Sea-change Theatre Company are an International touring theatre company based in London, founded by Artistic Director and Writer Sue Frumin. The company’s first production was an adaption of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, part of Skala Eressos Women’s Festival in September 2016 in Lesvos, Greece. Sea-change is a women's company, set up to correct the imbalance of roles for women in theatre and film, and invert the Elizabethan convention of male-only performances.
Ray Malone joined Sea-change as Theatrical Director in June 2016, also acting as Dramaturg and crafting the musical and physical style of the piece. Designer Lu Firth’s created the striking costumes, a distorted reflection of Renaissance dress with references to the black clothed portraits of Anthony Van Dyck and those of Tommaso Aniello d’Amalfi. Sixteenth century ‘Slashing’ & ‘Dagging’ are found stitched & cut throughout the play’s costumes with safety pins to highlight the plight of the refugees who were of particular relevance to the companies performance in 2016.
After the success of the production in Greece the company decided to stage the play in London in 2017. Both Sue Frumin and Ray Malone developed the writing and dramaturgy of their adaptation to make it relevant to the surrounding and history of The Rose Playhouse on Bankside. The company further expanded to include Assistant Director and Producer Sophia Start and Assistant Director and Movement Coach Monica Nicolaides. Marianne Hyatt collaborated with Ray Malone to develop the musical element of the piece and acted as musical coach for the solo performances.
Artistic Director and Producer
CAST AND CREW
Gerry has performed in theatres the length and breadth of the country, and celebrated Shakespeare 400 by playing Hotspur in Germany. She loves portraying strong roles, (with or without facial hair) Emily Bronte, Anne Lister, Emily Wilding Davidson, Hotspur, Hermia and is looking forward to breathing life into Alonso and Trinculo.
Marianne Hyatt is a deep Southern songstress & militant thespian now residing in London. If you blinked you'll have missed her as Richard Linklater's 'Late Night Pickup' in cult film ‘Slacker’. Credits also include Lady M with Illyria Theatre’s, Max in Re:Creation Theatre’s ‘End of the World Romance’, Sadlers Wells & Pernille Rasmussen in Theatre Uncut’s ‘That’s My Name’. She has sung with S.M.O.G. at Meltdown Festival, Royal Festival Hall & starred as Mme JoJo’s premiere decoy drag queen in queer cabaret ‘Nothin Dirty Goin On.
Lottie Vallis trained at The Urdang Academy and East 15 School of Acting.
Theatre includes: A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer (National Theatre/Complicite) The Little Prince (Arcola Theatre), The Catherine Bennett Show (Southbank Centre & UK Tour), The Love & Devotion of Ridley Smith (Old Red Lion), The Lord Mayor's Show (BBC/St Paul's Cathedral).
Film includes: Driftwood, Pronounced Normal, I See Through (music video), Some People Out There (music video).
Lakshmi Khabrani trained at Royal Central Speech and Drama and at Recabarren, Madrid. Lakshmi has also completed trainings in fields such as, Circus, Physical Theatre and Capoeira. She speaks three languages fluently. Her credits includes: ‘El Próximo Oriente (the Near East)’ nominated for two Goya (National Film) Award. Various TV roles and lead characters in theatre such as Henry V (Edimburgh Fringe and London), Yerma (Something Wicked) or Jenufa (Bez Kinte).
She loves any physical performance that involves exploring animalistic traits in nature.
Judy Frumin is Sea-change Theatre Finance Director, she has taken acting courses at RADA, City Lit and is a member of Arcola Creative Engagement.
Recent Credits include:
Bluebeards Castle – Puppeteer - Olympic Park
The Recollection - Animated Film - Old Ladies 1 & 2
27 Protagonists – Silent Film Director – Arcola Theatre
Beautiful (Not the Carol King Musical ) – Druid – Arcola Theatre
Camilla Harding is an actor and theatre maker who trained in drag performance with Diane Torr. She dedicates this performance of Antonio to Diane and her legacy.
