Shortlisted for the 'VAULT 5' and supported by the New Diorama Theatre, 'LETHE' (pronounced l-EE-thee) is an original Science-Fiction play about complex PTSD, sexual assault and how the body remembers trauma. 
Co-produced with 'Theatre Cubed', Lethe will be performed as part of VAULT Festival 2022. 

"Unsettling and uncomfortable, sci-fi theatre at its utmost best"
- Rob Warren, Everything Theatre

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Set in a cyberpunk inspired future of high tech and low values, 'LETHE Enterprises' is running memory augmentation experiments on subjects at the end of their rope. 

 

Alice, a volunteer in their final experiment, asked for 3 years to be removed from her memory after suffering severe PTSD. Now, she doesn’t remember the traumatic event that drove her to seek help from LETHE, only that the implant embedded in her skull protects her from recollecting her memories and potential triggers. So she is free… right?

This is a gripping and bizarre journey into a future of 'high tech and low life', where the best version of yourself can be commodified and sold back to you. It is a journey into the mind and the body and the price we pay to be normal again.

CAST

SARAH CULLUM
as "Alice"

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In Greek mythology, the 'Lethe' was one of the five rivers of the underworld of Hades.

In Orphism, a Greek mystical religious movement, it was believed that the newly dead who drank from the River Lethe would lose all memory of their past existence. 

The dead were taught to seek instead the river of memory, 'Mnemosyne', thus securing the end of the transmigration of the soul. 

ELEANOR HARPER
as "Daphne"

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CREATIVES

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NOGA FLAISHON (Writer)

Noga is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Harpy Productions. As a writer, she is interested in themes of mental health, memory & gender politics, presenting compelling stories using unorthodox themes, narratives & devices.

Following on from the success of her previous theatre production 'BUNKER' - which has been scheduled for another run as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - she wrote 'LETHE', which "e
xplores themes of mental Health, Sexual Abuse & recovery and questions the societal expectations from assault survivors and how recovery is measured"


 

MICHA MIRTO (Director)

Micha Mirto is an international multi Offie nominated director, writer and dramaturg. She has worked across screen and stage, including Disney’s immersive THE NUTCRACKER, and the NHS commissioned MILIFE program which has since been developed into a cartoon starring Jo Brand and Doc Brown. Her directing credits include ODDBALL, ROOM SERVICE and SPACE AGE LOVE SONGS all of which received Offie nominations/commendations, and a number of tours including THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and EMMA.

As AD she worked on Public Domain at the Vaudeville and will be working with Matt Strachen on a new adaptation of Julius Caesar on which she is also dramaturg. As a writer, she is represented by Blake Friedmann Literary agency and is currently writing an immersive play commissioned by the writer James Patterson through Penguin. She co-founded theatre company 'Dolls in Amber', whose debut production VILLAIN, INTERRUPTED achieved critical acclaim and was an Offie Finalist 2019.


 

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CORAL TARRAN (Movement Director)

Coral trained at LAMDA (acting) and LABAN (contemporary movement) before moving to America to continue her theatre studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is a founding member of the multi award winning Mischief Theatre, and one of the creators of their Olivier nominated show 'Lights, Camera, Improvise!'

Directing credits include, but not limited to; Hop! (The Space) 'BUNKER' (The Lion and Unicorn) 'Daddy Issues '(The Etcetera) 'Raise Your Hand If You Want Dad To Die!' (Theatre503) and 'Nine' (Drayton Arms). 



 

ROSS CHANDLER (Producer)

As its general manager for three years, Ross produced Westacre Theatre’s numerous in-house productions, outreach and corporate events. In 2018, he developed the Westacre LitFest, bringing internationally renowned authors to West Norfolk.

Since then, he has worked with award-winning Les Enfants Terribles producing large scale immersive productions such as 'United Queendom' at Kensington Palace (2020) and their latest digital offerings: 'The PRISM' (2020) and 'Sherlock Holmes: An Online Adventure' (2021). In June 2021, he assistant produced Alyssa Edwards’ debut West End show 'Alyssa, Memoirs of a Queen!' with New Frame Productions.


 

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RODENT (Sound Designer)

RODENT (B Stewardson) is a trans non-binary multidisciplinary artist working across sound art, poetry and performance. Having cultivated their practice in London’s queer cabaret and nightlife scenes, they have begun to pivot their work towards live art and theatre contexts. Recent work includes 'Jenny', a spoken word space opera exploring trans liberation and the binary between hope and revenge through speculative storytelling and experimental electronic music.

Their work frequently explores the thematics of 'the outsider' through high-octane nihilism and a lens of trans queerness, neurodivergence and mental ill-health.

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