Bram Stoker's Dracula - Summer 2020, Brighton Open Air Theatre
directed by Nettie Sheridan and Gary Cook
"We are currently finalising casting our Summer 2020 show - thank you so much to the many talented actors who came to our auditions" - Gary & Nettie
On 15th to 18th July 2020, Identity will return to the BOAT with this poetic and sensitive adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire story by Liz Lochhead ... we will be holding open auditions for all parts on WEDNESDAY 26th FEBRUARY 2020 at 7.30pm in the Baker Room at Southwick Community Centre.
As always, we will be running this show as a profit-share, with lots of opportunities for the entire cast to contribute to the shape of the show throughout rehearsals.
What beautiful music we will make...
Performances of PITY in the
Worthing Theatre Trail, September 2019
raising money for Alzheimer's Awareness
Praise for Identity's PITY, 2019
▶︎ "Loved Pity. Def go and see - strong performances"
▶︎ "Saw Identity Theatre's Pity in Worthing ...
Excellent acting and a very thought provoking
story line. Can 100% recommend it"
▶︎ "Very poignant and I thought Nettie and Debbie
were brilliant, really lovely chemistry between them"
▶︎ "Congratulations to Debbie, Nettie and Gary.
Excellently written. Beautifully and sensitively acted"
▶︎ "Shocking, heartfelt and sensitive writing and
performance - a lean and very clever play."
▶︎ "Well worth a visit, they were both brilliant"
▶︎ "A moving performance by a strong cast"
▶︎ "PITY - BRILLIANT - A MUST SEE"
Praise for Identity's WUTHERING HEIGHTS, 2019
▶︎ "Amazing! Absolutely loved it ... completely enthralled from beginning to end" -
▶︎ "It's more vividly mobile than any TV version... this production sails effortlessly into a top
recommendation... there mightn't be a finer adaptation at BOAT this year. See it if you can" -
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SHOW - Fringe Review
▶︎ "Well done crew and cast - really amazing adaptation" - email to the Company
▶︎ This particular production from Identity Theatre Company boasted a strong and talented cast,
with every actor balancing the darkness of the script with its moments of sharp and
sarcastic humour extremely well ... A dark, memorable, and confident production of
Brontë’s novel, brought to the stage by a solid cast and tight direction from Nettie Sheridan
and Gary Cook ... Lois Zoppi, City Girl Review
▶︎ "Amazing performances and a stunning production... Identity go from strength to strength -
▶︎ "Thoroughly enjoyed Identity Theatre's Wuthering Heights at BOAT. Brilliantly cast, superb but subtle choreography by main characters Cathy and Heathcliff, the atmosphere of the moors well set... directors and cast made the most of the unique setting of the venue to add magic to this wonderful tale of love and jealousy." - email to the Company
Praise for Identity's THE CRUCIBLE, 2018
▶︎ "What a fantastic production- huge congratulations to [directors] Nettie Sheridan and Gary Cook and all the cast. Some stunning and strong performances. A great cut of the play too. This is my favourite version" - Audience Feedback
▶︎ "Compelling and dramatic ... heartfelt ... enthralling ... as appropriate as it was seventy years ago" ★★★★ - Broadway Baby
▶︎ "Not just good but brilliant. We really enjoyed it" - Audience Feedback
▶︎ "This masterpiece of courageous refusal gets a rivetingly fine production ...
energy radiates through a superbly lucid, passionately argued production"
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SHOW - Fringe Review
▶︎ I made a 200 mile round trip to see this [...] it was worth every inch of the journey.
I loved it. Congratulations to all the performers and particularly the young members of the company. Thanks for a great show." - Audience Feedback
▶︎ "You know when you watch a great film or read a book and it stays with your long after you finished watching or reading.. well this performance was just like that. Most excellent it was" - email to the Company
Praise for Identity's BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS, 2017
▶︎ ✭✭✭✭ - Brighton Argus
▶︎ "outstandingly performed by an excellent cast" - feedback form
▶︎ "This is by any standards a remarkable production that at BOAT has
found its time and avatar. Sheridan and Cook lead a production that takes
Blue Remembered Hills back to somewhere near its source" - Fringe Review
Praise for Southwick Players' Blue Remembered Hills
(same creative team & 6/7 cast) at The Barn Theatre, 2016:
▶︎ "Absolutely Amazing" - Trevor Jones, Brighton and Hove Arts Council
▶︎ "Outstanding" - Chichester Herald
▶︎ "Sadistic and ferocious ... tremendous pathos" - Brighton Argus