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Nola's current productions


Mozart Preposteroso

 

Elizabeth's Last Stand

 Upper Cuts

Home-made Shakespeare

Nellie Pasta's Opera Cocktail

And The Ship Sailed On


Teaching and Directing


Design work


Biography


Contacts


Director: John Mowat

Designer: Matthew Ridout

Music: Peter West

Costumes: Alannah Small


“It’s a hard act to pull off - a full length wordless one-woman show.
But it’s Nola Rae so it works. It’s hard to think of anyone else who could manage such a feat of endurance.”
TOTAL THEATRE

“Rae is far more than the sum of her parts, her own special forte being the amount of expression she can pack into each look or gesture.”
VENUE

“ This piece is endlessly inventive.
...high speed humour and marvellous characterisation.”
OXFORD TIMES

“Nola Rae’s performance touches powerfully on human motivations from fear to greed and the corrupting influence of power.”
BRISTOL EVENING POST

A retreating army cook drags himself unsteadily through the mud.
Alone and abandoned, he has no idea where he is going.
He is just going.

A campaign tent lies in his path. He staggers straight through it.
He should have kept going, but something draws him back. There is something strange about this tent.... a bed, a greatcoat, the imperial bee symbol, a strange looking hat....

As he rummages, he finds he is no longer lost.
He finds himself rehearsing a new and dangerous role...

All he needs is murderous charisma, rustless iron will and a cheese grater.

Peppered with oblique references to short despots, Nola Rae’s latest wordless comic drama, sees the clown follow a well worn trail towards absolute power and absolute disaster.