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In an exciting development, Sussex University and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation funded further development of THE GIRLS in 2012.
Ray Harrison Graham, BAFTA winning writer and director has wrote a new script based on the workshop production he devised with the cast during 2011. Working with the same young performers, this stunning piece will reach its full potential and, after a three week run at the Bussey Building in Peckham starting on 10th September 2012, which we hope will go on to tour the UK.
The venue, at 133 Rye Lane, Peckham was established as part of the Royal Court’s Theatre Local season two years ago and THE GIRLS follows on from their latest, hugely popular season of new writing. THE PROJECT went as far as painting the theatre space black from top to bottom. Particular thanks go to Charlie Oliver, our Technical Stage Manager for this.
Performance workshops, in preparation for this new production, started on 6th August, with the following cast and production team:
Director: Ray Harrison Graham
Designer: Miranda Melville, Nadia Wood
Technical Stage: Charlotte Oliver
Research: Fidelma Hanrahan
Producer: Giles Stogdon
THE GIRLS ran for three weeks in Peckham, opening on 17th September 2012. We hope to follow this run with a national tour into 2013, as we continue our relationship with Sussex University and develop links with the Performing Arts faculty and the new Attenborough Theatre.
We thank our sponsors in 2011, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and the Tudor Trust. Special thanks go to our continuing funders in 2012bat Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and to our Psychology School research team at Sussex University.