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					                        Pentameters Theatre, Hampstead
                            3-21 July 2007; Tuesdays-Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 5pm




                         THE FUTURE
                         a new play by Andrew Harrison

        Isaac....................................................................David Sayers
        Susan...............................................................Clareine Cronin
        Rob.................................................Alexander Fiske-Harrison
        Beatrice...............................................Susanne Gschwendtner
        Hannah.............................................................Eleanor Harley
        Julian.................................................................Simeon Willis

The action takes place in the living-room of Susan and Isaac’s flat.



                    Act 1                          A few years in the future
                    Act 2                          Four years later
                                         Interval
                    Act 3                          Four more years later
                    Act 4                          Four more years later




                                   Director: Tim Molyneux
                          Set Designer: Chryssanthy Kofidou
                           Lighting Designer: Mark Howland
                           Costume Designer: Virginie Gehin
                              Stage Manager: Jody Bicknell

Special thanks to Sam Gunasekera, Sarah & all staff of the Ship Pub (68 Borough Road), Ailsa Molyneux
& the Chelsea Festival, Michael Pritchett and Leonie Scott-Matthews, for provision of rehearsal space,
sofas and other assistance.
The cast
David Sayers (Isaac) trained at The Poor School. Recent theatre credits include The Monument (BAC),
Sherlock Ho l m e s ( G e r m a n tour) and The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (UK tour). He also starred as
Valmont in Quartet (Theatro Technis) and Kafka in The Trap (White Bear Theatre). Film and TV include
The Bill, Casablanca-Big Brother, The Corpse Wore White and Badinage which is due to be released later
this year. On radio he played Demetrius in A Midsummer Nights Dream (Soundstage Prods) and directed
their recent production of An Ideal Husband. He is also a member of the radio comedy troupe Redundant
Productions.
Clareine Cronin (Susan) graduated from Drama Studio London in 2005. Her work since includes playing
an adu l t e rous MP in Hide the Front Page! (Hen & Chickens), a heist victim in Tough Luck (Hen &
Chickens) and a prodigal daughter in Postmortem (King's Head), as well as Panope in a new adaptation
of Phaedra. Her screen work includes a var i e t y o f s h o r t films, feature film The Cult and playing a
h ostage in The Bill. An experienced voiceover artist, she provides voices for computer games and
language courses, and has narrated films.
Alexander Fiske-Harrison (Rob) trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York in 2005. His stage
debut was as the male lead in The Second Maiden's Tragedy at the Hackney Empire studio last year. He
played the lead in The Land of Opportunity at the Tabard Theatre and most recently filmed as the lead
in The Seer, a US-Italian co-produced independent film due for release later this year.
Susanne Gschwendtner (Beatrice) graduated from E15 Acting School in 2004. Before her drama training
she worked with Polish director Zofia Kalinska (who collaborated with Kantor and Groto w s k i ) on
experimental theatre. Susanne appeared in Ken Campbell’s 36-hour non-stop Improvathon and played the
lead in The Fairy Who Stole Eyes which won Gold Remi for Best Short Film at the Houston International
Film Festival 2007. Susanne currently sings in the band Baba Ghanoush and performs with them regularly
at venues around London.
Eleanor Harley (Hannah) trained at Central School of Speech and Drama. Her theatre credits include Lady
Agatha in Lady Windermere’s Fan (English Theatre, Frankfurt), Miriam in E d g e O f T he Land (Eastern
Angles), the Servant in Judith by Howard Barker (Etcetera Theatre) and Mrs Martin in The Bald Prima
Donna (Proactive Productions).
Simeon Willis (Julian) trained at Bretton Hall. Recent theatre productions include bOOk Of Little
Things (Ovalhouse Theatre), Road (Broadway Studio Theatre,Catford), A Man for All Seasons (Pond Square
Chapel, Highgate), Wuthering Heights, Romeo & Juliet (Wycomb e S wan), The Usual Suspects (National
t o u r ) , La Ronde (WhiteBear & Brockley Jack), The Curse of Mighty Man (The Space, Docklands). Fil m
credits include Independent Features, Inbetween (La Toyson D'or Films Inc), Things To See When You're
Not Looking (Indivision Films), both in postproduction, and a leading role in StagKnight, a British
comedy horror due for theatrical release later this year.


The writer
Andrew Harrison is a doctor, working in orthopaedics at St.Thomas' Hospital, London.
He began writing the script in 2002, having observed the rapid advances being made in genetic research.

The director
Tim Molyneux previously directed Vaclev Havel’s Audience (The White Bear). Acting credits include The
Challenge (Garnett Foundation), The Bald Prima Donna (tour and Kings Head), Round The Horne Revisited
(The Venue), Keep On Running (White Bear), War Stories (Oxford House), Taming Of The Shrew and As You
Like It (Groundlings Theatre), The Usual Suspects (Riverside Studios), Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist -
Time Out Critic’s Choice - (Cornish Theatre Collective), Postman Pat, Locura and Paper Flowers - both
Time Out Critic’s Choice - (Greenwich Playhouse). Tim would like to dedicate this production to the
memory of Dominic Knutton.

The set designer
Chryssanthy Kofidou studied fine art and costume design in her home country of Greece before completing
a course in theatre design at RADA. She has worked on numerous theatre and film productions. Her choice
of colours, stripes and photographs for this set is intended to give a futuristic feel without overtly
predicting trends in interior design.

The costume designer
Virginie Gehin obtained a degree in Fashion Design before leaving her native France, to study Costume
Design at Wimbledon School of Art. She has worked on the Scarlet Pimpernel Ballet performed at Saddlers
Wells, and the feature films Journey To The Moon (Dream On Films) and Diagnosis Superstar. She has
dressed the characters in colour and fabrics w h i c h complement the set, and correlate with their
personalities. She has not tried to predict future fashions, but uses changing shades to match the mood
in each scene.

The lighting designer
Mark Howland stumbled across the Oxford Playhouse while at Oxford Univers i t y a n d lit many student
productions. He went on to study Stage Lighting at RADA and has just finished an international tour
of the Taming of the Shrew (Propeller/Watermill Theatre/Old Vic) which he lit in conjunction with Ben
Ormerod. Other lighting designs include To Hell With Love (Jet Theatre), Jeff Koons (ATC), Caligula
(BAC), Many a Slipped Twixt, Cap and Dick (TheATRE mME, mm, mm), Genetics for Blondes (Blonde Science),
Bash, Laterday Plays (True/Fiction), Problem Child (Suspect Package) and many touring re-lights.

The stage manager
Jody Bicknell graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama two years ago. She has since
continued to develop her skills in stage management and technical theatre. Credits include technical
stage manager for The Forever Waltz at the Hen an d C h i cken and the Underbelly (Edinburgh Fringe),
health and safety officer for the York Proms, and international production manager for the National
Student Drama Festival. At this year’s Edinburgh Fringe she will stage manage the world premiere of
Turing Test, a new opera.

				
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