The Big House presents
Created By Andrew Day
Directed by Maggie Norris
Rio Cinema Dalston, London E8 2PB
Wednesday 18 November – Saturday 12 December
Running from her ex, a “Revenge Porn entrepreneur”, Faith takes shelter in the shadows of the Rio cinema – a century-old palace of dreams, now riddled with ghosts and memories. But it is these ghosts of the past that point the way to her own freedom. Walk with Faith through the bomb shelter, the feminist collective and the strip joint that make up the Rio’s colourful history.
The Big House returns this autumn with ELECTRIC, inspired by the history of the Rio (Dalston), and performed underneath the cinema to create a groundbreaking promenade performance. This is the first site specific production in the Rio Cinema, a unique and inspiring Art Deco venue, where the audience will be given the opportunity to journey under the building and explore the intimate rooms, designed specifically for this promenade performance.
Jasmin Alvarez will play ‘Clara Ludski’, alongside Henrietta Imoreh as ‘Faith’, James Hogarth as ‘William’, Auzelina Cookie Pinto as ‘Rose’, Kenan Sweeney-Tisson as ‘Truman’, Chris Adams as ‘Terry’, Delroy Thompson as ‘Joseph / Edison’, Derreem Haggins as ‘Congregation Member / Shyrone / Cameron’, James Hogarth as ‘Warden / Horace / William’, Jasmine Adolphus as ‘Kelly’, Knieke Miller as ‘Colette / Lily’, Marrae Collington-Francis as ‘Congregation Member / Shirley / Daryl, Melissa Madden as ‘Pastor George / Althea’, Mohammed Shafick as ‘Rocco’, Sam Abraham as ‘Benjamin’, Tyrell Jeremiah as ‘Tempo’, Zeki Ibraham as ‘Pastor Cedric / Dean, and Josh Blissett as ‘Anton / Jonny’.
Written by Andrew Day and Directed by The Big House Artistic Director Maggie Norris. Designed by Ellan Parry, along with Projection Design by Tony award winning Mic Pool (The 39 Steps). Sound Design by Ed Clarke(Frankenstein, NT) and Lighting Design by Peter Small (The Realness) ELECTRIC, promises to have the production value to match The Big House’s previous productions THE POLITRIX, THE REALNESS, PHOENIX and BABY/LON. It is these productions that have lead to The Big House quickly establishing a reputation as an important part of the London theatre scene: