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.


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