A NEW PLAY written by MEGAN JENKINS
First premiered on August 24th and 25th at 5pm
August 26th at 8pm
Currently in Research and Development.
Coming again SOON.
One day, a small child disappears without a trace.
As the years go by, the story is distorted, retold and warped again, becoming a fairy tale, a snippet of courtroom statement, a ghost story and fragments of misremembered memory. For those left behind, immersed in a sea of speculation and half-truth, is it possible to piece together the past?
Gone explores superstition, loss and violence; alongside our compulsion to tell stories. It looks at how these ancient narratives inform our modern identities, our perception of the world around us and, crucially, our behaviour toward others.
Megan’s debut play, A Working Title, toured in 2016 and was subsequently nominated for the Best Newcomer Award and shortlisted for the New Writing Award at Manchester Fringe. She has since written for Original Impact Theatre Company (Gone), Misprint Theatre (Phase 5), Tip of the Iceberg Theatre Company (Exposed) and Dolls House Ensemble. Her work has been performed at The Union, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Edinburgh Fringe, Manchester Fringe, The Blue Elephant Theatre and numerous secondary schools and colleges across the UK.
Megan’s newest show, Catch of The Day, premiers at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe with Red Fox Theatre, whilst Gone will debut at The Lion and The Unicorn Theatre in London.
Her upcoming plays, Nostos and Knock, are being developed with the generous support of The Peggy Ramsay Foundation.
THE ORIGINAL IMPACT ENSEMBLE
Director: Olivia Stone
Olivia has been the Artistic Director of Stones Theatre Company since 2015. Performances include a charity run of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Modern Art Oxford), Closer by Patrick Marber (Bread & Roses, Clapham) and Radiant Vermin by Philip Ridley (Bread & Roses, Clapham). Olivia is an experienced Assistant Director and has worked on two Shakespeare productions (Twelfth Night and King Lear) at the beautiful Minack theatre in Cornwall and will be working on an all-female adaptation of The Tempest (The Theatre at Chipping Norton) on 26-27th September. Olivia is a proud member of Young Vic Directors Network and has participated in a variety of workshops with experienced directors such as Rebecca Frecknall who recently directed Summer and Smoke at the Almeida, Le Coq technique with Matthew Coulton and 'Directing from Page to Stage' with members of the Old Vic 12.
Freelance Theatre Director
phone: (+44)7792 853 607
Artistic Director for Stones Theatre Company
Movement and Musical Director
Having recently graduated with First Class Honours in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Bristol, Lily is working in Bristol and London as a director, choreographer, and performer. Lily trained in vocal studies (Grade 8 ABRSM) under Susan Roper (Royal Northern College of Music) and also plays the Trombone (Grade 8 ABRSM) having trained with Thomas Wyss.
Some directing and choreography credits include The Point of Delivery (Wickham Theatre), Mack and Mabel (Winston Theatre), Bristol Old Vic New Writing (Wardrobe Theatre). Lily has also performed a variety of roles including Maria (West Side Story), Sarah (Guys and Dolls), Side By Side by Sondheim, Phyllis (Iolanthe). and Patience (Patience). She was nominated for Best Female Voice 2016 at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival. As a choral singer Lily has performed with the Hallé and The BBC Proms Choir including singing at the closing night of the Lucerne Switzerland Festival under Sir Simon Rattle and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Lily is currently rehearsing for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Bristol Hippodrome) as lead ensemble dancer and Truly Scrumptious understudy.
Lily has also trained in technical theatre and has enjoyed working on a variety of projects some of which include Amadeus (The National Theatre), Fatherland (Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre), and Goodnight Mr Thom (Theatre Royal Bath).
Gabriella has just finished her 2nd Year in BA Stage Management at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
To Anyone Who Listens (SM - The Hen and Chickens Theatre), Jack and the Beanstalk (ASM - Shaw Theatre), 18-22, Attractive, Insecure (Asst Technician - Courtyard Theatre)
Credits associated with RCSSD:
I’m Afraid of Amerikans (DSM - Webber Douglas Studio), The Sound and the Fury (Asst Costume Supervisor - The Pleasance Theatre), #Dr@cula (ASM - Curve Studio, Leicester), #Dr@cula (ASM - Webber Douglas Studio), King Lear (DSM/ASM - St Peter’s Main Hall), Merrily We Roll Along (ASM - Webber Douglas Studio)
Photography by Lidia Crisafulli