Cast announced for Alphabetti Theatre’s Tiny Fragments of Beautiful Light, 31st January – 18th February 2023
Tiny Fragments of Beautiful Light
Alphabetti Theatre, St James’ Boulevard, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4HP
Tuesday 31st January – Saturday 18th February 2023, 1:00pm and 7:30pm
Tiny Fragments of Beautiful Light at Alphabetti Theatre is an immersive, interactive exploration of one woman’s journey of self-discovery. From 31st January – 18th February, this funny, joyful play is a celebration of our individuality and the joy and freedom that comes when we live as we truly are, and not as the world thinks we should.
Hannah Genesius will play the lead role of Elsa. Quirky, kind and clever, Elsa’s life has never been boring, though it’s often been a struggle. Genesius’ previous projects include A Noble Truth (BFI Network) and Homefront (BBC Radio 4). She is best known for the role of Rosa in The Great Divide at Finborough Theatre, The Times commented this is richly informative theatre — with a passion that’s almost incendiary. Yemisi Oyinloye will portray Carmen, who seems to hold the key to who Elsa really is. Oyinloye is an actor from the North West of England who has previously appeared in Emmerdale (ITV), Cold Feet (ITV) and Bancroft (ITV). She can currently be seen in The Teacher on Netflix. Completing the cast as Mam and other roles is Zoe Lambert. Her acting credits include Sugar (Open Clasp) and The Comedy of Errors and The Winter’s Tale (RSC). She has also appeared on Coronation Street (ITV). Elsa has always wondered why she never fit in. School was always a nightmare and romance was a mystery; until now. Elsa meets Carmen who just seems to ‘get’ her and just might have the answers to why it feels like there’s an octopus living inside her head.
The show explores the autistic experience through a female lens, inspired by writer Allison Davies’ own diagnosis of autism. More men and boys are diagnosed as autistic than women and girls, so Davies felt it was time that space was made to hear from different voices. Attitudes towards autism and gender are changing, although there is still a long way to go, as many autistic women and girls struggle to get the support they need. Historically, far more attention has been given to males on the spectrum, and as a neurodivergent woman this show is Davies’s response.
Title Tiny Fragments of Beautiful Light
Dates Tuesday 31st January – Saturday 18th February 2023
Time 7:30pm, 1:00pm Saturday matinees
Tickets Pay What You Feel (31st January – 4 th February)
£3-£15 (7th February – 18th February)
Running Time 60 minutes
Age Restrictions 16+
Access Captioned performance Wednesday 23 rd November
Audio Described performance Wednesday 30th November
Relaxed performances each Saturday matinee.
Location Alphabetti Theatre, St James’ Blvd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4HP
Box Office Booking essential. Tickets range from Pay What You Feel to £15 and
are available from https://www.alphabettitheatre.co.uk/
Writer Allison Davies
Producers Chloe Stott & Alphabetti Theatre
Director Karen Traynor
Designer Verity Quinn
Composer & Sound Designer Roma Yagnik
AV & Lighting Designer Si Cole
Production & Stage Manager Rachel Glover
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