In The Shadow of the Mountain
Tuesday 27 March 2018
Drama - London Fringe
Two chances to see this new play by Felicity Huxley-Miners at the King's Head Theatre and the Old Red Lion from April 24 2018.
Image: Old Red Lion Theatre
This new play by Felicity Huxley-Miners, in a co-production by Quantum Frolic Theatre and Instinct Theatre, gets two runs in quick succession at Islington's King's Head Theatre from April 24 to 29, and later at the Old Red Lion from 15 May to 2 June 2018.
The play has been selected for the Who Runs the World? season celebrating female playwrights at The King's Head.
Felicity Huxley-Miners' first full length play - Tea and Good Intentions - had a run at The King's Head and Canal Café Theatres and is now being readied for a national tour.
Her work has also been performed at The Pleasance, Southwark Playhouse and The Bread & Roses theatres.
She is member of Soho Theatre Writer's Lab 2017 and Artistic Director of Instinct Theatre.
She trained at Italia Conti, the BRIT School and with the National Youth Theatre.
She was nominated for a Sunday Times and National Theatre Ian Charleson Award this year for classical stage acting by an actor under 30.
Co-star David Shears has recently appeared in the short film The Last Cry, which premiered at the Genesis Cinema.
He has performed at the Southwark Playhouse, Old Red Lion, Tristan Bates Theatre, The London Theatre and as part of the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival in 2016.
He is also an active voice actor whose credits include FIFA, Toyota, Sunderland University, TEVA, Michelin, Johnny Walker, Chopard, Dreamworks, Fitbit and Samsung.
About the director
Richard Elson's credits span theatre, film and TV.
He recently directed the critically acclaimed prison drama 'Held' at Tristan Bates theatre.
Past credits include Walking (Winner, Windsor Fringe), A Royal Mess (Arts Theatre Leicester Square), Dog City (Lost Theatre), Bound (Tristan Bates), Walk On and Brought to Mind (Bread and Roses Theatre), Home Truth and Man of Straw (The Windsor Fringe).
TV and film work includes: RTS nominated A Christmas Star (Cinemagic), RTS winner M.I. High (BBC), Shadow Trade (Earth Touch) and Steffi (London Live).
Show synopsis ...
Rob stands on the edge of oblivion just as the chaotic Ellie careers into his life.
They desperately need each other but is Ellie, who's struggling with her own Borderline Personality Disorder, really the best person to try and help?
Sometimes you can only save one person.
And it's okay if that person is you.
This touching, funny story explores a relationship born in the throes of a mental health crisis as a couple struggles to find their place in the world.
Director - Richard Elson
Producers - Instinct Theatre and Quantum Frolic Theatre
King's Head Theatre
115 Upper Street
London N1 1QN
Old Red Lion
418 St John Street
London EC1V 4NJ
April 24 to April 29 2018, King's Head Theatre, 8.30pm
May 15 2018 to June 2 2018, Old Red Lion
Tuesday - Saturday, 7.30pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3.00pm