Productions

“Truly enjoyable and highly recommended. The children were spellbound throughout!” Cam Woodfield School

“Your performance of The Ugly Duckling was utterly charming and convincing and Ioved by young and old alike. Well done!” Audience member

“It was the happiest time of my life! Audience member

One Flea Spare 2010 and 2011

by Naomi Wallace. National tour autumn 2010 and at The Old Red Lion, London April 2011. Directed by Sue Colverd

 

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“What are you doing out of your grave?
What happened to the Gentleman?
What happened to his wife?
Whose blood is on your sleeve?”

London. Plague year.

 

On the last day of their quarantine, a wealthy couple’s house is invaded by two strangers – a sailor and a girl who might not be what she seems. And so another month of quarantine begins. Watched over by their jailor, these four must find a way to survive both the plague and each other.
Unlikely bargains are struck, and brutal games played in this searing and lyrical drama exploring the nature of compassion within the shadow of the grave.

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“Proper grown up theatre” 4* Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

It’s rich and dense, but never less than compelling in a revival that boasts some fine performances” The Guardian

“You will walk out shocked and rattled, but it is worth every moment. This play is superb.” Camden New Journal

“The acting is outstanding, as is the imaginative use of Corinne Hockley and Davy McGuire’s brilliant installations” Morning Star

“This revival is a show of quality and depth, fascinating and repellant in picking over the sores of one of London’s darkest hours.” RemoteGoat

“Sue Colverd’s gutsy, sexy production veritably whiffs of seventeenth-century London, enhanced by the alluringly raggedy, circular design of Corinne Hockley and Davy McGuire’s elegant video art.” Time Out

“It just shows you don’t have to be big to be brilliant….. This is defiantly not one to miss.” Remotegoat 4*

“I found myself completely spellbound by the world Colverd and her creative team had made.The piece had a cast of 5 outstanding actors… possibly the best ensemble of actors I have seen this year. Take an intimate theatre, a marvellous production and a team of excellent actors and you have One Flea Spare.” On the Fringe

“Red Dog Company’s production of One Flea Spare is one of the best I ‘ve seen and in certain particulars, it is the best. The show is sensual, gritty, inventive and intense. What a joy it is to see my work produced to such high standards: impeccably acted, and directed with such vitality as to knock your socks off”. Naomi Wallace, Playwright

The Great Bear of the North 2010

a Scandinavian fairytale, adapted by Jude Emmet. Shortlisted for The Brian Way Award for best new play for children. 9-30 December 2010

LokiWhen Freya stumbles upon a lost bear cub in the snow she finds a new friend – but Loki soon grows too big to live in Freya’s little cottage.
And so begins an adventure taking them to the far north in search of Loki’s true home. But Christmas is coming, the nights are cold and dark and there are greedy trolls bent on mischief….

A 50 minute gently interactive play for ages 3+ with live music and songs.

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“The children were captivated. The play explored a wide range of situations and emotions that the children could relate to in a setting that felt very safe.” Amberley Parochial School
“Your play was fantastic…when the bear came close to me I felt like I was in the story”
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The Yellow Wallpaper 2009

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman adapted by Fiona Ross for Red Dog. Directed by Sue Colverd

In a new adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ Fiona Ross produced a lavish script combining one woman’s increasing despair in triplicate. All three actresses play the same character all on stage at the same time, mirroring and enhancing a woman’s descent into madness. Though the Yellow Wallpaper is a work of fiction, it was based on Gilman’s own experience.

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“It was refreshing, full of new ideas and expertly enacted by an accomplished cast.” Jon Andriesson, Stroud News and Journal

“Both claustrophobic and immense, the set and the intimacy of the Everyman’s Other Space succeeds in uniting the audience with the actors in the sense of foreboding and helplessness. This was refreshing theatre.” Gloucester Echo

The Master Cat 2009

by Perrault adapted by Jude Emmet. December 2009

 

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Lazy Pip spends his days arguing with his big sisters and dreaming of being rich. But when his dad divides up his property between his three children, all Pip gets is the stray cat. How can a cat help him make his fortune?

