This Little Life of Mine premiered at Park Theatre

4 - 29 October 2016

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“a solid 5 star show”

Broadway World
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“An absolute delight”

Broadway World
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“the most true-to-life show on stage at the moment”

Mind the Blog
“All the potential of becoming a classic”
London News Online

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The Story of This Little Life of Mine

Take a brilliantly funny and deeply emotional journey through life in modern London in This Little Life of Mine, the brand-new show that's hailed by Broadway World as

"an absolute delight… a solid five star show."

Izzy has everything a young woman in the city could possibly want: loving boyfriend, successful job, great friends and even the miracle of a tiny flat in Zone 2.

She is hoping for one more tiny miracle to make life complete.

The thing is, life isn't like the movies and never delivers quite what you expect….

This Little Life of Mine is an unforgettable, beautifully comic and touching exploration of love, dreams and relationships in our capital city,

featuring music by Charlie Round-Turner and book and lyrics by Michael Yale.

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Kate graduated from Birmingham School of Acting with a 1st Class Degree in Acting and then went on to train on the Postgraduate Musical Theatre course at the Royal Academy of Music, during which she was a finalist in the Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year 2008.

Recent theatre credits: Suzanne in Crush (Workshop), Cinderella in Cinderella (Wyllyotts Theatre), Thursford Christmas Spectacular, The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary (The Royal Albert Hall), Madame Giry understudy inThe Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre) Maria Von Trapp in The Sound of Music UK Tour, Wonderful Town (Amphitheatre Ta’ Qali, Malta), Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Secombe Theatre), Best Friends and Butterflies (Shoreditch Festival), and Sarah in Ash (Arcola).

TV/Film credits include: Mr Selfridge (ITV), The Procedure, Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary, Happy Family, Inside Out-Titanic Baby (BBC), Doctors (BBC).

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Theatre includes: Time O’ Strife (National Theatre Of Scotland); Brassed Off (York Theatre Royal and National Tour); I Didn’t Always Live Here (Finborough Theatre); A Man’s Man (Gaiety Theatre); King John (Union Theatre); They Came To The City (Southwark Playhouse); Trilby (Finborough Theatre); Knives in Hens and Festen (Battersea Arts Centre).

Film includes: The Wee Man (Ray Burdis); The Walk (Timothy Fielding); Ashes (Alan Coulson); A Suburban Fairytale (James Crow); Saxon (Greg Loftin) and Mel Gibson’s Braveheart.

Television Includes: Outlander (Starz); Danny Boyle’s Babylon; Casualty and Doctors for the BBC; Neil Jordan’s The Borgias for Showtime and Ashley Walters’ Charlatans.

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Caroline’s Theatre Credits include: Lady Amelia/Woman WATERBABIES THE MUSICAL (Curve Theatre, Leicester); Tess THE MISTRESS CYCLE (Landor Theatre) ;Evil witch SLEEPING BEAUTY(Park Theatre); Julia St.George GASLIGHT IN GREY STREET (Theatre Royal Newcastle); Helen OWLS IN THE MOSS (Guildford Fringe); Nickie u/s Charity SWEET CHARITY (English Theatre Frankfurt); Alternate Mrs. Wilkinson BILLY ELLIOT (Victoria Palace Theatre, London); Countess Zanguine VAMPIRETTE (Manchester Opera House);u/s & played Donna/Tanya MAMMA MIA! (International Tour); Ethel/ Resident Director FOOTLOOSE (Novello Theatre London); u/s & played Annie Oakley ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (UK tour); u/s & played Killer Queen/ Meatloaf WE WILL ROCK YOU (Dominion Theatre, London) ; Dusty Springfield/ KD Lang/Patsy Cline THE ROY ORBISON STORY (UK tour): u/s & played Mary Magdalene JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Essen, Germany / UK Tour).

TV and film Credits include: Mandy ESTATE (Hundy Gilbert Media Ltd); Melissa PERSONA (App Media Productions) ; Helen BLACKBERRY STAINS (One Eyed Dog Films) ; Clara GENTLY (Shorthouse Productions); Woman MOUTH SAY NO (Nicorette Commercial)

Workshops Include; Waterbabies ( Dominion Theatre); Vampirette (Shaftesbury Theatre, London);Cassie in The Bet (Criterion Theatre, London); Shadowless (Bridewell Theatre, London).

