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Three short plays presented together as part of the Love [and Survival] in a Time of Covid festival

Friday 25th & Sunday 27th June, 2021

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

Abney Park by Simon Christian, directed by Simona Hughes
Cast : Simon Christian, Emily Carmichael, Sian Green


Confessions of a Cab Driver by Adnan Kapadia, directed by Simona Hughes
Cast : Rahul Singh
Behind Doors by Nicola Werenowska, directed by Angharad Ormond
Cast : Anna – Joanna Foster, Vicky – Isobel Akuwudike, Kasia – Mary Sheen

Production Team
Event co-ordinator : Simona Hughes
Set Design : Peter Foster, Jude Chalk
Lighting Design : Stephen Ley
Sound and Projection : Laurence Tuerk
Stage Managers : Roanne Insley, Jacqui Dickson
Lighting Operator : Samuel Littley

For Love [and Survival] in a Time of Covid
Artistic Directors : Ruth Sullivan, Angharad Ormond, Simona Hughes



Confessions of a Cab Driver

Simona Hughes
Simona Hughes completed her MFA in Advanced Theatre Practice at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and graduated (with distinction) in 2019. She has been a Tower Theatre Company member for 20 years, during which time she has served on the Management Committee and both acted and directed. Directing credits at Tower include Little Nell, Brontë, Love Love Love, Table and A Passage to India. She has also directed short pieces at Theatre 503, Vault Festival, The Bread and Roses and The Pit (Barbican) and has written and directed her own play About 500, which is nominated as an OnComm finalist. Simona has also executive produced a feature film, County Lines, which was recently released on BFI player/Curzon Home cinema.

Behind Doors

Angharad Ormond
Angharad Ormond graduated from Drama Studio London in 2009. She has been a Tower Theatre company member for 6 years and was the recipient of the 2017 Frank Smith award which recognises outstanding contributions from a new member. She has previously served on the Artistic Team as an Assistant Artistic Director, co-ordinating the new directors programme. Angharad both acts and directs for the company, focusing on the latter more over the recent years. Directing credits include Kindertransport, an immersive production of 1984, and a modern reimagining of The Canterbury Tales. Angharad is particularly interested in theatre that pushes the boundaries, both artistically and politically, and she has a passion for multi-modal creations, combining masks, puppetry, movement and live music. During lockdown she co-produced The Tower Theatre Podcast, created a brand-new radio drama, 5 Women, and even returned to performing. Angharad also works as a Clinical Psychologist, which feeds her collaborative and nurturing approach to directing.
Joanna Foster
Joanna Foster is an actor, playwright, singer, and composer who has worked extensively in theatre and television and played leading roles at The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Royal National Theatre. She performs and writes regularly with her acapella quintet Anima, a group of talented and diverse musicians, who sing inspirational songs of enchantment and soul quests weaving a mix of world influences, jazz and soul. Her new play The Inn of the Dawn Horse is based on the life and work of the artist Leonora Carrington; it had a rehearsed reading at The Soho Theatre Upstairs in May 2019.

Abney Park

Simon Christian
Simon Christian trained at the Guildford School of Acting. His theatre credits include Spring Awakening at Vienna’s English Theatre, Cats, Selfies and the Scattered Mind of the Incurable Dreamer at the Space Theatre and Mayakovsky at the Rich Mix. He also co-wrote Towers of Eden which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Film and TV credits include Clara Immerwahr (Harald Sicheritz), Fokus: Mord (Chris Raiber) and The Float (Finn Callan). Together with Sian Green he is hosting the sustainability podcast The Green Pretenders. This is his first production with the Tower Theatre. @nomischristian @greenpretenders
Simona Hughes
Simona Hughes completed her MFA in Advanced Theatre Practice at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and graduated (with distinction) in 2019. She has been a Tower Theatre Company member for 20 years, during which time she has served on the Management Committee and both acted and directed. Directing credits at Tower include Little Nell, Brontë, Love Love Love, Table and A Passage to India. She has also directed short pieces at Theatre 503, Vault Festival, The Bread and Roses and The Pit (Barbican) and has written and directed her own play About 500, which is nominated as an OnComm finalist. Simona has also executive produced a feature film, County Lines, which was recently released on BFI player/Curzon Home cinema.