THE WILD AT HEART
THREE SHORT PLAYS BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
Directed by Maya Lindh and Vala Fannell
Like one of the greatest playwrights of our times, Tennessee Williams, we believe that snatching the eternal out of the desperately fleeting is the great magic trick of human existence.
So in November 2015, in a spectacular untouched period venue in London, we created something completely unique. The entire venue was dressed up, to resemble 1940's New Orleans with all its intricate magic and light.
We staged three short plays by the great Tennessee Williams, as part of a full evening. And because In memory everything seems to happen to music it was accompanied by a live band playing jazz and blues throughout the evening, before, in-between and after each play, giving the audience the time to take a tour to the bar and treat themselves to southern drinks and snacks, served by themed bar staff, allowing them to completely step into the world of the great Tennessee.
- A Perfect Analysis Given By A Parrot
- Hello From Bertha
- A Portrait Of A Madonna
In regards to the recent media coverage about the many layers of sexism in our industry, we found it a fascinating and an inspiring challenge to stage these three short plays, since they all contain complex, lead female roles, exploring the effect this might have on various sides of the process. A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages.
The Wild At Heart is a collaborative production bewteen Simple Life Productions and StepbyStep Productions.
✭✭✭✭ "Food for thought!"
✭✭✭✭ "The young cast perform these short plays well and it is good to see so many interesting female roles. I’d recommend this for an entertaining evening in beautiful surroundings with talented performers."
"All of these plays are about women who don’t conform to what society expects of them. They are alternately amusing, sympathetic, pitiable and dignified. The choice of plays works well and the cast do an extremely creditable job. Recommended!"
written by Starri Hauksson
directed by Maya Lindh
Moments is an Icelandic play written originally for radio by Starri Hauksson. It was aired on Radio 1 in Iceland in November 2008 to critical acclaim. It has now been adapted for stage and translated into English. Moments saw it's UK premiere at The Drayton Arms Theatre in London in October 2015 to critical acclaim, performing in both English and in the original Icelandic text with subtitles.
After a tragic loss, Andri has withdrawn from society and seemingly given up on life. We watch as Andri struggles with ghosts from the past, as well as his own existence and relationships in the present. In a minimalistic setting the play addresses the subject of family, loss and forgiveness with brutal honesty, revealing the imperfections and raw vulnerability of the human mind and being.
Moments is a collaborative production bewteen Simple Life Productions and StepbyStep Productions.
✭✭✭✭ "While it may be an Icelandic play, the messages are universal and presented very well here. It’s well worth a trip to West London to see this!"
"Moments is well written, the acting is excellent (particularly Aron Trausti and Siggi Holm) and it is a thoughtful and sensitive production (Sindri Swan, Maya Lindh) that does not shy away from challenging topics."
✭✭✭✭✭ "The performances are taut and quite riveting and the beautifully sad story reduced me to tears. Strongly recommended."
- David Woodward