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Rada Lab Works 2024: Saturday

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A series of original theatre works from RADA’s graduate community. Shows included in this evening: Unsewn and I.D.S.T.

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.



Created by Barkha Bahar and Federica Ruggieri

Two women. Two suffering opposite worlds. One dress connecting them through its seams: a threat that becomes a thread. A mysterious presence hides in the folding. A Goddess ready to catch fire.

A theatre performance using magical realism to explore the oppressions faced by women from different parts of the world. They find strength and solidarity through the mystical powers of fierce Indian Goddesses.



Created and performed by Ludovica Tagariello and Jake Walton

Tell me what you see. A detail that is not poetic. It isn’t about pretending. Every word I say is a promise. Why did you come here?

I.D.S.T. is a theatrical exploration of a symbiotic relationship in a unique liminal space, where two characters navigate games, rules, and memories to uncover the essence of humanity. It’s a physical journey delving into truth and the depths of personal experience.

We don’t speak about a memory as if it were something that could be changed. If Destroyed Still True.


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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Additional Information

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

Barkha Bahar(She/Her)
Barkha Bahar is a theatre artist from India who recently completed her MA in Theatre Lab at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has acted in over fifteen plays as well as two regional feature films and a couple of short films back in India. She has written the screenplay for one of the feature films she worked on. She has also written original plays that she directed and acted in. She has trained under renowned theatre professionals back in India as well as in London during her training period. Other than acting, she is also into music and plays the violin.

Federica Ruggieri (She/Her)
Federica Ruggieri is an Italian actress who trained in France and the UK. After obtaining a degree from the National Fine Arts University in Nantes (France), specializing in performance and video art, she furthered her training at the Cours Florent Academy in Paris, participating in a dual program on acting in French and acting in English. Concurrently, she pursued contemporary dance training at the Ménagerie de Verre in Paris. She has appeared in several theatre productions in Paris and Italy, as well as in numerous short films, series, music videos and a feature film “Juste Ciel,” directed by Laurent Tirard. In 2019, She wrote and directed a play about contemporary immigration and the Second World War titled “Al di Là della Montagna”. She has recently completed the Master Theater Lab at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, specializing in physical theater and theatre devising techniques .

Ludovica Tagariello (She/Her)
Ludovica Tagariello is an Italian actor, theatre maker, movement artist, and designer based in London. She graduated in Drama and Physical Theatre in Milano at ‘Quelli di Grock -Scuola di Teatro’. She got her BA in Fashion Design from ‘Raffles Milano – International Design Institute’. She just completed her MA in Theatre Lab at RADA ‘Royal Academy of Dramatic Art’ in London.

She is one of the founder members of the theatre collective ‘Alot Teatro’ based in Milano.

Ludovica’s craft has a multidisciplinary approach deeply rooted in the exploration of the body and its transformative qualities. Her work involves a specific attention to the details of language and the extraordinary life of the ordinary action. Her craft is strongly influenced by her encounters with the company Teatr Zar based at the Grotowski institute of Wroclaw, and with Jan Fabre’s work at the Troubleyn Laboratorium in Antwerp.

Jake Walton (He/Him)
Jake Walton is a northern working-class theatre maker, actor and producer. He has performed internationally across various locations ranging from an alleyway of a street festival to the Olivier stage at The National Theatre.

His main body of work has been with an award-winning company he founded, Powder Keg (2013-2021) as a devisor, writer, performer and producer. He has also had close experience collaborating, performing and working with companies and organisations Good Cop Bad Cop, Señor Serrano, Gabrielle Moleta, Lancaster Arts and Art Council England. He is passionate about creating thought provoking work heavily influenced by European contemporary practices that reflect a universal human experience to remain current and on the pulse of today’s audiences. He is currently developing I.D.S.T. which is booked for festivals in the Autumn and continuing to collaborate as part of Ludo & Jake.