Davor Spisic: Karaoke Show


Directed by Gary Wright
Translated by Jadranka Zlomislic, adapted by Alex Chisholm

April 15th at 3PM
RADA STUDIOS, 16 Chennies Street, London

Sisters Senka and Branka are trying to make something out of their lives without success. Senka’s never been anything else but a housewife, and she’s never experienced love. Branka is a failed actress working as a prostitute. When they sink beneath the poverty line, they rent out a tiny room in their miniscule flat. One day, a new lodger moves in – bodyguard Teodor. The stale everyday routine of this unusual triangle is turned upside when all three of them start pretending to be something that they’re not.

Davor Spisic

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Dramatist and prosaic Davor Špišić (b. 1961, Osijek) lives and works as a professional writer in Osijek, also practising his theatre skills in institutional and off-productions.
Author of plays: Dobrodošli u rat! (Croatian National Theatre Osijek, 1992); Rubnosti; Godina dobre berbe (Student Cultural Center, Osijek, 1998); Emilija noću; Kraljevi kraja; Mama Luna; Jug 2 (3rd Marin Držić Prize in 2001, Croatian National Theatre Osijek, 2003); Dry Inn (based on P. Bruckner); Kaćuše (City Theatre Joza Ivakić, Vinkovci, 2008; Croatian National Theatre Split, 2011) Berlin, Charlie, Karaoke show (Croatian Radio, Zagreb, 2004; reading production West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, 2005), Medena, Alabama (1st Marin Držić Prize in 2008; City Theatre Gavella, Zagreb, 2010; Croatian Radio, Zagreb, 2011); Galeb 2 (1st Prize for best new drama in National Theatre Subotica 2010, National Theatre Subotica, 2011); Vrtlar (City Theatre Joza Ivakić & National Theatre Tuzla, 2010); Zvijezda Danica; Crne oči (City Theatre Gavella Zagreb, 2012); Nulti sat; Zimske gume.
Besides, signed stage performances for children Badnjak u garaži (Children Theatre Osijek, 1999); Turbo beba (Children Theatre Osijek, 2004); Misija: T (Croatian Theatre Pecs, 2005).
Prose writings: Slavonska krv (co-author D. Topić); Svlačenje smrada; Trbuhozborci; Kuke za šunke, horror stories; and Koljivo (V.B.Z. Prize for the best novel of the year, 2004); Ples s mladom, novel; Samovar, novel.

Gary Wright

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Gary Wright was originally trained as a dancer and has worked with many international companies.
His recent directing work includes:
Theatre: A Christmas Carol (Drill Hall), Dick Whittington – Another Dick in City Hall (Kings Head), Life’s a Gas & Not Going Down (Kings Head), Carnival of the Animals (Taplow Festival), Gay School Musical (Kings Head), The Random Acts of Strangers (Courtyard & Etcetera Theatres). He was involved in the development of a new play Maid of Bankside in conjunction with playwright Anthony Bull and the Globe Theatre. He is currently working on a one man show Hunter (opens in Glasgow in May 2013).
Film: Solitary, Muses, Mine.
Gary is an associate director for BaDaS Theatre Company and guest director for Bedlam Theatre Company. He was delighted to be asked to be associate director for Honey-tongued Theatre Productions.

Kim Sanger White as Branka

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Kim trained at Morley Acting Studio with Craig Snelling.  Acting credits include: The Faith Healer, Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf and The MaidsHoly DaysMe and My Friend and The Bedlamb Shorts (Baron’s Court theatre).   Marion in Caryl Churchill’s Owners (Etcetera  theatre).  Sarah in Harold Pinter’s The Lover at the White Bear theatre London and on tour.  Agatha in Anthony Bull’s The Random Acts of Strangers (Courtyard, London).   Directing credits include:  Night, Poof!, Dancing with a Devil.  Missing (Lion and Unicorn) and Noel Coward’s Fallen Angels (Hen and Chickens).   She is a founder member of Bedlamb theatre company.

Caroline Ross as Senka

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Caroline trained at Morley College and is an actor, writer and director.  Acting roles include Pauline in A Kind of Alaska (Woking and Blackburn), Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible (Woking), Saving the Dolphins (Leatherhead), As You Like it (Farnham Castle), Random Acts of Strangers (Etcetera), Val in Trip’s Cinch and Dawn in Three More Sleepless Nights (Lion & the Unicorn), Effie’s Burning at The Landor and Murder in the Cathedral.  Previous directing credits include Owners by Caryl Churchill (Etcetera) and Quase Nada by Marcos Barbosa (Hen & Chickens).  As a writer, her plays, Someone’s Rocking My Dreamboat, 1001 Nights and Like When You Spin have all premiered on the London Fringe.

Anthony Bull as Teodor

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Anthony trained at Morley Acting Studio with Craig Snelling. Acting credits include:
Film: Anytown (Rick) and Loving Lana (Sal) by Clifton Lloyd Bryan (lifelynMEDIAWORKS)
TV; Agatha Christie A Life In Pictures(John); Richard Curson Smith (Wall to Wall Productions).
Recent theatre include: The Lover (Richard/Max) by Harold Pinter at The White bear and on tour. He works also as a director and writer. Recent writing credits include: The Random Acts of Strangers at the Etcetera and The Courtyard, and Not Going Down at the Kings Head. He is currently working on Hunter to be directed by Gary Wright and to premiere in Glasgow in May.

 
Davor Spisic: Karaoke Show