Writer-actor-producer Felicity Huxley-Miners’ new play In the Shadow of the Mountain, exploring how one couple’s relationship is affected by Borderline Personality Disorder, gets its world premiere at the Old Red Lion Theatre in a three-week season. Got your tickets yet?
In the Shadow of the Mountain runs at the Old Red Lion Theatre from 15 May to 2 June 2018, with a press night on 17 May.
Rob stands on the edge of oblivion just as the chaotic Ellie careers into his life. They desperately need each other but is Ellie, who’s struggling with her own Borderline Personality Disorder, really the best person to try and help? Sometimes you can only save one person. And it’s okay if that person is you.
This touching, funny story explores a relationship born in the throes of a mental health crisis as a couple struggles to find their place in the world.
In the Shadow of the Mountain is written by Felicity Huxley-Miners who also stars, playing BPD sufferer Ellie opposite David Shears as Rob. The premiere production is directed by Richard Elson and presented by Instinct Theatre and Quantum Frolic Theatre.
Felicity Huxley-Miners‘ first full-length Tea and Good Intentions was presented at the King’s Head in 2017, and after success there and at London’s Canal Cafe Theatre, it will soon embark on a national tour.
In addition to In the Shadow of the Mountain and Tea and Good Intentions, Felicity Huxley-Miners‘ work has also been performed at The Pleasance, Southwark Playhouse and The Bread & Roses Theatres. She is a member of Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab 2017 and Artistic Director of Instinct Theatre. She trained at Italia Conti, the BRIT School and with the National Youth Theatre. For her acting, Felicity was nominated for a Sunday Times and National Theatre Ian Charleson Award this year for classical stage acting by an actor under 30.
Co-star David Shears has recently appeared in the short film The Last Cry, which premiered at the Genesis Cinema. He has performed at the Southwark Playhouse, Old Red Lion, Tristan Bates Theatre, the London Theatre and as part of the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival 2016. He is also an active voice actor whose credits include FIFA, Toyota, Sunderland University, TEVA, Michelin, Johnny Walker, Chopard, Dreamworks, Fitbit and Samsung.
Director Richard Elson’s credentials span theatre, film and TV. He recently directed the critically acclaimed prison drama ‘Held’ at Tristan Bates theatre, past credits include Walking (Winner, Windsor Fringe), A Royal Mess (Arts Theatre Leicester Square), Dog City (Lost Theatre), Bound (Tristan Bates), Walk On and Brought to Mind (Bread and Roses Theatre), Home Truth and Man of Straw (The Windsor Fringe). TV and film work includes: RTS nominated A Christmas Star (Cinemagic), RTS winner M.I. High (BBC), Shadow Trade (Earth Touch) and Steffi (London Live).
In the Shadow of the Mountain runs from 15 May to 2 June 2018 at the Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3pm. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!