Greg Freeman's DOGSTAR to Premiere at the Tabard Theatre, Nov 12-30
After the Timeout Critics choice successes of Doig - The Musical, Beak Street and No Picnic at the Tabard Theatre we are proud to present Greg Freeman's latest play DOGSTAR, an outlandish comedy, which delves into mankind's obsession with ownership. The show will run 12 Nov - 30 Nov 2013.
In a hot, dusty, western saloon, a mysterious stranger named only as Dogstar discovers everything in town has to be paid for ...even dying. And like almost every mysterious stranger, who happens to be "just passing through", he is inextricably drawn into a battle with Clay, the unscrupulous landowner, in a bid to save the town. He is a homespun gunslinger in a greedy town and like a game of poker without cards; passions and stakes just get higher and higher. Can someone really own the whole planet or is Dogstar just a very wily drifter?
Dogstar stars Ben Warwick in the title role and Laura Pradelska perhaps best known as Quaithe in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Laura previously worked with Greg Freeman on Beak Street back in 2010. Rhys King and Jaymes Sygrove also worked with Greg Freeman at the Tabard Theatre in both Doig and No Picnic.
Greg Freeman edited and adapted the only ever successful re-version of an American Sitcom -
Who's The Boss which became The Upper Hand. He has since developed a career in the theatre. Directed by Ken McClymont, Dogstar will be their fourth production at the Tabard Theatre. Their previous collaborations, No Picnic (teddy bears learning to lie), Beak Street (gangster cats) and Doig (consumerism laid bare) were all Time Out Critics' Choices.
PRESS NIGHT: Thursday 14 November @ 7:30pm. DogStar plays at The Tabard Theatre from Tuesday 12 Nov to Saturday 30 November @ 7.30 pm. No performances Sunday or Mondays. Tickets are priced £16 (£14 concessions). Book online at www.tabardtheatre.co.uk or 08448 472264. The Tabard Theatre is located at 2 Bath Road, London W4 1LW. Tube: Turnham Green (Next door to theatre). Buses: 27, 94, 267, 337, 391, E3, H91
Dogstar: Ben Warwick
Violet: Laura Pradelska
Clay: Rhys King
Jed: Jaymes Sygrove
Ben Warwick as Dogstar
Ben trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. This year he played the lead in Les Enfants Terribles' highly acclaimed The Trench both on tour and at this year's Edinburgh Festival. Other recent work includes shows at The Finborough, The Soho Theatre and seasons with Theatre Royal York, The Orange Tree, Royal Theatre Northampton, Watford Palace, Lichfield Garrick, English Touring Theatre in the West End and The National. He has also worked with highly innovative Italian and Swedish theatre companies and toured The Seagull in Russia. Film and TV work includes the First World War feature, Canakkale - Yolun Sonu which had its European release this summer and Mary Queen of Scots (BBC).
Laura Pradelska as Violet
Laura Pradelska graduated from The Drama Centre London in 2008. Since graduating, she has worked solidly as an actor and as a voice-over artist. Her many stage roles included "Faith" in Still Life At The Sushi Bar (A One Woman show) at The Leicester Square Theatre, a role for which Laura was awarded the Best Actor prize at the 2010 Fringe Report Awards and "Eva Braun" in Summit Conference for which Laura was nominated by The Off West End awards in the Best Female categorie in 2011. In 2012 Laura was cast as "Quaithe" in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Laura will be appearing in lead roles in two feature films scheduled for cinema release in 2013 and 2014 "Spite and Malice" and "Rabbit's foot" .
Rhys King as Clay
Rhys trained at the GSA Conservatoire.
Theatre credits include; Mug's Arrows and Botallack O'Clock (Third Man Theatre, UK Tour and Brit's Off Broadway US Festival), Henry V & Othello (Creation Theatre Company), Romeo and Juliet (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds), No Picnic, DOIG! & Our Boys (Tabard Theatre), Twelfth Night & See How They Run (National Tours, The Original Theatre Company), Much Ado About Nothing & Merchant of Venice (Guildford Shakespeare Company), Madness of George III (National Tour, Wilde Enterprises), Journey's End (National Tour, Original Theatre Company and Icarus Theatre Collective). Rhys is the Producer and Associate Artist of the award-winning, Third Man Theatre and Original Theatre companies. He also recently wrote and directed his own play, Skylark, performed at the Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter.