Created by Greedy Pig Theatre Company
Written in association with Pippa Thornton
You can’t put a price on love, but sex sells…
Money. Holidays. Designer clothes. Hattie loves to be spoiled, and as a professional Sugar Baby she has the perfect job: dating wealthy people who want nothing more than to shower her with luxurious gifts, in return for her… undivided attention. But when offered the gift of a lifetime, Hattie must make a choice that will change her life forever.
Join Hattie as she juggles sex, love, family, and a whole lot of Sugar Dates – from the ridiculous to the ridiculously wealthy – in this riotous new comedy play based on a true story.
Featuring a hilarious cast of actors, buckets of fast-paced action and an electric soundtrack, Spoil Me is a poignant celebration of love and self-discovery from Greedy Pig Theatre Company (Peacock, Be) and Pippa Thornton (Cut Bait, Get F*cked).
Age guidance: 16+
Contains adult themes, strong language, nudity and sexual content.
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW:
Wed 19th July 2023 - Sat 22nd July 2023
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Spoil Me began with Research & Development sessions at the Rondo Theatre - check out some of the photos below! Photography by Douglas Murdoch. With thanks to the Rondo Theatre, and our amazing R&D actors (Ebony Cassie, Ciaran Corsar, Pollyanna Druce, Maria Finlay, Marley Joyner, Bilqees Khalid and Rhys Myhill).
Holly Jefferies is a freelance creative producer, project administrator and theatre-maker, based in the South West. As a part-time MA student in Creative Producing, she is also an associate producer for Bath Spa Productions. Holly has experience fulfilling arts administration roles for the Ustinov Studio at the Theatre Royal Bath and for Wise Children’s The School for Wise Children summer programme. Recent creative projects include Coven at SparkFest Digital 2020, Polly Teale’s ‘Jane Eyre’ at Bath Spa University Theatre, and Gabrielle Finnegan's ‘Cat and her Whittington’. Holly joined the Greedy Pig team in 2021, after creative producing 'The Fish Cage', and has since creative produced 'Be.' and now 'Peacock.'.
With a passion for the transformative power of the arts Holly enjoys making work that experiments with form to talk about real world issues.
Lex Kaby (she/her) is an early career freelance Director, Theatre-Maker and Intimacy Director based in the South West UK. Lex is the current Intern Director at The Rondo Theatre, Bath. She works as the Director, Facilitator and Intimacy Director for Greedy Pig Theatre Company Ltd and has directed all of the company’s productions and projects to date. As well as this, Lex has worked extensively as a director and choreographer for Rare Productions. Lex is currently working towards certification with IDC Processionals NYC at Level 3.
Recent credits include: Waldo's Circus of Magic and Terror - Bristol Old Vic (Intimacy Director) Beautiful Thing - Tobacco Factory Theatres (Intimacy Director), 5 Children and It - The Egg Theatre Royal Bath (Assistant Director), The Father, The Son & The Unholy F**kboys - His Terectomy (Director), Be. - Greedy Pig Theatre Company (Director), Peacock - Greedy Pig Theatre Company (Director).
Assistant Director & Actor (Dan/Jacques)
Rhys is an actor, director, writer and theatre-maker based in the South West UK. His recent acting credits include: Mo Pedalo in The Wrong Pod at The Mission Theatre Bath, Bishop of Ross in The Glove Thief at Ustinov Studios, Theatre Royal Bath, Dan in Greedy Pig’s newest production, Spoil Me at The Rondo Theatre, Bath and understudy for the roles of Seamus and Noah in Greedy Pig Theatre Company’s Peacock. Rhys thoroughly enjoyed his time working with Greedy Pig as part of the touring cast of Peacock and also worked as the Assistant Director on the project.
Rhys trained at the National Youth Theatre and Bath Spa University. He has a BADC standard certificate in single sword and unarmed combat and is currently training in quarterstaff, axe and shield.
Douglas Murdoch is a marketing specialist, writer, producer and one of the co-founders of Greedy Pig Theatre Company. Doug has been responsible for all previous Greedy Pig marketing campaigns. He has previously worked at the Egg Theatre in Bath, and now works freelance, with freelance clients including Theatre Royal Bath, Apricity Theatre, and Leading Light Ltd.
With his years of experience in scriptwriting, he also does guest teaching/lecturing on scriptwriting, having recently worked with Somerset Youth Theatre and Bath Spa University.
Ebony has been working as a professional actor/performer in the South West for the past eight years. As well as performing in film and events, she has had the chance to work with many amazing local theatre companies in shows like As You Like It (Apricity Theatre, 2022), The Yellow Wallpaper (Dumb Blonde Theatre, 2022) and Submission (Black Dog Productions, 2021) and has been eagerly awaiting her shot at working with the Greedy Pigs.
