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Rada Lab Works 2024: Friday

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A series of original theatre works from RADA’s graduate community. Shows included in this evening: Kraken Time and Agatha Threw the Baby Out of an Upstairs Window .

Part of The Coronet Theatre and RADA’s partnership to present RADA’s MA Theatre Lab’s Lab Works.

The week-long project combines workshops and scratch nights, and culminates in a series of original ‘theatre-shorts’, enabling artistic development, public visibility, and new networking opportunities for these emerging artists.

 

Kraken Time

Written and performed by Patti West

A woman
A life never lived
A dead body
No one is coming to save you

You are invited to Mrs Kraken’s dinner party! As a starter you will be offered pain and loneliness, main course is some dark humour with a pinch of laugher served with tears. For dessert you will be served something you’ve probably never tried before. Do you dare to come? A Michelin star feast is guaranteed! Kraken Time is a dish best served at a room temperature but some might prefer it slightly chilled.

 

Agatha Threw the Baby Out of an Upstairs Window

Created by Jamie Blake, Eleanor Cobb and Fanny Le Pironnec

It’s just a little story
Of a little girl
Hiding in a little house
Surrounded by tigers
She just wants to sleep but at night
When the evening lights shine
Eyes wide open
The shadows of her imagination create the monsters of her sheets.

Agatha blurs the lines between dreams and memories – the truth and what we tell ourselves. When it comes to the minutiae that is your own life – who decides what’s real?

 

Also in RADA LAB WORKS 2024

Wed 17 July: RADA Lab Works 2024: Wednesday

Sat 20 July: RADA Lab Works 2024: Saturday

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RADA’s MA Theatre Lab is an intensive year’s postgraduate training in performance, framed by the context of Laboratory Theatre practice and experimental theatre making. Students come to RADA from across the globe with existing professional experience, looking to extend their performing and devising skills to an advanced level. In a critically aware and collaborative learning environment, they develop the capacity to create innovative theatre and performance, bringing international practice from around the world into one unique course.

The Coronet Theatre is a risk-taking, international arts theatre in a restored and re-imagined Grade II listed building in London’s Notting Hill. The Coronet Theatre presents an eclectic programme of theatre, film, dance, music, poetry and visual art in its intimate 195-seat main auditorium and 90-seat studio space, re-named The Print Room in recognition of the company’s previous home at a nearby print works, and stunning bar.

The programme is created by Artistic Director Anda Winters in close collaboration with artists to present a fusion of multi-disciplinary international and UK work. The Coronet Theatre stages a mix of new productions, commissions and visiting artists, including a number of UK and world premieres, offering memorable, and often unexpected, experiences to audiences, while supporting established artists and nurturing new talent.

 

Cast and Creatives

Jamie Blake (He/Him)
Before coming to Lab, Jamie has directed new writing at London venues including; The Vaults, Battersea Arts Centre, Bread & Roses and Theatre N16. He owes much of his craft and standards to his time at PACE Youth Theatre in Scotland. After earning a First Class BA Honours in Musical Theatre, Jamie trained at The Royal Academy of Music in Postgraduate Musical Theatre, graduating with Distinction. Also a freelance vocal coach, Jamie is currently training to become a Master Teacher in Estill Voice.

Eleanor Cobb (She/Her)
Eleanor Cobb is an actor-musician from the North of England. She studied theatre at The University of Chile and graduated from the MA Theatre Lab at RADA in 2023. Since then she has worked in multi-lingual, and musical theatre. She is also a writer and director, and is currently creating a new musical called ‘Blocks Falling: The Tetris Musical’.

Fanny Le Pironnec (She/Her)
Fanny is a French actress, writer, and director currently based in London. She holds a BA in Acting from the Jean Perimony School in Paris, where she also founded a theatre company and created their first show “Before the storm”. In 2023, Fanny moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she earned a Master’s degree in Theatre Lab. Currently, she is working on a new show called “Clouds” with Mateo Troianovski and has co-written and created “Agatha Threw the Baby Out of an Upstairs Window” with Jamie Blake and Eleanor Cobb.

Patti West (She/Her)
Patti West is a natural born jazz player improviser, an artist excelling in acting, devising, writing and photography. After graduating in drama at Lart Studio Krakow, Patti has then worked internationally in countries such as Poland, Uk, Ireland, Norway and France with the companies Chamber Shakespeare and ishakespearecompany. She has just completed her MA in Theatre Lab at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She is currently working on her short film “Bonny and Claude”.