Directed by Stephanie Mohr (Youth Without God), The Yellow Wallpaper is performed by acclaimed actress and theatre maker Aurélia Thiérrée (Bells and Spells) and dancer and choreographer Fukiko Takase (See Art Through The Body). This world premiere unites three outstanding Coronet Theatre artists to collaborate, combining the studio and auditorium spaces for the first time.
Aurélia Thierrée grew up performing in her parents shows, Victoria Thierree Chaplin and Jean Baptiste Thierree: Le Cirque Imaginaire and Le Cirque Invisible. She starred in three shows directed and created by Victoria Thierree Chaplin: Aurelia’s Oratorio which toured the world for eight years, Murmurs for seven years and currently Bells and Spells which was at The Coronet in 2019 and which will be seen in Paris next month.
Thierrée has worked in cabaret in Berlin (Winter Garden) and toured with The Tiger lilies in The Tiger Lilies Circus. Theatre work includes with Dorian Rossel in Le Dernier Metro and Tous Les Poetes Habitent Valparaiso; Razerka Lavant in La Dame au Petit Chien, and at the Paris Opera with Deborah Warner in La Traviata. She’s appeared in many films, including those by directors Milos Forman, Guillaume Nicloux, Constance Meyer, Jalil Lespert and Jacques Baratier.
Fukiko Takase was born in New York but raised in Japan where she trained with Katsuko Orita. After receiving the Cultural Affairs Fellowship from the Japanese government, she moved to Europe to study at Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy and the London Contemporary Dance School.
Fukiko then worked with the Henri Oguike and Wayne McGregor dance companies before making her way as an independent solo artist.
Her work includes 1001 with Dustin O’Halloran premiered in Minneapolis, USA, Don Juan Techno Club with Daniel Brandt and Frieder Nagel premiered in Nuremberg, Germany as well as performing Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece in 2019.
She featured in Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace video Ingenue, as well as choreographing for Daniel Brandt and Hikaru Utada. In 2018 she choreographed and toured Japan with Hikaru Utada’s anniversary concert tour, performing for 140,000 people. Fukiko danced for Akram Khan’s Jungle Book Reimagined, and has become Honourable Professor for Shikoku University in 2022. Choreographed UMITOKAMI which collaborates with Japanese traditional instruments and puppet theatre Joruri, performed in 2022 and 2023.
A Message from the Artistic Director
“This piece embodies The Coronet’s ethos, bringing back to the theatre three outstanding and very different international artists to collaborate on this new production, which uses simultaneous digital links between the studio and auditorium to explore the themes of this classic text. Gilman chose not to describe herself as a feminist, but championed the social and financial liberation of women in an age when women were often entrapped by lack of self-determination. This is still true for many women today” Anda Winters, Artistic Director