Two Way Mirror
Red Rope Theatre Company was formed in 2012 and is dedicated to bringing celebrated plays and playwrights to a wider audience. We passionately believe that theatre is an experience that enriches and educates and should be accessible to as many people as possible.

We strive to create high quality touring productions that begin with exceptional writing and carry that quality through into every aspect of the show.

Great theatre can have an appeal across demographics and as a company we strive to tell stories which speak to their audience regardless of age or class.

Red Rope Theatre Company will bring compelling and memorable productions to venues across the country.
We are delighted to have Matt Grinter as Artistic Director.

Matt has worked as a writer/director in both film and theatre and is currently forging a career within both media.

He trained at The Arts Institute on the Film Directing BA and then went on to get his Drama Directing MA at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

His work has appeared in a number of prestigious venues accross Britain and has earned him a number of accolades including a Kodak Award and an honorable mention at the New York Metropolitan Film Festival. His play Angel won The Lost Theatre Company's One Act Play competition.

"Matt Grinter's direction of the actors in his graduate show of Orphans was fine, detailed, and inteligent. He is a director to look out for." - Tom Morris
Rebecca Robson has been with the company as a co-producer since the company was founded in 2012.

Originally trained as an actress at Drama Studio London, Rebecca has also worked in other areas of theatre including stage management and production.

Rebecca has a keen interest in writing; for theatre she co-wrote and performed in a lottery funded children's project called 'The Tudor Trail'.

Her most recent acting roles were the lead in a national tour of Harold Pinters, 'The Lover' with European Arts Company, and the South West tour of 'Two Way Mirror' with Red Rope.

Elliot Chapman has recently joined the company as co-producer.

He trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has since worked on stage, screen and radio productions, including the UK tour of 'Yes Prime Minister', the Channel 4 thriller 'The Fear' and as companion, Ben Jackson in Big Finish's 'Doctor Who - The Early Years'.

He worked with Red Rope Theatre appearing in 'Two Way Mirror' and 'Look Back in Anger' as an actor and is excited to be a member of the production team as we enter a new phase of work for 2015 and beyond.
Working alongside the Co-Founders of the company we are grateful to have Lois Baldry helping to organise the Red Rope team and is here to turn her hand to all aspects of the company where needed.

Since graduating in 'Acting and Contemporary Theatre' from East 15 Acting School in 2011, Lois has worked on a range of theatrical productions as a writer, actress and producer.

She recently performed in her first one-woman show at The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol performing a week long production where she thoroughly enjoined taking on the mind of a CIA Agent and pointing a revolver at audience members heads.

She has performed as Helena in A Midsummer Nights Dream at The Actors Church, Covent Garden, taken part in the 48 hour improvisation at the Hoxton Hall, London with "The School Of Knight" and Co-Produced her own script "INK" for it's debut run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2011.

"A cruel and tender exploration of love under the most extreme circumstances" - Anthony Fletcher. Script reader for BBC Writers Room. Praise for INK 2011 written by Lois Baldry
We are proud to have Sarah Warren on board as our set and costume designer. Sarah graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2011 with an MA in theatre design as an award winning student. Prior to this she studied fine art and became involved in film and theatre when she worked as a set builder, painter, and model maker on the "Wallace and Gromit" feature film Curse of the Were-Rabbit and then as a props maker for the Bristol Old Vic.

Since graduating she has designed the sets and costumes for several theatre productions including shows for The SanaRt Theatre Company, community based theatre and film for Theatre Orchard, costume design for the feature film Frail, and set and costume design for The Rover staged at The Bristol Old Vic Studios.

She has also assisted Angela Davies on A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum at The Tobacco Factory and also on The Mouse and His Child at The RSC December 2012.
Look Back in Anger - November 2014

'You think I'm being offensive? You underestimate me'

After the success of our debut tour 'Two Way Mirror' ("...a powerful and evocative launch onto the touring circuit" The Stage) we bring you our latest production 'Look Back in Anger', a play said to be the beginning of a revolution in British theatre".

A play about four people in a tiny apartment crushed by the weight of history, class, memory and post war austerity. Jimmy is a disillusioned angry university graduate rebelling ferociously against the middle class life and values epitomised by his impassive wife.In his desperate need to shake up their numbed existences he succeeds only in hurting and tormenting those he loves until they can bear it no longer.

Last chance to see the play that invented the 'angry young man' professionally until 2016's London revival.
Spring 2014

Two-way Mirror is two related short plays by Arthur Miller, Elegy for a Lady and Some Kind of Love Story which can be presented together.

In Elegy for a Lady a man enters a shop in search of a gift for his dying mistress. He gradually finds himself confiding in the shop's proprietress who, rather curiously during the course of their conversation, seems to assume the characteristics of the absent mistress. As they very openly speak of their concerns and anxieties, the strangers are brought together and share a closeness which both have sought but never found. "Miller at his best!" [The Daily Mail]

Some Kind of Love Story is a compelling study of two people destined by their mutual dependence to tear one another apart. Tom, a Chandleresque private eye, finds himself bound to the prostitute Angela whom he believes holds the vital information he desperately requires to resolve the case that has occupied him for years. The fragile and unstable Angela will, however, never reveal what she knows for she is equally bound to Tom in the desperate hope of receiving the warmth and affection she has always been denied. "An excellent, powerful play." [The Guardian]

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