14 JULY - 6 AUGUST, 2016
★★★★★ 'Not to be missed'
★★★★★ 'I cannot say I liked it, because I loved it’
★★★★ 'Stellar performances all round'
★★★★ 'Style and strong characterisation lift this production of LaBute’s bitter black comedy'
"The most legitimately provocative and polarising play-write at work today"
THE NEW YORK TIMES
'Guy' is desperate to clear his conscience before he gets married to his beautiful bride to be. But as he sets off on his psychological and physical journey across America, to make amends with four old flames, the question is: is there something – or someone – he’s missing?
With the blend of honesty, humour and heart, this riveting and ultimately liberating dark comedy is a perfect parable of modern relationships.
Written by multi Tony Award nominated Neil LaBute, Some Girl(s) has been performed both in London, New York and was adapted into a film in 2013. Buckland Theatre Co. are delighted to welcome the talented Gary Condes back as Director, following our sold out run of Miss Julie. The performances will be at the award-winning Park Theatre (Fringe Theatre of the Year, 2015), which is just moments from Finsbury Park station and the new home for Buckland Theatre in 2016.
NEIL LABUTE - author
Neil LaBute received his Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University and was the recipient of a literary fellowship to study at the Royal Court Theatre. Films include In the Company of Men (New York Critics Circle Award for Best First Feature, Filmmakers’ Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival), Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty, Possession, The Shape of Things — a film adaptation of his play by the same title — The Wicker Man, Lakeview Terrace and Death at a Funeral. Plays include bash: reasons to be pretty, latter-day plays, The Shape of Things, The Distance From Here, The Mercy Seat, Autobahn, This Is How It Goes, Some Girl(s), Wrecks, In a Dark Dark House, Helter Skelter, The Furies and The War on Terror. LaBute is the author of several fictional pieces that have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Playboy, among others. A collection of his short stories was published by Grove/Atlantic.
GARY CONDES - Director
Gary has spent over 20 years as a professional actor with an extensive career in Film, TV and Theatre. Career highlights include working alongside: Sam Rockwell (Moon), Helena Bonham Carter (Wings Of The Dove), Ray Winstone (Five Seconds To Spare) and Colin Firth (Fever Pitch).
For the last 10 years he has also become a renowned acting teacher and coach, running courses in London and all over Europe and privately coaching clients for roles on various high profile productions, including: Lars Von Triers ‘Nymphomaniac’, Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘Youth’, HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’, BBC1’s ‘The Three Musketeers’, Fox’s ‘The Bastard Executioner’, Sky1‘s ‘24: Live Another Day’, The Young Vic’s ‘Hamlet’, Hampstead Theatre’s ‘The Arrest Of Ai Wei Wei’ and The Globe Theatre’s ‘Troilus & Cressida’.
After winning a number of short film awards at International film festivals for directing, writing and acting, Gary has now teamed up with Buckland Theatre Company to direct their 2016 season of play’s. The first being Miss Julie by August Strindberg, which ran in February and March to unanimous critical success: “This is as impressive an example of the masterpiece as any. You probably need a very good reason to miss it.” Broadway World. Website:
PJ MCEVOY - Set & Costume Design
PJ McEvoy designs Sets, Costumes & Projection Content having completed a degree in Professional Production skills at Guildford School of Acting. PJ has worked with Jack Galloway as Assistant Costume Designer and her credits include Punchdrunk Theatre: The Drowned Man (Temple Studios) and Batman Live (World Arena Tour) and has designed Paper Props & Graphics for Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane). In addition to this PJ’s other prop designs include The Girls (Grand Theatre Leeds), 2015 Rugby World Cup (Various), Young Chekhov (Chichester Festival Theatre), Hamlet (The Barbican), Bend It Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre), American Buffalo (Wyndham’s Theatre), Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre), The Nether (Royal Court Theatre), Clarence Darrow (Old Vic Theatre), The Commitments (Palace Theatre), Barnum (Chichester Festival Theatre), Richard III (Apollo Theatre London) and The Phantom of the Opera (UK Tour).
JOE PRICE - Lighting Design
Joe Price trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and received the 2015 Francis Reid Award for Lighting Design. Joe’s Lighting Design credits include The Selfish Giant (Tower Arts Centre), Some People Talk About Violence (Camden People's Theatre), Assistant Lighting Designer on Barbarians (JMK Award Winner 2015, Young Vic), Dry Land (Jermyn Street Theatre), Blue Moon (Courtyard Theatre), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Family (Edinburgh Fringe & UK Tour), Plastic (Latitude Festival), A Third (Finborough Theatre), Alternative Routes (Wales Millennium Centre), The Duchess of Malfi (Richard Burton Theatre RWCMD), Animal (Gate Theatre), The Endless Ocean (Gate Theatre), Y Twr (UK Tour), Grimm Tales (Tower Arts Centre), I Feel Fine (New Diorama Theatre), The Snowqueen (Tower Arts Centre) and West Side Story (Theatre Royal Winchester).
ANDY HINTON - Sound Design
Andy's sound design credits include: OFF THE KING'S ROAD (Jermyn Street Theatre); THE PILLOWMAN (ACT Aberdeen); CABARET (ACT Aberdeen); LOVEBIRDS (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Pleasance Courtyard); POSITIVE (Park Theatre); SWEENEY TODD (which won the Whatsonstage award for Best Off West End Production, Twickenham Theatre); ARMSTRONG'S WAR (Finborough Theatre); THE CAT'S MOTHER (Hoxton Courtyard); THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, FIRE ISLAND, THE PRODUCERS, HELLO AGAIN, YERMA, TROJAN BARBIE (Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts); SPAMALOT, HAIRSPRAY, CRAZY FOR YOU, KISS ME KATE, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Theatre Severn).
Non-design credits include: FUTURE CONDITIONAL (Old Vic); THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (Vaudeville Theatre); BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY (UK Tour); HANDS ON A HARDBODY, SNOOPY!!!, INTO THE WOODS, LEGALLY BLONDE, TWANG!! (Guildford School of Acting); A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Stafford Castle); THE HIRED MAN, BESAME MUCHO (Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts).
Andy is also currently Associate Tutor for Sound at Guildford School of Acting.
ANNE VOSSER - Casting Director
Anne started casting in 1992 whilst at the Apollo Leisure Group. She has cast numerous West End and touring productions.
Recent musical credits include: “Guys & Dolls” (UK Tour); “Eurobeat” (Edinburgh Festival); “The Sessions – The Beatles at Abbey Road” (Royal Albert Hall); “The Life” (English Theatre of Frankfurt); concert versions of “Follies” at the Royal Albert Hall starring Christine Baranski and “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at the Royal Festival Hall starring Jonathan Groff; Olivier nominated “Dance ‘Til Dawn” (West End, Aldwych Theatre); What’s On Stage Award winner “Sweeney Todd” (Twickenham Theatre).
Recent play credits include: “Some Girl(s)” (Park Theatre); “Stalking The Bogeyman” (Southwark Playhouse); The Old Vic New Voices Festival (The Old Vic); “The Mentalists” by Richard Bean (West End, Wyndhams), “Barking In Essex” starring Lee Evans (West End, Wyndham’s Theatre); “What The Butler Saw” (West End, Vaudeville Theatre); “Pygmalion” starring Alistair McGowan (UK Tour); and “Flare Path” by Terence Rattigan (UK Tour). . www.vosser-casting.co.uk
14 JULY - 6 AUGUST, 2016