STEGOSAURUS Play Comes at Etcetera Theatre in Camden
"And so I wake up, and I think;
'Today is going to be a good day. I'll do anything, anything to make my life better. It's time to take care of myself, to take care of me. Myself'
"And for a split second you do actually feel a bit better."
A journey through black coffee, exposed bones and copies of Vogue, 'Stegosaurus' explores our relationship with food and asks the question 'how can the same person exist on three pizzas one day and three peanuts the next?'
Ersi Niaoti's acclaimed play receives it's English Language premier in a bold, one woman staging at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden. This exposing play confronts societal attitudes towards body image, sexuality and gender roles in an upfront and revealing way as we follow one woman's struggle to come to terms with her own situation.
A rare opportunity to experience a piece of modern Greek theatre, 'stegosaurus' promises both to provoke and entertain.
Ersi Niaoti is a Greek playwright, actress and director with many years experience in Athens and beyond. 'Stegosaurus' is the first time her work has played in the U.K. As well as working in theatre she is co-author of the children's book '9 Fairy Tales and a Wooden Spoon' - winner of the International Gourmand Award 2012.
Elpida Stathatou is a Greek actress, with undergrad studies in Greece and postgraduate studies in Bridge Theatre Training Company in London. She has several years of experience appearing in several films, short films, music videos and commercials in both London and Athens. It has been her life long dream to be part of a project that combines a demanding and intimate solo performance along with raising awareness about eating disorders. Stegosaurus marks her UK Stage debut.
Director Joe Hufton's work includes The Collector at the Vaults and Scarlet at the Southwark Playhouse which was shortlisted for Best Ensemble and longlisted for Best Production in the Off West End Awards. He recently worked as associate director for the Olivier award nominated Alice's Adventures Underground. In addition his work as a director includes Fable for The Flanagan Collective at (Summerhall, Greenwich Theatre and The Soho Playhouse, New York) and Babylon at the Adelaide Fringe. He has also worked for Secret Cinema and directed Dead Poets Society and Back to the Future (one of the largest immersive shows ever staged) for the company. He was Associate Artist for the multi award winning Belt Up Theatre and directed Outland and A Little Princess for the company amongst other.
The Etcetera is an award-winning pub theatre, established in 1986. It has a reputation for hosting and supporting London's most thrilling new fringe theatre, comedy, cabaret and musical acts. In recent years, the Etcetera has become a hub for several London theatre festivals, including the Camden Fringe and the London Horror Festival. With the launch of it's annual Black Box Festival (formerly PNPA Festival), it reaffirmed our commitment to creating a strong platform for the capital's upcoming theatre makers.
The Etcetera has been under the management of Artistic Director & Theatre Manager Maud Madlyn since 2014.