"Wonderfully dark and enigmatic... Sci-Fi theatre at it's utmost best"
- Everything Theatre

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by noga flaishon

Set in a cyberpunk-inspired future, titular company 'LETHE' run memory augmentation experiments on subjects at the end of their rope. Alice is a volunteer in LETHE's final experiment, and has asked for 3 years to be removed from her life after suffering severe PTSD.

Now, she doesn't remember the traumatic events that drove her to seek help in the first place, and only the implant embedded in her skull protects her from recollecting her memories and repelling potential triggers. So she is free...right?


This is a gripping and bizarre journey into a future of 'high tech and low values', 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.

BOOK TICKETS

Content Warning:
This production includes mentions of sexual assault, depictions of PTSD and use of flashing lights.

cast

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SARAH CULLUM ("Alice")

As well as taking to stage to act, Sarah's background in the creative arts originated in voice acting.  Training as an actor at The Oxford School of Drama, she worked and focused on her craft, and now loves exploring the many ways a story can be told. Her professional journey into the voice world began when she recorded a commercial for Design Hotels, a boutique hotel chain. She has since voiced corporate voiceover, explainers, phone systems, audiobooks and more. She also works regularly in theatre, most recently with The Royal Shakespeare Company, and Punchdrunk.

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ELEANOR HARPER ("Daphne / Past Alice")

Eleanor is a recent drama school graduate based in East London. She particularly interested in telling queer stories and working with other queer creatives. 

CREATIVES

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NOGA FLAISHON (Writer /  Producer)

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). 



 

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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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.

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