To find out more about Festival 47 and the spotlights, please see the introductory article.
Next up in our Spotlight feature is Face The Camera And Smile, which plays Festival 47 from 18 July 2017 at 21:30. I caught up with director Ursula Campbell:
Describe your show in three words.
Consent, truth, identity.
Tell us a bit more about your theatre company.
Our production is a live theatrical performance with film weaved throughout. This is a joint project between Spark Assembly and Sky or the Bird. We believe in creation through collaboration. We are also interested in exploring opportunities to merge theatre, film, music and art. We hope Face The Camera & Smile goes on to play in long-form at a reputable theatre in London, UK and cities beyond.
Rehearsal space/time and some filming space/time for Face The Camera & Smile are generously sponsored by Old Diorama Arts Centre. They are wonderful. We would have struggled to make this happen without them.
Is this your first time at the King’s Head?
We love the team. Everyone is helpful and supportive. We hope to work together again.
Who else in the festival programme are you most excited about?
Festival 47 is a wonderful initiative. We are excited to be part of such a wonderful program. Between our company, we hope to see as may other shows as we can…but likely only after our show play. Before that we are living in the rehearsal room or edit.
What is your inspiration to continue making theatre?
Any time we get in the room with people wanting to work and play. We also try to collaborate with people who have a passion for unearthing stories that need the light shined on them.
What are the future dreams for your show?
We hope Face The Camera & Smile goes on to play in long-form at a reputable theatre in London, UK and cities beyond.
What is the best production you have seen this year – can be any genre, style, in any theatre or performance space?
Living A Little at The Kings Heads Theatre. It was brilliant.
Writer: Dan Horrigan
Director: Ursula Campbell; Katharine Reilly
Producer: Spark Assembly; Sky or the Bird
Creatives: James Static (Film Camera & Sound); Tom Lowe (Sound Design)
Cast: Samantha Lock; Madeleine MacMahon; Elizabeth Menabney; Ben Tiramani
Face the Camera and Smile plays King’s Head Theatre as part of Festival 47 on 18, 21 & 22 July 2017. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.