Call Me If You Feel Too Happy: The Company

Writers: Nicola Albon & Sophie Pelham

Director: Bronwen Carr

Performed by: Sophie Pelham

Designer: Cherry Truluck

Lighting Designer: Jason Kirk

Nicola Albon (Co-writer)

Nicola’s work has been performed at the Jermyn Street Theatre Call Me If You Feel Too Happy(2007); Soho Theatre and the Old Red Lion Theatre, The Ladies’ Room(2006); Arcola Theatre and Gielgud Theatre RADA, King of Theydon Bois(2005); Diorama, Regina Monologues(2005).  Nicola was commissioned to write the book to a musical, Gone Too Far, about gang culture and gang violence, working with young performers from across south London. It received performances at community venues in south London (2007). She has performed in a devised show, Terrorscope at the BAC (2005). Nicola began her writing career as a newspaper journalist and moved into radio and then television news. She has produced, reported and presented on both radio and television, covering stories from local planning disputes to international conflicts.

Sophie Pelham (Co-writer & Actress)

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Sophie previously wrote and performed in Edinburgh in the sketch group ‘Sandals in the Bin’ - “A wonderful trio of posh totty comedians” (Lloyd Evans The Spectator).  They performed two years running at the Edinburgh Festival and in various London Comedy venues. Their first offering ‘The Centre’ at the Gilded Balloon, was set in a Adult learning Facility  “The series of sketches that link in to what is in essence a comedy play give all three girls a real vehicle to display their undoubted comic acting skills” (one4review). They returned to Edinburgh the following year with a new show, ‘Adult Boarding Centre’ at C Venues’ Pod Deco - “a clever and funny satire of the gung-ho world of Biggles and Enid Blyton… Each of the actors sparkles, together they're electric” (fringe report). 

Bronwen Carr (Director)

Bronwen trained at Drama Studio London and was selected for the prestigious National Theatre Directors’ Course in 2006. She recently directed the sell out World Premiere of Joanna Baillie’s Witchcraft at the Award Winning Finborough Theatre. Other Directing work to date has included: Call me if you Feel too Happy  and Torn Out Pages (monologue version) both at The Jermyn Street Theatre for Reduced Circumstances, Stiff Acrylic (Fortress Productions), Mood and Wales of a Time (Backbone Productions) Woodland (Old Red Lion) Hollow (Rehearsed reading Auroralight), The Diary of a Free Woman at the Imperial War Museum, Stalker at the Soho, A Patch of Blue at The King’s Head Theatre (Time Out’s Critics Choice) , Powerless (Baron’s Court Theatre) I Have Been Here Before at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Life x 3 at the Soho, and Two Noble Kinsmen at the Latchmere,
 
Assisting has included, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Lyric) The Master Builder (Tour/Albery) The Goat (Almeida/Apollo) and Night of the Iguana (Lyric) all with Anthony Page.  Gumbo Jumbo (BAC) with Lucy Bailey. She was also associate director on Sophie Woolley’s When to Run at The Soho Theatre.

Bronwen is an Associate Artist with Iceni Productions and has directed several Reduced Circumstances Showcases. 

Cherry Truluck (Designer)

Cherry Truluck is a theatre designer and artist. Following an initial training in Architecture, she studied for an MA in The Visual Language of Performance at Wimbledon College of Art.
Theatre Design: A Christmas Carol, Shakespeare Showcase, Hard Times, John Galsworthy's Escape, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Nicholas Nickleby - Part 1, Under Milk Wood, Shakespeare's Villains and Victims, The Fall and Redemption of Man, Shakespeare On Love, (all for Richmond Drama School). Su Muerte Subjetiva (CASA Latin American Theatre Festival, London).  Two Storm Wood (Shotgun 503, Latchmere Theatre, London). The Emigrants (Oberon Theatre Company, London).
Live Art: Jean's Houses (Siteshow 08, London). Calling Home, with ActiveLayers at 080808 Upstage festival and Mediatised Sites Performance Festival.  The Old Hotel Parts I, II and III, at 070707 Upstage festival and Sitelines210407. Drawing Journeys (Wimbledon College of Art).  From There To Here (The Centre For Drawing, Wimbledon). The Kingdoms and Other Stories (Studio Theatre, Richmond).  Other: collaboration with Danielle Brans (MICA, Baltimore, USA). Shortlisted for Wooda Arts Prize 2008.

Jason Kirk (Lighting Designer)

Jason Kirk is a lighting designer with a technical mind.  After graduating from Middlesex University (July 2006) with a BA in Technical Theatre Arts. He has recently been appointed the Technical Stage Manager for the Pleasance Theatre, Islington. Before that he has been working on and off for the Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell, and other companies as a Lighting Designer.  Credits include The Tempest, Plasmas, Tales From Mumbai, Weights, The Big Filling, Shall I Kill Mama, Ghosts, The Face Of Jizo, Rumplestiltskin, The Harbour, Marks That Behold, Hippolytus, Witchcraft.  He also has skills and experience in other areas of production, including Stage Management, Production Electrics and Sound Engineering. Based in London, he works as a freelance lighting designer, technician and technical stage manager. Stage management credits include, 35 Cents. He is also Technical Manager at Theatre 503 and The Blue Elephant Theatre. In his spare time, Jason is an FA qualified referee, and is a committed Christian. http://www.jasonkirk.co.uk