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AUTUMN 2021

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SPRING 2022 TOUR

Conn Artists Theatre Company

in association with Worthing Theatres and Museum present

 

Mary Rose by J.M. Barrie  
a spellbindingly beautiful ghost story about time, love and loss from the creator of Peter Pan.

Touring from the Connaught Theatre, Worthing - Spring 2022

An old, tiny Sussex manor house standing empty and for sale is haunted by the ghost of a young woman who once lived there.

37 years earlier a 12 year old girl by the name of Mary Rose goes missing on a small island in the Outer Hebrides whilst on holiday with her parents. A month later she mysteriously returns unaware that she has been away for any length of time.

Years later, Mary Rose returns to the same island with her young husband and disappears for a second time. After the passage of 23 years, when her family have come to terms with her loss, she reappears yet again but by now her parents, husband and her child have all aged whilst Mary Rose has remained just the same as the day she vanished.

In this hauntingly beautiful play, from the creator of Peter Pan, comes an exploration of time, love and loss. These timeless themes are given a thrilling revival with a fresh treatment in the trademark style of Conn Artists; with an ensemble cast of five actors, and featuring some of Barrie’s own inspiring stage directions as interwoven pieces of narrative, original live music, a digital soundscape, and a bold reimagining of the ‘traditional’ set design, all creating what living, modern theatre does best.

Mary Rose, spanning a period of over thirty years, will leave you spellbound by its mystical nature and moved by its deepest yearnings to be reunited with the ones we love.

Production Details


Running time: 2 hours approx. (plus a 20 minute interval)

Cast size: 5 actors
Post-show Q & A session available on request.

For more information or to discuss a booking please contact Ross Muir:

Email: ross@conn-artists.co.uk Tel: 01903 366 825 | Mobile: 07813 275459

Conn Artists Theatre Company

in association with Worthing Theatres and Museum present

 

A Perfect Likeness by Daniel Rover Singer  
a rollicking Victorian odd-couple encounter between two titans of English literature!

Touring from the Connaught Theatre, Worthing - Spring to Autumn 2021

Reclusive writer and photographer Charles Dodgson (also known as Lewis Carroll) invites celebrity author Charles Dickens to his Oxford home to pose for a portrait. Dickens is so intrigued by the whimsical Alice's Adventures in Wonderland that he accepts.

What ensues is a baring of two creative souls, the one private and fastidious, the other boisterous and irreverent. As Dodgson struggles to capture a "perfect likeness" of Dickens, Dickens craftily pries into Dodgson's personal life to get a handle on one of the most curious men he has ever met. The result is a hilarious and revealing conversation between two quirky, fascinating, and completely different men.

A Perfect Likeness by Daniel Rover Singer (Reduced Shakespeare Company) receives its UK Premiere by Conn Artists following on from their hit tours of Silas Marner and The Four Men.

Production Details


Running time: 90 minutes

Cast size: 2 actors
Post-show Q & A session available on request.

For more information or to discuss a booking please contact Ross Muir:

Email: ross@conn-artists.co.uk Tel: 01903 366 825 | Mobile: 07813 275459

“a riveting example of ensemble theatre at its very best.”  

★★★★★ 
(The Argus on Silas Marner)
 
“strong, vivid and emotional story telling” 

★★★★
(Remote Goat on Silas Marner)
 
“This new touring production from Worthing company Conn Artists has made regional theatre feel in ruder health overnight.” 

★★★★
(The Stage on The Four Men)

"So lovely and entertaining that you want it to be true."
(Lynn Felder, Winston-Salem Journal)
 
"Whether you’re a fan of these two literary legends or are entirely new to their work, you’ll find A Perfect Likeness to be suffused with the joy, laughter, love of language and the spirit of fun that the characters inspire."

(South Pasadena Review)
 
 

Starring Ross Muir as Lewis Carroll
 
“Ross Muir’s performance is exceptional, capturing the audience’s attention with the character’s fragile state of mind, evoking powerful empathy as the play progresses.”

(Theatre South East on Silas Marner)
 
 

And David Stephens as Charles Dickens
 
“David Stephens makes a truly venerable Grizzlebeard, full of the wisdom of old age.”

(The Argus, Brighton on The Four Men)

Conn Artists...
We are the professional company in residence at the Connaught Theatre.

Founded in 2013 with the support of Worthing Theatres alongside funding from Arts Council England, Worthing Community Partnership and the South Downs National Park our recent tours include Silas Marner and The Four Men.

 

To find out more about us please visit our about page.

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