Thursday, 17 June 2010

Success! The golden ray infected all!

Hello, I hope all you sunshine addicts are well and shiny after being infected by a Golden ray on Monday 14th June. 

7:1 Beyond Control was a GREAT SUCCESS! Golden Delilah had not ever hosted work at the the prestigious Theatre 503. We took a massive gamble considering that although Theatre 503 has a great reputation for producing new writing it is no where near a tube station.......which for lazy people can be seen as a pain in the bum. BUT NO, that did not hinder 7:1 Beyond Control, people in the hundreds flocked from North, East, West and South London....even Dartford to be infected by Golden Delilah. Both shows (7pm and 8.30pm) were sold out and yet there was a long queue of people waiting for returns! We will say it once we will say it again- you can't help but love new writing of a high calibre which is wrapped in a package which is bold, honest, unique and Golden.

All pieces startled the audience and gave a different perspective on the seven deadly sins and how it relates to our society. What allowed the audience to be fully engrossed in the action that they were seeing was the impeccable direction and acting as well as the writing.

We at Golden Delilah headquarters would like to give a massive hug and a kiss and a thank you to:

Zoe Simon, Joel Horwood, John R Gordon, Gbolahan Obisessian, Graham Dickson and Hannah Burke.

Directors: Scott Le Crass, Bronagh Lagan, Laura Keefe and Shane Dempsey.

Actors: Anniwaa Buachie, Somalia Seaton, Paul Anthoney, Amanda Wilkin, Rebecca Oldfield, Sioned Jones, Sabina Cameron, Joyce Greenway, Karen Collins, Sarah Beck Mathers and Lowenna Taylor, Zoe Simon and Graham Dickson.

Without these people Beyond Control would never of been a success! 

Don't believe us, well look at what the audience said:

'I just saw Beyond Control at 503 tonight and thought it was excellent. Really brilliant set of writers and a fantastic group of actors. I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the evening.' -

 Kate Budgen, Associate Director of Pentabus Theatre company:

'Anniwaa Buachie's laudable ambition was realised with an assured production of seven new plays by seven young writers on Monday night at Theatre 503. Playing to packed houses over two sittings, Anniwaa had also assembled an array of directing and acting talent, many of them garlanded with awards (she herself the recipient of the Alan Bates Outstanding Newcomer Award) which fulfilled Golden Delilah's aim to produce new writing promoting strong female roles. Stand-out performances were by Somalia Seaton and Karen Collins. In addition I enjoyed the whole package presented with Pride Vision by Gbolahan Obisessian, directed by Scott Le Crass and featuring Sabina Cameron and Sioned Jones. The audience's initial sympathies for the blind Mary were gradually undermined as her blind racism exposed her sinful pride and heightened our empathy for Igyabo who must swallow her pride to survive.'

Elizabeth Lynch, Director of Evolving Words:,, 

“an exceptionally high standard of new writing”

Lisa Cagnacci, 

Associate Artist, 

Southwark Playhouse -

So If you missed out on the chance to see our summer production- please don't fret, don't cry because we assure you that we will be bringing you an even more delightful package in the winter! 

Actors if you want to be considered for the casting of a Golden Delilah production please email - - in the subject matter please put I NEED TO BE SEEN!

Writers if you want to be considered for the next production please email us a short play ( no more than 10 pages)  - in the subject heading please put MY WORK IS BRILLIANT!

We are now going to take a little rest - do the whole festival thing, take time to relax and get our creative juices flowing for the next project. If you have any ideas that you want to throw at us, again please email us on the address above with the subject heading- IDEA WORTH DYING FOR!

Thank you once again to all the people who came to Theatre 503 to support Golden Delilah. You now have the Golden Delilah virus continue to infect everyone you come in contact with!

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