JustJones& Kicks Off Off AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE National Tour Today
JUSTJONES& The Albany present the world premiere and national tour of an award-winning new adaptation of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, adapted and directed from Henrik Ibsen by Rebecca Manson Jones and designed by Jens Demant Cole. The cast features Sarah Malin and Rupert Holliday Evans, with Elizabeth Elvin, Samuel Lawrence, Yana Penrose, Matt Ray Brown, and Lawrence Stubbings.
The national tour will run today, 25 September - 16 November 2013. London Press Night: Thursday 26 September at 7.30pm at The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG. For full tour listings, see below or visit www.justjonestheatre.org.uk.
Sarah Malin and Rupert Holliday Evans lead the cast of this interactive adaptation of An Enemy of the People created by innovative director Rebecca Manson Jones, where the audience will choose the ending. Ibsen's classic, famed for its final meeting scene of community debate and discord, "the Majority is always wrong", will be reinterpreted with a female Dr Stockmann (played by Malin).
This contemporary adaptation is the first UK winner of the Ibsen Scholarship, awarded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture . It is set in Cornwall in the heart of a close-knit community and explores a very modern problem. Dr Stockmann and her brother, the Mayor, have founded a Co-Operative Health Spa and their town¹s fortunes are transformed. So when she discovers that the health of the planet is threatened by one of their business deals, she assumes everyone will want to put things right. It¹s a no-brainer, right? Wrong.
Climate change is not a local problem, it's a world problem. But the debate about something that is happening on a global level gets deeply personal as sister and brother discover that they are bound by blood and divided by philosophy. At the public meeting, where the cast are joined by a chorus of local people, whose voices will be heard? Who is right?
In a truly bespoke and intimate retelling, part of the script has been created in workshops with the involvement of the communities where it will be touring. Local actors will form the chorus at their local venue, and audiences will vote on the ethical and practical options. Jens Demant Coles' production design will also respond to the atmosphere and setting of each unique venue.
Director Rebecca Manson Jones and designer Jens Demant Cole founded JustJones& in 2010, and have collaborated extensively since 1993. Rebecca was the founder and director of Almeida Projects and her credits also include the critically acclaimed production of Ibsen¹s A Doll¹s House at Exeter Northcott.
Sarah Malin's theatre credits include RSC, National Theatre, Hampstead and Almeida. She has recently finished filming What Remains for the BBC. Rupert Holliday Evans theatre includes Manson Jones¹ A Doll¹s House, and work at the National, RSC & Tricycle. He has recently finished filming Dracula for NBC.
NATIONAL TOUR of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, DATES:
Venue: The Albany, DEPTFORD. LONDON
Date: Wednesday 25th September to Saturday 28th September 2013
Box Office 020 8692 4446
Venue: The Tobacco Factory, BRISTOL
Date: Tuesday 1st to Saturday 5th October 2013
Box Office: 0117 902 0344
Venue: Saltash.net Community School, SALTASH
Date: Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th October 2013
Box Office: www.justjonestheatre.org.uk
Venue: Mullion School, MULLION
Date: Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October 2013
Box Office: www.justjonestheatre.org.uk
Venue: The Plough Arts Centre, GREAT TORRINGTON
Date: Thursday 17th and Saturday 19th October
Box Office: 01805 624624
Venue: Liskeard School & Community College, LISKEARD
Date: Tuesday 22nd and Wed 23rd October 2013
Box Office: www.justjonestheatre.org.uk
Venue: New Diorama Theatre, LONDON
Date: Tuesday 5th Saturday 16th November 2013
Box Office: 020 7383 9034
Rebecca Manson Jones: Artistic Director: Rebecca studied French and German at Oxford University and French and Drama at University of London/Central School. In 2012 she became the first UK company to be awarded an International Ibsen Scholarship.
Her directing credits include: A Doll¹s House, Mother Goose, Beyond Nora, The Big Read, co-director Trading Local (with Show of Strength) all at Exeter Northcott as Creative Director; Sick! after Moliere¹s The
Hypochondriac, Hanging On by a Thread (Almeida Theatre as Director of Almeida Projects).
In 2007 Rebecca Manson Jones and Jens Demant Cole were invited to Denmark to direct and design Romeo og Julie, a contemporary Danish verse translation of Shakespeare¹s classic with Iben Dorner (Borgen) as Julie. Rebecca then went on to lead Almeida Projects for five years, directing productions, recruiting and training teams of directors and workshop facilitators and worked with generous and inspiring artists including Michael Attenborough, Moira Buffini, David Eldridge, Fin Kennedy, Mike Henry, Rufus Norris and Tanya Ronder, Will Tuckett, Roy Williams to name just a few.
Sarah Malin - Sarah Malin was recently seen on stage in Say It With Flowers directed by Katie Mitchell (Hampstead Theatre). Theatre includes: Blue Sky (Hampstead Studio for Pentabus), Here Lies Mary Spindler, Macbeth, Macbett, and The Penelopiad all for the RSC); Marianne Dreams (Almeida); Iphigenia (National Theatre); The Cherry Orchard (English Touring Theatre); Pericles (Lyric, Hammersmith); The Book of David (The Really Useful Group); Twelfth Night (Imaginary Forces); The Norman Conquests (Theatr Clwyd); Grimm Tales (Scarborough); Ring (Soho Theatre); No Way Out (ATC); Madness in Valencia and Hecuba (Gate Theatre); The Merchant of Venice and Dracula (Sherman Theatre, Cardiff); World on Fire and David Copperfield (New Vic Theatre, Stoke); Dangerous Corner and Dead Wood (Watermill Theatre, Newbury). Film & TV: Two series as a regular in The Knock, a regular in Every Silver Lining, Wire in The Blood, Silent Witness, Guardian, The Law, The Bill, Eastenders, eight months in Emmerdale and has just finished filming a new drama, What Remains, for the BBC which will be out later this year.
