#blessed - a spoken word cabaret


In an innovative twist on the typical cabaret show, a company of 7 actors perform a programme of new writing peppered with favourites from the musical theatre canon in an acerbic examination of our relationship with technology and social media.
#blessed - a spoken word cabaret at Sands Films Studio

Image: Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong


Overview


Genre: Cabaret
Venue: Sands Films Studio
Started: Sunday 20 May 2018
Closed: Sunday 20 May 2018
Running time:2 hrs
Age suitability: 13+

Background


Featuring performances from Niall Docherty (The Alienist, Paramount/Netflix), Conor McFarlane (Assassins, Pleasance), Merryl Ansah (Beautiful, UK & Ireland Tour), Cassiopeia Berkeley- Agyepong (Son of a Preacher Man, UK & Ireland Tour), Tom Gadie (Something Special, CBeebies), Charlotte George (Love's Labour's Lost, Hackney Empire) and writer Martha Pothen (Privates on Parade, Union Theatre). Musical Direction by Matt Spalding (Parade, Pleasance).

Synopsis


Directed by Andy Bewley (recently AD Blue Heart Orange Tree and Tobacco Factory) in a mock Victorian theatre, originally built as a film set within Sands Films Studio - an independent film production facility operating in a C18 listed building in Rotherhithe since 1975 (The Children's Midsummer Night's Dream, Little Dorrit, The Good Soldier Schwejk).


#blessed - a spoken word cabaret features an eclectic mix of musical theatre, from Sondheim's 'Not A Day Goes By' to 'Waving Through a Window' from hit broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen.


These act as a counterpoint to Martha Pothen's original poetry and scenes exploring tinder romances, real-life isolation, instagram obsessions and much more.


Social media & info


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Theatre


Name:
Sands Films Studio


Postal address:
82 Saint Marychurch Street
London SE16 4HZ

Box office tel: -

Box office email: -

Location map for Sands Films Studio

Show date


Sunday 20 May 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:
Sunday ‑ 7‑30pm

Intervals:1

Matinee:
Sunday - 4-00pm

Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:
£12

Access information


Please contact CassiopeiaBA@gmail.com to arrange wheelchair access

Cast


Merryl Ansah

Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong

Niall Docherty

Tom Gadie

Charlotte George

Conor McFarlane

Martha Pothen


Creatives


Author: Martha Pothen
Director: Andy Bewley
Musical direction: Matt Spalding
Production: Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong

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