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A 19th century feminist fairy tale writer accidentally summons the highly offended ghost of her spurned lover's formidable mother. The opposing worlds of free spirits and corsets collide in a chaotic bid to understand where stories can escape to when they've run their course.

A new play written by Claire Parker

Directed by Tracy Collier

Performed by Edie Campbell and Claire Parker


Claire Parker - Playwright, Performer

In 2022 Claire directed the OFFIE-nominated production of Apples in Winter (Playground Theatre, London). Her career began as a child performer in the West End in the musical Annie and as Liesl in The Sound of Music. She worked extensively as an actress on stage and screen including a season at the National Theatre. Leading and supporting roles include The MagistrateA Collier’s Friday NightSeven Brides for Seven BrothersParis MatchThe Hired ManA Slice of Saturday Night. TV: Babs in Connie; Julia in The Knights of God; Gladys Moon in Boogie Outlaws and guest appearances including Robin of SherwoodThe RefugePulaski and The Bill. Claire moved to France where she raised a family, ran a dance school, worked as a voice artist, and with cultural organisations, publishing and writing plays. On her return to the UK, Claire began collaborating with LynchPin as a performer, writer and director. Her play Rotten Perfect was produced at the Watts Gallery, Compton, in 2017; When the Cat’s Away toured in the southeast of England in 2018; and Claire directed the UK Premiere of Amelia at the Electric Theatre, Guildford, in 2019.

Edie Campbell - Performer

In October 2022 Edie played Miriam in Apples in Winter (Playground Theatre, London) for which she was an OFFIE Award Finalist for Best Solo Performance. Edie trained at Guildford School of Acting. Theatre includes: Alice Comyns Carr Rotten Perfect (Watts Gallery); Mrs Cheveley An Ideal Husband (Electric Theatre, Guildford); Henry V/Prince Hal The Wooden O; Elsa Road to Mecca; Célimène The Misanthrope; Rosie Dancing at Lughnasa (Riverside Theatre, Iowa); Bess Abundance; Me HIM (University of Iowa Theatres); Emily Stilson Wings (Liar’s Theatre, Iowa); and Alison Look Back in Anger (Pegasus, Oxford). Edie has toured in the UK, Europe and North America with LynchPin’s one-woman plays Emily Dickinson & I and Cloning Mary Shelley. Between 2009 and 2019 Edie frequently read and directed for LynchPin’s ScripTease rehearsed readings.

Tracy Collier - Director

Tracy has been a Director and Choreographer since 1984 and a professional actor since 1979. Her directorial work has included Shakespeare plays, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre and, strangely, Radio. She has also created her own work with her company Time4Change Theatre. Her most recent work has been as choreographer on My Fair Lady, and director on Semi Monde at the Bridewell, and Legally Blonde at the Playground Theatre.  Other ventures include a new play with music Vengeance, the story of Oscar Wilde which completed a short tour, The Show Queen and Christmas Carol for the Corbett Theatre, The Laundry at the Drayton Arms, a schools tour of A Pocket Full of Grimms and Arthur Miller’s translation of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People at the Bridewell Theatre in London. Other directorial credits include: Air Swimming, Man Equals Man, Merrily We Roll Along, Dames at Sea, Follow the Star, Godspell, Lucky Stiff, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Jack the Ripper, Happy as a Sandbag, Guys and Dolls and Silence: A Language. Choreographic credits of note include: Romeo and Juliet, Vivat, Vivat Regina,  Pride and Prejudice, and A Gala Concert for Hal Prince. She has also written, directed and choreographed three short musical plays: Hart to Hart, The Other Side of the Rainbow and The Mitfords. http://tracycollier.com  https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/5817-5641-7624