Chalet Lines

Chalet Lines

by Lee Mattinson

Directed by Sara Reimers

Tuesday 22nd -
Saturday 26th July, 2014

The Tower Theatre performing
at the Bridewell Theatre


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Photography by David Sprecher

Cast
Barbara : Judith Denwood
Loretta/Edith : Anna Dimdore
Paula/Sylvia : Katie Smith
Abigail : Helen McGill
Jolene : Hannah van der Westhuysen

Production Team
Director : Sara Reimers
Set Design : Anna Williams
Costume Design : Emily Burley & Anna Williams
Lighting Design : Adam Taylor
Sound Design : Laurence Tuerk

Stage Manager : Steph Bell
Assistant Stage Manager : Dominic Fox
Lighting Operator : Kaushal Ginige
Sound Operator : Michelle Roebuck
Set Construction and Get-in : Keith Syrett, Michael Bettell, Robert Irvine, John McSpadyen, Jude Chalk, Helen McFarlane & members of the cast and crew
Assistant Voice Coach Katy Gaul Johnson



Chalet Lines is Judith Denwood's first play with the Tower Theatre but not her first performance in London. She has appeared in a number of Network Theatre productions, much of it new writing, where she has played many roles including a granny from Barnsley, a Scottish jailor, a mother from North London and a Russian Station Master. Her favourite role to date was playing Chris in Calendar Girls last year. Judith is a former member of Keswick Youth Theatre, Cumbria. She moved to London in 1986 to work and only relatively recently returned to the stage. She is looking forward to her debut with the Tower and hopes that this is the start of a long and happy friendship.

Anna Dimdore has previously worked with the Tower Theatre playing Jane in Speaking in Tongues last year and Karen in Jake's Women in 2011, as well as being Assistant Director on Telstar earlier this year. With other groups she has played roles such as Tessa in Funeral Games, Linda in Play it Again Sam, Mary in The Memory of Water and Eva in Absurd Person Singular. She has also directed Twelfth Night and Dinner, co-directed The Memory of Water, and makes occasional forays into costume and set design.

Since joining the Tower Theatre last year, this will be Katie Smith's third production with the company; previously playing roles in The Doctor's Dilemma and Largo Desolato. Her prior acting experience includes roles in A Taste of Honey, Shakers, Pericles, Macbeth and Fen among others, in fringe venues across London and Edinburgh, as well as TV experience that includes Casualty. Katie also performed as a dancer in the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics in 2012. She has an M.A. in English Literature.

Chalet Lines is Helen McGill's second show with Tower, having completed Dumb Show at the end of May. A relative newcomer to London, Helen hails from Liverpool where, as a member of Liverpool Network Theatre and Woolton Drama Group, her roles included Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Yelena in Uncle Vanya and Lady Chiltern in An Ideal Husband. Having frequented more Butlins and Pontins holidays than she cares to remember, Helen is looking forward to her role in Chalet Lines.

Chalet Lines is Hannah van der Westhuysen's first play with the Tower Theatre and her first show since graduating from a Foundation Course at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in May. Whilst training she played many roles such as Rosalind in As You Like It, Nina in The Seagull and Helen in Orphans. Hannah is loving the experience - having left school only one year ago, she is excited to be part of such an interesting piece of theatre and looks forward to getting involved with future productions.

This is Sara Reimers's second production with the Tower, having directed Mummy, a one-act play as part of the New Writing Festival in 2012. As an assistant director credits include The Tragedy of Mariam (Tristan Bates Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew (Questor's Theatre), and Putting it Together (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). In 2012 she assisted Sir Jonathan Miller on a production of King Lear at the John Lyon Hall. She is studying for a PhD at Royal Holloway and is also a research intern at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. She is a creative associate with Lazarus Theatre Company and is currently working on their productions of Troilus and Cressida and Coriolanus for the Camden Fringe Festival.