Actress - character Vladine

Set in an OTT Jane Austenesque South-American world, this surreal tragicomedy sees lust and sibling love between Vladine and Matias bring TURMOIL to the latter’s marriage with the beautiful Bianca. Vladine has come to live with her brother due to a fatal disease and the mysterious death of her husband, and has brought her beloved Nataniel, a blind goat, with her. Bianca’s devotion to her beloved husband is tested by his sister’s absurd demands and Matias’ growing attachment to the goat, which soon becomes Bianca’s number one enemy.

TURMOIL seems like a period play, but it is not: the writing mixes melodrama and nineteenth century literature clichés with contemporary elements that reminds us of Lorca, Theatre of Absurd and Surrealism.

Dende Collective created a show, which echoes the fabric of the text: the costumes look period, but were made out of contemporary garments. The music played live flirts with Flamenco. Expect an energetic and stylized production performed by and international cast featuring flamenco, melodrama acting, acrobatics, samba, belly dance and, obviously, a tap dancing goat!

This show was my first professional role in London and I have been learning so much with the wonderful team I am working with! We are almost one year running it around London Fringe gigs​ and it's always fresh and new. Certainly comedy skills are better after this experience. I hope we carry on with Turmoil for many many years.

REVIEWS: 

“The ensemble really make this production a success, with their easy flowing chemistry, allowing the whacky story to unfold comfortably and with snappy interactions. This unique performance is peculiar and worth of a look for an evening of confusion and laughs at the very least.” 

"An ambitious play” 

 

“There is a talented cast in this production and all actors handle the text well. Molloy gives a standout performance as the spoilt brat wife, with a commanding stage presence and a strong vocal quality. Petkunas is suitably frantic and Mandagará’s exuberance is certainly captivating.” 

 

Watch our lastest trailer using footage from our run at the Brazilian Embassy in 2016:

     GIGS:

  • 3 - 9 July 2017 @ the Cervantes Theatre - Southwark, London, as part of the CLAW FESTIVAL - The Contemporary Latin American Writers Festival

  • Battersea Library, London, as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe - WAF17: 5, 6, 12 and 13 May 2017

  • Courtyard Theatre, Shoreditch, London as part of their season Minds Less Known: 17 - 21 Januarry 2017

  • Embassy of Brazil in London: 30th September & 01st October 2016 @ Sala Brasil (second draft)

  • First Draft: 18 September 2015 @ Limehouse Town Hall

Cast & Creative Team:

Directed by Andre Pink

Translation by Rogerio Correa and Richard Murphy

 

For CLAW Festival @ Cervantes Theatre in London, from 3 to 9 July 2017 and Battersea Library in London, on 5, 6, 12 and 13 May 2017:

Produced by Andre Pink

Lighting design by Ben Jacobs 

Costume design by Henri Gjestvang 

Flamenco coaching by Lourdes Fernandez

Photos by Ramiro Andrade and Leandro Facundo

Actors:
Rebecca Briley - Nataniel
Fernanda Mandagará - Vladine
Ciara Molloy - Bianca
Andre Pink - Matias

Musicians:
Ella Bellsz - Accordion
Tom Bauling - Guitar

For the The Courtyard Theatre in London, from 17 to 21 Jan 2017 and for The Brazilian Embassy in London on 30 Sep and 01 Oct 2016::

Produced by Emi Del Bene

Lighting design by Ben Jacobs 

Costume design by Henri Gjestvang 

Flamenco coaching by Lourdes Fernandez

Actors:
Alejandro de Mesa Palau - Nataniel
Fernanda Mandagará - Vladine
Ciara Molloy - Bianca
Ged Petkunas - Matias

Musicians:
Ella Bellsz - Accordion
Tom Bauling - Guitar

Birte Widmann - Flute & Vocals (just Embassy gig)

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