Eigengrau

Eigengrau

by Penelope Skinner

Directed by Ed O'Shaughnessy

Tuesday 24th -
Saturday 28th February, 2015

The Tower Theatre performing
at Theatro Technis, Camden


Eigengrau / [ay-gen-gr-ow] / noun. Intrinsic light; the colour seen by the eye in perfect darkness.



Photography by Ruth Anthony

Cast
Rose : Olivia Baker
Cassie : Bianca Beckles-Rose
Tim : Joe Burke
Mark : Ben Alderton

Production Team
Director : Ed O'Shaughnessy
Set Design : Phillip Ley
Costume Design : Steph Navarro
Lighting Design : Robert Irvine
Sound Design : Phillip Ley, Chris Drohan & Nathan Hamilton


Assistant Stage Managers : Sara George, Maeve Elmore, Maiken Fjellstad
Lighting Operator : Chloe Ledger
Sound Operator : Kaushal Ginige
Set Construction and Get-in : Phillip Ley, Keith Syrett, Michael Bettell, John McSpadyen, Laurence Tuerk, Jude Chalk, Andy Marchant, Jacqui Marchant-Adams and members of the cast & crew
Publicity Manager : Jean Collins



Olivia Baker is a 21 year-old student who fits acting in wherever she can (and sometimes when she shouldn't). This is her first production with the Tower Theatre Company and she is thrilled about the challenge of playing Rose in one of her favourite pieces of contemporary writing.

Trained in contemporary/ classical and musical theatre techniques, Bianca Beckles-Rose has played a diverse range of roles from Deltoid in A Clockwork Orange to Clara in the UK premier of Bright Lights, Big City. She has also worked in modelling and interactive theatre projects nationwide. Of Matt Elliot's and Odette Perdrisat's BRIT School discipline, she has had exposure on major productions including BBC One's The Apprentice, ITV's This Morning, and, BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night. As a BSc in Criminology & Psychology, she continually succeeds on multiple platforms and is looking forward to explorative and intelligent developments with the Tower Theatre Company.

Gladly, this is Joe Burke's second show as an actor with the Tower. His past credits range from the sublime (Billy Chevre in No Mountain You Can't Climb) to the ridiculous (Nanny Toga in Dyslexics Anonymous), but now he wants to have a go at something a little less cheesy. He's enjoyed being a part of this show, and if you can bear to be around his beard, he's sure you'll enjoy it too.

This is Ben Alderton's first production with the Tower, and he is delighted to be doing one of his favourite writer's work. He graduated from drama school last year; his credits professionally and at drama school include : You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Voysey Inheritance, Three Sisters, All My Sons, Cymbeline, The Graal, The Country Wife, The White Guard, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamp, The Imposter, Planter's Island and Mother Courage and Her Children. He also does stand-up professionally on the London fringe circuit.

Eigengrau is Ed O'Shaughnessy's directorial debut, taking the logical step from being Assistant Director on The Winterling. He approaches the role with equal parts excitement and trepidation, and a dash of determination to give the text its full due.
His most recent acting credit was as Sergeant Match in Entertaining Mr Orton, which had successful runs both in Edinburgh and London last year.