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'IS THAT ALL THERE IS?' was Anthroɐlay's debut show which enjoyed a sold out run at The Bread & Roses 2019 as part of The Clapham Fringe Festival (working under name Ginger & Blonde Theatre). The production was prepared to undertake a week-long run at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington, before COVID-19 sentenced all theatres to close.
“There are no sides anymore. Just survival.”
After the dreaded Apnea virus wiped out nearly half the Earth’s population, drastic measures had to be taken. Now under the dictatorship of Mildred Damion, Britain faces new, gender-idoloistic ruling. We are given a window into the lives of four unexpected rebels, kept in a holding facility before facing trial for their crimes.
Ivan, mature for his age and strong-minded, battles his way through an unjust reality, in search of his stolen brother. Charismatic and open though Ray may be, her fixation with sexual pleasure is the only thing that brings her solace. Dean, conscious but subdued, believes he has no right to be there, but is buckling under the pressure of the law in Britain 2089. In this repressive system, Ali is itching for friends and freedom, whilst trying to maintain her darkest secret.
As their narratives intertwine, themes emerge of love, friendship and human resilience in, somewhat familiar, dark times.
CAST & CREATIVES
Dean – George Damms
Ivan – Isaac Rowan
Ray – Maisie Brooker
Ali – Anna McKelvie
TVOR – Sarah Cairney
Mildred Damion – Rebecca Peyton
Co Director – Ela Yalçin
Co Director – Max Elias Fricker
Assistant Director – Rosie Sharp
Movement Director – Robert Rhodes
Musical Director – Tom Knowles
Lighting & Sound – Ben Reid
Design & Graphics – Jack Cassel-Gerard
Make-up & Special Effects – Kieran Wood
Original song 'Stronger Than Before' – Composed by Tom Knowles
With special thanks to Italia Conti Academy, Amy Stevenson, Kerry Beverstock, The Bread & Roses Theatre, Clapham Fringe, Phil Matejtschuk, Nathan Braniff, Kyle Matson & Arun Bassi.