Our fringe piece for 2017 is ‘Stones’ by Katy Matthews, directed by Judey Bignell. Casting is currently underway and will be announced shortly. ‘Stones’ will be performed at the Rialto 5th – 8th May, 7.30pm.
Jasper has spent months alone in his cell since his brothers passed. Now a light shines through in the form of a Rose. But is his new companion all she appears to be? Locked in a prison away from anything, who is to say what is a mere story and what is a memory of a very real past? After the critical acclaim of their production ‘Un-titled’, Artlandish Productions present their brand new play, combining the company’s usual style of pathos and pithiness, ‘Stones’ looks at the mind’s ability to make a heaven of a hell… and vice versa.
Feedback from last years Artlandish Production:
“Playwright Katy Matthews offers an entertaining script full of witty and truthful remarks about art today, an even balance of comedy and intelligent, thought-provoking social and critical comment. […] Un-titled is a sound production with an abundance of fascinating, philosophical insight.” (**** Broadway Baby)
“It’s very clever and imaginative with some brilliantly ingenious moments” (**** The Argus)
“Un-Titled is among the rarest of Fringe productions: one that’s funny – genuinely, gaspingly, stitch-inducingly funny – but intelligent and thought-provoking, too.” (**** Fringe Guru)
Chris Gates as Jasper
Chris graduated from The Academy of Creative Training (ACT) in 2016 and has appeared as Malvolio in Twelfth Night, multiple roles in the wickedly crude and hilarious Ubu Roi and as Alan “The Gopher” Altoplane in
the new political musical Running Mate. Chris’s greatest ambition is to win an Oscar, or else to steal one of Daniel Day Lewis’s.
Emma Howarth as Rose
Emma studied acting at the Academy of Creative Training (ACT). After graduating in July 2016, Emma went on to work with The Brighton Shakespeare Company in their production of Much Ado About Nothing. Her other recent credits include Dunyasha in the Cherry Orchard and singing her heart out as Cinderella in a touring Christmas pantomime.
Emma is excited to be taking on the role of Rose and performing at The Rialto Theatre for the first time.
Andrew Allen as Lucious
John moved to Brighton in 2012 after performing and studying in London. Since then he’s moved between a myriad of productions in local theatres and begun to craft a screen presence too featuring in several local short films. After his brief sabbatical from stage work he returns for another run in the Brighton fringe with Stones.
Trefor Levins as Peter
Trefor has been acting for 7 years now, but has wanted to act all his life. He started off in amateur theatre and is now studying at the Academy of Creative Training in Brighton. He has played many interesting roles including Joesph Merrick in ‘The Elephant Man’ and Michal in ‘The Pillow man’. He has acted at the Hawth in Crawley, The Archway in Horley, Green Room in Dorking and Polesdon Lacey open air. He has also been part of educational and children’s theatre, as well as a scare actor at Tulleys farm. Trefor played the Laughing Cavalier in Artlandish Productions’ ‘Un-titled’ at last year’s Brighton Fringe.