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The Death of Tintagel by Peter Morris

Based on Maeterlinck's 1894 La Mort de Tintagiles

Directed by RSC's Vik Sivalingam

Mon 25 Oct – Sat 6 Nov 2010
People Show Studios

“More than a boy now. Not yet a man" - the young Prince Tintagel is summoned home by his grandmother. Summoned home to his death, a fate unbeknown to him. His sisters, Ygraine and Bellangere, with the help of the castrated servant Aglovale try to stop the Queen's handmaidens from taking Tintagel to the depths of the Tower, to his impending death. Can the love of his sisters suspend destiny? Can the will of Ygraine change the inevitable?

In the cast are Freddie Machin (Tintagel), Vera Chok (Ygraine), Caroline Kilpatrick (Belangere), Adrian Gillott (Aglovale), Catriona James, Grace Willis, David Black. It is directed by Vik Sivalingam, with design by Nik Corrall, music by Alejandro Pelaez, sound by Austin Spangler, lighting by Jason Osterman, and costumes by Charlotte Randell. It is produced by Anna Sulan Masing in association with Saltpeter Productions.

Peter Morris, twice winner of the Sunday Times playwriting prize 2000 and 2001, is no stranger to controversy and dark subject matter. His plays include The Age of Consent (the 'Jamie Bulger' play) Edinburgh 2001 and Bush Theatre and has been seen worldwide. His play Guardians won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival and Peter Morris received an Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award in 2005. His TV work includes BBC 1 ‘Born and Bred’ with Richard Wilson and Nigel Havers and three seasons of ITV’s ‘Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show’.

Vik Sivalingam is currently resident assistant director at the RSC. He has been assistant to David Lan, Young Vic, Rupert Goold for ‘Rough Crossings’ Headlong and ‘The Last Days of Judas Iscariot’ at the Almeida, Neil Bartlett’s RSC production of Romeo and Juliet, and assistant to Indhu Rubasingham at the Royal Court. He has directed plays in many UK venues.

Freddie Machin's theatre credits include in Sardanapalus at Shakespeare's Globe, playing The Double in an adaptation of Dostoevsky's The Double (The White Bear), Gawain in Simon Armitage’s Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (New Perspectives). He recorded ‘Death In Genoa’ with Simon Callow & Samuel Barnett and the short, Young Offender, where he played the lead, Aidan, won an ITV West award. Freddie is peforming with High Tide (the world's first producing festival of new plays), recently transferring work to the National, Old Vic and the Bush.

Vera Chok recently played Yelena in a new translation of Uncle Vanya, directed by Vik Sivalingam. She has toured the UK in principle roles for Tara, New Perspectives and Eastern Angles and, in London, worked for Soho Theatre, Primavera, and The New Factory of the Eccentric Actor. Whilst at Oxford, Vera worked with the Experimental Theatre Company and toured Japan with a Thelma Holt/OUDS production of The Winter's Tale. On screen, she has worked for multi-BAFTA-winning Daniel Mulloy, Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing, Optimistic Productions and Sue Dunderdale. Vera is founder and artistic director of Saltpeter Productions, and works closely with modern Grotowski company The Bones Theatre and behind the bikeshed, an arts collective.

Caroline Kilpatrick performs with DryWrite (Latitude, York Theatre Royal) and Helena Kaut-Howson (for the Arcola). She played Coquette in A Puppet Tale, as part of Old Vic New Voices, and her theatre credits include Titania, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Alice Hobson, Hobson's Choice (RADA Enterprises for Cunard); Ariel, The Tempest (UK tour) and Medea in Medea (Tara Arts).

Adrian Gillott trained at the École Jacques Lecoq and with Philippe Gaulier in Paris, after which he toured his first show, Lost, to Edinburgh, Avignon, Prague, Paris and London. Since 2007 he has been a member of the Berlin-based ensemble Nico and the Navigators.

Mon 25 Oct – Sat 6 Nov 2010 at 7.30pm
People Show Studios, Pollard Row, E2 6NB
Tickets £10.00 - £12.00
Tube Bethnal Green
Buses 8,388,D3
Running time 70 mins

3 October 2010