Meet Group 6

Aisling Caffrey, Ben Caplan, Lauren Carse, Mitesh Soni

SEEDS

“A relationship begins. One rarely thinks before speaking at all, whereas the other? There’s this voice that prevents them from truly opening up… but what is it? Who is it?
When they both receive mysterious seeds through the post, there is a nationwide call for cautiousness over spontaneity. To plant the seeds or not plant the seeds…because what will they grow in to?
Follow our couple’s conflicting approaches to the danger highlight their fundamental differences as people, and the voice’s identity is not what it originally seemed…”

Available Online Aug 26

Performed at St John’s Church, Leytonstone 12-13 Sept

Aisling Caffrey – Writer
Aisling has worked in the performing arts for over a decade. Her play One Good Night was at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester for its’ first full production at the end of February… just before the world went Orwellian! Her work has been performed at Oldham Coliseum, Hope Mill Theatre, 53Two and she has worked extensively as a facilitator including at The Lowry, Salford and Part of the Main. You can see more about her work here: http://www.aislingcaffrey-writing.co.uk

Ben Caplan – Performer/ Director
Trained as an actor at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He is currently working on The
Winter’s Tale at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Theatre includes: The Exorcist (UK Tour), Describe the Night (Hampstead), The Knowledge (Charing Cross),Hedda Gabler (Salisbury), Abigail’s Party (Bath and UK tour), Sunny Afternoon(Hampstead, Harold Pinter), Shiver(Watford Palace), Playing with Grown Ups (Theatre503), Dr.Korczak’s Example and A Winter’s Tale (Unicorn), Titanic (MAC Belfast), Pushing Up Poppies (Theatre 503), Seven Jewish Children (Royal Court),The Common Pursuit (Menier Chocolate Factory), Three Sisters on Hope street ( Everyman Liverpool, Hampstead), Two Thousand Years (Mike Leigh- National Theatre and tour), Hamlet (Nuffield Theatre); The Dwarfs (Tricycle Theatre); Romeo & Juliet (UK Tour), As You Like It, Sweat (Bloomsbury), Hedda Gabler, The Man of the future is Dead (Edinburgh), Rose and the Ring; Guys & Dolls, Les Grandes Meaulnes, Judging Billy Jones (Young Vic.) Television includes: Small Axe (BBC), Silent Witness (BBC),Casualty (BBC), Midsummer Murders (ITV), Maigret (ITV), X Company, The Coroner (BBC), New Blood (BBC), The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries (ITV), Call The Midwife Series 1-6 Playing Sergeant Peter Noakes (BBC),Whitechapel (ITV), Dark Matters (Discovery), The Runaway (Sky), Trinity (ITV), The Passion (HBO/BBC), Maxwell (International Emmy), The Candidate, Judge John Deed, Dwarfs,
Band of Brothers (HBO/BBC-winner of Golden Globe and Emmy), A Touch of Frost, Soldier, Soldier, Inspector Morse, The Perfect Blue, Where The Heart Is. Film: The Harness, The Commuter, Leapyear, Guy Ritchie’s Rocknrolla, Driver(official selection for the London Film Festival 2009), Hospital, Patrick Mann’s Daughter, Scotch Corner. Directing credits include: SNAP.CATCH.SLAM (Pleasance, Edinburgh), The Collector (Underbelly Edinburgh and Arcola London), King Lear, As You Like it, King John, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Orphans (Various Drama Schools). Short films- Park Life, Hope, Intern, Man’s Best Friend, Kung Fu Action Chic, Wilting. Started Aslan Productions in 2002 and co-produced “Everything is Illuminated” (Hampstead Theatre.)

Lauren Carse – Performer / Assistant Writer
Lauren Carse trained as an actor at the Television Workshop in Nottingham. Film and Television credits include: Grantchester (ITV), The Mallorca Files (BBC), Dark Money (BBC), Cleaning Up (ITV), Vera (ITV), People Just Do Nothing (BBC), Electric Dreams (Channel 4), Humans (Channel 4), Prey (ITV), Doctors (BBC), BANANA (E4), Casualty (BBC), Truckers (BBC), FAITH (Faith film Ltd). Lauren starred in the National Film Award winning NFTS short film ECHO, directed by Lewis Arnold, and for which Lauren won the acting award at the
Watersprite film festival.

Mitesh Soni – Performer
Recent theatre credits include: Oliver Twist (Leeds), Jack and the Beanstalk/Cinderella (Oldham), Henry V, Twelfth Night, Borrowers, Much Ado, Tempest, Swallows & Amazon’s (Storyhouse), Romeo & Juliet (National) Recent Screen Inc: Mughal Mowgli, The Pact, The Agency, Rise of The Footsoldier 2

 

 

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