By Amos Crawley, David Patrick Flemming
& Caitlin Stewart
Phil and Lily have moved to Toronto from Australia to pursue Lily's dreams.
Phil, finding himself at loose ends, becomes obsessed with the nest of raccoons living behind the crêperie where he works. As Phil descends deeper into paranoia things take a violent turn, and Lily is left cleaning up the mess.
Raton Laveur is a comedy about love, relationships, and knives that cut through bone.
3-27 August (not 16)
Assembly Roxy Downstairs
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
CAST & CREW
ben noble - phil
Ben’s acting credits include MEMBER (Sydney Mardi Gras Arts Festival),The Subtle Art Of Flirting (Tunks Productions), Wind In The Willows (Australian Shakespeare Company), As You Like It (Spark), Raton Laveur (Fairly Lucid Productions), One Last (Summerworks), Scrooge (Stage West Canada) Phaedra’s Love (Controlled Chaos), BJ Fletcher Private Eye (Bee Charmer Productions) and Fat Tony & Co (Screentime Australia).
Ben's first play won 3rd prize in the St Martins Playwriting Competition, his commissioned piece Short Trip part of the Scattergun Project, took out St Martin's Best Play. His follow up, Go, Fish was short listed for Play of the Year in 2005. He has been a guest speaker with the Melbourne Writers Festival, and was a co-writer and dramaturge at Riverland Theatre Company with HOONS, performed at Adelaide Fringe Festival. Ben also teaches acting to students aged 9-20. He is the Creative Producer of Fairly Lucid Productions.
Alice bishop - director
Alice began her career as an actor and has worked across a variety of disciplines as a singer, comedian, producer, musician, writer, costume and production designer for television, film and theatre. These days she divides her time between directing and writing. Alice has freelanced as a director with many of Melbourne’s theatre companies and arts organisations, as well as designing television sketch comedy, video clips and commercials.
As a director / animateur her particular focus and passion is developing and building work in collaboration with other artists. She is at the helm of two Melbourne independent theatre companies – le poulet terrible and ITCH Productions. Recent productions include: Roberto Zucco, The Doctor (in spite of himself), The Ruffian on the Stair and Nil, Cat & Buried, all with le poulet terrible, as well as Vieux Carré, The Butterfly Catcher, and Catalpa (Greenroom nomination for Best Director), with ITCH Productions.
jacob battista - set & costumes
Jacob is a Melbourne based theatre designer and practitioner. He has completed a Bachelor of Production at the VCA. Some of his design credits include, True West (Set and Costumes) – Matchstick; You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Set) and Bad Jews (Set) – Vass Theatre Group; Songs for a New World (Set and Costumes) - Blue Saint; MEMBER (Set and Costumes) – Fairly Lucid; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune (Set) – Collette Mann/45DS; The Lonely Wolf (Set) – Dirty Pretty Theatre/MTC Neon; Therese Raquin (Set) - Dirty Pretty Theatre; Avenue Q – The Musical (Set and Costumes) – Trifle Theatre; Carrie The Musical (Set and Costumes)– Ghost Light; Love, Love, Love (Set), Jumpers for Goalposts (Set and Costumes), Belleville (Set and Costumes) and Out Of The Water (Set) – Red Stitch.
wendy bos - lily
In addition to being a highly sought after Voice-over Artist for Radio and Television, Wendy has appeared ‘on screen’ in McLeod’s Daughters, Hawke and most recently in Neighbours. In theatre, Wendy is best known for her award winning work with the highly innovative Floogle Theatre Company based in South Australia. She was nominated for an Oscart and received an Horatio Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Ruth in Pinter’s The Homecoming. Wendy’s other theatre credits include Euripides’ Helen, Don’s Party, and Total Strangers for the State Theatre Company of South Australia’s Young Guns project. She has played Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Viola in Twelfth Night for the Adelaide University Theatre Guild and Rosalind in As You Like It for Spark Productions. Wendy also portrayed The Dominatrix in the award winning feature film, The Wedding Party.
Georgia rann - lighting designer/production manager
Upon receiving her diploma of live production, theatre and events in 2011 Georgia Rann has continued to develop creatively within the art of theatre based lighting design & production. Her Australian lighting and stage credits include collaborations with companies such as Stork productions, Fairly Lucid productions (Raton Laveur, The Reckoning, Member), Travis Cotton’s Robots Vs Art, Chamber made opera (The Minotaur trilogy, Turbulence, Opera for a small mammal & Opera therapea) as well as running numerous venues in festivals & fringes nation wide. She is active as a freelance and collaborative designer & creative producer in commissioned public art, botanic instillation and living sculptures. Her interests conscious design as well as repurposing objects & waste unfold in projects such as sustainable building, set design and sculpture. http://www.giorgiastefania.com .