Little Wing, a new play by French actress, singer and director Juliette Quenin which takes its title from Jimi Hendrix’s 1967 song of the same title, premieres this spring in London. Time to get booking!
Little Wing, written and directed by Juliette Quenin, has a strictly limited season at London’s Brockley Jack Theatre, running from 7 to 18 April 2020, with a press night on Thursday 9 April.
After six years in London, Gil returns to the family flat in New York in order to help his younger brother Nils, a ballet dancer, get back on his feet after a long illness.
Gil who has a passion for holistic treatments immediately puts his brother on a demanding health regime. Nils complies at first, but progressively Gil’s ambivalent attitude gives rise to doubts and questioning. Why is Gil coming back after all these years? For all the warm welcomes and fond memories of their childhood, does something more sinister lurk beneath?
With depth, tenderness and humour, Little Wing explores the matrix of brotherhood, intimacy and ingrained role-playing.
The three-hander takes its title from Jimi Hendrix‘s 1967 song “Little Wing”. Written and directed by Juliette Quenin, the premiere production is designed by Paul Brady, with sound by Hollie Buhagiar and lighting by Sam Bland. Manisha Sondhi is assistant director and stage manager.
Little Wing is the inaugural stage production from Quenin’s company Five Minutes before the Miracle.
Juliette Quenin trained and worked in Paris as an actress, singer and director. In March 2008, she took a leap of faith and moved to London. Since then, Juliette has worked as Stage Manager and Assistant Director for numerous fringe productions. As a playwright, she now has a body of work of eight plays and is embarking on a new and exciting adventure: producing and directing her own work.
Five Minutes Before the Miracle is a company created by Quenin to produce and showcase her own work. It has so far presented two short films by Juliette: Marc and Irish Violet and 430 King’s Road an Urban Odyssey, about the birth of the punk movement in the 1970s. The name of the company is short for “don’t give up five minutes before the miracle”, a reminder that persistence in life is the key.
Little Wing runs from 7 to 18 April 2020 at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £13-16. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!