Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With Arcola Theatre's CALLISTO: A QUEER EPIC
Following a sell-out run last year, Forward Arena today announces the full cast for Hal Coase's Callisto: a queer epic, which returns to Arcola Theatre as their final production this year. Thomas Bailey directs returning cast members, Georgia Bruce (Amy/Melissa), Nicholas Finerty (Cal/Harold/Hart), Mary Higgins (Katherine/Lola), Phoebe Hames (Isobel Morcom/Aunty/Nurse) and Marilyn Nadebe (Arabella); joined by Jonathan Purkiss (Lorn/Richard/Killigrew), Darren Siah (Alan/Blake/Dryden) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Tammy). Callisto: a queer epic opens at Arcola Theatre on 8 December, with previews from 5 December and runs until 23 December.
Callisto: a queer epic is a swirling constellation of remarkable queer stories. In London, 1680, opera star Arabella Hunt has secretly entered into the first recorded gay marriage in UK history. In Worcester, 1936, Alan Turing pays one final visit to Isobel Morcom, mother of his lost first love, Christopher. In the San Fernando Valley, 1979, Tammy Frazer arrives at Callisto Pornographic Studios, searching for the love of her life. And on the Moon, 2223, Lorn is building a paradise to sleep in, but Cal, his A.I. companion, is determined to keep him awake.
Hal Coase's work has been performed at Camden People's Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Pleasance Theatre, Ashmolean and North Wall Arts Centre. He has just finished work on a stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway for the National Youth Theatre which plays at the Ambassadors Theatre in November and December.
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Photo Credit: Lidia Crisafulli
Mary Higgins, Francesca Zoutewelle
Darren Siah, Nick Finerty
Darren Siah, Marilyn Nadebe
Georgia Bruce, Marilyn Nadebe