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at the Alma Tavern Theatre Bristol

29 Oct - 9 Nov 2013 / Dust to Dust / by Rachel O'Shea / Directed by Chris Loveless

with Kim Hicks, Judy Emmet and Richard Warrick

Liam’s gone and died and Marie’s not at all happy. After 30 years of marriage he goes and does a thing like that - drops dead on the golf course without so much as a by your leave.

Now Marie wants some answers and when psychic and purveyor of all things paranormal Leyton von Geist hits town it seems her prayers may be answered.

Will Leyton and Liam link up across the great divide or will Marie be left wondering “Is there anybody there?” 

Dust to Dust will be preceded each night by a 10 minute Short Trip!

29 Oct - 2 Nov Somewhere Else by Alice Nicholas 

5- 9 Nov Oikos by Natalie Smith  

Performances Tues – Sat at 8pm
Tickets 10 / 8


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Marie - Jude Emmet

Jude’s recent acting credits include various roles in Dombey and Son (which she also adapted), Bernarda Alba in The House of Bernarda Alba, The Master Cat, The Yellow Wallpaper and Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor (all for Red Dog); Megan in Now We are Sixty (The Quaker Theatre Company); and Mrs Butler in In the Footsteps of Mr Butler (Full Body and the Voice); various roles in A Christmas Carol and The Haunted Man, Maria in Twelfth Night and several new plays, all for the Cheltenham Everyman Theatre. Jude has written 7 plays for children including The Great Bear of the North which was shortlisted for the prestigious Brian Way Award 2012. Radio includes BBC schools radio and presenter for old time favourite, Listen With Mother. Jude is Associate Director of Red Dog.

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Dawn - Kim Hicks

Born and bred in Bristol, Kim trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has remained living here ever since. As a 7th generation Theatrical, she is best known for her one-woman shows which have toured in America, Australia, Canada and all over Great Britain; these are “Courtship”- scenes from the novels of Jane Austen, “Couples?”-  short stories and poetry by Dorothy Parker, “All Aboard” -  Victorian diaries written onboard the SS Geat Britain and “Hers was the Earth” – the life of Victorian writer and Egyptologist Amelia B. Edwards. Kim has also worked extensively over the years with Bristol’s Show of Strength theatre company, most recently in their “Trading Local” series. Dust to Dust will be Kim’s third appearance at the Alma Tavern and her second collaboration with director Chris Loveless.

 Other work includes over 90 unabridged audiobooks and regular appearances in Radio 4 dramas. Past theatre highlights – Nora in “A Doll’s House” and Solveig in “Peer Gynt” for ATC , Viola in “Twelfth Night” and Dr Ruth Kovacs in “Effie’s Burning”. TV. credits include Jessie Broun in “The Master of Ballentrae”, a stint on the original Crossroads and the mandatory episode of Casualty!  

As a judo black belt and past international competitor, Kim has also announced at the last 3 Olympic and Paralympic Games. She has 2 sons, Jack – a professional photographer and Robin who is currently training at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama to become the 8th generation to tread the boards.

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Leyton Von-Geist - Richard Warrick

Trained - ArtsEd. Theatre includes Off the Block (South Street Arts Centre, Reading), The Fair Maid of the West (New Theatre, Exeter), The Comedy of Errors (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park), Bloodline (Jack Studio Theatre, London), Dracula (White Bear, London), La Ronde (ArtsEd), The Secret Rapture (ArtsEd)

Film includes - Scareycrows (Inspired Toad), A Good Book has no Ending (Chertstone), Over Done (205Films), Frontman (Beat24).

Commericals include - Seat Europa League indents
For more information please go to www.richardwarrick.co.uk




Director - Chris Loveless

Chris trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has worked at/for: Ambassador Theatre Group, BBC TV, Bristol Old Vic, C venues, The Dukes, European Ballet, The Finborough, Hackney Empire, Live Theatre, The Lowry, Lyric Hammersmith, National Youth Theatre, Novello Theatre Ascot, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Theatre Royal Bath & Ustinov, Theatre West, and the Union Theatre, amongst many others.

Chris is Artistic Director of Fallen Angel Theatre Company, Associate Director of both Stepping Out Theatre Company and The Ashton Group, and former Associate Director of the White Bear Theatre. His productions have received widespread critical acclaim and several have been named critics’ choice by the Evening Standard or Time Out. He has on three occasions been granted Arts Council individual funding for his work, and in 2010 was nominated for the Off West End Theatre Award for Best Director. www.chrisloveless.com


Designer - Laura Clark

Laura Clark trained in Professional Theatre Design at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2010. Set and costume designs for theatre include The Country Wife (Bristol Old Vic), Born/The World Outside (Forest Forge Theatre), The Most Gorgeous Lady Blessington (Tangent Theatre, Wallace Collection London), Twelfth Night, My Cousin Charles & Much Ado (adaptations, White Horse Theatre, Germany). Set and costume design for film includes Henry VIII Book promo video http://vimeo.com/25355300, Templar Publishing, and Two Extremes, Dir. Sarah Punshon, Bristol. See more of Laura's work at www.lauradesigns.co.uk


Lighting and sound design - Paul Lewis




Chris Loveless