The Lion and Unicorn Theatre Random Thoughts Limited presents ‘Warehouse of Dreams’ a world premiere by Chuck Anderson
A new play wrenches its premise from today’s tragic headlines: how do you run a city of 125,000 grieving, desperate people that’s growing like a tumour? That’s the job of Moriarty, the protagonist of Warehouse of Dreams, written by Chuck Anderson and directed by Dan Phillips.
Produced by Random Thoughts Limited, the production has its world premiere at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre,
Kentish Town, on 11 November and runs for four weeks. Jamie Thompson takes on the leading role of Moriarty. As he confronts the difficult decisions that aid workers have to make, he relies on wit and charm to tread the faint line between pragmatism and corruption. His nemesis, a rebel leader, is played by Luca Pusceddu. Moriarty arouses the repressed emotions of his boss, a UNHCR regional director played by Emma Vansittart, and the moral doubts of his ingenuous assistant, played by Chris Clynes. The role of a probing TV reporter comes naturally to Chandrika Chevil who is a former broadcasting journalist, and Balqis Duvall, who plays a teenage refugee, can identify with her character’s culture as she was born in the Middle East and has a Syrian father.
Every ticket sold to Warehouse of Dreams includes a £2 donation to support the humanitarian work of War Child.
This small, dynamic charity, also based in Kentish Town, helps children traumatised by war to rebuild their future.
A crowdfunding campaign to increase the salary budget or actors has just concluded successfully, and also raised
additional funds for the charity.
Moriarty UNHCR Senior Field Officer Jamie Thompson
Griselda UNHCR Regional Director Emma Vansittart
James Stanton UNHCR Communications Officer Chris Clynes
Karen Judd British TV journalist Chandrika Chevil
The Colonel Middle-eastern rebel leader Luca Pusceddu
Sabeen Middle-eastern refugee Balqis Duvall
The Creative Crew
Director Dan Phillips
Writer-Producer Chuck Anderson
Stage Designer Rosie Motion
Sound Designer Kirsty Gillmore
Lighting Designer Matthew Lux Swithinbank
Stage Manager Isabella Brain
Intern ASM and props Natasha Farnsworth
Intern ASM Simon Jackson
Production Photographer Jamie Scott-Smith
Warehouse of Dreams
The Lion and Unicorn Theatre
42-44 Gaisford Street
Kentish Town, London, NW5 2ED
Tues 11th November – Saturday 6th December
(Tues – Sat 7.30pm
Sat matinee 3.30pm)
Box Office: 08444 77 1000
Friday 17th October 2014