“…I was seduced and charmed by this production” Southwark News
I was lulled by the country and western singing of Alan Cox, as Stella's abandoned husband, strumming away on his guitar; captivated by Richard Maxted's performance as the disgruntled son; engrossed by Durassie Kiangangu's intense physicality of Sam, another lover, abandoned by Stella; enchanted by Elizabeth Boag as the seductively charming but emotionally capricious and unavailable Stella as she played with peoples' hearts like a cat with a mouse.
--What’s on Stage
created by the Company
Leo and his dad blow into town looking for a lucky new start. As whisky and music flow freely, chance encounters with kindred spirits reveal secrets too close for comfort. Will this be the last stop on their journey or will they flee as fast as they can?
Stella mixes contemporary true stories gathered in the UK and the US with Goethe’s scandalous original to bring you a show infused with live music and dance, about a passionate quest for love: losing it, finding it, and what people will do to hold on.
Real life stories of love, family and reckless adventure were gathered over several months through Firehouse’s public art installation, StoryStation, and used in a devising process to blend them with the original play’s scenarios. Stella was created and previewed in the USA at the Douglass Theatre in Macon, GA. It had a London run at the Southwark Playhouse from the 23rd to the 27th March 2010.
Directed by Rachel Parish
Designed by Will Holt
Co-produced by Cristina Catalina and Peter Stickney
Costumes Jemima Carter-Lewis
Choreography Pilar Wilder
Created by the Company
Cast: Elizabeth Boag, Alan Cox, Durassie Kiangagnu, and Richard Maxted.
Supported by Arts Council England