COMING MAY 2023: Multi-award winning double barrel productions is delighted to announce their next production, a double bill from writer director Susan Luciani, QUINTESSENCE / SHADOWLESS.
QUINTESSENCE, written and performed by award-winning actor Emily Carding, features an AI robot programmed to re-start humanity after an ecological disaster on Planet Earth, with the complete works of Shakespeare as its guide to the human spirit.
Originally commissioned by the London Science Museum, the play debuted at Brighton Fringe festival where it won the fringe review’s Outstanding Theatre award. Susan Luciani directs, bringing her signature epic-scale stylised visuals and soundscape to the production.
“Emily Carding is one of the UK’s leading Shakespearean actors“
SHADOWLESS is a psychological thriller, featuring a girl artist and a master shaman who becomes her mentor…and tormentor: inspired by the diaries of women working with Carlos Castaneda, whose books about their group have sold more than 8 million copies worldwide and published in 17 languages.
The production blends stage performance with film sequences as the girl navigates her shaman apprenticeship, isolated in a Mexican farm house in the Badlands. What begins as a mystical adventure quickly descends into a nightmarish existence where the boundaries of reality become blurred between waking and dreaming as she comes face to face with manifestations of her greatest fears.
Writer Director Susan Luciani is creating the show to be a thrill ride, full of twists and turns and frights in an exploration of Womanhood, Power Play and the realm of the Unexplained.