Announcing the cast of Reunion & Dark Pony

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We are excited to announce our cast for Reunion & Dark Pony by David Mamet. These two short plays of David Mamet’s early work are about father and daughter relationships. Reunion realistically observes a meeting between an estranged father and daughter who have not seen each other in years, while Dark Pony playfully explores a father telling his child a magical story. Performing these plays in beautiful library spaces across South London

David Schaal’s many TV credits include The Inbetweeners and The Office, while theatre credits include Rabbits (Park Theatre) and A Steady Rain (Arcola Theatre). Siu-see Hung rejoins Baseless Fabric following her involvement in their production of A First Class Death for VAULT Festival. Other recent credits include Chinglish (Park Theatre) and I Wish To Die Singing (Finborough).

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David Schaal – Bernie / Father

Theatre Includes: Rabbits (Park Theatre), Great Expectations (East Riding Theatre), I Have Been Here Before (Off West End), A Steady Rain (Arcola Theatre), Rank (Odyssey Theatre, L.A.), American Justice (Arts Theatre), Beggars Bush (Globe Theatre/Latitude Festival), Brotherly Love (Edinburgh Festival), The Roman Bath (Arcola Theatre), Cyrano De Bergerac (Manchester Royal Exchange), Missing In Action (Jermyn Street Theatre), After The Fire (Gate Theatre), Killer Joe (English Theatre Frankfurt), Canterbury Tales and Hunchback of Notre Dame (USA Tour), Love Loyalty (Basingstoke). Television Includes: Fearless (ITV), Frontier (Netflix), We The Jury (BBC), You’re The Worst (FX), The Strain (FX), Hetty Feather (BBC), Veep (HBO), The Inbetweeners (Ch4), Bollywood Carmen (BBC), The Midnight Beast (Ch4), Lead Ballon (BBC), White Van Man (ITV), Hancock & Joan (BBC), Missing (BBC), The Persuasionists (BBC), The Wrong Door (BBC), Modern Toss (Ch4), Beautiful People (BBC), Ashes To Ashes (BBC), The IT Crowd (Ch4), Doc Martin (BBC), The Office (BBC), The Brixton Nail Bomber (BBC), The Armando Iannucci Show (Ch4), The Murder Of Stephen Lawrence (BBC), Deceit (BBC), Our Friends In The North (BBC). Film Includes: 101 Year Old Man, Fallen, The Fitzroy, The Inbetweeners 2, Pirates – Band Of Misfits, The Inbetweeners Movie, Hysteria, The Great Ghost Rescue, Kidulthood, Clubbed, Mr Nobody, Down Terrace, Relative Values, Boston Kickout, I.D., Dirty Weekend.

 

Siu-see Hung – Carol / Daughter

Siu-see Hung trained at Arts Educational Schools London.

Her theatre credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Polka Theatre), Chinglish at The Park Theatre, Romeo & Juliet with the London Symphony Orchestra (Barbican), DiaoChan – The Rise of the Concubine (Arts Theatre London), I Wish To Die Singing (Finborough Theatre), Velocity (Finborough Theatre), A First Class Death (Vaults Festival), A Dream From a Bombshell (Albany Theatre), ObamaAmerica (Theatre 503), and Granny Dumpling (Yellow Earth and Albany Theatre), The Blue Bird (Wimbledon studio, Albany), and A Colder Water Than Here (Vaults Festival). Her film credits include Receptionist, Adult Content , Jade Dragon (Web Series), Unexpected Reunion, Upstage (Web Series), Sketchpack (Web Series), The Fighting Room and Terminal.

 

 

Designing a production for six libraries across South London

Clapham Library

Clapham Library

So our design process for Reunion and Dark Pony is well underway! Our exciting Set & Costume designer Bex Kemp and I have started the process of thinking about how you design these plays for six different libraries! Read more about Bex’s previous work here.

We’ve been reading and discussing the plays, pulling out things we think are interesting and possibly useful to think about as well as visiting all of the libraries together. Each library is quite different so the plays will be a different experience in each library, each with its own problems to be solved and exciting, beautiful or unique elements to make the most of. We need to work out how the plays can work best in each of the six libraries to make the most of each individual space as well as telling the stories of these two plays as best as we can. Read more

For the love of libraries….

As Mamet plays in libraries is a bit different to opera on the high street, we thought perhaps you might be interested to hear a bit more about our forthcoming production of Reunion and Dark Pony and why it’s taking place in libraries across South London.

Firstly, we aim to present one opera and one theatre production a year. Last year it was street opera Drifting Dragons and digital promenade theatre piece A Secret Life, which took the audience on a journey round the streets and ended up for a scene in the wonderful Mason’s Arms pub. Both of those projects were new pieces based on local people’s stories and inspired by the many local people across Merton and Wandsworth we spoke to about their memories.

This year we have left new stories to re-discover old ones and present them in unusual public places. You don’t often hear Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte in the pub or the supermarket do you? But you do with us! So we wanted this year’s theatre production to also be a classic in an unexpected place.

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