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The Stolen Winter Light

2023

Created by Greedy Pig Theatre Company
Written by Douglas Murdoch 

In the dark of Midwinter, nothing’s more valuable than the light - and no one needs it more than Clementine. But as she darts through the forest, stealing away every last glimmer of brightness, her actions are beginning to draw attention. And when the ever-inquisitive Bo turns up at her hideaway, looking for the so-called ‘stealer of light’, suddenly everything she holds dear is in danger…

This Christmas, the critically acclaimed Greedy Pig Theatre Company (Spoil Me, Peacock, Be), invite you to join them for a bewitching and hilarious festive tale. With enchanting live m
usic, humour for all ages, and Greedy Pig’s signature bold storytelling, The Stolen Winter Light is a fantastic family treat!

 

AGE GUIDANCE

Whilst the show will be entertaining for all age groups (and is appropriate for all ages), we would recommend that ages 7+ will get the most out of the story.

 

BSL 
All performances except the 3pm 17th December showing will include integrated BSL, signed by Elizabeth Oliver.

Relaxed Performances
Christmas shows should be for everyone – and The Rondo is committed to accessibility, with several Relaxed Performances of The Stolen Winter Light. Relaxed Performances are for everyone, but lighting is less harsh, house lights remain on and audience members are free to make noise and move around the theatre. A breakout area will be available in the foyer. The only rule is: no shushing!

Big Scream!
Big Scream performances accommodate very young children – these performances will operate a ‘Babes in Arms’ policy which means that a child of 18 months or younger does not need a ticket providing they can be held by a parent/guardian.

Family Ticket
Book four or more tickets, and receive one ticket free! This discount will be applied automatically at the checkout when you select four or more tickets. Please note: only one free ticket is allowed per customer. 

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW:

Rondo Theatre

Wed 13th December - Sunday 24th December

Book your tickets HERE.

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HOLLY JEFFERIES

Production Manager

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

Co-Director

Lex Kaby (she/her) is a freelance Director, and Intimacy Director based in the South West UK. Lex 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 has recently completed level 3 certification with Intimacy Directors & Coordinators Processionals (IDC) NYC.

 

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) and Spoil Me - Greedy Pig Theatre company (Director). 

RHYS MYHILL

Co-Director

Rhys is a director, actor and writer based in the South West UK. He has recently assistant directed Greedy Pig’s past two shows, ‘Peacock’ and ‘Spoil Me’, and is excited to co-direct ‘The Stolen Winter Light’. With training from the National Youth Theatre and Bath Spa University, his recent acting credits include: ‘The Wrong Pod’ at The Mission Theatre Bath, ‘The Glove Thief’ at Ustinov Studios, Theatre Royal Bath, ‘Spoil Me’ at The Rondo Theatre, and the ‘Peacock’ 2023 South West tour.

 

Rhys is currently writing a new play for Greedy Pig based on family dynamics and the societal expectations and pressures that can influence relationships.

DOUGLAS MURDOCH

Writer

Douglas Murdoch is a writer, producer and one of the co-founders of Greedy Pig Theatre Company. Doug spent the first several years in Greedy Pig producing, and has co-produced most of Greedy Pig's projects to date. His true passion, however, lies in writing, and he has written a selection of Greedy Pig projects, including 'Close Your Eyes, I'm Filming' (2020), 'The Fish Cage' (2021) and 'Peacock' (2023), alongside co-writing 'The Last Thing He Saw Was A Ferret' (2022).

 

He studied an MA in Scriptwriting at Bath Spa University, which fueled his passion for telling LGBTQ+ stories within his writing, and this translated into his most recent show, ‘Peacock’ which was based on his experiences wearing makeup as a man, and was met with critical acclaim and standing ovations during its South West tour earlier this year.

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BUDOOR ALNOWAIS

Actor, 'Clementine'

Budoor is an Emirati actress based in the UK and a recent graduate from the Bath School of Music & Performing Arts. She is an experienced performer, director, designer, and playwright. She is building her creative portfolio through stage combat, film, and stage work; specifically physical theatre.


The issue of accurate brown & Muslim representation within the industry is close to Budoor's heart. Through her art, she hopes to portray her community as strong, passionate, and generous. Greedy Pig's 'The Stolen Winter Light' marks Budoor's professional debut as an actor.

IAN MCLEAN

Actor, 'Bo'

Ian is a Scottish actor and recent graduate from Mountview. He is incredibly excited to be making his professional stage debut with the wonderful Greedy Pig theatre company, and would like to thank his family and friends for their continued love and support.


Credits whilst training include: Emmett Forrest in ‘Legally Blonde’; Jigger Craigin in ‘Carousel’; Grantaire in ‘Les Miserables’.

HARRY MILLER

Composer & Musician

Having previously worked with Greedy Pig on their production of ‘Be.’, Harry has previously worked as an Actor/Musician in ‘The Colour of Dinosaurs’ at The Bristol Old Vic, The National Theatre’s production of ‘Peter Pan’ and ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’ at The Bridge Theatre. 

BETHANY  LEY

Assistant Composer & Musician

Bethany Ley is an independent producer, performer, singer and multi-instrumentalist based in Bristol, UK. Their solo work circulates intricate arrangements informed by Bethany’s background in classical and jazz training, combined with a long-standing interest in sound design and electronic music. As part of a wider ensemble, Bethany is an enigmatic sought after composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist: including piano/synthesisers, violin and harp. Bethany is of Irish descent and has explored Irish folk music on the fiddle, Celtic harp and voice, which soon after spread into an interest in Danish and Swedish folk traditions.

