Matchstick at Shuffle Festival 2017
26th & 27th August, Tower Hamlets Cemetery.
Following on from last years hugely successful performances of Frankenstein at Shuffle we’re pleased to head back, this time with three of our shows, Mermaid, The Valve & I Am the Centre. Matchstick will perform these shows regularly on the Pond Stage at Tower Hamlets Cemetery as well as for one beautiful performance in Canary Wharf.
I am the Centre:
I am the Centre has been reworked and will be restaged to fit the Pond Stage for Shuffle Festival. We’re very pleased to bring back this sell out show for 3 more performances at the festival. Exploring mental illness in an exciting multi media format.
Written by Jacob Fortune Lloyd
Saturday 2:30pm Pond Stage
Sunday 3pm & 9pm Pond Stage
Emma Lane, Matthew Wellard & Lorna Harris
Directed by Emily Thomson
Music composed by Dan Bramley with Patrick James Fitzroy & Alex Prete
2016’s extremely well received show Mermaid is being reworked for the festival with the Pond Stage setting adding a new atmosphere to the already grungy and harsh new play by Theo Cowan. Exploring alcohol, sex and alcohol, also necrophilia.
Written by Theo Cowan
Saturday 1pm, 7pm & 11pm Pond Stage
Sunday 7pm & 11pm Pond Stage
Adam Gerrett, James Mack & Elena Voce
Directed by James Newton & Dominic Spillane
With a brand new sound design and original music by Lewis Daniel
The Valve opened Matchstick’s 2017 and has been extended with a rewrite and is being reworked to perform on both The Pond Stage & the inflatable CrossRail Garden Stage. The Valve is a new Sci-Fi play about a woman who undergoes an operation to become inflatable.
Written by Laurence Pritchard
Saturday 4pm & 9pm Pond Stage
Bronte Tadman, Saskia Marland & Gearoid Kavanagh
Directed by Dominic Spillane
Music by Idan Brutman & Jamie Coe