Rupert Holiday Evans - Rupert's theatre includes Richard III (Tobacco Factory), Much Ado About
Nothing (RSC), Merchant Of Venice (RSC), The Riots (Kilburn Tricycle), Phaedra¹s Love (Arcola), A Doll¹s House (Northcott, Exeter), Mister Heracles (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Don Juan (ETT), Hamlet (Regents Park), A Midsummer Night¹s Dream (Regents Park), The Birthday Party (Contact Theatre), Speed The Plow (Contact Theatre). His TV credits include Dracula (NBC), The Bletchley Circle II (World Productions) with the BBC Life¹s Too Short, Midsomer Murders, Holby City, Casualty, Skins, Doctor Who, Powers, Doctors and the The Harry Enfield Show and for ITV Diamond Geezer, The Bill, Touch Of Frost, The Giblet Boys, Cider With Rosie. Rupert's film credits include Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box, Wuthering Heights, Nostradamu, Stranded, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, From Hell.
Elizabeth Elvin - Theatre includes: Anything Goes (Kilworth House Theatre), Looby Loo No Strings Attached, (Edinburgh 2012), The Story Of Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey (Wilton¹s Music Hall/El Portal Theatre Los Angeles), Lady Of Larkspur Lotion (Hackney Empire), Us (Hampstead Theatre), Hello Dolly
(Birmingham Rep / Prince of Wales Theatre, West End), Lotte¹s Journey (New End Theatre), The Return (Birmingham Stage Co), A Patch Of Blue (The Kings Head), The Shy Gas Man (Southwark Playhouse), How The Other Half Loves (Bristol Old Vic), 101 Dalmations (National Tour), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Chichester Festival / Piccadilly Theatre, West End). The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (Lyric & UK Tour) Charlie Girl (National Tour), Last Of The Summer Wine (National Tour), The Magician¹s Nephew, (Westminster Theatre) The Bells (Lyceum Theatre, West End). Puss In Boots (Glasgow Citizens. for Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Intimate Exchanges, Whistle Down The Wind, Macbeth. For Palace Theatre, Westcliff: Shirley Valentine (Best Actress Award Winner), Merchant Of Venice, Twelfth Night, A Daughter¹s A Daughter, Fings Ain't What They Used To Be, Volcano. For Liverpool Playhouse: Noises Off, A Midsummer Night¹s Dream And For The Mill At Sonning: Don¹t Dress For Dinner, Two Into One, Funny Money, Stepping Out, Born Yesterday. Film & TV includes Nina Forever, The Blaine Brothers, Eastenders, Full Firearms, Doctors, All In Good Time, Beyond The Rave, Monsters & Rabbits, Pandemic, Hot Fuzz, HG Wells A Life In Pictures, Footballers Wives, State Of Play, Credit, Rings On Their Fingers, Testament Of Youth, Bbc. Heaven's Gate, The Dance and Family Portrait, Winner Of Bbc Best Online Drama.
Samuel Lawrence - Samuel recently graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts after completing the 3 year BA in acting. Before this he trained at the ITV Television Workshops in his hometown of Bristol. Theatre credits include The Wheels on a the Bus (National tour), Hush (Cockpit Theatre). Sam was also part of the ensemble of a large cast in 55 Days (Hampstead Theatre) Film includes Done (Short), Rapier's Folly (Short), Iterum (Short). Credits whilst training includes Romeo (Romeo and Juliet), Joey (Road by Jim Cartwright), Pastor Manders (Ghosts by Ibsen), Nicholas (Punk Rock by Simon Stephens) Orlando (As You Like it).
Yana Penrose - Yana trained at ALRA. Productions at college include Market Boy, Mary Stuart, Coram Boy, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Major Barbara and Her Naked Skin. Yana enjoys musical theatre and children¹s theatre and is a Drama Workshop Leader. She plays the trumpet to a high standard and is also a singer. Yana has worked on a short film titled Broken Angel and an adaptation of the sit-com Dinner Ladies at ALRA. She is delighted to be joining the cast of An Enemy of the People particularly as it tours in her native Cornwall.
Matt Ray Brown - Matt trained with the Actors Company at the London Centre for Theatre
Studies. Theatre credits include: Sports Play (Justamust touring), Parkway Dreams (Eastern Angles), Casablanca (Future Cinema), Murder Me Gently (Mumford Theatre), A Winter¹s Tale and Romeo and Juliet (Saffron Walden), A Midsummer Night¹s Dream (Ocras Theatre open air tour), Broken (Sir John Mills
Theatre), Henry V (Tour de Force) and The Bright & Bold Design (Jermyn Street). Film credits include: Fraternity, Shelter, FIT, Angel, Esther's Funeral, The Adventures of George the Projectionist.
Lawrence Stubbings - Lawrence trained at East 15 Acting School. He has appeared in numerous productions, including: The Importance of Being Earnest, Twelfth Night, MacBeth, Titus Andronicus, The Taming of the Shrew, Keep Calm and Carry On, Infinity, Playtime For The Suicidal: A Musical, The Sound Of Music,Wuthering Heights and various Pantomimes, three tours of Europe and the BSC's Number 1 tour of Treasure Island. This year, he has worked on Voices of the Holocaust¹s inaugural show Meaning and been busy filming a Feature abroad, as well as Shorts, Corporates and Commercials. www.lawrencestubbings.com