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Dates:

Dates:

1, 2, 8 & 9 MAY

7.45pm

Just Relax

£16/£13

writer

Lucy Harris

director

Lucy Harris

information
cast
production team

What is anxiety?
Why do I have it?
Where does it come from?


Anxiety has become an ever-growing issue in today's society and it comes in many forms. Some people have to battle with it every day and it can be crippling, whilst others experience short bouts of it. It has a tendency to creep up on you when you least expect it.

Just Relax is a new play, inspired by the writer's own journey with anxiety, which delves into the minds and lives of people experiencing anxiety & mental health challenges. It draws in real people's experiences of anxiety;  the ups, the downs, the madness and most importantly, the truth. 

Using the words of honest and brave people who opened up about their experiences, Just Relax explores anxiety, grief, therapy, OCD, self-harm and depression.

Theatrical and hard-hitting, with a sprinkling of humour to offer some light relief, this new play will resonate strongly with those who have battled with their own thoughts.

For more information or support with anxiety or mental health concerns visit anxietyuk.org.uk or mind.org.uk.

Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 7.45pm.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance. 
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.

Voice 3

Nathaniel Allen

Nathanial graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2018, and from then has worked on a number of small productions on stage and screen. Nathanial is part of a sketch comedy company called Heard It Through The Punchline, which produce fast paced comedy shows, and he is also part of a programme of educational videos for Catholic Schools. As well as acting, Nathan enjoys running, walking, basketball, football and socializing with friends and family.

Voice 1

Owain Gunn

Owain graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2018. Since then he has appeared in The Accident on Channel 4 (2020) Rownd a Rownd on S4C (2019) and Hard as Nails (2019) a short film concerning male masculinity in a youth rugby team. More recently Owain will be featuring in a brand new BBC1 series: The Pact (2021). Originally from Llanelli in South Wales, Owain is fully bilingual, fluent in both Welsh and English.

Katie

Sarah Parkins

A keen actor and singer, Sarah began attending performing arts classes from a young age and always knew she wanted to go to drama school. Sarah trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts for 3 years from 2015-2018. Credits at Mountview include: Duckling Smith in Our Country’s Good at the Bridewell Theatre, Laura in San Diego at Jackson’s Lane Theatre, and Sandra Beaumont in Made in Dagenham at the Bernie Grant Arts Theatre. In December 2019 Sarah performed in Dragon at the Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone.

Counsellor

Olivia Penhallow

Olivia trained in acting, singing and dancing at the BRIT School in Croydon. She then went to Royal Holloway University to study Drama and French as a dual honours and spent a year at university in Paris. Whilst at uni she was involved in number of productions such as Sweet Charity, Pitstop and in her final year took on the lead role in the 17th Century french play named Le Cid. Upon finishing her degree she travelled extensively around India and south east Asia before returning back to London to continue performing. She has also taken classes in Meisner Technique and Method Acting to learn more about different approaches to acting and character work. She has been in an opera production of Cendrillon at Somerset House, an Uber eats advert, and more recently played the Waitress and other comedy characters in BBC Radio 4’s Reluctant Persuaders. She is thrilled to be taking part in Just Relax in the role of ‘Counsellor’ and cannot wait to start the show.

Voice 2

Alice Uttley

Alice trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she had the pleasure of broadening her skills in theatre making and performing. She is interested in telling stories about everyday human practices. She puts human consideration at the forefront and is a big fan of humour to help navigate through topics that can be difficult to digest. She finds everyday life very entertaining and thinks that there is so much going on around us to draw from. She is a huge fan of working class theatre and is inspired by realism and drawing from the real to create work. Contemporary theatre practice is exciting to her and she would like to marry it more with the work she gets involved with. She likes how theatre gives you options to play and you don’t have to be set on one thing. As well as writing and facilitating Alice has performed with the Charles and Imogen Vance Repertory theatre company.

writer

Lucy Harris

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