Sweet Nothings by Raegan Payne
2 - 6 April 2024
Four award-winning comedies... one wild night. Has your love life gone spectacularly wrong? Have you dated too many men without bed frames? Been cheated on? Unappreciated? Separated? Divorced? Booty-called? Ghosted? Let the ladies of Sweet Nothings pick you up, dust you off, and give you that happy ending you so desperately need.
Monty Python meets Taylor Swift in this night of love gone wrong... and oh so very right. Better than a pint of ice cream and a wet-shirted Colin Firth to heal the heart and leave you laughing.
1) I did not mean to objectify Colin Firth like that, but also I did.
2) There are at least two references to Taylor Swift in this copy. You are welcome.
3) This is a support group for everyone who still thinks about Virtue and Moir’s “Moulin Rouge” routine against their will.
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Cast and Creatives
Ed Hulme is a director and educator from Manchester, who completed his MA in Theatre Directing at Royal Holloway trained by the acclaimed director Katie Mitchell. He has directed at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Othello and Measure For Measure as part of the Sam Wanamaker Festival. His directing credits include classical works such as The Comedy of Errors (The Other Palace), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Nines), additionally he has assistant directed on Trevor Nunn’s production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s FE:The Tempest (dir. Aileen Gonsalves). He has worked as an educator for over ten years, directing and teaching at drama schools including Arts Ed, Drama Studio, Italia Conti, ALRA. In addition to his classic work his credits include Constellations (Tristan Bates Theatre; **** Remote Goat), The Bear and The Proposal (The Other Palace, *****) and developed new play Sardines and Other Fish (Soho Theatre) where he worked as dramaturg and director.
Jack Crutch trained at Arts Ed and this will be his theatre debut since graduating. Other work includes Masters of the Air for Apple TV
Since graduating from ArtsEd in 2017 Lily has been working in stage and screen.
With a passion for new writing, she is regularly involved in a wide range of
rehearsal and development projects commissioned by Optik Theatre and has
appeared in new works Chitta Vritti (The Cockpit), Design Her (The Bunker Theatre) and David Duchovny’s Sperm (Richmond Annexe). In recent years, she has toured with Vienna’s English Theatre, playing various roles in Sean Aita’s Musical adaptation of The Little Prince. Lily’s screen work has most recently
included; A Guide to Life (Peninsula Films), F*ck My Life (Get Pulped Films),
Propositioned on Instagram: The Dark Side Of Influencing (BBC) and
Sumotherhood (Feature Film). She is delighted to be cast in Raegan Payne’s Sweet Nothings at Barons Court Theatre and to once again be directed by Ed Hulme.
Nikki is an actor-writer-director, who delights in taking comedy seriously, but not herself. Nikki taught acting at The Poor School for many years, while running fringe theatre companies across London and has performed and directed for venues across the city, including Theatre503, The Union Theatre, Southwark Theatre and more. In 2023 her writer-performer two-woman show, TWO, showed at The Crouch End Festival and received rave reviews and a sold-out run at the Herne Bay Little Theatre. Nikki is currently writing a sitcom and also working on collection of comedy-drama monologues for performance later this year. Follow @Ful_Hue_Theatre on Instagram for details of upcoming productions.
Training: Arts Educational Schools.
Credits includes: AGAINST ALL ODDS: ALL OR NOTHING (short film), SAMSUNG GALAXY & FEAST BOX (Commercial)
Theatre includes: BROKEN Play (Riverside Studios) PRINCE DAVID Rehearsed Reading (Barons Court Theatre), MERCS Rehearsed Reading (The Cockpit Theatre), THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON (Trunk Theatre) & ALI BABA & THE NAUGHTY THIEVES (Strode Theatre)'
Training: BA Hons, Art Educational.
Theatre credits include: Year 10 (Edinburgh Fringe) Macbeth (Uk Tour) Wild Weekend (Vienna’s English Theatre) Julius Caesar (The Lion & Unicorn Theatre)