Window is a fantastically honest piece about a young married couple who one day see something out of their window that changes their lives forever. It is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking, and we're all really excited about bringing it to the audiences of Clapham and beyond!
And what's the background of your theatre company?
Another Soup started back in Durham University in 2010, when a small group of us wanted to produce work in slightly more interesting spaces than the run-of-the-mill straightforward theatre venues we were used to. Since then, we've been to the Fringe, produced an immersive musical version of Sweeney Todd in an indoor market, converted a huge hotel suite in Edinburgh, and performed at the King's Head and the Hope Theatres, among others.
Ron Elisha is a brilliant writer, who I worked with last year on The Soul of Wittgenstein at the King's Head Theatre. He is an award-winning Australian writer, and I think British audiences really need to see and hear his work - it's amazing. He's so supportive and such a joy to work with.
Idgie Beau and Charles Warner I have known since university and it's such a pleasure to be working with them again. They have such great chemistry and look great on stage together. They've been fabulous fun during the rehearsal process and I can't wait to see what they pull out of the bag on the night.
Finally, Clancy Flynn is our lighting designer and has lit the majority of my London projects. We have such a great working relationship and a real shorthand. I'm so glad she's back on board with this.
What were the biggest challenges in bringing your show to life?
We are having to be so sensitive to the overarching themes of pre- and post-natal depression and psychosis. And it has been difficult to incorporate these into the play when they are not really explicitly mentioned, or foregrounded. But it is a very real issue that it is important to address, and we hope that the play brings it to the foreground in a respectful way.
And what can we most look forward to from your production?
The whole play is about the dangers of voyeurism, and for 80 minutes the audience will be voyeurs. What will they learn, what will they see? That's what I'm fascinated to find out!
Window runs 29th August to 16th September!