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Lola: Cast and Creative team


Lola: Georgina Roberts
Georgina trained at the Guilford School of Acting and has worked in theatre for the past 14 years. Her theatre credits include Simon Armitage’s Mister Heracles for the West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Jungle Book, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and 101 Dalmations for the Northampton Royal, All’s Well That Ends Well and The Waves, for the Battersea Arts Centre and Hysteria for the Royal Court.  She has just finished Forecast Fog for the National Theatre.  Georgina can’t profess to be “born of the brain of Jupiter” as Madame Montez but will humbly attempt the task of telling the story of this remarkable woman. And to be sure Lola spun a fascinating yarn!

Eliza: Fiona Putnam
Fiona is an experienced physical theatre performer.  Her credits include Animal Farm for Tour De Force Theatre Company, Twelfth Night for Changeling Theatre Company, Othello for Epsilon Productions, The Bull for Cartoon de Salvo, Dance Hall Days at Riverside Studios, Cosi for Ocean Theatre Company, and Snapshots and The Ark, the Bride and the Coffin at the Old Red Lion Theatre with Fluff Productions. In the show Fiona plays Lola’s one time travelling companion and performing “sister”, Minnie. This is her first performance with Trestle and she is delighted to be on-board.

Musical Director, Composer and Musician: 
Ricardo Garcia
Ricardo is a renowned flamenco guitarist who tours the world creating and performing musical fusion with jazz, African music and Asian rhythms. For the past eight years he has brought a new show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2007 he also toured his show Flamenco con Fusion to New York, London, San Francisco, Cape Town, Cambodia, Romania, London, Brighton, Montreal, Orlando, Ottawa, Vancouver and Winnipeg. Flamenco con Fusion was awarded the Audience Choice Award at the Vancouver International Fringe Festival, 2007.  As well as directing and composing the production’s original music score, Ricardo also plays Lola’s Spanish musician and muse in the show.

Frederic Gómez
Frederic studied dance at the Institut del Teatre conservatoire in Spain and flamenco with Compañia Somorrostro. In 2004 he danced in Torero directed by Antonio Canales (Compañia Juan de Juan) and performed Tarantos in Barcelona Teatre Musical, Atenas and Teatro Albéniz of Madrid. He appeared in El Celoso with Ballet de Murcia in 2005, Inconnexus XXI with Compañia Somorrostro in 2006 and recently began working with Increpación Danza.Creative team

Creative Team

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Esther Richardson
Esther is a freelance dramaturg and theatre director. She also currently holds the position of Artistic Associate at Soho Theatre in London and is the founding Artistic Director of Theatre Writing Partnership – a new writing company based in Nottingham. Her dramaturgy credits include: Bollywood Jane by Amanda Whittington for Leicester Haymarket, The Palace of Fear by Philip Osment for Leicester Haymarket and Mother Courage and Her Children adapted by Oladipo Agboluaje for an Eclipse national tour. Her recent directing credits include: Breaking the Silence by Stephen Poliakoff for Nottingham Playhouse, Earl of Mo’bay by Leah Chillery for TWP (nominated for the Alfred Fagon Award) and Satin ‘n’ Steel by Amanda Whittington for TWP, Nottingham Playhouse and Bolton Octagon.

Montese Sánchez & Ramón Baeza, Increpación Danza
Barcelona-based dance company Increpación Danza have toured the world since 1993 with their stunning theatrical dance work which fuses contemporary dance with flamenco.Ramón Baeza is the Co-artistic Director and Creator of Increpación Danza and has choreographed all their work.  He had a successful career as a contemporary dance performer (including Lindsay Kemp and Opera North) before turning his talent to choreography.  He was one of the first dancers in Spain to experiment with flamenco fusion.Montse Sánchez is the Co-artistic Director and Creator of Increpación Danza.  A highly experienced and respected flamenco dancer and teacher, she has both choreographed and performed in Increpación’s work.

Chloe Lamford
Chloe is an award-winning theatre and dance designer who has collaborated on a number of Trestle’s large-scale participatory projects and has recently designed productions for the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Watford Palace Theatre, National Youth Theatre, Mercury Colchester amongst others.  Chloe has also created various designs for film, music video and fashion shoots, including production design for The Full Monteverdi, an opera film. Current projects include This Wide Night by Chloe Moss for Clean Break at the Soho Theatre and The Cunning Little Vixen for the Royal College of Music. Chloe was awarded the TMA best design award in 2007.

Lighting Designer:
Katharine Williams
Katharine Williams is one of the UK’s most innovative young lighting designers. She works primarily in drama, dance and physical theatre, with some opera, musical and circus projects, and creates dynamic, strong, image-driven work.Katharine has collaborated with some of the UK’s most exciting emerging artists and companies, as well as with established companies including Northern Stage, The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Bristol’s Tobacco Factory, London’s Gate Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland.  She has also designed work for productions in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Mexico, Ireland, Holland, Spain, Germany, Armenia, Romania, Russia, Italy and the Czech Republic.Katharine is currently working on Faeries for the Royal Ballet, I am Falling at Sadler’s Wells, Hedda Gabler at The Gate, Our Country’s Good at the Watermill and The Rape of Lucreciaat the Aldeburgh Festival.

Associate Designer: Claire Sutherland
Associate Lighting Designer: Phil Hamilton