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Radio Elusia

Launches 27th April 2020
Written by Nina Segal
Directed by Rob Drummer

A BOUNDLESS THEATRE PRODUCTION

Our time will come and all the people will come out into the streets with their fists clenched, their arms and voices raised. You have to be listening. And you have to be ready.

From the seventeenth floor, Raphael watches the city for signs of a revolution, his voice echoing through a homemade radio transmitter to the streets below.  He watches.  He waits.  One day, he disappears.  Now, years later, it’s down to Lia and Suz to continue where he left off.  But will a revolution ever come if we just wait for it?  Set in the sprawling fictional city of Elusia, Radio Elusia is a new weekly podcast from Boundless Theatre, about transmission and revolution.
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These are the messages. This is the meaning. Be ready. Be listening. And do not be afraid.

Radio Elusia by Nina Segal commissioned and developed as part of Extended Universe by Boundless Theatre in partnership with Teater Grob, Entropia and Sala Beckett co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

 

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Cast

Joseph Adelakun Performer

Joseph is a graduate of Rose Bruford College.

Theatre credits include: The Winter’s Tale, Comedy Of Errors(National Theatre), Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Titus Andronicus (RSC), Richard II (Arcola Theatre), What The Thunder Said (Theatre Centre), Boi Boi Is Dead (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Watford Palace Theatre), Back To The Future (Secret Cinema), In the Jungle of the Cities (Arcola Theatre), Whole (20 Stories High), Run! A Sports Day Musical (Polka Theatre).

Screen credits include: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (Legendary Entertainment), The Mime, Love Bitten (Dan Allen Films),Rosemary Jane (London Film School) and Little Big Planet PS Vita(Sony)

Valerie Vansovica Performer

Valerie Vansovica is a British-Russian actor.

She attended the RADA Foundation and is currently part of Open Door, FILM CLUB, Theatre Peckham Company and The Orange Tree Youth Theatre Company. She is currently in rehearsals for “Stuff I Buried In A Small Town” (Mike Bartlett) directed by Toby Clarke, Theatre Peckham and is one of the actors in Ross Willis’ ongoing devised piece at The Orange Tree Theatre.

Chantelle Amon Performer

Chantelle is an upcoming multi-disciplinary actor and writer with an interest in costume design. Her goal is to continue to tell stories with the push for diversity behind the scenes.

Pip Williams Performer

Pip Williams is an actor, writer and director based in London and Cambridge.

A graduate of UEA’s English and Literature degree, he is also the co-artistic director of his own company We Talk Of Horses, who performed their second show “Where Is Ban Ki-moon?” in venues across London last year. He has performed with MoCo Theatre and Somna Theatre, and has written and directed work at the Southwark Playhouse. He is a member of the National Youth Theatre and has worked extensively in making theatre with young people.

Megan Jarvie Performer

Megan Jarvie is an actor who trained at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts / Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Theatre credits include: Frankie in The Countess (Evcol Entertainment); Princess Rose/Queen Geraldine in Sleeping Beauty (The Big Tiny UK); Assistant Director/Intimacy Director on Dogfight (Southwark Playhouse with BTA); Director and soloist in Songs for Jeremy (Southwark Playhouse); Betty in The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Edinburgh Fringe, Beyond Broadway Productions).

Television credits include: Archie the Inventor’s niece Megan in Balamory (CBBC).

Credits whilst training: Gladys in The Pajama Game (Greenwich Theatre, Mountview Academy), Ado Annie/Dance Captain in Oklahoma! (Mountview Academy); Chris in Carrie the Musical (Mountview Academy); Alex in The Distance (Mountview Academy).

She would like to say a huge thank you to her wonderful friends, her family back home in Scotland and partner for their constant love and ongoing support.

Joe Matty Performer

Joe is a London-based actor and director originally from the Midlands and is currently playing

the lead role, Jay, in Fires Our Shoes Have Made, an original piece of gig theatre from Pound of

Flesh . After achieving great critical success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019, the show is

now touring to a number of different venues and festivals across the country.

