We chatted to Beth Mullen & Andrew Lambe about their production Before Ariel (22-24 September)
Beth: I started working on it 2 years ago and in the past 6 months started working on the structure and production. I needed a director to bring it to life.
Andrew: That’s where I came in… Beth asked me to direct the show. We did a read through and the way we worked together flowed and I knew that we were helping each other creatively. It’s been an ongoing process since the first read. Still not ready!
Beth: I think that modern society can be unforgiving when it comes to having to cope. That can be coping with anything from illness, family and stress. The play is an exploration of one girls continuing battle with such problems. I myself have suffered with a long-term illness and I’ve found the affects of surgery and medication difficult. In these times I’ve felt lost and negative, I also believe I’m not the only person to have felt that. But the play is by no means autobiographical; Ariel is a character I created.