Archive for the ‘Devised Work’ Category

Ben graduated with a first from the University of Wales, Aberwystwith before completing his Masters in Classical Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama.

Previous work includes John in Your Nation Needs Your with Delirium:, Benedick, Much Ado About Nothing at CSSD, and performed in The Captors, Oliver Twist as Fagin,  The Winter’s Tale as Antigonus and  Complete Female Stage Beauty at U.W.A.

Darren is a freelance composer living and working in London. He has
completed the scores for two short films, Musicians Think in Sound
(2007) and Cut Out (2009) with award winning director Mike Travis. He
has also worked as composer and producer for documentaries and several
theatre scores including Beauty and the Beast (Group 64), Romeo and
Juliet (Bounce Theatre) and the award-winning Airswimming (Putney
Theatre Company) amongst others. Darren has written the music and
lyrics to two musicals produced in London, The Tales of Petrushka and
The Magic Stone of Saturnalia and is currently writing and performing
with folk pop group COLUMBUS GIANT, which has recently supported some
of London’s best new folk musicians. Darren has written music for and
performed with Quiksilver Theatre, Scrawny Cat Theatre and has toured
New Zealand as part of the Improvisational Comedy Troupe Theatresports
Raw. Darren has run workshops for children in schools on the use of
music in theatre and is currently involved in new projects as a
composer and deviser with Paper Balloon, Scrawny Cat Theatre and Infectious Theatre Company.

Nadège Adlam trained as an actress at the Method Studio and The Caravanserai Acting Studio before completing her Masters in Classical Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama.

At Central her roles included Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Isabella in Measure for Measure. She recently performed in the devised piece, Your Nation Loves You for Delirium Theatre Company at the Lyric Hammersmith Studio.

She is involved in an ongoing theatre project, which explores clown technique in Racine’s Britannicus.
Monday 7 June – Friday 11 June 2010
London 1940 – the war rages on, the sky over London is dark with German planes and the world below is lit by flames. Four strangers take shelter in the crypt of a church.
Trapped underground, their histories slowly unravel and reveal themselves.  Gradually their stories entwine and tangle together. Who they are, what they’ve done, This could be the last time for each of them, how will they choose to go on?

A site specific play, This Could Be The Last Time, is based on the history of St Andrews Holborn and the lives of those who worked and lived through one of the darkest and yet most inspiring periods in London’s history, it is a tale of memories and loss, of hope and reconciliation and about how far we will go to protect what is ours.


Tickets: £8 (full), £6 (concession)
Contact: for bookings
The Crypt, St. Andrew Holborn



Commissioned by the Victoria & Albert Museum to create a site specific piece for their Friday Late: Making A Scene event, Scrawny Cat Theatre Company devised and wrote Unacknowledged Acts of Desire in response to a series of Victorian paintings depicting women in various aspects of ‘disappointed love’.

The Making A Scene event was based around themes of gender, representation, sexuality and sexual orientation. The company chose to re-imagine the subjects of the works of art as if the love that had been disappointed was that of a woman, rather than a man.

“The relationship is played beautifully by the two actresses … The play’s writing is subtle and never in-yer-face.”  Read the full review here.