Amédée - Birmingham Rep
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Description


Frustrated playwright Amedee (played by Trevor Fox) is still trying to finish the play he started writing  . . . 15 years ago! Meanwhile, his wife Madeleine (Josie Lawrence), works hard in telecommunications to keep them in their dilapidated London apartment.

But the couple are keeping a secret. A big secret that seems to be getting bigger by the day. A terrifying secret that is now threatening to take over their lives. A secret that has grown into an unwelcome entity they can no longer hide. Now they urgently need a plan of how to get rid of it!

Leading British playwright, director and comedian Sean Foley (The Play Wot I Wrote, The Ladykillers) brings Ionesco's surreal comedy to life in his sharp and finely-tuned new adaptation, directed by The REP's Artistic Director Roxana Silbert (What Shadows, The Government Inspector, Anita And Me, Of Mice And Men).

Cast

Josie Lawrence Madeleine 
Trevor Fox Amédée 
Jamie Samuel Postman / Amédée 2 / American Soldier / Ensemble 
Leah Walker Woman / Madeleine 2 / Mado / Ensemble
Duane Hannibal Ensemble

Creatives

Roxana Silbert Director
Ti Green Designer
Chahine Yavroyan Lighting Designer
Dyfan Jones Composer and Sound Designer
Joyce Henderson Movement Director
Nadine Rennie CDG Casting Director
Joseph Hancock Assistant Director 
Simon Bond Associate Lighting Designer

Reviews

Engagingly off-kilter

The Guardian

A treat to watch

Behind The Arras

The REP must be congratulated for revealing it afresh… this is a play for today

Reviews Gate

Absurd – yes. Funny – yes. Truthful and thought-provoking – also, and most assuredly, yes

The Reviews Hub

A highly entertaining story, presented in an aesthetically pleasing way

Plays To See

Blackly funny...the two actors handle the dialogue and the physicality expertly

TSS Reviews

Their dynamism is magnetic and together the two actors make an impressive comic pairing; the audience were constantly giggling

Redbrick

There’s a lot of clever thinking beneath Amédée

Not Exactly Billington

Josie Lawrence, in her first stage role for six years, is superb as Madeleine

British Theatre Guide

Trevor Fox and Josie Lawrence make this play come to life, full of wit and humour

StageTalk Magazine

A unique and magical show on many levels... If you like your theatre weird and wacky catch it whilst you can

Bromsgrove Standard

Skilfully brought up-to-date… A finely detailed piece of theatre

Express & Star

Grab tickets to this broadstroke comedy of the unreal

I Choose Birmingham

The central performances are truly excellent

What's On

Roxana Silbert’s production for the Birmingham Rep, assiduously performed by a cast led by Josie Lawrence and Trevor Fox, has pathos and gentle comic appeal

The Times

Absurd though the situation may be, the emotions expressed – and the black humour – come across as authentic

Bum On a Seat

Company & Creatives

Actor

Madeleine
Amédée
Postman / Amédée 2 / American Soldier / Ensemble
Woman / Madeleine 2 / Mado / Ensemble
Ensemble
Ticket Information

From £15 (subject to availability).
Previews (24 – 27 Feb) from £10.
Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.

Fees & Charges
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Further Information
ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Captioned Performance:
Wednesday 8 March, 7.45pm

Audio Described Performance (with pre-show touch tour):
Thursday 9 March, 7.45pm

British Sign Language Interpreted Performance:
Thursday 9 March, 7.45pm

Running time: 1 hour 55 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

Recommended by The REP