The Cloak of Visibility
'People are looking at me! It’s my cloak of visibility
A warrior, with a purpose.
All the time I was wearing it the wrong way.
Just turn it round and you are …seen.'
Meet busy, juggling, cool mum, Amy. She’s popular, successful and has mastered the ‘slut drop’. Wearing her cloak of visibility, Amy is a ‘warrior with a purpose’. Pass the gin.
So why is she aimlessly wandering the streets of London?
The Cloak of Visibility is an exciting and thought-provoking one-woman show exploring the pressure, that many women feel, to be seen to ‘have it all’. The play tackles rarely spoken about issues with humour and compassion.
Antandre Productions was set up by producer Marie-Elena Nash in 2019. With female writers and directors greatly underrepresented in the UK theatre industry, our mission is to create female driven work that not only entertains but also evokes discussion and debate around rarely spoken about topics.
Producer: Marie-Elena Nash
Marie-Elena completed her MA in Creative Producing at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2019. She has undertaken internships both at the Finborough Theatre and with Selladoor Worldwide. Recent theatre credits include Sentenced to Silence (Producer) Camden Fringe Festival, Superstar (Assistant Producer) at the Southwark Playhouse and Flinch (Assistant Producer) at the Old Red Lion Theatre. She was also Assistant Producer for this year’s West End Eurovision which was unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19.
Playwright: Louise Breckon-Richards
Louise trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Playwriting credits include In the Mouth of the River (Space Arts Centre),Trace (R&D), Four O’clock Flowers (Space Arts Centre), Back to The Tower (Bunker Theatre), Fire Blight (Arcola Theatre) and Flyology (In Development). Other work includes co-creating, producing and starring in one-woman show Can you hear me running? (Pleasance Theatre). As an actress she has worked at the National Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Mercury Theatre Colchester and English Shakespeare Company. She has also worked extensively in TV and film.
Director: Charissa Martinkauppi
Charissa Martinkauppi is a Swedish/Finnish-British director and writer with both Sweden and the UK as her base. She creates playful, politically charged, actor-centered theatre, often combining the subtleties of Finnish melancholia with theatricality and absurd humour. She is a Theatre Studies graduate of Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts and has recently completed a master's degree in Drama Directing at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Performer: Sally Vanderpump
Sally trained at ArtsEd, London. Theatre work includes Goneril in King Lear; Ilona in Anatol; Mother in The Man Who Dreamed; Nurse in Raspberry at The King’s Head; Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Mary Shelley in Lift Not the Painted Veil; Ines in Ines de Castro at the Greenwich Playhouse.
Why Support us?
As you are probably aware the Covid-19 pandemic has left the UK theatre industry in tatters. While we are over the moon that we can finally share this wonderful show with audiences again, producing fringe theatre in London is even more difficult than before. This play is vitally important to the team and as Antandre Productions first professional production much rests on its success.
Supporting our campaign will not only help us get the production on its feet it will also enable our team of creatives to reignite careers which have been on standby for the last ten months. When we say no donation is too small we mean it, with fringe theatre every penny literally counts. Believe us when we say even the smallest donation will make a big difference. Thank you for reading and for your support.