John Knowles is a writer, director, actor and producer, based in Hastings East Sussex. This project is an independent piece of work developed during lock-down, with actors and musicians working remotely. With a long term interest in Eastern Europe and Russia, John was drawn to the story of Star City as a metaphor for isolation and rejection a reflection of the Covid pandemic seen via the long lens of history. The monologues explore, loss, love and the anger of betrayal. Fetch Theatre would like to acknowledge the support of Arts Council England who gave emergency funds which allowed John to continue to develop and write and to work alongside artists to develop these seven pieces.
Actors and musicians.
Trained at East 15 recent credits: Nellie Wallace in Music Hall by Candlelight, The Woman In White, Ms Tibbles, The Scarlet Woman and Sadie Belle in The Adventures Of Professor Elemental.
Alice Robson is a talented young actor, who enjoys writing and directing. She recently played Mary Warren in the Crucible ('An young actress who naturally understands the emotional content of this challenging script') and appeared in the children's chorus of ENO's production of Carmen.
Is a young actor who has already shown an amazing aptitude for developing his skills as an actor. He will be appearing later this year in 'The Mary Celeste and the Beast of the Bowery' in Brighton and received a mention in the award winning 2019 Edinburgh show 'The White Rose'.
Gareth is a Hastings based actor, partner and father. When not playing toy trains, he continues to act in a socially distant way and is the brains (sleep deprived) behind 'The Freelancer's Friend' - see www.garethwildig.co.uk.
Is a composer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist in the art-rock band, David Devant and his Spirit Wife, and in the 1983-5 incarnation of The Monochrome Set.