by Joseph Wilde
UK Tour Spring 2015 | New York transfer to 59E59 Summer 2015
TIME OUT ★★★★
Eve is a 13 year old vampire. She has never left her room and everything she knows about the world and herself comes from what her sister Tabby has told her.
Eve lives in a world without sunlight. A world where Harry Potter, Bilbo Baggins and the cast of Dante’s Inferno are real; where princes with adjectives instead of names seduce beautiful princesses against the odds. A world crammed full of story book characters but with just one living, breathing human being to cuddle.
Eve does everything a good little vampire girl should, including drinking her (human) sister’s blood. But one day, Tabby tires of opening her veins and, in a breath, the whole world changes.
Following its critically acclaimed UK tour and New York transfer, Cuddles was named one of the best shows of 2015 by both the New York Times and the New York Post.
" a dark story of guilt, the sometimes destructive force of love and how one mind may be irrevocably poisoned by another."
New York Times
Cuddles is Joseph’s first full-length play.
His first radio play The Loving Ballad of Captain Bateman aired on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.
Short plays include White Day (Allthepigs/New Diorama), The Hard Part (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Big Ask (finalist at OffCut Festival) and Zulu Wedding (winner of ScriptSpace at the Tobacco Factory).
He trained on the Young Writers Programmes of the Royal Court and Chichester Festival Theatre and is currently on a year-long attachment at HighTide Festival Theatre.
Rebecca trained as a Director at RADA and with Frantic Assembly, Complicite, Told by an Idiot, the Royal Opera House and at The Young Vic. Her work has taken her from major international companies like Shakespeare’s Globe, Scottish Opera and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to intimate found spaces in London and beyond.
As a writer-director, credits include Seeking Oblivion (BAC), Mrs Edna Way (Arch 468) and an original adaptation of Medea (Barons Court Theatre).
Directing includes The Sluts of Sutton Drive (Finborough Theatre), Mother Clap’s Molly House and The Flies (Crescent Theatre, Birmingham), Romeo and Juliet (Teatro Technis), Five Eleven (King’s Head Theatre and Tour) and numerous new plays by emerging writers including Janice Okoh, Chad Armistead and Louise Monaghan at venues including Arch 468 and Theatre503. She is Director of Theatre at Ovalhouse and Founding Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Arch 468.
Theatre includes Mudlarks (HighTide Festival, Theatre503 & Bush Theatre), Fanta Orange and Don Juan Comes Back From the War at the Finborough Theatre, as well as the theatre's Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights festivals (2009, 2010 and 2011). For Offstage Theatre Lucy produced Amphibians (Bridewell Theatre), for Misshapen Theatre she produced Phillipa and Will are Now in a Relationship and The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo (Pleasance Edinburgh and Theatre503) and Blast Off (Theatre503 & Soho Theatre), and for Rogues’ Gallery she produces The Folk Contraption (VAULT Festival/London Wonderground/Latitude Festival). She was a producer at Old Vic New Voices for The 24 Hour Plays, The TS Eliot US/UK Exchange (The Old Vic) and Time Warner Ignite 4 (Waterloo East). She has produced and managed at seven Edinburgh Festival Fringes including And No More Shall We Part for Hampstead Theatre (Traverse Theatre), PEEP for Natural Shocks, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit (Volcano Theatre) and Thom Tuck Goes Straight-to-DVD (Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee for Best Newcomer). She is Producing Associate for New York-based company the TEAM, and has been a Production Assistant for TEG Productions/Jeremy Meadow Ltd. Lucy is currently a Stage One Apprentice for Mark Rubinstein Ltd.
James trained on the Motley Theatre Design Course and works as an assistant to Ultz and Bunny Christie.
