris Durnall and Company of Sirens
Chris is a theatre director and founder of Company of Sirens. For eight years he was Artistic Director of Theatr Ffynnon and has directed up to seventy productions as a freelancer and acting teacher. In 2018 he was nominated for best director at the Wales Theatre Awards for his production of the Nether by Jennifer Hailey and has produced and directed much new writing, classic and devised work and large scale community dramas. Company of Sirens productions have included Welsh premiers of Tender Napalm, Mercury Fur and Dark Vanilla Jungle (all by Philip Ridley) The Censor and Stitching by Anthony Neilson, Troyanne by Ian Rowlands Sean Tyrone by Mark Ryan and The Nether by Jennifer Hailey.
Lucy has been awarded a Creative Wales Award to explore the role of the writer in Physical theatre and a Granada Artists Award (California). She was also a finalist for the BBC Wales Writer of the Year Award, the BBC Wales Drama Award and the Nick Darke Award. She has written extensively for Theatre, Television and Radio
We Are the Wolves
Join us after the opening performance on Wednesday 20th June , for an after show discussion centred around how the production was developed from physical impulse including British Sign Language. Working with BSL teacher Sarah Smith of Sarona training the actors use signing during the production, as language breaks down they find new ways to communicate their needs, fears and desires. There will be a series of four practical daytime workshops supporting the performances. These workshops will be open to all including deaf performers
Theatre | Performing Arts
The Wolf Tattoo
By Lucy Gough
Directed by Chris Durnall
Jarred Ellis Thomas
Llinos Griffiths Costume Design
Jacob Gough Production Manager
Sarah Smith BSL Tutor
Photographs J H Andersen
20th – 30th June 2018
OPENING NIGHT: Wednesday 20th June
Wednesday to Saturday Monday to Saturday at 8.00pm
Saturday 23rd and 30th at 2.30 (23rd is signed performance)
Studio, Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Cardiff, CF51QE 02920304400 chapter.org
Press Photos are available for The Wolf Tattoo.
Companyofsirens.jimdo.com 07834600941 (Chris)
Jennifer Appleby, Communications & Public Relations Associate
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