Dark Arts by Joanne Fitzgerald


One very bad awful Friday night Em decides she’s had enough. She’s failing at life, at work, at painting, and can’t go on. She has tools at the ready, a knife in her hand – this is it, she’s going to do it. But someone appears in her flat at the wrong moment, claiming to be a God by the name of Lugh, waiting to take her away, or maybe convince her to do otherwise.

‘I wasn’t summoned here by your positive outlook.’
‘You weren’t bloody summoned at all.’

Dark Arts by Joanne Fitzgerald, is a new play exploring the reasons why we are driven to make art even when it makes us feel like giving up; and somehow finding a way to keep going, with or without supernatural intervention.

Dark Arts premiered at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington on 8th July as part of the Playmill  New Writing Festival


LUGH- Orla Sanders

EM – Wallis Hamilton Fenton

Creative Team:

DIRECTOR – Anna Marshall

PRODUCER – Joanne Fitzgerald

SET DESIGN – Jo Bright

SOUND DESIGN – Wilfred Petherbridge


GRAPHIC DESIGN – Florence De La Fournière

TECHNICIAN – Richard Lambert


Her Not Him by Joanne Fitzgerald.

Bea is getting older and settling into a relationship with a younger girlfriend, Ellie, who longs for something more domestic.  When Bea meets a transvestite by the name of Jemima, it makes her wonder about her priorities and whether she wants to start settling with Ellie, or seek out something or someone more exciting.

Her Not Him was long-listed for the 2017 Bruntwood Prize and premieres in January 2018


BEA – Orla Sanders  |   ELLIE – Leah Kirby   |   JEMIMA/JAMES – John James


Creative Team:

DIRECTOR – Amy Lawrence

DESIGNER – Sophia Pardon

MUSIC– Daniel Vildósola

SOUND DESIGN – Annie May Fletcher

LIGHTING DESIGN – Hakan Hafızoğlu

GRAPHIC DESIGN – Florence De La Fourniére

STAGE MANAGER – Ellie Haffenden


17th January 2018 – Etcetera Theatre, Camden, London

30th January to 3rd February  2018 – Theatre 503, Battersea, London

Behind the Scene Photos 

Production Photos