The Cock Tavern Theatre Announces Cast Change For SECRETS, Runs November 17- December 5

Flexible Productions Presents The World Premiere of SECRETS. Eight actors reveal their own true-life secrets woven together in an intimate story. 17TH November - 5TH December, 2009

Directed by: Danielle Coleman; Dramaturg: Hamish MacDougall; Lighting Design by: Claire Childs;

Sound Design by: Rob Lewis; Set and Costume Design by: Phoebe Cole.

Cast includes: Sarah Baxendale; Helen Briscoe; Andrew Cleaver; Richie Cloete; Emilie Cohen-Boulakia; Ishbel Nicol; Shireen Walton; Jeremy Williams

We all have secrets. Does that make us all liars? Or just actors, playing parts but hiding the truth? Devised by eight actors, whose true-life secrets have been woven together to create an intimate story; SECRETS is an explosive new play. It dissolves the barrier between fact and fiction, exploring why we keep secrets, what happens when we decide to disclose them and the nature of secrecy itself.

Theatre company Flexible Productions aims to produce honest theatre with the power to touch the audience. Focussing on autobiographically-based writing that explores the actors' own experiences, the company seeks to open up a little-known area and to create fluid, meaningful productions.

Director Danielle Coleman is Artistic Director of Flexible Productions. Directing credits include: The Vagina Monologues, (Luxembourg) and A Celebration of Monty Python, (Luxembourg). Danielle was Artistic Director of Sweet Whispers Theatre Company in Australia where her directing credits included: Shirley Valentine, Sweet Phoebe, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Out of the Box and The Best of Byron.

Dramaturg Hamish MacDougall is the Literary Manager at The Cock Tavern Theatre. Writing credits include Deptford Tales (National Youth Theatre) and Urban Chic Saved My Life (Cockpit Theatre).

Cast includes: Sarah Baxendale theatre credits include: Wrestling Mad (Hull Truck). Television credits include: ‘Ellie Hunter' in Hollyoaks, Coronation Street (Granada) and Sunshine (BBC1). Andrew Cleaver theatre credits include: For Ed (King's Head) and Happily Ever After (Upstairs at the Gatehouse). Emilie Cohen-Boulakia theatre credits include: The Vagina Monologues (New Players Theatre). Jeremy Williams theatre credits include Henry V (RSC) and The Maids (National tour).

Formed in January 2009, under the artistic leadership of Adam Spreadbury-Maher The Cock Tavern Theatre is fully committed to programming new writing. Full scripts for all world premieres at The Cock Tavern Theatre will be published in the production's programme. "The up-and-coming Cock Tavern Theatre... with an adventurous policy of revivals and new work." Mark Shenton, The Stage.

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