BY GEORGIA BROWN
Theatre. 27th & 28th Jan, 18:10, £15.
CONTAINS IMAGES OF A STRONG SEXUAL NATURE.
“Fascinating and admirable”
Natasha Tripney, The Stage, on Treasure at the Finborough Theatre, directed by Alice Malin
It’s Christmas, and Eliza’s got an advent calendar, a job she hates and a crashing sense of loneliness. At least the bloke with the lump on his head still cares. A bit.
Terry’s got Eliza. That’s all he’s got. That, the odd rat, and the title of Britain’s Most Dangerous Armed Robber. He misses his Lizey. He misses his daughter.
This heartfelt, heartwarming and hilarious play follows the story of Terry, banged up in prison for life, and his daughter, Eliza, a millenial struggling to find love, money and meaning.
Based on a true story, this debut play by Georgia Brown is a timely and touching insight into the life of Britain’s prison population.
Have you spoken to anyone else? Boring conversations give me an ‘eadache.
“Alice Malin’s production steers an 18-strong cast around a tiny stage with great elan” Michael Billington, The Guardian
“a truly special play” London Theatre 1
‘highly entertaining satire’ Plays to See
“fascinating and admirable” Natasha Tripney, The Stage
On director Alice’s production of Nick Gill’s fiji land at the Southwark Playhouse:
“Nick Gill’s fiji land is brilliant… I should also add that Alice Malin’s production [is] the best I’ve seen on the Fringe in a very long time…Even the casting choices struck me as fresh, unusual and unexpected.” Andrew Haydon, Postcards from the Gods
“Director Alice Malin pulls performances of violent conviction from her cast.” Honour Bayes, The Stage
“Director Alice Malin draws strong performances – simultaneously macho and jovial – all round.” Matt Trueman, Time Out
Recent work includes 10,000 Smarties by Josh Azouz, a funny, tender and surreal play about a young man’s experiences of an immigration detention centre, and fiji land by Nick Gill, about human rights abuses in military prisons.
Associate directing includes A Room with a View (Bath Theatre Royal & tour).
Assistant directing includes Ross (Chichester Festival Theatre), Measure for Measure and Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe), Play Strindberg and Intimate Apparel (Bath Theatre Royal), Dancing at Lughnasa (Royal & Derngate), Roots (Clwyd Theatr Cymru).
Mark Wingett is best known for his 21 years and 784 episodes in his role as Jim Carver in The Bill (ITV). With a 38 year career of stage, film and TV work, Mark is one of the most recognisable faces in British television. Mark has appeared in the most popular UK TV programmes, including Eastenders, Heatbeat, Hollyoaks, Missing and Doctors as well as major film releases including Snow White and The Huntsmen, Green Street 3 and Quadrophenia. Mark’s latest film release is A Reason To Leave which won Best Drama at the National Film Awards and for which he won Best Lead Actor at the Milan International Film Festival. Mark is currently filming the leading role in a new British crime feature, Milk & Honey.
Mark began his career in theatre and loves to return between filming assignments, performing in productions as diverse as Ray Cooney’s Run For Your Wife and the fabulous Maggie’s End.