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.
In The Shadow of the Mountain

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.


Felicity Huxley-Miners

David Shears


Writer -

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


£18/15, £10 on April 24th (King's Head Theatre)

£18/15 (Old Red Lion)


ActDrop listings:

King's Head Theatre

Old Red Lion Theatre

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