Mortal Coil - Twelfth Night

'Mortal Coil' 

by Kit Johnson


February 2001



"Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days

Where destiny with Men for Pieces Plays" - The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

A meditation on life.

Mortal Coil

Mortal Coil

Mortal Coil

Mortal Coil

Mortal Coil

Mortal Coil

Opening                 - Male Chess Player (Dom Elliott); Female Chess Player (Fran Kirwan)

Birth                        - Male Chess Piece (John Mills); Female Chess Piece (Christine Cooke)

Childhood              - The Boy King (Daniel Johnson);  - The Girl (Hannah Johnson);  Female Chess Pieces (Kay Trenchard), (Emma Oliver), (Kirsty Lovell); Male Chess Pieces (Giles Brown), (Angelo Moore)

Lovers                    -  Female Chess Pieces (Vanessa Cole), (Barbara Adams), (Lisa Gaylard)

Life - (Adie Holmes)

Working Life         -  Male Chess Piece (Huw Williams); Female Chess Pieces (Jan Hevizi), (Vanessa Cole);  Male Chess Piece (Aide Holmes)

Marriage/Divorce - Female Chess Piece (Sheila Cox); Male Chess Pieces (Giles Brown), (Kevin Kirwan);  Girl (Hannah Johnson); Female Chess Pieces (Lisa Gaylard), (Kay Trenchard)

Looking Back         - Female Chess Piece (Kit Johnson); Male Chess Pieces (Kevin Kirwan), (John Mills);  Female Chess Pieces (Christine Cooke), (Sheila Cox)

Checkmate             - (Daniel Johnson), (John Mills), (Giles Brown), (Kay Trenchard), (Sheila Cox), (Christine Cooke), (Lisa Gaylard), (Kevin Kirwan), (Kit Johnson), (Emma Oliver')

Director - (Kit Johnson)

This play was entered into several of the local festivals and came away with awards for Best Director and Best Original Play as well as a number of nominations, including those for Best Actor and Best Set.

'Twelfth Night' 

by William Shakespeare


October 2001



Shakespeare's classic tale of unrequited love, identical twins and mistaken identity.

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Orsino (Dom Elliot); Valentine (Angelo Moore); Viola (Lisa Gaylard); Captain (Ann Patey); Sir Toby Belch (Huw Williams); Maria (Maddy Southern); Sir Andrew Aguecheek (John Mills); Feste (Christine Cooke); Olivia (Kit Johnson); Malvolio (Kevin Kirwan); Antonio (Jan Hevizi); Sebastian (Giles Brown); Fabian (Gillian Lewisohn)

Night Club Dancers (Gemma Curry), (Sophie Dyke), (Angelo Moore), (Emma Oliver), (Simon Davies), (Hannah Johnson), (Lisa Mitchell), (Louise Ponting)

Director: Graham Bradshaw