Jake Steele

Ockerby

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I am currently directing Ockerby by acclaimed writer of theatre and television Debbie Oates at the RADA Festival 2019 this summer. The Festival is, in RADA’s words ‘A springboard for emerging talent, showcasing creative collaborations by bringing together an eclectic range of artists, writers, directors and practitioners to celebrate the possibilities of theatre today.’

The opportunity to direct Debbie’s wonderful new play as part of the festival is incredibly exciting. The heart-warming comic story follows Denis and his wife Viv as he is about to be cryogenically frozen until such a time that humanity has found a cure for his terminal illness. It is interlaced with a commentary on the cult of celebrity and the role of social media, as not only Denis but also the doctor involved in the process seek their own forms of immortality. Using modern technology and live relay cameras, I intend to deliver a production that will captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. This is an opportunity to see what the piece can do and how audiences respond to the provocation it presents, with the hope of its brilliance being realised in a professional production soon.

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DirectorJake Steele
DirectorJake Steele
DirectorJake Steele
DirectorJake Steele
DirectorJake Steele
DirectorJake Steele
DirectorJake Steele
DirectorJake Steele