SLAM Theatre in association with Theatre503 present

Edfringe Preview: How to use a Washing Machine

Written by Georgie Botham (Book/Lyrics) and Joe Davies (Score)
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RUNNING TIME/NOTICES: 60mins (no interval) / Contains strong language and flashing lights

The quarter-life crisis: when we have to leave home; when everything we’ve ever known is forced to change; when it seems we have no control over what we’re going to do with our lives. 

Siblings Cass and James return home one last time before their parents’ divorce. They are forced to confront the past and the changes they’ve gone through, the instability of their new family dynamic, inherent symptoms of impostor syndrome in the face of ‘adulthood’, and the uncertainty of their futures. 

SLAM Theatre, established in 2017, are dedicated to creating collaborative theatre, using innovative movement and design. Their diverse body of work has ranged from new writing to Brechtian classics, from small studio theatres to the 600-seat auditorium of the Oxford Playhouse. Having always maintained the same core team, they pride themselves on community, cooperation and accessibility.

Georgie Botham (Book/Lyrics) and Joe Davies (Score)

Georgie most recently directed Simon Stephens' adaptation of The Threepenny Opera (Oxford Playhouse). She began directing with A Girl in a Car with a Man in November 2017, followed by Brave New World. Other directing credits include: Shock Therapy (Michael Pilch Studio Theatre); Aristeas (Burton Taylor Studio Theatre); Hood (The Lowry Studio); It Snows (Derby Playhouse), as well as directing for the National Theatre Connections Project. Acting credits include the world premiere of Witch, by Toby Young (JdP, University of Oxford), Girls Will Be Girls and The Optimists (Edinburgh Festival Fringe). Georgie has also studied as a playwright under Evan Placey at the National Theatre, attended masterclasses with director Rob Icke, and has had training in physical theatre through workshops with Frantic Assembly.

Joe is a composer and conductor based in Birmingham. He conducts his own professional ensemble, The Ripieno Players, as well as serving as the Artistic Director of the Eden Valley Opera Company. He has written for a wide range of groups and individuals, with his compositions having been performed in several venues across the UK. In particular, Joe has a passion for youth music and works with hundreds of children's choirs and orchestras each year, in performances of his compositions. He has been described as a composer who possesses a "distinctive creative energy" and a "sound-world well beyond his years".

Dates

Artistic Team
Writer
Georgie Botham (Book/Lyrics) and Joe Davies (Score)
Director
Georgie Botham
Musical Director
Joe Davies
Producer & Set Design
Christina Hill
Assistant Producer
Olivia Wheeler
Technical Director
Will Hayman
Marketing and Press Manager
Esme Sanders
Graphic Designer
Sophie Kuang
Cast
Cass
Emelye Moulton
James
Joe Winter
Band - Viola
Ruby Bowler
Band - Violin
Imogen Lawlor
Band - Violin
Maya Saxena
Band - Cello
Joe Davies

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