Ebony was lucky enough to attend all of the Research and Development sessions and had the privilege of seeing the character of Hattie form into a multidimensional, powerful, queer character that she cannot wait to step into the shoes of.'
Marley is an actor, actor-combatant and theatremaker based in Bath and London. Marley recently completed her training in advanced axe and shield and quarter-staff with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat. In May 2023, Marley devised and performed in ‘Forward’, an original play that premiered in Bath’s Sparkfest. Marley thoroughly enjoyed being involved in the ‘Spoil Me’ R&D sessions and this show will be her professional stage debut.
Maria trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in 2001. She went on to perform for audiences across the UK and Europe and was a founding member of Barefaced Theatre Company. Since starting her family, Maria has focused on teaching performing arts, she tutors at many local stage schools including Little Voices and Characters Stage School. She has kept her passion for acting and in recent years has played The Porter in Macbeth, Pip in Things I Know to be True and Hester Collyer in Deep Blue Sea. Her most recent performance was playing Queen Aeolus in The Odyssey, a National Theatre collaboration directed by Jesse Jones from The Wardrobe Ensemble. Maria was honoured to be invited to join the Greedy Pigs for this production of Spoil Me and has loved developing the character of Michelle.
Ciaran trained at Royal Holloway College, London and The Academy Drama School (Stage Newspaper Scholarship) in the Rep style.
He co - founded Misplaced Theatre Company in late 2021 and has now successfully staged four productions.
Ciaran has been lucky enough to work with Michael Friend Productions, White Rabbit Theatre Company, Whimsico Theatre, Shakespeare Frankfurt, The English Theatres of Dusseldorf and Zurich.
Notable recent roles are Charles Dickens (The Gospel According to Count Leo Tolstoy, Charles Dickens and Thomas Jefferson: Discord); Cyrano (Cyrano de Bergerac); Steve/Les (Decadence); Angelo (Measure for Measure); Dad/Dodo/Mock Turtle/The Duchess (Escape to Wonderland); Vanya (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike)
Pippa Thornton is a freelance writer, director, and Arts Manager. She is Artistic Director of Flipside Productions and Deputy Director of the Rondo Theatre in Bath.
Pippa has written and directed several new plays for Flipside Productions, including Real Life (2017), FRESHER (2019), Get F*cked (2019), Cut Bait (2021), and DING! (2021), as well as adapting and directing Tales from the Jazz Age (2018) for Rondo Theatre Company's annual charity production. Most recently, she has directed MANIC by Raina Greifer, which won the Fuse International Festival award for Best Solo Play (2022) before transferring to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2023, Pippa is looking forward to returning to MANIC as it embarks on a national tour, and partnering with Greedy Pig Theatre Company to write their new play, Spoil Me.
Alex Latham is a London, Bath and Bristol-based theatre designer and technician whose specialities include scenic, lighting, sound and video design. Alex has designed for a broad range of classic and new writing, musicals, dance pieces and sight-specific work.
His portfolio includes work at the Bristol Old Vic, Theatre Royal Bath and with various fringe venues and touring companies in Bristol and the South West. Other work with Greedy Pig includes the company’s research and development performance of ‘Nhair’ by Conny Hancock and 'Be.' by Gabby Finnegan.
Gareth Mayer is a theatre-maker, director and dramaturg based in Bristol. He co-founded the company Sedated By A Brick, and has collaboratively devised, produced and performed in all of their work. He has a BA in Drama: Theatre, Film and Television from Bristol University, and is currently studying an MA in Directing at Bath Spa University.
With regards to dramaturgy, he especially likes outside eye work with an emphasis on world-building and the logic of the show. He works with companies to understand and enhance key elements of the work they want to present, considering all elements of production including textual and visual, to help build a coherent logic to the ‘world’ the performance sits within.
Russell is an actor, writer, and director. He co-founded bath based theatre company Black Dog Productions.
His theatre credits include Dennis/Hugo in Lost, Bolingbroke in Fall Of Kings (Apricity), Henry IV in Between The Armies (Apricity), Orphan in Orphan, Jessie in There's Nothing There, Rivac in Curse Of The Sapphire Blade, Guy in Submission and John in The Yellow Wallpaper (Dumb Blonde)
His film credits include the roles of Eli in The Last Thing He Saw Was A Ferret (Greedy Pig) and William in Revenir (Matt Sterling)
Russell is one of Black Dog's resident fight directors, his choreography has appeared in every black dog show to date, he has also worked on shows for other companies such as Apricity Theatre, Dumb Blonde Theatre, The Scullions, Theatre West and Beyond The Horizon.