Queers  
Queers

Four monologues curated by Mark Gatiss

Directed by Victor Craven

Wednesday 29th June - Saturday 9th July, 2022

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington


Photography by Giulia Paratelli

The Man on the Platform by Mark Gatiss
Perce : Simon Christian


The Perfect Gentleman by Jackie Clune
Bobby : Rebecca Allan
Safest Spot in Town by Keith Jarrett
Fredrick : Leon Wander
Missing Alice by Jon Bradfield
Alice : Helen McGill
 

Production Team

Director : Victor Craven
Set Design : Jude Chalk
Costume Design : Peter Westbury
Lighting Design : Stephen Ley
Sound Design : Victor Craven

 

Stage Manager : Moira McSperrin
Deputy Stage Manager : Nichola Vasey
Rehearsal Prompt : Tom Tillery
Lighting Operator : Alex Papadopoulos
Sound Operator : Victor Craven
Set Construction and Get-in : Keith Syrett, Jonathan Keen, Max Batty, Katerina Mitzi, Bolanle Ayekoti, Chris Sheil, Alex Burton, Angelika Michitsch
Historical Consultant (World War I) : Julian Farrance



Simon Christian
This is Simon Christian's first production with the Tower. He was recently involved in the festival Love [and Survival] in a time of Covid with his own show Abney Park. Simon is a native of Austria and trained at the Guildford School of Acting. He’s been living in London for almost 8 years and has appeared in many Fringe productions, such as Mayakovsky (Rich Mix), Towers of Eden (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) and Cats, Selfies and the Scattered Mind of the Incurable Dreamer (The Space).
  Leon Wander
Leon Wander has worked in the industry for over 15 years. Ranging from Radio, TV, Theatre and film as an actor, dancer, writer and deviser. In the last 10 years he has also transferred those skills into facilitation work, running workshops within schools, PRUs, Colleges and high profile Corporations, working on issues such as unconscious bias within the workplace, homophobia and domestic violence, really tapping into using drama and immersive techniques as a way of teaching young people and adults alike. Leon has also been heavily involved in the Immersive Theatre scene being a part of some of the biggest productions from Boomtown to Peaky Blinders. Queers marks Leon’s second performance with Tower Theatre and the return to life as an actor.
Rebecca Allen
Having performed in previous Tower shows Table, Breaking the Code, Trainspotting and A Passage to India, this is Rebecca Allan's return after some time out, mostly due to that little old thing called the Pandemic, but she is back with a bang with this brilliantly challenging piece and cannot wait to share Bobby's story with you all.
  Helen McGill
Helen McGill has played a variety of roles in Tower Theatre productions since joining the company in 2014. Recent shows include Dead Funny and King Charles III. She also performed in a reading of Born In Lockdown last year, a collection of stories from women who gave birth during lockdown, and in a rehearsed reading of Tower’s new writing project. She is looking forward to bringing Alice to life in this production of Queers.
Victor Craven
For the Tower Theatre, Victor Craven has directed new writing showcase Writers’ Room Live; The Norman Conquests, Way Upstream, Comic Potential, The Habit of Art, On Religion and Blackbird. Other directing credits include The Disappearance of Doctor Copernicus, What Do You Do With An Idea? and Game Over (London Symphony Orchestra, Barbican Hall); Voyager and How to Build an Orchestra (London Symphony Orchestra, Barbican Hall & Granada Theater, Santa Barbara); How to Build an Orchestra, Leon and the Place Between and Where’s Simon? (London Symphony Orchestra YouTube Channel); A Chip in the Sugar, Her Big Chance, Bed Among the Lentils and A Lady of Letters (Landor Theatre); Lettice and Lovage, Ten Times Table, Relatively Speaking, Confusions, One For the Road, Habeas Corpus and Toad of Toad Hall.