Irrational Theatre specialises in the best of British Opera and plays – Librettists . Composers and Playwrights.

NOW SHOWING

Lily and Bear

5th June 2022 11.00 AM | 2 PM

ARTS DEPO. LONDON – BOOK HERE

Cast: Lily – Emily Yarrow / | Bear – Ross Hobson Puppet operation and narration – Katy Bingham-Best. Based on the book by Lisa Stubbs. | Published by Boxer Books. | Adapted for the stage by Paula Chitty. | Direction and production design by Paula Chitty. | Executive producers David Bennett and Paula Chitty. | Music by Jill Priest. | Arranged by David Forbes. | Animation by Matt Sandbrook. | Audiovisual operation by John Anderson.

Produced by Lily and B Productions

BEEN AND GONE

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Finalist Kenneth Branagh Award

online Wed 20th October 2021 7.30

MORE INFO ON THE FRINGE HERE

PROGRAMME

Cast: Will Sharp |Paul John Wilson |Michel Chilon | George Green | Eloise Jones . Creatives Writer John Wolfson | Direction and Designer -Paula Chitty | Lighting Designer – Chris | Filming – Bob Simpson

Produced by Windsor Fringe


The Idea by Gustav Holst
Libretto by Fritz B Hart

BROCKLEY JACK STUDIO 4-9TH OCT 2021
…mad hatters welcome ★★★★ London Theatre 1 | Deserves to pop up all over the place  ★★★★  Reviewsgate

The Prime Minister has had an Idea…

Cast: Ross Hobson |Valeria Perboni |Simon Mulligan |Elena Hogg | John Stivey. Musicians: Laurie O’Brien |Patrick Vincent. Creatives Arrangement -Patrick Vincent | Direction and Designer -Paula Chitty | Sewing assistance – Maureen Chitty | Dance gestures: Elizabeth George | Lighting Designer – Colin Watkeys | Lighting programmer – Eddie Stephens| Lighting operator – Paula Chitty / Peter Hale | Stage Management-  Kate Reynolds | Photographs – Bob Simpson

Produced by Irrational Theatre


The Grand by David Hendon

Kings Head Theatre 14- 18th Sept

…this promising concept-driven play has a much longer life ahead. Culture Capital

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Cast: Thomas Deller |Eloise Jones |Emily O’Mahony Creatives: Writer – David Hendon | Director /Designer -Paula Chitty |Lighting Design -Colin Watkeys |Lighting programmer -Eddie Stephens|Sound – Paula Chitty | Songs with permission of Fesliyan Studios |Stage Management – Kate Reynolds

Produced by Irrational Theatre


Lily and Bear

RADLETT CENTRE. HERTS

25TH AUGUST 11.30 AND 2 PM

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Cast: Lily – Emily Yarrow / | Bear – Ross Hobson Puppet operation and narration – Katy Bingham-Best. Based on the book by Lisa Stubbs. | Published by Boxer Books. | Adapted for the stage by Paula Chitty. | Direction and production design by Paula Chitty. | Executive producers David Bennett and Paula Chitty. | Music by Jill Priest. | Arranged by David Forbes. | Animation by Matt Sandbrook. | Audiovisual operation by John Anderson.

Produced by Lily and Bear Productions


Holst’s The Idea

Online screening

Sunday 22 August 8 pm

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Produced by Irrational Theatre


Gustav Holst’s The Idea – a UK Premier. The Prime Minister has had an idea…. Listen here 20th , 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th June AND 1st and 2nd July MORE INFO

Cast: Ross Hobson |Valeria Perboni |Simon Mulligan |Elena Hogg | John Stivey. Musicians: Laurie O’Brien |Patrick Vincent. Creatives Arrangement -Patrick Vincent | Direction and Designer -Paula Chitty | Sewing assistance – Maureen Chitty | Dance gestures: Elizabeth George | Lighting Designer – Colin Watkeys | Lighting programmer – Eddie Stephens| Lighting operator – Paula Chitty / Peter Hale | Stage Management-  Kate Reynolds | Photographs – Bob Simpson

Produced by Irrational Theatre


The Grand

Online Screening 26th Feb/8pm

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Cast: Thomas Deller |Eloise Jones |Emily O’Mahony Creatives: Writer – David Hendon | Director /Designer -Paula Chitty |Lighting Design -Tim Hayward |Lighting set Nick Taylor / Eddie Stephens|Sound – Paula Chitty | Songs with permission of Fesliyan Studios |Stage Management – Kate Reynolds

Produced by Irrational Theatre


THE GRAND by David Hendon-

Friday 4th Dec 8 pm / Sunday 6th Dec 4 pm and 8 pm St Saviours. Hertfordshire

ORDINARY PEOPLE
UNUSUAL CHOICES
EXTRAORDINARY WARTIME EVENTS IN THE GRAND HOTEL.

