By Jack Miles and Rebecca Simmonds
Directed by Grace Taylor
Upcoming Production at Upstairs at the Gatehouse
March - April 2024
After a five-star, sellout run at VAULT Festival 2023, IN CLAY, a “perfectly formed and expertly polished” (The Reviews Hub) new musical comes to Upstairs at the Gatehouse for a strictly limited run.
Based on a true story, this “poignant reflection on ambition, regrets & self-fulfilment” (Fringebiscuit) is told from a quaint Parisian kitchen in the late 1930s. Marie-Berthe Cazin, a ceramist in her early 40s, eagerly awaits the arrival of her closest childhood friend and now celebrated artist, Henrietta Tirman. As Marie prepares for the evening ahead, she reflects on the great joys and sorrows of a life devoted to making art.
IN CLAY debuted at VAULT Festival to stellar reviews earlier this year, and was nominated for Show of the Week, and an Offies OffFest award. The show has also been shortlisted for the Stiles & Drewe MTI Mentorship Award.
The Vaults 2023
25-28th of January 2023
After sell-out workshop performances at The Other Palace and Wimbledon Theatre Studio in October 2022.
Starring Rosalind Ford
Director - Grace Taylor
Music Director/Orchestrator - Matt Herbert
Associate Director - Amber Sinclair-Case
Associate Music Director - Rachel Murphy
Lighting Designer - Tom Turner
Design - Sorcha Corcoran
Stage Management - Tamsin Harper Jenkins
Sound - Peter Dunn
Photography - Joseph Madden
"...with Grace Taylor's direction adding flare that eases you and transports your worries away..."
THE STAGEY PLACE
"Grace Taylor’s direction uses the cosy setting of the Cage to create familiarity when telling a personal tale."
THERE OUGHT TO BE CLOWNS
"Director Grace Taylor uses the intimacy of the story to great effect by keeping all the action small, compact and ultimately personal. Everything hangs on memories not showy theatrics. It is almost like you are there in her kitchen yourself as a welcome observer. "
THEATRE AND TONIC
"Grace Taylors direction makes the use of the limited space in “The Cage” at The Vaults to ensure Marie-Berthe has plenty to use..."
ALL THAT DAZZLES
"Like the pots that Marie-Berthe creates, In Clay is perfectly formed and expertly polished."
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