FEATURED SHOW: Small Things’ #Vault2018 season opens with Anything Is Possible…

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Small Things Theatre Company’s season of female-focused new work at this year’s VAULT Festival gets underway next week with the premiere of  Cordelia O’Neill’s play Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough. Gen up on the show and the team behind it plus sneak a peek into rehersals – and then get booking via the links below!

Anything Is Possible… runs 21-25 February 2018 at VAULT Festival

‘I am U=I-R. A formula that will never end. It will run in your blood and feed your bones and all images you look at will be tinged with grey. For this I am truly sorry. But remember you were once happy’

Alex and Rupert were destined to meet in Cafe Nero on a drizzly Monday morning. They were destined to drink wine on the Southbank, sip lattes, share stories and fall in love. They were destined for happiness but happiness tripped up.

From the writer and director of No Place For A Woman comes a work in progress of a new story of love, loss, grief and (un)happiness. If you could choose to end all unhappiness with a simple equation, even if it meant erasing all those things that made you sad, would you do it?

Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough features author Cordelia O’Neill as Alex alongside Robert Bradley as Rupert and Max Hutchinson as the narrator. The premiere production is directed by Kate Budgeon for Small Things Theatre Company.

Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough runs at the VAULT Festival from Wednesday 21 February to Sunday 25 February 2018, with performances (60 minutes) nightly at 7.15pm and a 5pm matinee on Sunday 25 February. Tickets are priced £11.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!


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What things make the Anything Is Possible company happy? Some brilliant things to savour here: friends, sunny days, lie-ins (or maybe lions), good coffee, electric bankets… and theatre, of course, amongst many more. What would be on your list?

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Cordelia O’Neill’s writing credits include No Place For A Woman (Theatre 503, 2017) and The Stolen Inches (Edinburgh Festival 2015). As an actress, she trained at Oxford School Of Drama, credits include: Oil and Matter (Bunker Theatre), Boomerang (Arcola & The Park Theatre), Whistleblower (Waterloo East Theatre), An Ideal Husband, (Tour). Austen’s Artifice (Tour), The Suicide (The Space Theatre) Loves Labours Lost (Site Specific). Cordelia is also a co-founder of Small Things Theatre Company.

Robert Bradley trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. His theatre credits include: Hedda Gabler (National Theatre); Encounters with the Past (Hampton Court Palace); A Spoonful, & Soft Beats the Heart (Theatre503); The Flouers O’Edinburgh (Finborough Theatre); The Lost Case of the Mondays, & The Door (Park Theatre); Silent Partners (White Bear); King of the F***ing Castle (VAULT Festival); I’m Just here to Buy Soy Sauce (Camden People’s Theatre); Riddance (Cockpit Theatre); The Incredible Doctor Guttmann (National Tour); The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Abridged (Old Red Lion); Sleeping Around (New Players’ Theatre). His film credits include: The Bench(Happy Brown Dog); Locked(LTF Productions); Timelapse (48hour Film Project); Incarnadine(Sprig Films); Bruised(52weeks); The Search(PhaseVI); The Beckoning(Strip-Light Productions).

Max Hutchinson‘s recent work in theatre includes The Hound of the Baskervilles (ETF/Jermyn Street), The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merchant of Venice (Propeller), An Ideal Husband (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith (Jermyn Street), NT50 Gala Celebration (National Theatre), One Man, Two Guvnors (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Murder On The Nile (Bill Kenwright/UK Tour), Twelfth Night (Young Shakespeare Company) and Much Ado About Nothing (National Youth Theatre).

Director Kate Budgeon trained at Birkbeck College and on the NT Studio Directors course. She was Associate Director at Pentabus Theatre from 2008-2011 and Creative Associate at the Bush Theatre from 2010-2011. Selected directing credits include: No Place For A  Woman (Theatre 503), Strong Arm  (Underbelly/Old Vic New Voices), The Hairy Ape  (Southwark Playhouse) Rigor Mortis  (Papatango/Finborough), May Fair  (Pentabus Theatre), Crossed Keys (Eastern Angles), Bedbound  (Lion and Unicorn), Stoopud Fucken Animals  (Traverse Theatre), There is a War  (Arts Ed) Punk Rock  (Guildford School of Acting), Anne Boleyn  (RWCMD). She has worked as Assistant Director for The Gate Theatre, The Almeida, The Opera Group, Pentabus Theatre, the Bush Theatre and for Opera North. She was Associate Director on The Cripple of Inishmaan  for the Michael Grandage Company in 2013. She is a Connections Director for the National Theatre Connections Festival and has been a visiting director at Arts Educational Schools, the Actors Centre and LAMDA.

Small Things at VAULT Festival

About Small Things

Small Things Theatre aspires to delight, fascinate and challenge by producing and nurturing new theatre with a strong focus on education. The company collaborates with playwrights, actors, musicians, comedians and poets and, through its regular Night Of Small Things, provides a platform for artists to experiment and showcase their work. The Small Things education department reaches out to and inspires students of all ages. All plays staged carry a strong social message, which is explored further in workshops and post-show discussions.

At the 2018 VAULT Festival, the Small Things season continues and Boots, written by Jessica Butcher and Sacha Voit, directed by Lucy Wray and co-produced with Butcher and Dee, as well as two major fundraising events in aid of the international #HeForShe campaign for gender equality: a “What Actually Helps?” debate with a star-studded panel of experts including Robert Webb, and the company’s acclaimed variety night, including new contributions on the subject by leading playwrights such as Simon Stephens and Tamsin Oglesby.

Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough runs at the VAULT Festival from Wednesday 21 February to Sunday 25 February 2018, with performances (60 minutes) nightly at 7.15pm and a 5pm matinee on Sunday 25 February. Tickets are priced £11.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

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