Four For Jericho
By Richard Fredman. Directed by Patrick Morris. Produced by Paul Bourne.
Diving into the red-hot passions of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, hapless tourist Michael Crossley sets out to film the Holy Land for his Sunday school. There’s one place he has to go – Jericho. With high-decibel history lessons, mistaken identities, biblical visions and the most dangerous car chase ever, this riotous political comedy dares to laugh at the absurdities and tragedies of today’s Promised Land. Richard lives in Cambridge and has written many plays, particularly for young audiences. This is his first professional commission that seizes upon his experiences in Israel and on the West Bank.
Following sucsess in Edinburgh our production of Four For Jericho has been invited to the prestigious Think Fest in Goa, India, in November. See http://goathinkfest.com for more details.
Please help send us off in style by supporting a preview (and fundraiser for the trip) of the show in Cambridge at the ARU Drama Studio 30th October.
Venue: ARU Drama Studio, Covent Garden, Cambridge.
Date: Sunday October 30th
Performance Times: 3pm and 7pm
Tickets: £10 (£7.50 concessions)
Booking (via Mumford Theatre): Tel. 01223 352932 or online at www.anglia.ac.uk/mumfordtheatre
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‘A stunning whirl wind of comedy, politics and physical theatre, Four For Jericho is a provoking and entertaining delight’.
‘Peacefully still and artistically moving, the close of the performance holds an inquisitive and haunting air’
(Fringe Review 2011). See the FULL review HERE
(The Public Reviews 2011). Click HERE
(Festival Reviews 2011). Click HERE
(Stage Edinburgh 2011). Click HERE
Emma trained at ALRA and was winner of the 1998 Lilian Bayliis Award. She recently played Deborah in The Song of Deborah at the Lowry Theatre. Other theatre credits include: Sara in The Potting Shed (Finborough Theatre); Natalia in Ivanov (Wyndham’s Theatre); Joyce in The Ruffian on the Stair (Orange Tree Theatre); Malene in John Gabriel Borkman (Donmar Warehouse); Mina in The Cut (Donmar Warehouse); Regan in King Lear (Pendley Shakespeare Festival) and Jessica in Hysteria (UK Tour).
Josh trained at the Arts Educational School in London, graduating with a BA(Hon) in acting in 2009. Productions in the UK include Gonzalo in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, Jim & Brian in Dennis Kelly’s “Taking Care of Baby”, Bill Oddie in “Cloud Cuckoo Land” and most recently Clive Daniels, an evil & greedy musical agent in the new musical “Heaven Sent”. Productions overseas include Lord Tolloler in Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Iolanthe”, Charlie Brown in “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”, Macduff in “Macbeth” & George Hastings in “She Stoops to Conquer”. Josh wants to thank Patrick and Menagerie for helping him get in shape working on the show!
Trained: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Theatre includes: Brooklyn (The Arcola Theatre); Blowing (Fanshen/Company of Angels); The Merry Wives of Windsor (Changeling Theatre Company); A Model for Mankind (The Cock Tavern Theatre) Molière (The Finborough Theatre); Gizmo Love (The Brewery); Twelfth Night (The Lord Chamberlain’s Men); Antony & Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Richard II (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory); Complicit, The Norman Conquests (The Old Vic); Tartuffe (Circomedia); A Month in the Country (The Tobacco Factory); The Threepenny Opera (Bristol Old Vic).
Chandrika’s recent stage work includes “Common Ground” by Katy Darby, “Maillé Oublié” at the Pleasance in London and “Shrink”, a short play by Sadie Frost. She performed “Where’s My Bike?”, a solo self penned Edinburgh show last year. TV credits include Not Going Out, Beautiful People and The Omid Djalili Show. She’s a highly experienced broadcaster and regular newsreader on BBC Radio 2.
Four For Jericho, a debut play by Richard Fredman, is a physical comedy that takes us on a manic journey through the West Bank desert, complete with high-decibel history lessons, house demolitions, police chases and a flying baby! Full Press Release 44J
Four For Jericho was performed alongside Tongues to form Peacemakers as part of Hotbed November 2010.