Hear Me Howl


London theatre news: Monday 14 January 2019


Comedy drama - Festivals - Shows

Vault Festival offers another chance to catch Lydia Rynne's play, Hear Me Howl, about a woman suddenly questioning the social expectations of her prescribed gender.
Hear Me Howl at The Vaults

Image: The Vaults


Apart from offering brand new work and all kinds of unusual shows, Vault Festival - starting-off in just a few days time on 23 January - can occasionally offer another chance to catch-up with a show that has already had a run in London or elsewhere.


Hear Me Howl, by Lydia Rynne, had a previous critically acclaimed run at the Old Red Lion after a sold out work in progress performance at The Landor Space (previously The Landor Theatre) in March 2018 and one performance at Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, as part of The Plymouth Fringe in May.


Now the show is scheduled for another airing at Vault Festival from 30 January to 3 February 2019.


From Lights Down Productions and developed with support of Soho Theatre Young Company, Hear Me Howl is one woman, her drums and a whole lotta rage against the patriarchy.


Hear Me Howl is Soho Theatre Sketch Lab Writer and BFI Funny Girl Finalist Lydia Rynne's debut one-woman play of Lights Down Productions, a new theatre company dedicated to female voices.


The show features an all-female team with JMK Directors Award Finalist Kay Michael as director and Fay Milton as musical consultant - drummer of twice Mercury Award nominated internationally renowned all-female punk band Savages.


The play is a moving but hilarious late coming-of-age story, of a woman suddenly questioning the social expectations of her prescribed gender, all whilst throwing herself defiantly into the noise and politics of post-punk, joining a band and playing an instrument for the first time.


While there have been many plays that have explored motherhood, pregnancy and the trouble women have to conceive, Hear Me Howl addresses the taboo issues of abortion and a woman's choice to remain childfree.


ActDrop's reviewer, Peter Brown, caught the show at its previous outing at the Old Red Lion, describing it as ...


"An off-beat, well-executed monologue that provides a thought-provoking proposition that's relevant to all, wrapped-up in a winning performance from Alice Pitt-Carter."


You can read Peter's full 4 star review here.


Show listing information


Synopsis


Jess is turning 30 when she presses pause on the conventional life she's been living and joins a post-punk band.


Sure, some might argue that punk is dead, others could say she should really stick to the day job, but the resounding concern is: shouldn't she be settling down by now?


From behind her drum kit, warming up for her very first gig, Jess lurches defiantly into an unknown future.


From writer Lydia Rynne (Soho Theatre Writer Alumnus, NFTS Odeon Scholar and Creative England's Funny Girls finalist), director Kay Michael (JMK Directors Award and Old Vic 12 Finalist) and musical consultant Fay Milton, drummer of Mercury Award Nominated band Savages, comes HEAR ME HOWL, a bitingly honest portrayal of one woman's personal revolution.


The play is a moving but hilarious late coming-of-age story, of a woman suddenly questioning the social expectations of her prescribed gender, all whilst throwing herself defiantly into the noise and politics of post-punk, joining a band and playing an instrument for the first time.


Cast


Alice Pitt-Carter

Creatives


Author: Lydia Rynne
Director: Kay Michael
Set designer: Sally Somerville-Woodiwis
Costume designer: Akshy Marayen
Lighting: Martha Godfrey
Sound: Kay Michael & Lydia Rynne
Production: Caley Powell

Venue


The Vaults - Cavern
Leake Street
London
SE1 7NN

Dates


From: Wednesday 30 January 2019

Closed: Sunday 3 February 2019

Tickets


Standard: £15


Links for this news item


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Hear Me Howl

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