Theatre & Film Company

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The Company

theatre company uk "Incisor" Jim Madden, founder member

Jim Madden

Jim Madden and Sarah Mann founded Incisor in 1998. Incisor's principal aim is to write and produce exciting and independent new work of strength and clarity, as well as to breathe new life into old classics.

The Company combines the skills of seasoned professionals with the enthusiasm of new talent to bring theatre to a wider audience. They believe in the theatre as a valid and powerful creative medium.

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Edinburgh Festival 2000

"Channel 4 executives would kill to squeeze something with this much life." The Argus, July 25, 2000

Productions

 

The Odd Female Couple - Open Air St Ann's Well Gardens, Hove

She Stoops To Conquer - Open Air St Ann's Well Gardens, Hove

Abigail's Party - Open Air St Ann's Well Gardens, Hove

Famous Five @ the Brighton Festival

Blithe Spirit - Open Air St Ann's Well Gardens, Hove & New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

Twelfth Night - Pavilion Theatre, Brighton

The Importance Of Being Earnest - Open Air St Ann's Well Gardens, Hove

Hotel Palmeira, written by James Madden - Radio pilot - Touchwood Studio's, London

Brighton Soapbox by James Madden - Monthly at Komedia, Brighton

I Know What You Want, by James Madden
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Nasty Boy, by James Madden - Komedia @Southside, Edinburgh Fringe Festival & Tour

The Snatching of Bookie Bob (screenplay), written by James Madden
Starring Rod Steiger, premiered at Planet Hollywood

So Bloody Important, by James Madden - Man In The Moon, Chelsea &"Off Broadway ", New York

Artist's Model, by James Madden - Bristol Old Vic and Komedia, Brighton

St. Christopher, written by James Madden (screenplay)

Bagging up, by James Madden - Canal Café Theatre, London

 

Workshops

Shakespeare Made Easy

 
A fun workshop for 7 - 11yr olds , 12 - 15 yr olds , 16-18yr olds and Adults

with Sarah Mann, Actor, Director and Trinity Guildhall Examiner and James Madden, Actor, Director, and Playwright. 


This workshop explores some of Shakespeare's famous scenes and monologues and gets students to think about his words in a practical and physical way therefore encouraging understanding and enjoyment.  The power of his descriptive words is approached using drama games and improvisation.  Please bring imagination and enthusiasm!
 

 

Theatre Reviews

Blithe Spirit

....Sarah Mann's performance as the deranged Madame Arcati must have conjured up much more than just the merriment and mirth which resounded from St Ann's Well gardens. Blithe Spirit is a delight to watch. Every playful line and witticism trips off the actors' tongues with ease.

Jan Melrose, THE ARGUS, August 9, 2006

The Importance of Being Earnest

"HANDBAGS AT DUSK IN THE PARK"
Oscar Wilde would be proud. His timeless wit has the whole of St Ann's Well Gardens in peals of laughter until the sun sets.
....Sarah Mann's performance as Lady Bracknell is superb. Her pompous tone and bulging eyes are enough to silence any outspoken politician let alone the pair of foppish dandies who prance around the gardens in pink pin-striped blazers, cravats and smoking jackets...

Jan Melrose, THE ARGUS, August 9, 2005

Twelfth Night

"SUPER SHAKESPEARE SPICES UP SUMMER"
…The play has been directed by Stephen Casey, who normally can be found working with the Royal Shakespeare Company….We have Lucinda Cowden, who played Melanie in Neighbours, as Viola and then Cesario….a highly professional portrayal of Maria from Sarah Mann…with James Madden as Sir Toby Belch, there is plenty of over-acting as the parts demand … If anyone thought Shakespeare was dull, they will surely change their minds by watching this production."

Rowan Dore, THE ARGUS, August 2004

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2000 - Komedia@Southside
I Know What You Want ****

theatre company's Festival Edinburgh review

…THE rapid fire pace of this blistering comedy is established as soon as the lights go up on this story of three youngish people forced by circumstances into sharing a flat. The opening where much of the humour takes place off stage is truly inventive. Finally, on to the stage arrives what must surely be one of the most hysterically irritating characters ever invented….Sarah Mann gives a dazzling performance in the frenzied, jabbering and very challenging role of Penny, who is so obviously besotted with her silent, scary, skinny friend Tony. Penny believes Tony to be a recovering alcoholic, but he is a secret drinker and, when he drinks, Michael D'Cruze is allowed to demonstrate what a fine actor he is, playing Tony as a man who with liquor inside him becomes a charming, chatty, debonair wit with a penchant for quoting Noel Coward and Dylan Thomas. If Tony was not an alcoholic before hooking up with Penny, that woman would be enough to drive anyone to drink, with her incessant babbling and wild mood swings, which she shoots through like greased lightning to great comic effect. When they finally sleep together she is fulfilled and ecstatic, he trapped and devastated…
…But for all the outrageous humour, this play has a black heart. This splendid tale is reminiscent of The Caretaker, but with bags of laughs and no pauses to interrupt its relentless pace.
Jim Madden has written an extraordinary script that allows his cast to show off all of their theatrical skills to huge effect. The wonderful writing loops about, losing its own thread deliberately, like a Vodka-swigging coke-head on a big hit., which is exactly what this Class A comedy deserves to be.

Diane Dubois, THE SCOTSMAN, August 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NASTY BOY - ARTIST'S MODEL - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - BLITHE SPIRIT - I KNOW WHAT YOU WANT - CURRENT THEATRE PRODUCTIONS - TWELFTH NIGHT -JAMES MADDEN - SARAH MANN - BRIGHTON FESTIVAL 2007 - ABIGAIL'S PARTY - TOP OF THE PAGE - FORTHCOMING PRODUCTIONS - SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER - THE ODD FEMALE COUPLE - LONDON DRAMA SCHOOL

Updated October 17, 2012