Designs include: Cause Celèbre (Central School of Speech and Drama), The Long Life and Great Good Fortune of John Clare (Eastern Angles, Tour), Beyond Beauty (The Last Refuge), A Life and The Sluts of Sutton Drive (Finborough Theatre), I Am a Camera and Execution of Justice (Southwark Playhouse), Strong Arm and That Moment (Underbelly, Edinburgh), The Ripple Effect (Richmond Theatre), Mercury Fur (Trafalgar Studios and Old Red Lion), The Fire Raisers, Oh What a Lovely War and Much Ado About Nothing (British American Drama Academy), Thrill Me (Tristan Bates Theatre and Charing Cross Theatre), Plain Jane (Royal Exchange Studio, Manchester), Some Stories (Templeworks, Leeds), Over the Moon (New Wimbledon Studio), No Wonder (Library Theatre, Manchester) and A Man of No Importance (Union Theatre and Arts Theatre). Upcoming work includes: The Golden Voice (Arts Theatre). James won the 2013 Off-West-End Award for Best Set Designer for Mercury Fur.
Pablo Fernandez Baz trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
He is resident lighting designer for Zecora-Ura, winners of a Herald Angel Award for Hotel Medea (Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and Fourth Monkey, OffWestEnd nomination 2012 for best lighting design for 4:48 Psychosis.
Pablo has recently worked with Simone Riccio (Mime Fest 2013), Talawa Theatre, Joseph Mercier, Karla Shacklock and Stonecrabs, and assisted Lighting Designer Adam Silverman at the ENO.
Edward studied Music at Oxford University and subsequently trained as a composer and sound designer at the Bournemouth Media School.
Theatre includes Gravity (Birmingham Rep Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Almeida), Molly Sweeney and Thom Pain (Print Room), On The Rocks, Amongst Friends, Ignorance and Darker Shores (Hampstead Theatre), Slowly, Hurts Given and Received and Apple Pie (Riverside Studios), Measure For Measure (Cardiff Sherman), Emo (Bristol Old Vic and Young Vic), Once Upon A Time in Wigan and 65 Miles (Paines Plough/Hull Truck Theatre), Krapp's Last Tape and Spoonface Steinberg (Hull Truck), The Shallow End (Southwark Playhouse), I Am Falling (Sadler's Wells and The Gate, Notting Hill), Orpheus and Eurydice and Quartet (Old Vic Tunnels), The Beloved (The Bush), The Stronger, The Pariah, Boy With A Suitcase, Walking The Tightrope, Le Marriage and Meetings (The Arcola), Hedda and Breathing Irregular (The Gate, Notting Hill), Madness In Valencia (Trafalgar Studios), The Madness Of George III, Kalagora and Macbeth (National Tours), Othello (Rose Theatre, Bankside), Knives In Hens (Battersea Arts Centre), Personal Enemy (White Bear & New York), Accolade, Rigor Mortis, Fog, Don Juan Comes Back From The War, Perchance To Dream, Drama At Inish, In The Blood, The December Man, Beating Heart Cadaver, Blue Surge, The American Clock, His Greatness, Portraits, Laburnum Grove and Mirror Teeth (Finborough Theatre), as well as on the Arden Project for the Old Vic and the Vibrant season at the Finborough Theatre.
Edward has been nominated for several Off West End Theatre Awards, and films he has recently worked on have won several awards at the LA International Film Festival and Filmstock International Film Festival.
Theatre includes Hettie in The Kitchen directed by Bijan Sheibani, Belle/Ensemble in Rocket to the Moon directed by Angus Jackson, Tsvetaeva in Philistines directed by Howard Davies, Girl in The Rose Tattoo directed by Steven Pimlott/Nicholas Hytner and Ensemble in Therese Raquin directed by Marianne Elliott (all National Theatre), Maid in Ring Round the Moon (West End) directed by Sean Mathias for ACT Productions, Above and Beyond (Corinthia) and You Once Said Yes (Roundhouse) for Look Left Look Right, 22nd July Project (Ovalhouse) and Attempts on Her Life (BAC).
TV and Film includes The Bill, Holby City, EastEnders, Kill Keith and The Journey Home.
Carla graduated from Italia Conti on the BA (Hons) Acting course in July 2012.
She made her professional debut as Orlaith in the world-premiere of Desolate Heaven (Theatre503).
Other theatre includes As You Like It (Sam Wanamaker Festival, Shakespeare's Globe) and The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).
After Cuddles she joins the company of Liolà at The National Theatre, directed by Richard Eyre.