Mrs. Klein

by Nicholas Wright

Directed by Jonathan Lermit

22nd - 26th January, 2013

The Tower Theatre performing
at Theatro Technis

Photography by David Sprecher

Photography by Robert Piwko

Mrs Klein : Claire Garrigan
Melitta : Helena Franklin
Paula : Karima Chellig

Production Team
Director : Jonathan Lermit
Set Design : Jo Staples
Lighting Design : Adam Taylor
Sound Design : Celena Bretton
Costume Design : Jill Batty & Sara George

Stage Manager : Sara George
ASM : Rob Irvine
Lighting Operator : Ruth Anthony or Jill Ruane
Sound Operator : Clare Harding
Set Construction : Keith Syrett, Michael Bettell, Richard Davies and members of the cast & crew

Claire Garrigan trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she got a chance to work with the RSC. Since leaving she got involved with Fringe Theatre - The Arcola Theatre to Cliveden Open Air Theatre. She has worked on at least seven productions of Shakespeare, her greatest love. Her most recent productions have been Dolores in Dolores, Hedda in Hedda Gabler, Catherine Holly in Suddenly Last Summer, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard. After the last production and a long break from acting, she decided to head back into acting as a career. This is her first production with the Tower Theatre and she is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work on such a demanding role and be part of the company.

This is Helena Franklin's third Tower Theatre production; she previously appeared as Lucille in The Slab Boys and Queen Ane in 5/11. Helena began performing with Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company over fifteen years ago, and has since been involved in many Shakespeare productions including The Tempest (Miranda) and Henry V (Princess Catherine). She has acted a number of times at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall. Whilst studying for a BA in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare at University College London she was an active member of the Drama Society, with parts including Dotty in Jumpers and Elizabeth Barry in The Libertine. She also directed a production of Othello and led the band in a musical production of Jekyll and Hyde.

Karima Chelliga joined the Tower Theatre last summer; this is her second Tower production. Her first was a small part in Calendar Girls playing the glamorous but morally questionable beautician Elaine, a far cry from Paula in Mrs Klein. Karima first studied drama at Arts Educational School London, continuing with a short course at LAMDA. Other roles outside of Tower have been a Caryl Churchill play - Vinegar Tom and a musical set in Africa for Black History month at Stratford Circus.