The Cloakroom Attendant - Tristan Bates Theatre
Wednesday 13 June 2018
Festivals - Monologues - Off-West End - Shows
After successful performances at the Wallace Collection in London, in Copenhagen and in Athens, Dimitra Barla's autobiographical one-woman show, directed by Natalie Katsou, arrives at the Camden Fringe.
Photo by Stefanos Dimitriadis
Playing from July 30 to 4 August at the Tristan Bates Theatre, Dimitra Barla's autobiographical one-woman show, The Cloakroom Attendant, is back in London as part of the Camden Fringe.
Directed by Natalie Katsou, the show has already had successful performances at the Wallace Collection in London, in Copenhagen and in Athens.
The autobiographical, one-woman show finds Margot, the cloakroom attendant of a national museum entertaining the audience with her daily stories while weighing the challenges of a serious relationship and of the unavoidable dilemma: 'to be or not to be a parent?'.
Ms Barla trained at East 15 Acting School in London and Embros Drama School in Athens.
She has directed and performed the shows SOLO (Vault festival 2014 and Eleusis festival 2013), Medusa the lady in the mirror (Athens January 2012 and Acreide, 2011) and Tales of female madness (Athens May 2012).
Dimitra holds lead parts in the UK feature films London Unplugged and the awarded Greek film The cypress deep down.
Director Natalie Katsou was born in Athens.
She studied Acting at Delos-Hatoupi Acting School and Drama and Theatre at the University of Athens, having previously obtained her degree from Law School.
She completed her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Directing at East 15 Acting School (University of Essex) under the honorary Minotis Scholarship granted by the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece.
Since 2010, she lives and works as a theatre director and a drama lecturer in London and is the Artistic Director of Operaview.
Tonight I shall share with you some of the most exciting secrets of my profession: the study of human nature!
Margot, the cloakroom attendant of a national museum, entertains the audience with her daily stories, while weighing the challenges of a serious relationship and of the unavoidable dilemma: 'to be or not to be a parent?
With wit and sensitivity, artefacts become alive and visitors take mythical dimensions.
Dante's condemned lovers, an unfortunate French queen and an inquisitive boy help Margot balance on a suspended world of imagination, aspirations and self-fulfilment.
Author: Dimitra Barla
Director: Natalie Katsou
Production: Laridae Performing Arts
From: Monday 30 July 2018
Closes: Saturday 4 August 2018
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