CAST ANNOUNCED FOR TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Twas the Night Before Christmas has now been cast and we’re delighted in introduce two newcomers to fEAST:
Marcus Churchill who will be playing the villain of the piece – Elderberry Yacht.
Amy Lunn who will be playing our heroine Emily.
Marcus trained at The School of The Arts, University of Northampton. Theatre credits include The Monkeys Paw (Bread & Roses Theatre), Area Belle (Bacchae Theatre Company), Peter Pan (Camberley Theatre, Bouncers (BlackBox Theatre Company), There Be Migrants Here (Minty Fresh Productions), TRIBE (London Theatre Workshop), Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles & The Railway Children UK & China Tour (Chapterhouse Theatre Company), D!CK the Adult Panto (Guildford Fringe Theatre Company), Sell-By-Date (Marbleglass Theatre Company), The Crucible (Looking Glass Theatre), The Bacchae (Royal & Derngate), The Fall of the House of Usher (Alias Theatre).
Film and Radio credits include Mordecai’s Girl (Jace Pictures), Wuthering Heights (Three Pigs Films), Nature’s Way (John Pictures), Wasteland (Crow for the Masses), Madame X (Okai Collier Company), Pathfinder Legends (Big Finish), Endurance (Word of Mouth Productions).
Marcus is also passionate about working with children and has been involved in several Youth Theatre groups in the East and South of England, promoting and encouraging life skills, self-confidence and teamwork with young people.
Amy grew up in West Norfolk, before training at Drama Studio, London. Since graduating in 2018, Amy’s theatre credits include: Nellie in The Lurking Fearat The Olde Red Lion Theatre (London); Ka in Strange Fascination’s summer tour of The Jungle Book (UK Tour); and the verbatim piece, Street Life (Norwich Theatre Royal, as part of their Creative Matters season). She has also become a series regular on the radio series Devine Comedy, directed by Jo Malone and Paul Schlesinger.
Theatre Award nomination for fEAST
fEAST are thrilled to have been nominated for The Theatre Award 2019 by Norfolk Arts – an annual awards event that celebrates creative talent in Norfolk. The awards ceremony takes place at St Georges Theatre in Great Yarmouth where the winners will be announced.
Follow this link to the EDP page that details the nominees for the Norfolk Arts Awards: Norfolk Arts Awards Nominees.
Wells Maltings Serves Up a Christmas fEAST
This festive period Wells Maltings is teaming up with much loved local theatre company fEAST to produce a family show, ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas by Nick Lane, to be staged at the recently transformed North Norfolk venue throughout December.
The story of plucky young Emily and a Christmas showdown with her nemesis, the villainous Elderberry Yacht, was previously staged at Hull Truck in 2004 and is being reworked by the writer and fEAST to reflect a new setting in Norfolk.
Since its creation in 2010 fEAST theatre has brought to life an array of locally-set stories and has gained a loyal following with a deft mix of humour, pathos and genuine Norfolk voices.
Their most recent tour was ‘Into Thin Air’, the heartbreaking story of the decades-long impact of the disappearance of a Norfolk schoolgirl which performed at Wells Maltings in 2018 to a sell-our audience.
This new collaboration between fEAST and Wells Maltings brings the very best of each of them together, to delight family audiences and school parties at Christmas.
fEAST director Dawn Finnerty says ‘Our previous shows have dealt mainly with adult themes so we’re incredibly keen to extend our reach by presenting a theatrical experience that will be hugely entertaining and fun for the whole family. We are working with Nick Lane to tweak the original script to put fEAST’s Norfolk spin on what is already an original and inventive piece. The story is universal, but it’s important for it to resonate with our local audience who are at the very heart of what we do. We promise it will be a Christmas show with a difference – short, punchy and peppered with humour for all ages. We very much hope that regulars and newcomers to fEAST shows will come along and bring their children or grandchildren with them! The Maltings is a unique and vibrant cultural Landmark in North Norfolk and we have a shared commitment to deliver high quality, accessible theatre. We are very proud to be working together to produce theatre for locals and visitors alike in their newly restored, dynamic and intimate venue.’
Director of Wells Maltings Simon Daykin is also enthusiastic about the collaboration: ‘We are really excited to be working with fEAST theatre in bringing some festive family fun to Wells this Christmas, and reaching out to everyone across the county and beyond to be part of something really special. It’s a real first for us both- and who can resist the chance to save Christmas in the company of some fabulous characters?’
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas will run at Wells Maltings from the 5th to the 28th of December 2019.
Simon Daykin, Director, Wells Maltings,
0787 999 8859, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dawn Finnerty, Director, fEAST theatre,
07713 153 124, email@example.com
Calling all Playwrights!
We are looking for an unperformed small cast play to be a part of our tenth anniversary season next year. Some link to Norfolk or the East of England (you or the play) preferred. If successful this will be a paid gig. If you have submitted before we may have missed it so please send again. Submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org