Training: The New York Film Academy, The Identity School of Acting and The Workshop Theatre (Leeds University).
Camilla's two person, feminist, drag, theatre show (Man Up!) was performed at the Camden People's Theatre on September 19th 2017.
Kimberley is a recent graduate, she trained at Drama Centre and The Boris Schukin Institute, Moscow.
Credits include: Lucrece (KX Slam), Stars in the Morning Sky (Platform Theatre), Lear's Daughters (The Hope).
Film includes: The Glass Menagerie, The Chocolate Diet and Somewhere Off the M6.
Lucianne Regan trained at City Lit. She is a founding member of All Terrain Theatre and a company member of Dirty Market. She previously played Ariel for Sea-change Theatre at The International Women’s Festival, Greece and was very happy to be reprise the role at The Rose.
Rosie Jones studied the human voice with centre artistique international Roy Hart and Tonalis.
Performance credits: Cracked Nut (Battersea Arts Centre/Big Noise Festival), Tina and the Green Dress, Professor Vanessa's Wondershow (The Roundhouse), Bluff & Bloomers (Shunt Lounge/The Tate), Veil of Mab (Rich Mix/Fling Festival), Tragchic Boutique (Boom Town/Standon Calling)
Monica is a choreographer and the Artistic Director of MonixArts. Performing credits include: London Olympic Ceremonies, The V&A, The Barbican, mapdance, LCP Dance Theatre, Universal Studios, and Birmingham Royal Ballet. Her choreographic portfolio includes commissions from Homs Arthaus, British Medical Association, University of Cumbria, Dance Digital, Marylebone Ballet school.
Sophia studied Shakespeare at UCL and is general manager of Aequitas Theatre Company.
Credits as assistant director include: Macbeth (Jack Studio Theatre), Three Worlds (The Pineapple), Chances (Lov'Edu Gallery)
Credits as director include: Measure for Measure and Merchant of Venice (The Bread & Roses Theatre), Conversations From The Web (Moors Bar Theatre), What’s Your Issue (The Cockpit)
Vix is a member of the Arcola Theatre's Queer Collective.
She performed in The Tempest with Sea Change Theatre Company at the International Eressos Women's Festival in 2016.
Sue is a writer and performer who has produced five one-person shows which she has performed in the UK and internationally. She has written several plays for a wide range of theatre companies and has recently completed an MA in Screenwriting at London University.
Sue regularly performs for "Duckie", an award winning performance collective and with the The Arcola Theatre Queer Collective. She has also appeared in a wide range of films and television including Downton Abbey, Florence Foster Jenkins (with Meryl Streep), Another Year (Mike Leigh) and Fabulous Beasts and Where to Find Them. Sue is producer of "The fabulous Four Be Two Kabaret" in London.
Ray is a director and performer. Her research and performance centres around construction of identity with particular regard to gender, sexuality and class. She has enjoyed collaborations with a number of artists and designers. Further interests include the gothic and surreal in performance, use of new media and explorations of historical and site specific spaces. Her proudest moment to date was being described as ‘scum’ by Nigel Farage.
Ray is a graduate of the MA in Text and Peformance from Kings College London and RADA
Credits as Director: The Tempest (Skala Erresos International Women’s Festival, Lesbos), Homosexual Acts (Arcola Theatre), Heads Bodies Legs (The Camden People’s Theatre), Alternative Pantos Revisted (Oval House), Heads Bodies Legs (The Space) Assistant Director: Frientimacy (The Donmar), Aphra (The Space)
Lu is a freelance Costume, Set and Dress Designer. She has created costumes for Oval House Theatre and was the principle designer for Stonecrabs Theatre Compant. Lu's research focuses on Social and Deviant Dress and Oral Histories of rebellious elders. She is employed in teaching Textiles and coordinating public local history walks and arts events.