Spring Forward  
Lynndie’s Gotta Gun

by Enda Walsh

Directed by Flavia Di Saverio

Tuesday 28 February - Saturday 4 March, 2023

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

One of five plays performed together as part of Spring Forward - a collection of short plays directed by members of the Tower's New Directors' scheme.

Photography by Robert Piwko

Cast List

Man : Chris Frawley
Lynndie : Katie Smith
Boy : Natalia Sampson Flandro or Annika Sampson Flandro

Production Team

Director : Flavia Di Saverio
Costume Design : Emma Efkeman and Jackie Robinson
Sound Design: Rob Ellis
Assistant Director : Ian Hoare


For Spring Forward

Producer: Angharad Ormond
Set Design: Angharad Ormond with Jude Chalk
Lighting Design: Alexander Kampmann

Stage Managers: Ragan Keefer and Jack Pattison
Lighting Operator: Eleanor Albu or Andrew Davis
Sound Operator: Kaushal Ginige
Set Construction and Rigging: Phillip Ley, Keith Syrett, Paul Graves, Laurence Tuerk and members of the company
Fight Director: Richard Kirby

Chris Frawley
Chris Frawley joined the Tower in September 2021. Originally from Belfast, he moved to Manchester as a student and performed in a number of short films, small theatre roles along with numerous theatre in education productions and murder mystery events. After many years away from performing Chris was very excited to be involved with such a wonderful company and loved getting back on stage. Lynndie’s Gotta Gun will be his second production with the Tower after previously being part of Bouncers last year.
  Katie Smith
Since joining the Tower Theatre in 2013 Katie Smith has performed in several productions including Under The Blue Sky, An Enemy of the People, Clybourne Park, Sherlock Holmes, Sweat, Penny from Heaven (the Tower's Love [and Survival] in a Time of Covid festival), Passing the Spoon and most recently as Veronica in Waiting for Grotto for the Tower's Writers' Room. Katie has assistant directed on the Tower productions of Frankenstein and Antigone.
Natalia Sampson Flandro
Natalia Sampson Flandro has performed in Annie with the British Theatre Academy and participates in drama activities at her primary school. This is her first time working with the Tower Theatre.
  Annika Sampson Flandro
This is Annika Sampson Flandro's first time working with the Tower Theatre. She has previously performed with the British Theatre Academy in musicals including Moana, Matilda and Annie. She has also performed in school productions such as the musical Sister Act.
Flavia Di Saverio
Flavia Di Saverio has been treading the boards in amateur theatre since she was a child, joining the Tower Theatre in 2018. In her 27 years of on-and-off theatre activity, she has combined her passion for foreign languages with the stage, performing in Italian, English, Spanish and French. Since 2012, Flavia has directed and co-directed plays such as Black Comedy and Our Town, as well as readings and educational theatre, and is excited to direct her second short play for the Tower after last October’s Ghost Stories.