Death and the Maiden  
Death and the Maiden

by Ariel Dorfman

Directed by James McKendrick

Wednesday 4th - Saturday 14th May, 2022

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

Photography by Robert Piwko

Cast List

Paulina Salas : Emma Cornford
Gerardo Escobar : Matthew Vickers
Roberto Miranda : Martin Shaw


Production Team

Director : James McKendrick
Set Design : Angelika Michitsch
Costume Design : Jean Carr
Lighting Design : Stephen Ley
Sound Design : Laurence Tuerk

Assistant Director : Rachel Bothamley
Stage Manager : Ana Albuquerque
ASMs : Richard Davies, Patrice North
Lighting Operator : Jonathan Norris
Sound Operator : Laurence Tuerk
Fight Director : Richard Kirby
Set Construction and Get-in : Keith Syrett, Max Batty, Phillip Ley, John McSpadyen, Max Maxwell, Wendy Perry, Trinidad Prieto, Alex Burton, Fabrel Párraga-Michitsch, Louise Hannah and members of the cast & crew

Matthew Vickers
Matthew Vickers has been involved with the Tower Theatre since Popcorn in 2003. He has since appeared in numerous plays including Coyote On A Fence, Clybourne Park, Arcadia, Table and Sweat. Most recently Matthew played Dave in PMQ. He is very much looking forward to playing Gerardo in Death and the Maiden, an extremely poignant play.
  Emma Cornford
Emma Cornford studied Drama and English at Goldsmiths University of London. Since Graduating she has acted, written & directed many pieces as a member of The Johnson Family Theatre Company before going back to education to train as a teacher. She has taught Drama in London secondary schools now for many years. Death and the Maiden is her first show with the Tower.
Martin Shaw
This is Martin Shaw's 11th show with the Tower Theatre since he joined the Company in 2011. He has toured to Paris with The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It and Much Ado About Nothing and has played at various venues in London and the North of England. He was last seen at the Tower Theatre in The Thrill of Love in 2019.
  James McKendrick
James McKendrick has been a Tower Theatre Company Member since 2013 and has acted in six productions, the most recent as Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing. For the Tower, he has directed Kafka’s Dick and Trainspotting. Elsewhere, he has directed a trio of Jim Cartwright plays (Road, Two and Bed), the critically acclaimed Work Makes You Free, which garnered several five and four star reviews and was lauded as a “highlight of the Vault Festival 2018” (Fringe Guru), and Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off.