2.5 hours including interval
by Kit Buchan and Jim Barne
Directed by Derek Bond
Production Design by Matthew Cassar
Lighting and Projection Design by Hugo Dodsworth
Deep in the wilds of Cornwall lies the tiny fishing village of Newfrock. The inhabitants are a curious and mischievous gaggle of misfits – a smuggling schoolmistress, the sinful priest, reprobate orphans and singing fishermen – who, despite their differences, abide by a strange patchwork of rituals and beliefs in order to protect the village’s secrets.
When newcomer Murdo Moxy – freelance crook and con-artist – enters their midst with his roguish daughter in tow, it sets off a series of events for the townsfolk to grapple with. Inspired by a vast language of British and European folk songs, Catastrophe Bay is as rich and hearty as a night in a candlelit tavern, whilst storms rage outside.
Please note there will be a BSL signed performance of this production on Sat 2 July at 2.30pm.
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Director Derek Bond*
Musical Director Pamela Rudge* with Jim Barne*
Associate Directors Becks Granger and Sofia Gallucci
Set and Costume Designer Matthew Cassar
Lighting Designer Hugo Dodsworth
Sound Designer Elliot Paris-Hamilton
Voice and Dialect Coaches Sue Cowen†, Zoe Littleton and Jonathan Grosberg
Singing Coach Pamela Rudge*
Production Manager Steve O’Brien†
Assistant Production Manager Joe Culpin
Production Supervisor Bryony Rutter†
Stage Manager Kimberly Towler*
Deputy Stage Manager Joe Waddington
Assistant Stage Managers Zoe Mackinnon, Jacob Clear, Ellie Gendall
Production Electrician Chris Davies
Lighting & Programme Operator Tom Barge
Sound Number 01 Elliot Paris-Hamilton
Sound Number 02 Caitlyn Balderstone
Sound Number 03 Jess Way, Ebony Hayes
Construction Manager Andy Scrivens†
Workshop Manager Rhys Gillard*
Construction Assistants Jocelyn Chen, Iona Hicks, Muir McFadden, Sally Strong, Millie Edinburgh, David Bath
Props Supervisor Néamh Campbell
Props Assistants Ziva Bucer, Tommy Karolyi, Isabella Keating, Lisa Viel-Vigneron
Costume Supervisor Charlie Rowen
Dressers Eleanor Duncan, Kim White, Jo Kenney
Costume Assistants Bethany Boldero, Shanice Dacres, Eleanor Duncan, Gracie Green, Jo Kenney, Charly Riddett, Kim White, Arthur Wyatt
Hair, Makeup and Wig Designers Sophia Khan* & Chrissie Bricknell*
Scenic Artists Jo Browne*, Cliff Thorne* and Tom Crossley-Thorne*
* Visiting industry professional; † BOVTS staff; all other roles are fulfilled by students on the Theatre School’s production and technical courses.
Murdo Moxy Tom Mordell
Eleanor Moxy Carlie Diamond
Maise Tremaine Joséphine-Fransilija Brookman
Frank Morel Joshua Hurley
Ruth Delaney Victoria Hoyle
‘Dead Bess’ Petra Joan-Athene
Rufus Blaise Tommy Bell
Tom Scudgeon Josh Penrose
Penny Danza Chiara Lari
Albert Breech Bill Caple
Jan Spargo and Mr Shields Max Guest
Sugg Jelbert and Sir Empson Clyde Joe Edgar
Maggie Tremaine Alexander Uzoka
Esme Fanning and Sally Moxy Eve Pereira
Tilda Point Camilla Aiko