Written by Lizzie Muncey
Directed by Anne Stoffels
Illustration by Amber Jefferson-Grant
Tour Dates Summer 2014
Saturday 24th May - New Diorama, London
Tuesday 27th May - The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber
Wednesday 28th May - Pocklington Arts Centre, Pocklington
Thursday 29th May - Helmsley Arts Centre, York
Saturday 28th June - The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead
Sunday 29th June - The Lowry, Salford Quays
Saturday 19th July - Greenwich Theatre, London
Friday 25th July - Jacksons Lane, London
Saturday 26th July - Jacksons Lane, London
Sunday 27th July - Jacksons Lane, London
Henry Regan - Inari
Henry is extremely excited to reprise the role of Inari in Superhero Snail Boy. He trained on the BA Acting course at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
On stage his professional credits include: So I Go Back (Greenwich Theatre), Henry V, Revengers Tragedy's and Our New Future (Old Red Lion), Sparklers (Theatre 503), Take Two Every Four Hours (Pleasance, Edinburgh), Smooth (NHS Arts), Scribblers (New Wimbledon Theatre Studio), Jack and the Beanstalk (Conaught Theatre).
On the screen: The Secret Path (Feature), Incendiary (Feature), Maestra (Short), Interim (Short), Perfect State (Short). After Superhero Snail Boy Henry will be playing 'Gus' in a national tour of Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter.
If he had one super power it would be: Shapeshifting
Lizzie Muncey - Tillie/ Leisel/ Mrs. Dale
Elizabeth is an actor/ writer. Her favourite colour is green, she loves the smell of sweet peas and her sister Hattie is the coolest person she's ever met.
She trained at the Birmingham School of Acting, and prior to that studied Theatre at Royal Holloway University of London. Past credits include Beauty and the Beast at the National Theatre, and Twelfth Night, also at the National Theatre. She acted in the Edinburgh production of Superhero Snail Boy last year and is delighted to be embarking on the adventure again.
If she had one super power it would be: To be able to fly
Kieran Mortell - Picutre/ James
Kieran graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama in 2012. Recent credits include Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstein (European tour), Actor in News Revue (Canal Cafe Theatre), Trooper/ Commissioner in 55 Days (Hamstead Theatre), Baron Tuzenbach in Three Sisters (Embassy Theatre, Central School of Speech and Drama). Kieran is delighted to be working on such an important project (and his first) with Scribbled Thought.
Kieran already has a superpower. He looks scarily like Beaker from The Muppets. Really. It's terrifying. This does allow him to remove anyone's mouth leaving them unable to talk for as long as he wishes.
Adam Loxley - Snail/ Lukas/ Vincent
Recent theatre credits include: Mucky Kid (Theatre 503), The Big Ask (Riverside Studios), A Butcher of Distinction (The Cockpit), Fete or Flight (Bush Bazaar, Bush Theatre), Guards (Greenwich Theatre)
Film credits inlcude: Going Up; Francis Anan and St Petersburg; Bear in Mind Films.
TV credits include: Lee Nelson's Well Good Show
Adam also performs with the comedy group This Glorious Monster.
If he had one superpower it would be: Teleportation (but being a giant snail with metaphysical powers is pretty super as it is)
The Creative Team
Lizzie Muncey - Writer
Superhero Snail Boy is the first play she has written to embark on a National tour, a feat of which she is very proud. It was originally selected to be part of LineUp, a new writing night curated by Vertical Line Theatre and went on to be part of their Edinburgh Fringe programme.
She is a graduate of the Young Writers Programme at the Royal Court Theatre where she was under the tutorship of Leo Butler. Previous work includes A Mother, a Man and a Girl who Sang, and Elderly Ends.
Her Superpower would be the ability to fly.
Anne Stoffels - Director
Anne is a Flemish theatre maker. She is a London based graduate from the MA Directing Course at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She is developing new writing for young audiences under the name ‘Moon Mission Theatre Company’ (the theatre company she has founded); the most recent being Hush (Polka Theatre, Gilded Balloon at Edinburgh Festival Fringe). In the UK, Anne has assisted on The Wind in the Willows at Polka Theatre and on Cuckoo at Unicorn Theatre. Anne has recently joined Vertical Line Theatre as the head of Creative Development. She has directed new writing for Vertical Line Theatre: Unplugged by Perdita Stott, Creating Lines at Greenwich Theatre, and Superhero Snail boy by Elizabeth Muncey at Hyde Park Festival, Mimetic and Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013. In Belgium, Anne has worked with the Antwerp based company De Kolonie mt on Meneer Grijs, rAAm and Stanley.
Georgia Twigg - Set and Costume Design
Georgia Twigg has made enormous snail costumes before, and she will do it again. Georgia was the designer and maker for the original production of Superhero Snailboy in Edinburgh 2013, and has again collaborated with Anne Stoffels, Steph Connell and Ross Stanley on the redesign for the touring production in 2014. As well as set and costume design Georgia also collaborates with Sarah Johns on theatre and performance, and is one third of the all-female all-percussion band Charismatic Megafauna.
Her superpower would be flight or walking through walls (ideally both).
Cameron Biggs - Production Manager and Lighting Designer
Cameron trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts as a Scenic Designer. He now works as a digital designer throughout film, theatre and dance as well as a technical consultant in secondary education.
Recent projects include On Golden Pond and Snow White - Wyllyotts Theatre, Season's Greetings - Union Theatre, Take Two Every Four Hours - Pleasance, Days of Significance and There is a War – Jacksons Lane, Kimalia, Babes in Arms and Girlfriends - Bernie Grant Arts Centre.
His upcoming projects include the tour of Pleasance's Decomposed, a classical revue, We'll Meet Again, a show marking the centenary of the war and a reworking of Marc Camoletti's Don't Dress for Dinner.
His favoured superpower would be to see in the dark!
Calling all superheroes....both little and large. Superhero Snail Boy shows that even the smallest of superheroes can grow to be bigger than their fears. In a place where hope grows in the form of enormous flowers and breakthroughs are found in the smashing of plates. Parents are parented by the wisdom of the young and solace is sought from a giant snail. Be brave and join us on our journey through the dark – it isn't as scary as you think. A show enjoyed by all ages from 9+.