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Phyllida Lloyd Joins Rosalie Craig and Danielle Tarento on the Panel of the Fifth TONIC CELEBRATES

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Phyllida Lloyd Joins Rosalie Craig and Danielle Tarento on the Panel of the Fifth TONIC CELEBRATES

Tonic Theatre has just announced that Tony award-nominated director Phyllida Lloyd will complete the line-up for the latest Tonic Celebrates, which will take place at The Other Palace on Friday 24 November. The musical theatre focused line-up sees Phyllida join previously announced panellists Olivier-nominated actress Rosalie Craig and award-winning producer and casting director Danielle Tarento.

Tonic Celebrates is a series of events foregrounding the achievements of inspirational women in theatre. Each event brings together a group of remarkable women, all of whom are leaders in their field, to discuss their careers, work, and successes. The first half of the evening is chaired by Tonic Theatre's Director Lucy Kerbel, before the floor is opened to the audience for questions.

Phyllida directed Mamma Mia in the West End, on Broadway and worldwide, and made her directorial film debut with the film adaptation starring Meryl Streep. Next year, she will direct Tina in the West End, a musical about the life of global icon Tina Turner. Her other theatre credits include The Shakespeare Trilogy: The Tempest, Henry IV and Julius Caesar (Donmar Warehouse / St Anne's Warehouse, New York), the Tony-Award nominated Mary Stuart (Donmar Warehouse / Apollo Theatre / Broadway), The Threepenny Opera, Boston Marriage (Donmar Warehouse), Six Degrees of Separation, Hysteria and Wild East (Royal Court), The Way of the World, Pericles, What the Butler Saw, The Prime of Ms Jean Brodie, The Duchess of Malfi (National Theatre), Taming of The Shrew (Delacourte Theatre NY) and Josephine and I (Bush Theatre/ Public Theatre NY). Her other films include The Iron Lady and Gloriana: A Film. Her opera credits include La Boheme, Medea, Carmen, L'Etoile, Gloriana, Albert Herring, Peter Grimes (Opera North), Macbeth (Paris/ROH) and The Handmaid's Tale (Copenhagen, ENO and Toronto).

Phyllida joins previously announced panellists Rosalie Craig and Danielle Tarento.

In September 2018, Rosalie will be taking on the role of Bobbi, re-imagined for the first time as a woman, in Stephen Sondeim's musical Company, directed by Marianne Elliott, for her new theatre company Elliot & Harper Productions. Craig will be performing the role alongside Broadway legend Patti LuPone as Joanne. Rosalie's extensive theatre credits include: The Light Princess for which she won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress in a Musical and was nominated for an Olivier Award; Rosalind in As You Like It; The Threepenny Opera and London Road - all for the National Theatre. Other theatre includes: City of Angels (Donmar Warehouse), Macbeth (Manchester International Festival), Finding Neverland (Leicester Curve) and Miss Julie (Chichester Festival Theatre). Her film and TV credits include: London Road, Spooks and Casanova.

Danielle is a freelance producer and casting director. She won Best Producer at the Off West End Awards 2012, was nominated Producer of the Year at the Stage Awards 2015 and was listed as one of the top ten producers of Musical Theatre in 2016 in The Stage. Last year she co-produced the first season of major musicals at Charing Cross Theatre including the revival of her multi-Award winning production of Titanic, which heads out on a UK and Ireland tour from April 2018, Ragtime (nominated: WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production and Best Musical Revival) and the European première of Maury Yeston's Death Takes a Holiday. Recently, she has been most recognised for her work at Southwark Playhouse including: Mother Courage and her Children, the European première of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro, Grey Gardens (nominated: Off West End Award for Best Musical Production and WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production) and Grand Hotel (winner: Off West End Award for Best Musical Production, nominated: WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production).

The fifth Tonic Celebrates follows previous successful events at Soho Theatre, National Theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe and the Ambassador's Theatre. Previous panellists have included director Marianne Elliott, actress Dame Harriet Walter, Globe Artistic Director Emma Rice, Tricycle Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham, writers Moira Buffini, Tanika Gupta and Jessica Swale, dramaturg Nina Steiger, lighting designer Paule Constable, designer Vicki Mortimer, NT's Director of Producing and Planning Sacha Milroy, and leading fight directors Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown.

Tickets are available through The Other Palace box office.

Visit www.tonictheatre.co.uk to learn more.


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