2020

Fizzy Sherbet Podcast

Artistic Director: Lily McLeish

Creative Team: 

 

Director: Lily McLeish

Sound Designer: Julian Starr

Fizzy Sherbet, a theatre collective of womxn artists, is launching the pilot season of its podcast showcasing short plays in English from womxn writers across the globe, with the first episode being released on August 24th and subsequent episodes released weekly throughout September.

Presented by Fizzy Sherbet, a theatre collective of womxn artists, the new and all-female team consisting of Tamara von Werthern, Lily McLeish, Steph Weller, Anna Girvan, Josephine Starte, Sandra Theresa Buch and Ameena Hamid, the podcast aims to provide an essential international platform for womxn writers and directors. The pilot season will consist of seven episodes and will be written, directed and performed by womxn from countries including the UK, Germany, Denmark, South Africa, the US, Australia and Hong Kong. The pilot season will include work from Amy Ng, Babirye Bukilwa, Buhle Ngaba, Eve Leigh, Marie Bjørn, Tamara von Werthern and Josephine Starte.

www.fizzysherbetplays.com

Facebook.com/FizzySherbetPlays

Twitter @FizzySherbetFun

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The Vaults Festival

Killing It

Directed by: Lily McLeish

 

Creative Team: 

 

Director: Lily McLeish

Sound Designer & Composer: Julian Starr

Set and Costume Designer: Anna Reid

Lighting Designer: Anthony Doran

Like a dark cloud, Julian Starr’s sound design sweeps over and envelops the play. At times the rumbling underscore seems to press sadness on us, but it helps us confront this ahead of the characters. 

                                                The Plays The Thing UK, Reviewer Evangeline Cullingworth

                                                                     

At the same time, the wash of Julian Starr’s evocative soundscape hints at the ebb and flow of that grief, how its weight is always there even if it isn’t felt so keenly from time to time.

                                                There Ought To Be Clowns Reviewer Ian

                                                                     

creating believable environments that complement the characters of the women and their interactions, helped by Anthony Doran’s lighting and Julian Starr’s sound.

                                                The Spy In The Stalls Reviewer Katre

                               ★★★★

                                                                     

The Finborough Theatre

Scrounger

Directed by: Lily McLeish

Off West End Nomination Best Sound Design

 

Creative Team: 

 

Director: Lily McLeish

Sound Designer & Composer: Julian Starr

Set and Costume Designer: Anna Reid

Lighting Designer: Anthony Doran

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                                                BroadwayWorld, Reviewer Cindy Marcolina

                                                                       ★★★

Julian Starr's sound design accentuates the precise script, highlighting the tonal shifts and animating the atmosphere. The background music turns into a soundtrack to dark situational comedy followed by loud silences 

                                              Reviewer Lyn Gardner

                                                                       

sound designer Julian Starr ensure that the 100 minutes has a spikey, surreal Kafkaesque quality.

                                              Exeunt Magazine, Reviewer Simon Gwynn

                                                                       

The well stitched-together soundtrack (designed by Julian Starr), which combines genres from soothing classical tunes to funky jingles, 

                                               CloseUpCulture, Reviewer J

                                                                   ★★★★

 All enhanced by Julian Starr’s effective music

                                               The Stage, JN Benjamin

                                                                   ★★★

Julian Starr’s impressively inventive sound design makes it all the more engaging.

                                               The Guardian, Arifa Akbar

                                                                   ★★★

Leigh Quinn dextrously performs multiple characters in Scrounger’s tale, sometimes acting them out, other times mimicking them, alongside a toolbox of sound effects.

The New York Times, Jesse Green

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