Cooking with Elvis  
Cooking with Elvis

by Lee Hall

Directed by Emilia Teglia

Tuesday 23rd -
Saturday 27th February, 2016

The Tower Theatre performing at Theatro Technis, Camden


Photography by David Sprecher

Jill : Olivia Baker
Mam : Sue Brodie
Dad : James Laing
Stu : Bradley Johnson
Production Team
Director : Emilia Teglia
Musical Director : Barbara Diana
Set Design : Max Batty
Costume Design : Irena Pancer
Lighting Design : Stephen Ley
Sound Design : Nick Spencer

Stage Manager : Kate Sibley
Assistant Director : Shona Davidson
Assistant Stage Manager : Maja Laskowska
Lighting Operator : Ellie Parfitt
Sound Operator : Shona Davidson or Kaushal Ginige
Set Construction and Get-in : Keith Syrett, Michael Bettell, Alan Wilkinson, Jude Chalk, John McSpadyen, Adam Taylor, Laurence Tuerk and Colin Guthrie
Publicity Manager : Sue Brodie

Model of the set for the show made by Set Designer Max Batty

James Laing is performing his second show with the Tower Theatre following on from his first outing in Jump to Cow Heaven. James has been acting since he was the third bat on the left in Babes in the Wood whilst aged just 7 years old. His performing highlights include Bill Sykes in Oliver, Roland in Taking Steps, Blunt in The Lying Kind, Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance and Mitch in a A Streetcar Named Desire.
Brad Johnson joined the Tower last year and his first show was Farragut North. Following a 12 month part-time acting course at City Lit, Brad appeared in SEDOS's Americana, also at the Bridewell. Prior to this he performed in two KDC shows : The Player Played and Keeping In Touch With Temptation.
This is Olivia Baker's second production with the Tower, following her debut as Rose in Eigengrau. Other theatre credits include : Margery in Vinegar Tom, Melanie in Alarms and Excursions, Ruth in Blithe Spirit, The Woman in A Useless Woman, The Landlady in The Landlady, Catherine in A View from the Bridge and Babe in Crimes of the Heart. Film credits include : Perfect (winner of UBFS 48 hour film competition), Jenny in Flatmates and Woman Playing Chess in The Fuse.
Sue Brodie joined the Tower in 2006 after a long spell away from acting. Since then she has appeared as Frances in Breath of Life, Delia in Whipping it Up, Wynne in Dinner, Betsey Trotwood in the touring production of David Copperfield, Serafima in Dying for It and, in 2015, as Edie in Sailor Beware and Kay in The Habit of Art.
Emilia Teglia first came across the Tower Theatre in the cold winter of 1999 when she attended her first ever British Pantomime, Aladdin. She has been a keen audience member for nearly 15 years before finding the courage to jump on the creative wagon as Assistant Stage Manager for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead in 2014. Things moved swiftly and in September 2015 she was Assistant Director on The Priory. When she isn't making theatre at Tower, Emilia makes a living as a freelance theatre director, playwright and theatre development consultant.
This is Barbara Diana's first production with the Tower Theatre Company. Barbara is a performer, singer-songwriter, librettist and sometimes composer. She studied music at King's College London and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music. She has performed in operatic roles as well as music theatre, and has written songs for children and for adults alike. Recently she has written the music for Odd Eyes Theatre's new play, #Haters, for which she was also music director. Barbara is looking forward to get involved as a performer and in other roles with the Tower.