Orphans by Lyle Kessler

Nominated for 'Best Revival' in the 2016 Broadway World Awards - up there with some of UK Theatre's leading venues and Production Houses/Companies.

Nominated for 'Best Revival' in the 2016 Broadway World Awards - up there with some of UK Theatre's leading venues and Production Houses/Companies.

Mitchell Mullen (HAROLD) in Orphans by Lyle Kessler

Mitchell Mullen (HAROLD) in Orphans by Lyle Kessler

Orphans by lyle kessler

An American masterpiece - visceral and violent, hilarious and heart breaking; Orphans is a beautifully moving story about the void left by abandonment.

Reviews:

***** Broadway World - 'This production is another fascinating revival at a venue that is unafraid to challenge its public which work beautifully on stage. This is classy stuff, as fresh now as it was 33 years ago in Los Angeles - and pretty much what fringe theatre is for.'

****.5 stars  Reviews Hub - 'Orphans has had top class productions on Broadway, in the West End and across the World, but it seems a fair bet that this small revival on the London fringe could stand proudly alongside any of them.'

****   Jon Baz - 'Another intelligent production from Paul Tomlinson and Dilated Theatre.' 

*** The Stage - 'Twisty, funny.'

*** WhatsOnStage -'Bleakly comic.'

Uk Theatre Net -  'Rollercoaster of emotions'

Bargain Theatre Land - 'both brutal and heartbreaking, full of intense emotion from beginning to end'

Under the Stars -'fabulous performances and emotionally raw moments make for a great night out on the Fringe. It would be fabulous if this could transfer; the play and actors alike deserve more exposure...'

Cast:

Harold - Mitchell Mullen

Phillip - Chris Pybus

Treat - Alexander Neal

 

Creatives:

Director - Paul Tomlinson

Executive Producer - Alexander Neal

Co-Producer - Kirsty Fox

Associate Producer - Evelyn Campbell

Design – Gina Rose Lee

Light – Amy Mae

Sound Design - Phillip Matejtscuk

Stage Magager - Claudia Bryan-Joyc

Assistant Stage Manager – Isabella Kimpton

Production Manager – Bonnie Poole

Photography - Richard Davenport

Mitchell Mullen (HAROLD) Nominated for the 'Best Male Performance' in the 2016/17 Off West End Awards.

Mitchell Mullen (HAROLD) Nominated for the 'Best Male Performance' in the 2016/17 Off West End Awards.

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Click on Chris Pybus (PHILLIP) to watch the mid show trailer.

My Girl 2 by Barrie Keeffe

Emily Plumtree (ANITA) in My Girl 2 by Barrie Keeffe

Emily Plumtree (ANITA) in My Girl 2 by Barrie Keeffe

MY GIRL 2 BY BARRIE KEEFFE

Barrie Keeffe’s reworking of his original piece solely for Dilated Theatre Company. Bitingly funny, challenging, angry and deeply humane. My Girl 2 ran at the Old Red Lion Theatre 24th June – 12th July 2014.

Reviews:

***** Irish World – ‘a revelation’

**** Michael Coveney, WhatsOnStage –  ‘takes you by surprise in sudden jolts of violence’

**** Jonathan Baz – ‘Brilliant, harrowing and often unbearable to watch…’

*** Time Out – ‘The anger is hot and fast…’

Broadway World – ‘Sensitive, strong performances’       

Theatre Guide London – ‘Painful clash of idealism and reality’

British Theatre Guide – ‘Sudden shifts in mood, the moments of joy and desperation’

 

Cast:

Anita – Emily Plumtree

Sam – Alexander Neal

 

Creatives

Director - Paul Tomlinson

Producer - Mhairi Grealis

Design – Jacqueline Gunn

Light – Yana Demo

Stage Magager - Michaela Cervenakova

Deputy Stage Manager – Trisha Stiegler

Production Manager – Tom Lee

Press – Sue Hyman Associates

Photography – Adam Trigg

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Emily Plumtree (ANITA) Nominated for the 'Best Female Performance' in the 2014/15 Off West End Awards.

Emily Plumtree (ANITA) Nominated for the 'Best Female Performance' in the 2014/15 Off West End Awards.

My Girl 2 'playtexts' were published by Methuen for Dilated Theatre's production and can be found in all good theatre book stores.

My Girl 2 'playtexts' were published by Methuen for Dilated Theatre's production and can be found in all good theatre book stores.

 

SUS by Barrie Keeffe

Alexander Neal (KARN) in SUS by Barrie Keeffe

Alexander Neal (KARN) in SUS by Barrie Keeffe

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Arguably British Theatre’s seminal political piece Keeffe creates a furnace in which two police officers, Karn and Wilby, torture Delroy for a confession. Dilated Theatre Company’s inaugural production, SUS ran at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre from March 5th – 23rd March 2013.

Reviews:

***** One Stop Arts – ‘It resonates on every level.’

**** WhatsOnStage - ‘a powerful piece: tersely directed… brutally acted’

**** Fourth Wall – ‘unbearably moving…’

**** Eveything Theatre – ‘physically shaken by the experience’

**** Jonathan Baz – ‘demonstrates the excellence to be found on London’s fringe…’

Camden New Journal - ‘A well-deserved standing ovation is testament to Barrie Keeffe’s play’s searing impact and to Dilated Theatre’s successful production.’

 

Cast:

Delroy – Wole Sawyerr

Karn – Alexander Neal

Wilby – Nason Crone

 

Creatives:

Director -  Paul Tomlinson

Design - Celestine Healy

Light – Douglas Green

Stage Manager – Tasha Dubowski

Production Manager – Tom Lee

Press – Prospero

Photography – Adam Trigg

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Alexander Neal (KARN) Nominated for the 'Best Male Performance' in the 2013/14 Off West End Awards.

Alexander Neal (KARN) Nominated for the 'Best Male Performance' in the 2013/14 Off West End Awards.