PLAY TO THE GALLERY© 2014



PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED AS PROVENANCE HELPLINE © 2000

An original portrait, staged in The National Gallery,  with special thanks to The National Gallery Educational Department for facilitating these performances.

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CAST




Modern day


Judge

KEITH ACKERMAN

Cornelia

JULIA HART

Merchant

RYAN SPENCER WILSON

Amsterdam, 1656

Rembrandt van Rijn

FELIX PRING

Hendrickje Stoffels

SARAH HALL

Judge

KEITH ACKERMAN

Grand Duke Cosimo III de'Medici

RYAN SPENCER WILSON

In Artwork Hell



Vladimir Illyich Lenin

RYAN SPENCER WILSON

Rembrandt van Rijn

FELIX PRING

Hendrickje Stoffels

SARAH HALL

Amsterdam, 1941



Meneer Van Rijn

FELIX PRING

Mevrouw Van Rijn

SARAH HALL

Cornelia

JULIA HART

Oberleutnant Kaufmann

RYAN SPENCER WILSON

The Voice of Provenance Helpline

LOUISA GUMMER

CREATIVE TEAM


Director/ Design/ Lighting Design

VALERIE KANEKO-LUCAS

Assistant Director/ Stage Manager

CHARLOTTE CARNE

Playwright/ Producer/ Casting Director

JIM GROVER



Keith Ackerman (Judge, Modern day and Judge, 1656) London born Keith has been a professional actor for the past 4 years and has many stage, film and TV credits to his name, including portraying Edward Heath in Jim Grover's Kissinger and Tell. He is bizarrely a regular in a Ghanaian soap and can currently be seen on Australian and New Zealand TV getting sunk in a ship in a rum advert!

Louisa Gummer (Voice of Provenance Helpline) Louisa works as an actor & a voiceover. As well as echoing through the National Gallery this evening, her voice can be heard in places as diverse as Stockholm's Moderna Museet, the Stuttgart Citybus tour and inside an MRI scanner. Louisa recently portrayed an ice-cream-wielding fantasy Margaret Thatcher, again for Naked Theatre.

Sarah Hall (Hendrickje Stoffels/ Mevrouw Van Rijn) trained at ArtsEd London.  Theatre includes 'Spare' at The New Diorama; 'Mind The Gap' at The Blue Elephant; 'Romeo and Juliet at The Riverhouse; 'Sometimes Looking Up' at The Space; 'Fulfill Me Fullt Phill' a The New Diorama; 'The Twelfth Night' at Brighton Fringe; 'The Woyzeck' at The New Diorama; 'When The Fallen Sang' at St Giles in the Field; 'A Certain Minor Light' at Wimbledon Studios and 'Ego of the Yogi' at The Steiner Theatre. 
Julia Hart | London, United Kingdom | Actor
Julia Hart (Cornelia/ Cornelia van Rijn) As a recent graduate from the Acting and Global Theatre course at Regents University, Julia is delighted to be a part of Naked Theatre's production of Play to the Gallery. She is hoping to further develop her experience in this industry and performing in the Sainsbury Wing Theatre is an excellent opportunity.

Felix Pring (Rembrandt van Rijn/ Meneer van Rijn) Trained at City Lit. Theatre includes Lear and his Daughters, Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing, Man on the Moon, Love in the Insecurity Zone. Musicals:- The Bovary Tale, The Country Wife. Film:- The Resides Last Kill, I Know What I'm Doing, Villains - TV:- Sinister Ministers


Ryan Spencer Wilson (Lenin/ Merchant/ de'Medici/ Kaufmann). This is Ryan's fifth production with Naked Theatre and the second time he has played these characters, performed at the Royal Academy of Arts in the version called Provenance Helpline. Previous film credits include the awarding winning web-series The Syndicate and Girl Number 9, theatre credits include Power (Camden Fringe Festival), Brighton Rock Unseen, A Number and Headlands. Ryan is currently filming the web-series 616 with Systir Productions.


Charlotte Carne (Assistant director/ Stage Manager) is a recent graduate of Regents University's Acting and Global Theatre course. During her training Charlotte studied and worked in the United States. Charlotte is thrilled to be back with Naked Theatre, having worked as Assistant Director/ Stage Manager/ Technical Operator for Kissinger and Tell.
Jim Grover (Playwright, Producer, Casting Director). Performed full-length works include Glass Hero, Provenance Helpline, The Opposite of Show Business and, most recently, Kissinger and Tell; shorts include Oil Paint Doesn't Wash Out, Changes, Angel Hair, Pictures in Babcia's Head. TV- London's Scariest Mysteries (research and performance for The Monocled Dandy); for radio, an adaptation of Changes.


Valerie Kaneko-Lucas trained as a director and designer at Sherman Theatre Cardiff and Theatre Die Raben in Bonn. Created work for Welsh National Opera, Hijinx Theatre, National Theatre and created Shakespeare Comes to Palestine for the British Council touring production to the West Bank. In a long-standing collaboration with Jim Grover, directed Oil Paint Doesn't Wash Out, Provenance Helpline, The Opposite of Show Business and Kissinger and Tell. She is Programme Director for Theatre and Performance at Regent's University, London.


NAKED THEATRE produced Provenance Helpline (Royal Academy of Arts; the Etcetera Theatre co-production with Rite2Stage): Glass Hero (Edinburgh EIIF co-production; The White Bear co-production with London Live!): The Opposite of Show Business: Kissinger and Tell. 

Aknowledgements

NAKED THEATRE gratefully acknowledge the support of Regent's University London, Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. www.regents.ac.uk.

We would like to offer our sincere thanks to:

The National Theatre (costume hire)

Audio-Visual (NG)

Visitor Engagement (NG)

Timothy Searle-Barnes (flyer/poster design and printing)

Tim O'Grady

Steve Gilmour (Production Assistant)

Eileen Cottis

Teresa Grover