Pip soon discovers that Perdita is no ordinary cat and her quick wit and daring open up all sorts of opportunities. The only problem is whether he will stop being so argumentative and make use of them! But when Perdy meets a boastful shape-changing ogre it threatens to put an end to all her schemes….

A 50 minute gently interactive play for ages 3+ with live music and songs.

“A perfect way to start our Christmas.” Audience member

The Merry Wives of Windsor 2007

by Shakespeare. Summer 2007

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Sir John Falstaff needs money – fast! What better way than to make a rich woman (or maybe two, as a failsafe) fall in love with him?

But, in the words of the colourful Mistress Quickly, he “mistook his erection” and the merry wives he tries to seduce have their own very special way of teaching him a lesson – which includes squashing him in a basket full of dirty washing and throwing him in the River Thames.

Add to this hilarious scenario a jealous husband, a hot tempered French doctor with an imperfect command of English and a beautiful daughter sought after in marriage by three different suitors, mix it up with a liberal dose of mischief and mayhem and the resulting masterpiece is Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor”.ianmww400

Skin Tight 2007

by Gary Henderson. The UK and Ireland premiere of this award winning play.

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Skin Tight is moving, magical, passionate and brutal; everything a love story should be. Based on ‘The Magpies’ by New Zealand poet, Denis Glover, Skin Tight, by critically acclaimed and award winning New Zealand playwright Gary Henderson, is a play about love and the human condition,about a relationship filled with a love that pulsates and endures despite loss, war and betrayal.

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“A rare production in a lovely setting – pure poetry.” Audience member

“Absolutely beautiful – rarely is drama so engaging” Sharon Kirk, Marketing Manager, Riverside Studios

“A moving and memorable performance.” Programmer, Courthouse Theatre

“Superbly done. Moving and thought provoking. The musical imput was crucial.” The Flavel

A beautiful, poetic piece, lovingly sparse. Thank you. A magnificant piece of theatre. The sound so brilliantly reflected the emotional forces in the play. Your production was exceptional.” The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

The Frog Prince 2007

by the Brothers Grimm adapted by Jude Emmet. December 2007

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Prince Ned is getting ready for his Christmas fancy dress party and decides to use magic to help him, with catastrophic results!

Meanwhile crosspatch Princess Polly finds it hard to make friends, and certainly has no intention of taking a slippery slimy frog home to tea….

A 50 minute gently interactive play for ages 3+ with live music and songs.

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“The performance was excellent. The children couldn’t believe that it was produced by a cast of three! They loved the story and the way the prince changed into a frog – very clever! …the fact that they all sat around the ‘stage’ was really exciting for them.” Uplands Primary School

“Full of wonder, laughter, magic and delight” Audience member

Jocasta Mama and The Yellow Wallpaper 2006

two new 1 act plays at The Everyman Theatre 2006

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Jocasta Mama by Anne Pearson explores the tragedy that envelopes the lives of the the daughters of Jocasta, who infamously marries her son Oedipus. Returning from the dead Jocasta discovers the full depths of her daughters’ sorrow in this 50 minute drama.JC2crop
In this new adaptation of The Yellow Wallpaper Fiona Ross produces a lavish script combining one woman’s increasing despair in triplicate. All three actresses play the same character, all on stage at the same time, mirroring and enhancing a woman’s descent into madness. Though the Yellow Wallpaper is a work of fiction, it was based on Gilman’s own experience of post-natal depression and the ‘treatment’ that was forced on her.JC3crop

“Full of new ideas and expertly enacted by an accomplished cast.” Jon Andriesson, Stroud News and Journal

“Both claustrophobic and immense, the set and the intimacy of the Everyman’s Other Space succeeds in uniting the audience with the actors in the sense of foreboding and helplessness. This was refreshing theatre.” Gloucester Echo