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Baby Dolls

by Tamara von Werthern

Directed by Lucy Moss

Wednesday 23rd - Saturday 26th February, 2022

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

Part of the Tower's Spring Forward season - four short plays published by Nick Hern Books, the others being Prodigal by Kalungi Ssebandeke, PMQ by Ella Hickson and Ursa Major by Joe White.

Photography by Pete O'Shea

Cast List

Molly : Lauren Barnes
Joanne : Kate Roche
Natasha : Myriam Laurent

Production Team

Director : Lucy Moss
Lighting Design : Stephen Ley
Costume Design : Laura Fuchs, Sasha Bond
Sound Design : Feiyang Yang

Stage Manager : Ana Albuquerque
Assistant Director : Mark Joyce


For Nick Hern Shorts

Movement Director : Nevena Stojkov
Assistant Stage Manager : Rowena Cordrey
Lighting Operator : Jonathan Ringshall
Director Mentors : Simona Hughes, Angharad Ormond and Ruth Sullivan
Set Mentors : Jude Chalk and Philip Ley
Lighting Mentor : Stephen Ley
Costume Mentor : Shiela Burbidge
Sound Mentor : Colin Guthrie
Stage Manager Mentor : Laura Corkell
Props Mentor : Jean Carr

Lauren Barnes
This is Lauren Barnes' first production at the Tower Theatre and she is really pleased to be making her debut here with Baby Dolls. After graduating from Mountview in 2016 with a BA in Acting she has worked professionally as an actor specialising in comedy, voiceover, puppetry and children's theatre. She recently produced and performed in The Day That Them Orbs Arrived at the Pleasance Theatre, as part of the London Horror Festival.
  Kate Roche
Kate Roche was bitten by the acting bug as a child when she appeared in a West End production of An Inspector Calls. She subsequently forced her family to watch shows that she staged in the garden. She was a dancer in the 2012 London Olympic opening ceremony and, since 2015, has been acting with the SpreadEagle Players. She is delighted to have joined the Tower Theatre and Baby Dolls is her first show with the company.
Myriam Laurent
This is Myriam Laurent's third production since joining the Tower Theatre and she loves the sense of camaraderie and the supportive bonds that are quickly created (and strongly maintained) between members. After training at Cours Florent in Paris, she moved to London in 2018 and since then has gained onscreen and stage experience. She most recently performed in a Tower production of Three Birds and prior to that in Mazzikim (spirits and demons in Jewish mythology) at JW3. A French national of Jewish-North African heritage, Myriam is keen to work on contemporary stories which tap into these elements.
  Lucy Moss
Lucy Moss has been acting with the Tower Theatre since her debut as Irina in The Seagull in 2018. She has expanded her repertoire to include writing (The Canterbury Tales, Five Women), and this will be the second show she has directed for the Company. Lucy lives close to the theatre, and when not acting, directing, or rehearsing, she can be found helping with Front of House for shows, which is the 4th most fun thing you can do for your local theatre!