escapology - EDINBURGH PREVIEW
"I think these writers were high on Undoween when they decided to write this stuff"
Over the next seven hours, Alice, a struggling actor, attempts to film an audition tape for a well-known fantasy TV show that may well change her life forever, however, this process turns out to be far from easy as Alice encounters a plethora of problems to contend with. A visit from a heavily pregnant super-fan of a celebrity magician prompts Alice to question her values and priorities as she embarks on her audition preparation. Alice is confronted by the question - Are dreams always worth pursuing? And if they are, what should they cost...?
Escapology is a one act play about confinement, connection, magic, make believe and the prospect of meeting one’s heroes. It is the debut play from Stewart Lockwood.
ALICE: Kristin Mcilquham
VIV: Eilidh Nairn
VOSS: Stewart Lockwood
Directed by Stewart Lockwood
Written by Stewart Lockwood
Produced by the Cast
Assistant Producers – Sisir Kumar Mandal, Uma Mandal and Sema Mandal
Artwork by Rahdy Elwan
Music by Alison Dear
Eilidh Nairn trained at The International School for Screen Acting. She has worked continuously across television, film and stage since graduating in 2007. Her work in film has covered Psychological thrillers and horror, such as “Sawney Flesh of Man” and she was nominated for best supporting actress at Madrid Film Festival for multi award winning best feature film “Third Row Centre “. In 2015 she helped devise the play “Rockstone Stories”, performed at Hoxton Hall. The story treatment of which had been devised by the late Phil Fox and also Sir Mark Rylance, who later became associate director of the piece. Eilidh played the lead.
More recently Eilidh has appeared in several commercials and has been a familiar face as a TV presenter on Chanel 5, SKY TV for over ten years and now hosts weekly shows on QVC.
Agent: Hamilton Hodell Talent and MSFT Management
Social media: @eilidhnairnTV
Krissi trained as an actress at Arts Educational School and has worked across television, film and theatre for over 10 years, both as an Actor and a Creative Producer, producing theatre and 8 award winning films (recognised at Cannes and London Film Festivals). As an actor she has received critical acclaim for her role as Nikki Slater in Doug Lucie’s The Shallow End at The Southwark Playhouse. She has appeared in ‘Eye Spy’ for Channel 4 and ‘Flunked’ for BBC. Most recently she has just finished shooting the film ‘Canvey Island’ where she played the Lead. Krissi is also managing director of the largest background agency in the country and has cast both background and lead roles in film and theatre, most recently casting talent for feature film ‘Fisherman’s friends’ starring Danny Mayes and Tuppence Middleton.
Social Media: @kristin_maccas
Stewart has appeared in episodes of “Guerrilla” for Sky Atlantic and “Silk” and “Doctors” for the BBC. Stewart also played a singing alien in John Cameron Mitchell’s Sci-Fi Rom-Com “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” in 2015 alongside actors including Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Ruth Wilson. Stewart adapted a Martin Amis short story into a one act play in 2004, which he then directed and staged at the Camden People’s Theatre.
Agent: MSFT Management
Running time: 60 minutes (no interval)
Age guidance: 12a (features some strong language)
Wednesday 10th - Thursday 11th & Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th July 2019 at 7.00pm
TICKETS £15 (£12 concessions)
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