Attic Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of BEACONS by Tabitha Mortiboy at Park Theatre (PARK90) from 22nd March to 16th April 2016.
“See those three at the edge, those three in a line? That’s me, and you and Julie. We’re a constellation.”
Tessa Peake-Jones, Paul Kemp and Emily Burnett will appear in the world premiere of Tabitha Mortiboy’s Beacons at Park Theatre (PARK90), running from 22nd March to 16th April 2016. Directed by Philip Wilson, this magical new play tells of love, loss and midnight ice cream sundaes under the starlit skies of the South Downs. Beacons is presented by Attic Theatre Company. Press Night is Thursday 24th March, 7pm.
Julie sells ice cream on the cliffs at Beachy Head and searches for love online. Her friend Bernard walks the clifftops and can’t seem to settle. When sixteen-year-old Skye arrives for the summer and decides to stay, the lives of all three become unexpectedly entwined. But when memory takes hold, will their buried fears force them apart?
Tessa Peake-Jones (Julie) is best known for her role as Raquel in the award-winning BBC series Only Fools and Horses and can currently be seen in ITV’s Grantchester. Tessa’s theatre credits include Home and Brimstone and Treacle (Arcola Theatre), The Five Wives of Maurice Pinder (National Theatre), as well as The Park, Hamlet and The Comedy of Errors (RSC).
Paul Kemp (Bernard) was recently in Wendy and Peter Pan (RSC), Ghost Stories (Arts Theatre, West End), To Sir With Love (Royal & Derngate/UK tour), Seven Year Twitch (Orange Tree Theatre), The Lady in the Van (Hull Truck/UK Tour) and Woman in Mind (Vaudeville, West End). His television credits include Life on Mars, Black Books and The Trial of Tony Blair.
Emily Burnett (Skye) was recently seen in First Love is the Revolution (Soho Theatre). Her television credits include Sweet Sixteen (BBC Wales) and The Sparticle Mystery (CBBC).
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Writer Tabitha Mortiboy recently graduated from Bristol University and spent a year as a writer on attachment at the Bristol Old Vic. Her first full length play, Billy Through the Window, was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015. Beacons, developed with Attic Theatre Company, is her first commission and her first London production.
Director Philip Wilson’s recent theatre credits include his own adaptation of Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales (Oxo Tower Bargehouse and Shoreditch Town Hall), The Three Lions (St James Theatre/Edinburgh/UK Tour) and How Many Miles to Babylon? (Lyric Belfast). Philip was previously the Artistic Director of Salisbury Playhouse and acted as Performance Consultant for the film Shakespeare in Love.
Designer Tom Rogers’s recent work includes set and costume design for Beyond the Fence (Arts Theatre, West End), Grey Gardens and The Chimes (Southwark Playhouse), The Choir (Glasgow Citizens) and The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (Leicester Curve). He designed the costumes for Robbie Williams’ Swings Both Ways world tour.
Sound Designer Max Pappenheim returns to Park Theatre, where he created sound designs for Toast, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Archimedes Principle. Recent theatre credits include Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern (Out of Joint), Commonwealth (Almeida Theatre), Little Light and The Distance (Orange Tree Theatre).
Lighting Designer Matt Daw’s credits include The Elephantom (National Theatre and New London, West End), Pam Ann Flying High (Vaudeville, West End) and Ghost The Musical (The English Theatre, Frankfurt). He was associate lighting designer for Miss Saigon (Prince Edward, West End), War Horse (Berlin and Australia tour) and The Railway Children (King’s Cross Station).
22 Mar 2016 – 16 Apr 2016