26th - 30th October 2010
Emma fancies Darren. But her sales figures have dropped dramatically. Her manager is concerned. Clearly, the situation needs to be resolved.
Mike Bartlett (Earthquakes in London, Cock)'s absurd comedy about the delicate line between our working and private lives premiered at the Royal Court in 2008 to critical acclaim.
fly's stark new revival, staged in a real office - part of the unique Theatre Delicatessen, invites the audience to join Emma's meeting as it tumbles towards chaos...
Come in. Sit down. How are you?
The Manager - Abigail Rokison
Abigail began her career playing Primrose Larkin in ITV's The Darling Buds of May, before training at LAMDA. Following an Open University Degree, a MA at King's College London and the Globe and a PhD at Cambridge she is now a lecturer in English and Drama at Cambridge University. Her first book, Shakespearean Verse Speaking was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010. Theatre includes: Shakuntala (Gate Theatre, London), Ajax (Actors of Dionysus, tour), The Duchess of Malfi (Bath Theatre Royal), The Taming of the Shrew (Exeter Northcott), The Secret Diaries of Samuel Pepys (National Tour), High Risk Zone (Almeida), What You Will (Globe, Read not Dead), The Cement Garden, After the End and The Wonderful World of Dissocia (Fallout Theatre). Abigail recently played Gertrude in the first promenade performance of Hamlet around Elsinore Castle (British Shakespeare Association). Television includes: The Darling Buds of May (Series 2 and 3), The Bill. Film Includes: Valentine's Day, The Pride of Africa. Abigail is an associate producer of Wild Thyme Productions.
Emma - Holly Beth Morgan
Holly read English at the University of Cambridge before training at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Professional theatre credits include Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn (Shakespeare's Globe), The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (Arts Depot), Emma (UK Tour) and Bat Boy: the Musical (C Too). For television, Beautiful People (BBC) and for radio Devon Girl (Wireless Radio Company) and Just the Job (BBC Coventry and Warwickshire).
Directed by Chris Adams