 

Bethany’s music and collaborations have established her as an idiosyncratic voice in the Bristol scene as a songwriter, singer, composer, collaborator and performer. Recent collaborations include with Ishmael Ensemble on their BBC6 Album of the Year as vocalist and harpist, and vocalist with jazz supergroup Snazzback for Giles Peterson’s ‘We Out Here’. 

 

Her most recent release ‘The_Everything_Inbetween’ has been hailed by BBC Radio 6 (Nabihah Iqbal, Grove). Other recent works is her neoclassical release on Slow Worm records - 'Suite for Solo Violin and Software Abuse'.

ELIZABETH OLIVER

BSL
Interpreter

Elizabeth studied at the Centre for Deaf Studies, University of Bristol, and qualified as a Registered Sign Language Interpreter, RSLI, in 2002. Now based in Gloucestershire, Elizabeth works as a freelance interpreter - interpreting in a variety of settings; meetings, theatre and performance events, medical appointments and video relay online.

 

Elizabeth has interpreted Pantomimes, Shakespeare and live performance at Oxford Playhouse, The Tobacco Factory, Wyvern Theatre Swindon, Chipping Norton Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, The Everyman Cheltenham and The Rondo Bath. She has interpreted music and spoken word events at WOMAD, Bath Festival Finale, Feastival, Bristol Harbour Festival and Giffords Circus. ‘The Stolen Winter Light’ is Elizabeth’s second integrated interpreting role. In 2022, she played The Voice in ‘Sumida River’ in Sign Language at The Arcola Theatre London, a retelling of an ancient Japanese story.

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PATRICK WITHEY

Set Designer

Patrick is a theatre maker and designer based in Bath. As Artistic Director of Black Hound Productions he has created a number of different shows including the 5-star Seeds of Memories in 2022 and Ctrl Room:_ an immersive piece that was named as one of No Prosceniums Top Immersive Works of the Fringe. As a Designer Paddy has worked with Black Dog Productions (Savage, The Curse of the Sapphire Blade) and the Merlin Theatre (Wind in the Willow) in Frome as well as designing all of Black Hounds shows to date. Paddy is excited to be working with the Greedy Pig team again after playing Conor/Fish in The Fish Cage in 2021.

 

This Christmas Paddy has his hands full as he is also directing The Ugly Duckling at the Cheltenham Everyman Theatre. 

JAMIE EDMUNDSON

Lighting Designer & Technician #1

Jamie (he/him) the director of Ed-Monster Events joins Greedy Pig Theatre Company as Lighting Designer and Technician #1, bringing over 18 years of experience with him. 

 

Jamie has worked on professional and amateur stages as well as touring productions working as a designer, rigger and operator of lighting, sound and video systems.

He has been fortunate enough to have worked alongside comedy legends such as Andy Parsons, Milton Jones and Prue Leith.

Famous musicians and artists include The Wurzles, Charlie Simpson (Busted), Tulisa & Wretch 32

 

He is very excited to be returning to the theatre where he feels most at home working in a brand new project!

ELLIE MYHILL

Co-Costume Designer &
Costume Supervisor

Ellie is an emerging costume designer, based in Hampshire. With a diploma in Fashion & Womenswear, Ellie then studied Fashion Atelier for a year at UCA Rochester.

 

‘The Stolen Winter Light’ will be Ellie’s first time as Costume Designer, having previously assisted Greedy Pig’s costume department in their summer production of ‘Spoil Me’ earlier this year.

ALICIA POLLARD

Stage Manager & Puppeteer

Alicia has worked as an actor, director and stage manager since graduating from Bath Spa University with a first class honours degree in acting in 2016. She also co-founded Black Dog Productions, a theatre company focused on producing new writing based in the Southwest. Alicia’s stage management credits include Howl (2017), Orphan (2018/19), There’s Nothing There (2020), The Fish Cage (2021), Peacock (2022) and is very excited to be working with the Greedy Pig team again for The Stolen Winter Light. 

 

Alicia is also very excited to have the opportunity to play Luna as the puppeteer. Physical theatre has been a passion of Alicia’s since university and being able to use those skills to bring a puppet to life is something she has always wanted to do! 

RUSSELL ECCLESTON

Fight Director

Russell Eccleston is an actor, writer and fight director based in the southwest. He has done fight direction work for many Bath and Bristol based companies such as Apricity theatre, Dumb Blonde theatre, The Scullions and Theatre West. He is also a fight performer, most recently having worked with Astra Realm on their project 'Mysteria' at Lake Iseo in Italy. He is also currently an apprentice teacher with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat.

 

Russell is very excited to be working with Greedy Pig again and getting the chance to swing around some big sticks!

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SEREN TUSON

2nd Technician

Seren Tuson is a theatre and event creative, working as technician, stage manager and event organiser across music, theatre and events in the South-West. Professional theatre credits include Venue Technician at Zoo Venues, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Stage Manager for A Christmas Getaway at The Ustinov, Bath.

 

Seren graduated from Bath Spa in 2021 with a degree in Theatre Production, and 'The Stolen Winter Light' will be her debut with Greedy Pig.

GABRIELLE FINNEGAN

Script Editor

Gabrielle is an actor, writer and director, with an aim to make work which gives a voice to those often forgotten.

 

Gabrielle's credits include Be. (Greedy Pig Theatre Company, 2022- writer), Cat and Her Whittington (SparkFest, 2021 - writer and performer), and Alive (by Vicky Wheeler, 2019- director).

RICHARD KABY

Puppet Construction & Co-Designer

Bio coming soon...

SCARLETT HAYLER-KING

Puppet Costume Design & Creation

Bio coming soon...

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