PHOTOS BY JULIE WHITCOMBE / EDITED BY ALEX YATES

3rd - 29th AUGUST 2022 
THE GILDED BALLOON, WINE BAR
"it's a common misconception that the stage brings forth the most far reaching horrors/ when, in reality Boy, some horrors happen just beyond the dressing room door."

A NEW PAGE
Following the success of 'Los Tres Cerditos' , PigPen was invited to one of the biggest, most prolific and sought after venues at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for 2022 - The Gilded Balloon's Wine Bar.
What better piece to take to the greatest festival of arts in the world than a piece examining the compelling nature of life beyond the stage.

SYNOPSIS
The piece itself draws from the very lifeblood of theatre, it is metatheatrical and equal parts comedic, dark and surreal. It takes place backstage, on the night of an annual London pantomime. 
'The Transfiguration of Mrs Lamen' presents the unwinding of an ageing dame. As the show approaches, she drinks and pokes at her stage hand, talks of times past, spiralling through a world of theatrical mystery. The play has been described as Pinteresque, with moments of surreality, and a wealth of dark humour. 

CAST / CREW
DARREN MACHIN - MRS LAMEN
CHARLIE THURSTON - THE BOY
OLIVER KEMPLAY - SIMON/THE VISITOR

CHRIS YATES - PRODUCER
ALEX YATES - WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
ALLY GEMMILL - DESIGN AND MARKETING


STAGING
The production's set is anchored in a huge 6ft x 4ft dressing room mirror, dotted with led bulbs that illuminate the stage from the stage itself. 


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