Spring Forward  
That Almost Unnameable Lust

by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Directed by Rosie Barwick

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

Liz : Emma Cornford
Katherine : Vyvian Shaw
Writer : Alice Marie Han-Thomas

Production Team

Director : Rosie Barwick
Costume Design : Emma Efkeman
Sound Design: Ruth Sullivan
Voice over by Gwendoline Williams and Rosie Barwick


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

Emma Cornford
This is Emma Cornford's fourth production with the Tower having recently played Miss Fitt in All That Fall. She made her debut last year in Death and the Maiden and appeared in Ghost Stories as one half of a Satanist couple in A Ten Minute Play About Rosemary's Baby. Emma is a Drama teacher of many years' standing and currently works in an East London secondary school.
  Vyvian Shaw
Vyvian Shaw joined the Tower in 1993 and has appeared in several musicals including The Wind in the Willows and The Producers, both taken to the Minack Theatre in Cornwall. Three years ago as the pandemic hit she was rehearsing 5 Women which has since been released as an audio play. Back in the theatre in 2021, she was in Escaped Alone, and last year she appeared in Coram Boy (in London and Cornwall) and in Ghost Stories.
Alice Marie Han-Thomas
Alice Marie Han-Thomas is an actor, writer and film director from east London. She's currently studying Film & TV at London South Bank university. When she's not writing and directing films, she's working as a fairy entertainer for children on the weekends as a part time job. She does photography wherever she can, and reads as many books written by BAME women as possible. She's just finished directing her first short film, and is now working on her second which she has written and is producing. Alice is particularly interested in writing stories about women and their place in the world - the women you often don't hear enough about. She wants to elevate their voices and hers with them.
  Rosie Barwick
Rosie Barwick is an actor and theatre director from South London. She trained in acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and movement at the Royal Academy of Dance and the Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin. She has a degree in Law and International Relations, and currently works with females with multiple disadvantages. She is particularly interested in Women’s stories and work that explores societal and community issues. That Almost Unnameable Lust is her solo directing debut. She has recently assistant directed on Leave Taking (Tower Theatre) and Voices from Home (King’s Head Theatre).