LadyBirds is the story of 5 women linked only by their grief for a mutual friend and the promise they made to her. A story of friendship, loss and ultimately hope.
This work in progress puts women over the age of 35 at the heart of the story. It explores the fantasy and expectation of being grown up and settled in our skin, when in reality, more often, the opposite is true.
These fabulous five women met in 2019 working on a short play and have been finding ways to collaborate (albeit virtually) ever since. Their mutual love of performing, and their belief that women should support women, has led to this exciting, shared collaboration with Double Yellow Productions.
Lion and Unicorn Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe 2021
Monday 2nd August 20:30
Tuesday 3rd August 20:30
Wednesday 4th August 20:30
Written by // Sarah Rickman, Megan Smith, Ciara Pouncett and Kirsty Langley
Director // Lotte Ruth Johnson
Lotte is a theatre director and acting coach with an MA in Actor Training and Coaching. She runs her own theatre company, Blink Theatre, best known for their Response short play events. She also runs a training company, The Actors Cove. Lotte's recent productions Include Open Return by Ben Worth as part of Brighton Fringe Festival. Lotte has directed over thirty plays including short and full length plays, new writing pieces and published works to critical acclaim such as The Collector (The Space) and Mr Kolpert (Lion and Unicorn). Lotte uses collaboration, compassion and communication to highlight untold stories from unheard voices.
More of her work can be found here.
Producer // Megan Smith
Megan is a film and theatre producer. Her previous theatre producer credits include Girl on Girl at The King's Head Theatre in 2019, Bourne at The Vault Festival in 2020. Megan co-produced Best Friends comedy short which has since won three international film awards. She is currently producing a short film to be directed by Jane Moriarty.
Lighting Designer // Amy Daniels
Amy is a London-based freelance technician and lighting designer. She studied English Literature at the University of Sussex but learnt all her theatre skills on a year abroad at SUNY Stony Brook. She is currently the Technical Manager at Camden People's Theatre as well as a venue technician at various other London theatres.
Sarah will be playing the role of JULES.
Sarah can soon be seen in the film Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.
She has appeared on stage at many venues including The Bunker, The Royal Court, and The Oval House, took part in the New York International Fringe and been directed by, amongst others, Katie Mitchell, Dexter Fletcher, Or Benezra-Segal, Anastasia Bruce-Jones and Sean Hollands.
She is currently working on Ben Worth’s new play Open Return with Caitlin Lavagna and Lotte Ruth Johnson.