Cuddles - a vampire tale at the Ovalhouse in south London


Arch 468 will present the vampire tale Cuddles by Joseph Wilde at the Ovalhouse in south London from 6 to 16 May 2015 ahead of a UK tour.

The production will star Carla Langley as Eve and Rendah Heywood as Tabby. It will feature designs by James Turner, lighting design by Pablo Baz and sound design by Edward Lewis.

"Teenage vampire Eve has never known what sunlight is. Everything the 13-year-old knows about the world is derived from what her sister Tabby has told her. She has never left her darkened room and has just one living, breathing human to cuddle. She lives in a world crammed with story book characters. In Eve’s world Harry Potter, Bilbo Baggins and the cast of Dante’s Inferno are real; where princes with adjectives instead of names seduce beautiful princesses against the odds. Eve does everything a good little vampire girl should, including drinking her (human) sister’s blood. But one day, Tabby tires of opening her veins and, in a breath, Eve’s whole world changes."

Playwright Joseph Wilde trained on the Royal Court Young Writers Programme, the Chichester Festival Theatre Young Writers Programme and at the University of East Anglia. His previous plays include 'The Pier', 'The Van Dyck Vanishments' and 'Kaleidoscope'.

Arch 468 describes itself as a theatre company that attempts to "make edgy new theatre with ambitions to change the world and supports headstrong theatre artists challenging the status quo..."

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