PAST Productions

Oranges

Oranges is an evening curated around the writing of French playwright Matthieu Zvénigorosky. His sharp, slightly off-centre style tackles political issues and discusses mental health in today's world.

This evening was performed for the first time in conjunction with London Poetry House in October 2019. The three one acts selected to travel to London were titled; Inner Thoughts, All Lined Up and Would We Rot?

Team

Director: Conor Kennedy-Burke

Performers: Victoria J Valliere, Michael Matar, Olivia Millar-Ross and Cecile Durel.

hello? hello.

Hello? Hello. is a powerful female-led drama about dealing with depression and anxiety and finding comfort in a community. A young woman calls a helpline and with one wrong number stumbles upon a new friend. Two strong female characters empower each other to break the vicious circle of abuse and free themselves from their old demons.

 

Hello? Hello performed a full run at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 at theSpace on Northbridge (Hilton Hotel).

Reviews

 

"This play is inspired by a lovely sentiment, containing a strong message for all those who struggle with anxiety and who feel isolated. It’s a timely reminder that hope hides in the most unpredictable places and that, if the door is left ajar, someone might pop in to help.” - Everything Theatre

"A lot of effort and good intentions clearly went into this piece." - The Scotsman

Team

Writer, director and performer: Victoria J Valliere

Assistant director and performer: Olivia Millar-Ross

Performers: Cecile Durel, Andrew Fyfe, Rebecca Devlin-Knight and Muireann Ní Raghallaigh.

Technician: Lucy Wilson

Costume Designer: Hélie Verbonac

Painter (poster): Hannah Pryor

there is no problem (here)

There Is No Problem (Here) is a satirical comedy about underrated Disney characters coming together to revolt. In the chaos of a shared break-room between Wonderland and the Beast’s Castle, this almost-musical explores questions of purpose and community in the hardest of times... with a good bit of nonsense.

There Is No Problem (Here) performed a full run at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 at theSpace on Northbridge (Hilton Hotel).

Reviews

“Clever concept, great writing and refreshingly different from anything else I've seen so far at the Fringe. There were moments, particularly the monologues and the scenes with the three 'Cards' with the music playing in the background, where I felt like I was transported to a Baz Luhrmann world. Genius.” - Audience Review

Team

Writer, director and performer: Cecile Durel

Assistant director and performer: Victoria J Valliere

Performers: Muireann Ní Raghallaigh, Rebecca Devlin-Knight, Olivia Millar-Ross, Georgia Blue and Andrew Fyfe.

Technician: Lucy Wilson

Painter (poster): Hannah Pryor

Composer: Manuel Lucas

Edinburgh University Clarinet Choir Musicians: Karen Po, Megan Campbell and Sarah Hall

Make-up: Chloe Thompson and Louisa Nugent