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
DIRECTOR – Anna Marshall
PRODUCER – Joanne Fitzgerald
SET DESIGN – Jo Bright
SOUND DESIGN – Wilfred Petherbridge
LIGHTING DESIGN – Anna Marshall
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
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