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Greg’s theatre credits include: A Christmas Carol as Ebeneezer Scrooge(Castle Theatre), These Trees are Made of Blood as The General (Southwark Playhouse), Therese Raquin as Laurent (Park Theatre), Making a Scene (National Theatre), The School for Scandal as Careless (Theatre Royal), Swallows and Amazons as Captain Flint (Vaudeville theatre and UK Tour), 20th Century Boy as Tony Visconti (New Wolsey), Brother Loves Travelling Salvation Show as Lead (UK Tour), Pushing up Poppies as Sams (Theatre 503), Spend Spend Spend as Keith (Watermill and UK Tour), Marry Me a Little as The Man (Everyman Theatre), Zorro as Ramon/Garcia (The Garrick Theatre), White Liars as Tom (The Etcetera Theatre), Peter Pan as Cecco (Birmingham Rep), Twelfth Night as Antonio (The Royal and Derngate), Sweeney Todd as Anthony (UK Tour), Fiddler on The Roof as Perchik (The Courtyard Theatre).

TV includes: Fleabag, Undercover and Doctors, all for the BBC Film includes: Hot Property, Bonobo and The Road to Nirvana

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Michael Yale is an actor, writer, and director. He trained at Middlesex University, gaining a BA Hons in performing arts, and went on to continue training as an actor at LAMDA. As a director he is experienced in classics, new writing, devised work and musical theatre.

Theatre includes: the world premiere of Monsieur D’Eon (Union), Kingdom (Soho and Tristan Bates), and Henry IV Part 1 (Rose and St James).

Writing includes: the acclaimed In the Thrice Ninth Kingdom (Soho and Tristan Bates), two plays for young adults, Hell’s Kitchen (The MAC) and Wicked Will (BAC and UK tour) and an adaptation of Eugene Brieux’s Maternity (workshopped at Riverside Studios). He has written two full-length musicals with Charlie Round-Turner: This Little Life of Mine and Cheri – The Musical. Cheri, based on the novel by Colette, received a West End showcase last year and is now in development. Michael and Charlie’s songs have featured in two full-length concerts at The Battersea Barge and the Union Theatre as well as being performed at charity concerts in the West End.

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Eilene Davidson trained at Guildford School of Acting and worked as an actress in London performing on stage and screen in her twenties. She then moved to the States where she studied playwriting and screenwriting at Harvard and started working as a freelance writer in a variety of disciplines, from magazines to short screenplays. Her first full-length screenplay Don’t Look Back was optioned by a top studio and she has just completed a new play to be performed in Boston entitled One is Never Enough about the subject of addiction. She has worked as an associate producer on several plays in both the USA and London.

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Charlie Round-Turner is a pianist, singer, composer, arranger and keyboard player. Classically trained at school he went on to study at Middlesex University gaining an honours degree in music.  As a musical director he has worked for a number of musical theatre productions but Charlie’s first venture into musical theatre composition was for celebrated poet and playwright Glyn Maxwell and ballerina and choreographer Lyn Seymour for whom he wrote the rock score for Hearts in Hiding. As a session player Charlie has played for a number of Pop acts and he continues to tour the world as keyboard player with Midge Ure. He is currently Head of Performing Arts at Westminster Kingsway College.

Previous theatre collaborations with Michael Yale includes composing music for the British Premiere of Monsieur D’Eon, the acclaimed Thrice Ninth Kingdom and new original musical show Cheri. Charlie has enjoyed playing with and composing for a number of comedians both in theatre and on the radio. 

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Stage Traffic Productions is a newly formed theatre company set up by Michael Yale and Eilene Davidson to produce theatre devised by great writers and performers, focusing on what live performance does best – to engage and enthrall audiences.

Passionate about traditional stage skills but not afraid to take risks, Stage Traffic’s focus is on theatre that is accessible and relevant to all – whether it’s a new musical, an updated classic or a modern-day drama. We believe that the audiences need to see themselves within the world of the play, in order to enter and identify with what is happening on the stage. We have a mission to tell stories about how we live, in ways that make us think harder, laugh longer and feel more intensely.