A PLAY BY SKYE LOURIE
Elsie debuted in Hackney in 2017 to an audience of 100 in a rundown warehouse as a scratch piece. In Spring 2018, Graeme Dalling came on board as actor 2 and the pair have been working together ever since. Skye and Graeme took the show to The Palladini International Arts Festival in Italy and then Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival in Scotland. The show had a sellout preview in London’s Courtyard Theatre before a month’s run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Elsie Thatchwick received 4 star reviews across the board. We are now on at Theatre503 for 3 nights, from the 22nd-24th November.
"Dearest Elsie, if you're reading this, I'm dead. I hope you're sitting comfortably. Below is the address of your father. He's alive... I know you're probably thinking I'm a right old fanny for naw telling you sooner... but better late than never. Love Nan. PS Dinnae forget tae feed the cat."
Armed only with an address, a can or Irn Bru and a Scottish sense of humour, Elsie heads from Glasgow to
Manchester in search of her father. Two actors and twenty characters drive this fast-paced dark comedy.
"A bouncy piece of drama that makes you laugh often, wince occasionally and reflect at your leisure."
Skye has worked as an actress in television, theatre and film for the last 8 years, T.V credits include: No Offence (BBC) Hustle (BBC), Uncle (BBC) Pillars of the Earth (Channel 4) , Hard Sun (BBC), Blaggers (Retort) Theatre includes: Donny's Brain by Rona Munroe at The Hampstead Downstairs, Coal Eaters by Phoebe Eclair Powell at Theatre 503, Nothing is the end of the world at The Finborough Theatre, Every day Maps at The Finborough Theatre, Labels at Soho Theatre. Film includes : Farming, The Holding, The Facility, Slap and Tracks.
Elsie Thatchwick is Skye's first piece of writing.
Graeme’s theatre work includes Let The Right One In for the National Theatre of Scotland, directed by John Tiffany (at the Royal Court, Apollo Theatre West End, St Ann's Warehouse, New York and the 2017 US tour), Much Ado About Nothing (Iris Theatre, St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden), Bulldog (Etch Theatre/Pleasance Courtyard Islington), Macbeth (Jamie Lloyd Productions/ Trafalgar Studios), Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Royal Opera House), On Golden Pond (Middle Ground Theatre/ National no1 tour), To Kill A Mockingbird (York Theatre Royal/ National no1 tour), The Snow Queen (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough), Old Vic New Voices: 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic), Huck (Chipping Norton/Southwark Playhouse and Rep Tour), Treasure Island (Northern Broadsides/ National tour), Treasure Island (Birmingham Stage Company/ National no 1tour) and Oliver! (New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-Under-Lyme). His television work includes Doctors and Hollyoaks. Film work includes Home For Christmas and Early One Summer.