Arden Creatures

Arden Creatures have been playing at the Cockpit Theatre as part of the Camdem festival. Yesterday I met up with the cast and crew before their last performance to do a photoshoot with them. You can read more about the play and their theatre company Footfall Theatre on their webpage.

Blond woman in a wooden ornate birdcage
Charlotte Quinney in one of the elaborate bird cages on stage.
Woman in red in a wooden birdcage.
Olivia Emden
Woman in red, arms shaped like wings.
Olivia Emden. Here the spotlights behind her cast a strong shadow, so I took a few steps back to include them.
Two women arriving at the hotel carrying suitcases.
Olivia Emden and Charlotte Quinney
Woman in corset straddling a man on the floor.
Charlotte Quinney and Hugh Stubbins.
Sexy time on the floor.
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More sexy time on the floor.
The focused spotlight created great dramatic light, with a touch of pink wash over it. The lights were designed by Jack Weir.
Courting ritual, bird themed theatre play.
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Man lifting up woman.
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Accordion and violin musicians.
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Man hanging a string of letters on a rope.
Freddy Sawyer
Two men arguing.
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Bird like choreography for argument.
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Woman gathering embarrassing letters, trying to hide them.
Olivia Emden and Charlotte Quinney in the background.
Woman reading embarrassing letters.
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Man standing with arms crossed.
Freddy Sawyer
Woman standing listening, holding a letter.
Charlotte Quinney
Woman holding arms like bird wings.
Olivia Emden
Woman sitting on back of man, on the floor.
Olivia Emden and Freddy Sawyer
Woman straddling man.
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Man sitting on floor, woman standing in background.
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Piggyback riding in a boxing ring.
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Two women piggy back riding in front of a boxer.
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Bird choreographed fight scene between two men.
The men facing off in the ring, like birds.
Two bare chested men waltzing in a boxing ring.
Freddy Sawyer and Hugh Stubbins dancing
Piggyback riding, fighting, flapping wings in boxing ring.
Fighting like birds, flapping their wings.

 

Woman approaching the victorious fighter.
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Woman dancing with bare chested man wearing feathers on arms.
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Man and woman dancing in boxing ring.
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Intimate dancing in boxing ring, hand above head.
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Dancing turns to wrestling as woman hooks man.
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Man and woman wrestling in a boxing ring.
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Wrestling or courting, what is the difference?
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Marriage ceremony all dressed in white, holding hands.
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Dancing on the theatre stage
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Dancing on the theatre stage, woman smiling.
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Man and woman dancing, pitch black background, spotlight above them.
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Cast lineup.
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Closeup of man in a west.
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Woman walking away, dressed in white.
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Cast:

Charlotte Quinney – Celia
Freddy Sawyer – Orlando
Hugh Stubbins – Jaques
Olivia Emden – Rosalind

Creatives:

Isabelle Kettle – Director
Anna Driftmier – Designer
Jack Weir – Lighting Designer
Kit Fowler – Stage Manager
Alexandria Morgan – Associate Administrator
Leyla Mclennan – Producer
Henry Bauckham – Creative Associate

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