EXPECTATIONS Set for Pleasance Islington, Carpenters Mews 5-24 November 2013
Where things go wild, lives are lost or won, and we never know who is really in control. Expectations is a game show like no other, pitting the chaos of what dreams may come, against the realities of life. And everyone is playing for the Big Prize.
A new play about miscarriage and infertility, Expectations is a funny, physical, energetic and touching piece about life, fate, hope - and choice.
Expectations is written by Emma Deakin and directed by Stella Duffy.
Emma Deakin, an actress, producer and writer, is the founder and Artistic Producer of Shaky Isles Theatre. She has produced all of the company's work and performed in most of it. Expectations is her first play. She also works as a storyteller and drama workshop facilitator with children and is a Creative Associate with MakeBelieve Arts.
Stella Duffy is Shaky Isles' Artistic Director. She has directed many plays, both text-based and devised. She is heading Fun Palaces 2014 a nationwide celebration of arts, sciences and public engagement to commemorate Joan Littlewood's centenary in October 2014. She is also an award-winning writer with thirteen published novels, over fifty short stories and ten plays.
Sohia Lovell Smith is Expectations theatre designer. Credits include; Flathampton (Royal & DernGate Theatres, Northampton) which won the Brighton Festival Children's Award this year. Sophia is at present designing Duck! for ZArts, and Wave for Nottingham Playhouse.
Other companies include Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, (The Caretaker & 6 other shows), Graeae's The Flower Girls (Hampstead Theatre), Marat/Sade (Pleasance Theatre), Handa's Surprise (Little Angel Theatre), Blackberry Trout Face (20 Stories High).
Expectations is written by Emma Deakin and directed by Stella Duffy, with design by Sophia Lovell Smith, Lighting Design by Dominic Warwick and Sound Design by Martyn Duffy and Mark Trezona. The cast are Kane Bixley as Richard, Emma Deakin as Amanda, David Eaton as Paul, John Fitzpatrick as Troy, Natalie Ann Jamieson as Scarlett, Mary Price-O'Connor as Wanda and Amie Taylor as Carrie.
Tuesday 5 - Sunday 24 November 2013
Pleasance Islington, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF
Tues-Sat 7:45pm & Sun 6:00pm
Previews: Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th November
Press Night: Thursday 7th November
Post-show discussion: 12th November
Signed performance: 13th November
Tickets £12.00 (£10.00 concessions) Previews all tickets £10.00
Box office 0844 482 9674 / www.pleasance.co.uk