AND A SWORD SHALL PIERCE YOUR SOUL
Carolyn Lloyd Davies has written a new play which was produced by St Matthew’s Church Community and had three performances at this Easter.
‘And a Sword Shall Pierce Your Soul’, tells the Easter story through the eyes of Jesus’ mother Mary, bringing together a company of 45 volunteers, aged 25-80 plus, including actors, musicians, singers, visual artists and crew – all from the local community.
Diversity was an essential part of the creative vision as they wanted to ensure the cast included a diverse range of people which truly reflects the demographic of Oxford, in terms of race, faith, culture and special needs.
The Oxford Diocese and Passion Trust funding made this project possible.
PENETRATION THE PLAY
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An evening with Carolyn Lloyd Davies in an on-line round table discussion to debate the issues raised in her 4-star critically acclaimed play Penetration, seen at the Cockpit Theatre in London last autumn.
Chaired by David Trevaskis, the play’s director, other panellists include:
• Sally Pettigrew, Relationship and Family Counsellor
• Georgina Armfield, lead female actor
• Calum Wragg-Smith, lead male actor
• Carolyn Lloyd-Davies, playwright
• Martin Bourne, lawyer and partner at Knights PLC
Every teenager and student in the country should see this play. This is a script to raise whirlwinds.
London Theatre Review
An important piece for our times.
The Reviews Hub
Should be seen by everyone over the age of consent.
We were able to stream the film version of the play during January and March this year on demand with Stream.Theatre, to give all those who didn’t have the chance to see our play.
We plan to show the film to schools as part of their sex education. More news at it comes.
SEPTEMBER CARE HOME TOUR
We are delighted that The Curious Case of Lady Fowler, by Stephanie Connell, has been chosen for our September Care Home Tour, and that we have also secured the wonderful Emma Webb to direct for us.
Emma is a director and facilitator with a background in movement working in the UK and abroad. She has worked as a movement director for Leaning House productions, Human Story Theatre, UnderConstruction Theatre, the Oxford Playhouse and the Old Fire Station/ Crisis, and creates her own work ranging from choreographic to one woman shows, street performance and theatre based. Most recently Emma developed The Elves and The Shoemaker for Wild Boor productions for younger audiences as well as devising a separate, sensory show for an audience with differing needs.