Cast: Thomas Deller |Eloise Jones |Emily O’Mahony Creatives: Writer – David Hendon | Director /Designer -Paula Chitty |Lighting Design -Tim Hayward |Lighting set Nick Taylor / Eddie Stephens|Sound – Paula Chitty | Songs with permission of Fesliyan Studios |Stage Management – Kate Reynolds

Produced by Irrational Theatre


Lily and Bear returns to the stage

This October half term 24th and 30th

MORE INFO AND BOOK HERE

Cast: Lily – Emily Yarrow / | Bear – Ross Hobson Puppet operation and narration – Katy Bingham-Best. Based on the book by Lisa Stubbs. | Published by Boxer Books. | Adapted for the stage by Paula Chitty. | Direction and production design by Paula Chitty. | Executive producers David Bennett and Paula Chitty. | Music by Jill Priest. | Arranged by David Forbes. | Animation by Matt Sandbrook. | Audiovisual operation by John Anderson.

Produced by Lily and Bear Productions


Lily and Bear returns ONLINE Thursday 29th October 11.30

Once in a while, along comes the perfect picture book, bearing the hallmarks of a true classic. Adapted to stage with songs and music. It premiered in the the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar room on 14th Feb , followed by other venues. Running time approx 4o mins. Aimed at children under 6 years . 

Lily loves Bear and Bear loves Lily. Lily loves to draw – and one day she draws Bear. Lily and Bear are best friends. And being friends means taking turns. A truly magical book about the give and take of friendship. Extraordinary NEW talent with an extraordinary NEW picture book – an instant classic!

‘The magical power of invention is at the centre of this warm-hearted story celebrating friendship and sharing’ The Guardian Book review.

Cast: Lily – Emily Yarrow / | Bear – Ross Hobson Puppet operation and narration – Katy Bingham-Best. Based on the book by Lisa Stubbs. | Published by Boxer Books. | Adapted for the stage by Paula Chitty. | Direction and production design by Paula Chitty. | Executive producers David Bennett and Paula Chitty. | Music by Jill Priest. | Arranged by David Forbes. | Animation by Matt Sandbrook. | Audiovisual operation by John Anderson.

Produced by Lily and Bear Productions


Skin In The Game

by Paul Westwood

Late Night play reading Thursday 15th evening 9 pm

Paul Westwood made his play debut last year. It received  great reviews. Three estranged siblings, living on the edges of society and surviving addiction and abuse meet to sell their father’s council flat to pay for his care home…but what unfolds is something more terrifying…..

‘A riveting and gritty drama that also turns out to be a thriller with a uniquely clever plot, great writing.’
Act drop ★★★★★ Tense, ominous, and hard hitting … a must see for anyone who loves a thriller’
London Pub Theatres ★★★★ Looking on from the edges of the fringe theatre’s upstairs room is like stumbling across something grim in the attic but being too gripped to make a dash for it’ London Theatre 1 ★★★★

Cast: Phil Hooks | Krysia Mansfield | Thomas Deller | Trevor Oakes Creatives : Writer Paul Westwood . Director Paula Chitty | Zoom Host and Technical John Anderson .

Produced by Irrational Theatre


Waiting for Hamlet – winner of the 2018 Kenneth Branagh Award – Online – Sunday 23rd August at 8 pm

Based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet , with a love of the source material and clever and funny Stoppard- esk wordplay
King Hamlet has been poisoned to death under an apple tree and finds himself stranded in a place between heaven and earth …a purgatory waiting room where he encounters the good fool Yorick. Their comic quest for immorality begins…

‘But you’re trying to right the wrong
wrongs! You have no right to re-write
what’s rightly written wrong.’

Cast: Elizabeth George | Edmund Dehn . Creatives : Writer David Visick | . Director / Designer – Paula Chitty | Lighting and Sound – Paula Chitty | Opening music by David Forbes . Filmed / Photographs by Bob Simpson | Zoom Host and Technical John Anderson .

Produced by Irrational Theatre


NEW: Lily and Bear has been featured in Fergie & Friends, the Duchess of York’s YouTube channel! Sarah Ferguson takes you through the story in the video below…

20th May 2020

We have turned it into a musical – watch our stage prono below –
more dates to be announced soon http://www.lilyandbearproductions.com/

Produced by Lily and Bear Productions

G&S Saving Princess Ida

Director/ Designer

Act 1 Design

Act 2 and 3 Design

This production was due to be staged in June but has been cancelled due to Covid 19

Produced by Irrational Theatre


Merry Wives– Designer

Act 2 . 1920’s Garden

This production was cancelled due to Covid 19

Produced by SACO


New Mikado Design Act 2

Designer

Regional tour

New Mikado Design Act 1

Designer

Regional Tour

Produced by Opera Anywhere


Lily and Bear

Directed/Designed/Adapted

Hertford Theatre 18/19th Feb

On sale here

Produced by Lily and Bear Productions