Pentire Productions follows success with Rubber and Spiders with the world premiere of Tom Powell’s Little Echoes, which runs at London’s Hope Theatre from 19 February to 9 March 2019, with a press night on 21 February. Full casting, creatives and a charity partnership with Beyond the Streets have been announced. Time to get booking!
“He looked the same as anyone else. Any of the other ones who come in. White boys. So I didn’t clock anything different, cos there wasn’t anything different. How was I meant to know?”
Shajenthran’s brother has had acid thrown in his face and Shaj is out for revenge. Danielle’s teenage crush on a pop idol develops into an illicit relationship, ‘professional mentoring’ becoming something much darker. June has spent twenty years serving the private needs of the super-wealthy, but her new assignments confront her with the questions she’s spent a lifetime running from.
When their paths cross, it is not something any of them will forget. Filled with love, coercion, loneliness and obsession, Little Echoes takes you through the city as you’ve never seen it before. A city of deep shadows, darker intentions, and where anything can change in the night…
Little Echoes is written by Tom Powell, who is the winner of the OTR National Radio Drama Award, Footlights’ Harry Porter Prize, and was shortlisted for the Soho Young Writers Award. Mikhail Deville (as Shajenthran), Maisie Preston (Danielle) and Ciara Pouncett (June) star in the premiere production.
The three-hander is directed by Stephen Bailey, with design by Jessica Staton and lighting by Chris McDonnell. Laura Furner produces for Pentire Street Productions, which won the Innovation Award at VAULT Festival last year for their piece Rubber.
For Little Echoes, Pentire has partnered with charity Beyond the Streets to put a spotlight on sexually exploited women, who have real-life experiences similar to those of the character of Danielle, who falls prey to an older man who she trusts.
About Beyond the Streets
Beyond the Streets is a UK charity working to end sexual exploitation by Creating Routes Out through working directly with women. The charity offers a safe space to be heard, a chance to talk with someone who ‘gets it’, and make a practical plan of bite-size and achievable steps. When someone is involved in prostitution, reliable information and support can change their life.
About Pentire Productions
Formed in 2016, Pentire has worked in theatre, film and education across London. Previous productions include Richard III (Barons Court Theatre), Spiders (Tristan Bates Theatre), Barons Court Theatre Festival and, notably, the immersive car-show Rubber (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 & VAULT Festival 2018). The company has also delivered a range of workshops, from physical theatre to Shakespeare, across London schools in conjunction with trips to their shows. As general managers for the London Student Drama Festival’s West End debut, education is at the heart of the company’s aims.
Little Echoes runs from 19 February to 9 March 2019 at the Hope Theatre, 207 Upper Street, London N1 1RL, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.45pm. Tickets are priced £14 (concessions £12). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!