Summer Season| 28th June – 10th July 2016

Flux Theatre in association with the Etcetera Theatre present The World Premiere


by Will Adolphy.

Directed by Will Adolphy. Assistant Directed by Adam Irving. Designed by Giulia Scrimieri. Lighting Design by Petr Vocka. Sound Design by Sam Glossop. Cast: Ben Manz. Ella Road. Leigh-Anne Gilbert. Louise Lingwood. Nigel Fyfe.

“It’s like Christopher Columbus searching for the continent, he has no idea where he’s going but he knows something’s there.”

The world premiere of Dinosaur Dreams opens at the award-winning Etcetera Theatre on Tuesday, 28th June 2016 (Press Night: Thursday, 30th June 2016 at 7.30pm) for a limited 13 performances, playing June 28th 2016 to 10th July 2016.

Developed with the help of psychologists and mental health advocates, Dinosaur Dreams is a visceral insight into the mind of someone grappling with a fractured past.

The story follows Charlie, a film student who, after what is determined as a ‘psychotic episode’, gets hospitalised. As we step into a world of therapy, medication and daytime TV, Charlie must find a way to cope. Entertaining as well as darkly engaging and ultimately moving, the play aims to humanise mental health and prevent stigma.

Following a successful run of scratch performances with his directorial debut, Dinosaur Dreams, director and playwright Will Adolphy returns to the Etcetera Theatre Camden for an extended and developed run of the same work. Will trained at The University of Central Lancashire, completing a BA (Hons) in Acting. After graduating in July 2015, Will founded Flux Theatre. Credits include: ‘Dinosaur Dreams’ (Etcetera Theatre), ‘The Crazy Locomotive’ (The Cockpitt Theatre), ‘The Sun Dream Team Comedy Sketch Team’, Peter Pan (New Wimbledon Theatre).

Returning alongside director Will Adolphy is Assistant Director Adam Irving. Adam trained at The University of Central Lancashire, completing the Contemporary Theatre and Performance BA (Hons). Credits include: Assistant Director, Dinosaur Dreams (Etcetera Theatre), Crawler (Film Short) Patricia Guerra Ovin, Co-director, Any Minute Now (Independent Company).

The cast includes:

Ben Manz

Ben trained under Christopher fettes, Liana Nyquist and Giles Foreman at Drama Centre London and the GFCA. Since graduating Ben has worked in Film, Theatre, Musical Theatre and Television. Theatre credits include: FAME (Popular Productions Dubai), One Month Early (Big Bold Theatre), L’Olympiad (Bath international music festival), Chalk Legend (Bournemouth and London HMV Forum), Sugar and Spice (Studio Soho), The Balcony (Studio Soho), Amphitryon (Theatro Technis), Rhinoceros (Studio Soho), and Fuente Ovejuna (Studio Soho). Film credits include: D is for Detroit, Ashridge, Wake, The Trip, The Woods, The Bagpiper and The Victorious. Ben can also be seen in HSBC’s My Money Campaign, GQstyle Magazine, Menenti Magazine and was the cover of Future Faces Magazine 2013.

Ella Road

Ella trained at The Oxford School of Drama after her English degree at Oxford University. Stage credits include work with The Old Red Lion, Theatre 503, Shakespeare’s Globe, The Rose, The Oxford Playhouse and the Soho Theatre. Screen work includes Joseph’s Reel, The Wyrd, Tiny Bible and Genius. Since graduating Ella has been involved in the development of a number of pieces of new writing (for Flux, The Molino Group, Tangled Thread, Khona Productions & Boxing Rabbit, among others).

Leigh-Anne Gilbert

Leigh-Anne trained at East 15 Acting School. Theatre includes The Assembly Women (VAULT Festival), A Stitch In Time (Ye Olde Rose & Crown, Walthamstow), Fog, Vapour, Wisp. (VAULT Festival), A Light Shining In Buckinghamshire (Cockpit Theatre), Doubles (Corbett Theatre, Loughton), All My Sons (Crescent Theatre, Birmingham), Much Ado About Nothing (Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City)

Nigel Fyfe

Nigel trained at City Lit and the Impulse Company. Theatre includes Fragments (Tristan Bates), The Trial (Edinburgh Fringe), Compulsion (Edinburgh Fringe), Three Sisters (White Bear), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Rosemary Branch), Professor Bernhardi (Bart’s Pathology Museum), Hamlet (The Rose, Bankside) and a rehearsed reading of What Flows Past the Baltic (Arcola). Film includes Fare, The Golden Steps and Once Tasted. Radio includes Apocalypse Slough (Wireless Theatre).

Louise Lingwood

Louise trained at Court Theatre Training Company and Mountview. Theatre credits includes: Strangers Welcome (Tabard and White Bear); Street Scene (Young Vic); Chartists Rising (Hayley-D tour); Closer (Chelmsford Civic); Perfect Wedding, Volcano, A Christmas Carol (Palace Westcliff); Butterflies Are Free (Vienna’s English Theatre); Mayor of Casterbridge (Salisbury Playhouse); Pied Piper, Dawn to Dusk, Tess of the d’Urbevilles, The Last Dragon, Beauty and the Beast (Forest Forge); Gold Tree and Silver Tree (Invergordon Arts); Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down (Palace Watford).

Film & TV includes: Looking for Dexter, Tom’s Day Out (A2 Films); Barren (Just Boom Productions); Are You Proud of Me? (Shadab Omar Productions); Caught in Amber (VolVentures); Labels (Orpheos Productions); The Real Bronson (First Fire Films); Waiting for a Stranger (Lucid Film); Cuckoo (Kneejerk Productions).

Other projects: Singer at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony; Cloud Boat’s Carmine music video; co-founder of Theatre Leopard with touring productions of Skirmishes and Inside the Dream.

Audience members on the scratch performances of Dinosaur Dreams

“Thought provoking, challenging, yet entertaining. That was really good. Ben Manz and Ella Road outstanding in the parts of Charlie and Ruby respectively. Superb script and direction by Will Adolphy. The show was performed by Flux Theatre who are well worth supporting if you get the chance.” Geraint Johnes, Professor of Economics at Lancaster University.

“Massive props and respect to all involved in Dinosaur Dreams. There is so much average theatre saying nothing that it was refreshing and engaging to watch.” Sope Dirisu, Actor (Humans, Channel 4).

“Just seen Dinosaur Dreams for the 2nd time tonight, inspiring!” Diana Dimitrovici, Actress (Criminal, Off the Kings Road).

PRESS NIGHT: Thursday, 30th June 2016 at 7.30pm

265 Camden High Street, NW1 7BU London, United Kingdom

Box Office: 020 7482 4857 or Email the box office at [email protected]

To Book online follow: https://www.ticketea.co.uk/tickets-theatre-dinosaur-dreams/

Performance Dates: Tuesday, 28th of June – July 10th

28th June – 2nd July at 7:30pm 3rd July – 10th July at 6:30pm

Ticket Prices: £10 across the board

Performance Length: 55 minutes (No Interval)

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