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Theatre Breaks

 

We Need To Talk About Clive by John Hill is a short comedy that's part of the ninth Theatre Breaks Festival of new writing presented by Tiny Dog Productions.

 

Seven plays, each lasting under 20 minutes, will be performed back to back each night with a short interval.

 

About We Need To Talk About Clive

 

When Gladys goes to the cinema with an old friend she hasn’t seen or heard from for years, she’s expecting a romcom, some popcorn and a chinwag about old times. What she gets is a thoroughly implausible action movie, life changing revelations and some incriminating photographs.

 

Jean Apps as Marjorie and Maxine Howard as Gladys in rehearsals

Directed by Juanita Mora

Juanita is a Royal Central School of Speech & Drama graduate, trained at University of California, Berkeley, and University of Kent in acting and directing.

 

She was assistant director to actor/director James Purefoy in King Lear and directed the Asylum Dialogues & Monologues, The Colour House Theatre for Klevis Kova Foundation with her company.

 

Recently has written/directed Clowns at Traffic Lights for a site specific performance at Kings Cross, CASA Scratch Festival and the ninth Theatre Breaks Festival.  

 

Other directing credits include Chorizo & Bad Romance, The Roundhouse; Que Pasa Con Ramona? The Oval House Theatre; Jersey Tails, The Honor Oak; Mother by Trade, Bolivar Hall; and Well, this is Embarrassing, Rosemary Branch Theatre. For more information click here.

 

 

Cast

 

Jean Apps

Jean graduated from City Lit in 2007 with their Advanced Acting Diploma.

 

Since then she has been involved in several stage productions, new writing festivals and poetry readings, as well as a number of short films and corporate videos.

  

Her theatre credits include La Mastication des Morts' (Camden People's Theatre),  Mandrake, Rope, bodies unfinished (Brockley Jack Studio), Doggerland (Baron's Court/New Diorama), Together We're Heavy (Cock Tavern), Big Shoe (King's Head) and Matryoshka (Landor).

 

Most recently she played Dame Edith Sitwell in a staged reading of The Peacock and the Nightingale at the Tristan Bates Theatre. For more information click here.

 

Maxine Howard

Maxine trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama recent theatre credits include Mrs Van Daan The Diary of Anne Frank, Side by Side by Sondheim, Jack’s Mother Into The Woods, Anne Under The Blue Sky and Maureen in Eight Women.

 

She has also played Mrs Braddock in The Graduate, Mrs Peverill/Ensemble Lark Rise, Madame Cabet Days of the Commune, Gillian in Marriage Play, Enid O’Donnell The Supper Party, The Nurse in Romeo & Juliet, Vladmir Waiting for Godot and Maureen in Eight Woman.

 

Film and Television credits include Children of Angels, Mary Portas Secret Shopper, The Juice, Yam, Crossing Bridges, The Bill, and Eastenders.

 

Maxine is delighted to be playing the role of Gladys in We Need To Talk About Clive. For more information click here.

 

The other plays in the 9th Theatre Breaks Festival are:

 

Dogshit Shaylee by Tracy Whitwell

Irresistibly Drained by Empty Photo Theatre

Briefcase by Ben Webber

Halves by Annette Brook

I've read somewhere... by Abigail Andjel

Brewing Tea by Tobias Wright

Tiny Dog Productions is a multi-disciplined theatre company with in-house skills in acting, stage combat and puppetry. It caters to children and adults with a specialized youth and family theatre sector, as well as developing contemporary work and providing a platform for new writing.

 

The company's inaugural show was an adaptation of the Robin Jarvis novel The Deptford Mice. Borne out of this continually developing show came the Tiny Dog Youth and Family Theatre. Using their strong background in physical theatre, they create highly energetic and visual adaptations of well-known children's books that captivate audiences, bringing to life stories that are old and new.

 

The contemporary theatre and new writing sector of the company provides a platform for new and developing work. It chooses shows which have a strong, visual narrative, are highly energetic and tell interesting or challenging stories. The Theatre Breaks Festival, which showcases new work from across the country, is hosted every three months.

 

 

 

 

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