Studio Season 2020

A Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD) production in association with Complicité.

Once again, we teamed up with The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama to work with their graduating students on two new devised shows directed by Complicité Associates and Lecoq alumnae Joyce Henderson and Catherine Alexander.

Joyce began working with Complicité in 1992, performing in The Street of Crocodiles and The Magic Flute, and has been teaching for Complicité in schools, colleges, prisons and community groups all over the world.

Catherine has worked with Complicité for over 25 years and was Associate Director on numerous productions including; The Master and MargaritaA Disappearing Number and The Elephant Vanishes.

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, adapted and directed by Joyce Henderson is written by Jeannette Winterson and first published in 1985. The book has been found on the shelves of Cookery and LGBT sections, and now on stage. It tells the story of a young girl, religious obsession, poverty, adoption and love.

Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is adapted and directed by Catherine Alexander. The piece asks if we are living the future that this iconic novel imagined – are we plugged in to our virtual lives and losing perspective?

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