Joe received formal actor training from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before going on to

complete a BA in English and Theatre Studies at the University of Warwick. During his time at

RADA, Joe benefitted from roles such as Orlando ( As You Like It) , Henry ( That Face ), and

Tusenbach ( Three Sisters ). Joe then went on to play a variation of roles at Warwick including

the title role of Hamlet, Benedict ( Much Ado ), Jacques ( As You Like It ), Luke ( Brilliant

Adventures ), Mr Bernstein ( Little Shop of Horrors ), Young Buddy ( Follies ).

Most recently Joe played the cameo role of Jeff in Timpson: The Musical at the Stockwell

Playhouse. In 2018, Joe performed at the National Student Drama Festival, playing Ash in a

production of Chris Goode’s Speed Death of the Radiant Child and was also a part of Don’t Pity

the Felon’s immersive production of Pomona playing Charlie. Directorially, Joe was given the

opportunity in 2019 to direct a production of Alistair McDowall’s space thriller X at the Warwick

Arts Centre.

Joe has a keen interest in work which playfully explores narrative structures, music and he

especially loves Shakespearean performance. Beyond acting Joe is a budding musician and

singer and has a strong interest in sport and fitness. Radio Elusia presents Joe’s first taste of

voice acting and is extremely excited to be given the opportunity to work with such a vibrant and bold company. 

Creatives

Nina Segal Writer

Nina Segal is a playwright.  Her previous productions include: (This Isn’t) A True Story (Almeida Young Company); Dismantle This Room (Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs; Bush Theatre); In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises) (Gate Theatre; Orange Tree Theatre; Teatro Belli, Rome; Atlantic Amplified Series, NYC), Big Guns (Yard Theatre) and Danger Signals (New Ohio, NYC).  Upcoming productions include: Radio Elusia (Boundless Theatre); In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises) (Staatstheater Mainz, Know Theatre of Cincinnati) and Big Guns (Theater Ingolstadt).  Nina has been a finalist for Theatertreffen Stückemarkt (2018) and the Yale Drama Series Prize (2016), a recipient of a HighTide First Commission, and a Project 2036 bursary recipient (Bush Theatre, 2017/18).

Rob Drummer Director

Rob Drummer joined Boundless Theatre in July 2016 as Artistic Director. Before which he was Associate Dramaturg at the Bush Theatre.  Prior to joining the Bush Rob was the first Literary Manager for HighTide Festival Theatre where he supported the expansion of the festival, doubling the number of productions and before leaving the company directed Luke Barnes’ ‘Eisteddfod’ (Latitude), ‘Endless Poem’ (London 2012 Festival) and ‘Perish’ (HighTide & Public Theater, New York).

As a Dramaturg and Director Rob has worked with playwrights at theatres including The National Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Contact, York Theatre Royal and Theatre503. Rob was one of the first recipients of an Artists’ International Development Fund from the Arts Council and British Council and spent time working in South Africa with playwrights and theatre makers at the Baxter and Market Theatres.

For Boundless Theatre, Rob directed Natives by Glenn Waldron.

Robert Awosusi Associate Director

Robert is a director / theatremaker based in London.

Theatre includes: Personal Statements [rehearsed reading], Background Noise [rehearsed reading] (National Theatre); Bullring Techno Makeout Jamz, Virtue (The Bunker); The Derek Smith Show (Karamel Club); phroot sahlad (The North Wall / Lyric Hammersmith/ Camden People’s Theatre); Lockout, Roost (The North Wall); The Lost (Young Vic)

Associate director:  WE KNOW WHAT WE MAY BE [Artistic Associate](Barbican)

Assistant director: “Daddy” – A Melodrama (Almeida Theatre), Fairview (Young Vic), Let Kilburn Shake (Kiln Theatre), The Slave (Tristan Bates Theatre); The Trial (Young Vic)

Robert is a member of the Boundless Theatre Advisory Group and was recently on the Board Shadowing Programme run by Artistic Directors of the Future.

Father Original Music & Sound Design

Father is a music composition and sound-design studio which works on the principle that sound and image should work in tandem.

Founded by Joe Farley and Freddie Webb, Father uses a variety of approaches that bridge musicality and sound design for rich, provocative and emotive sonic landscapes.

wearefather.com

@father_insta

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