Anne-Marie Piazza

Trained at The Bristol Old Theatre School


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Twelfth Night Rehearsals Begin

We are two weeks into rehearsals and know we have a great show. Directing us is Royal Shakespeare Company veteran Vik Sivalingam and our MD/Composer is Harry Blake.

The wonderful company of actors:

VIOLA: Pepter Lunkuse
OLIVIA: Olivia Onyehara
MARIA: Anne-Marie Piazza
ORSINO: Julian Moore-Cook
SEBASTIAN/AGUECHEEK: Henry Wyrley-Birch
MALVOLIO/ANTONIO: Tony Bell
SIR TOBY BELCH: Robert Maskell
FESTE: Nick Howard-Brown

We open to previews Wednesday 24th June and run with 7.30pm shows Monday – Saturday until 24th July.

Matinées are more complicated: 2.30pm Friday 26th June; Thursday 9th July; Tuesday 14th July.

More to follow but for now, find us on twitter

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Associate Artist of Iris Theatre

My first play with Iris Theatre was when I was just out of drama school and what a beauty: Ted Hughes’ adaptation of Alcestis.  I returned to them in 2014 to work on Richard III as Lady Anne and Prince Edward and Alice Through the Looking Glass as the Mosquito and Red Queen. Now, in 2015, I will be Maria in their forthcoming production of Twelfth Night and with this I have been made an Associate Artist of the company. It is a joy and a privilege. I love the theatrical worlds the company explore and can’t help but be bewitched by the theatrical space they inhabit – that of St Paul’s, the Actor’s church in Covent Garden.  Come and see us this summer as they take over the church and it’s environs with Twelfth Night and Pinocchio. 


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Wicker Husband

Last month I was lucky enough to R&D a work in progress called the Wicker Husband.  Director Charlotte Westerna, adapter/writer Rhys Jennings and prolific composer/lyricist Darren have been working hard and brought in teams of performers, musicians, puppeteers to piece together what they had so far. And it was stunning. We worked at the Unicorn Theatre with some music calls at Iris Theatre’s Actor’s Church and created something very special. I have every belief that it will have a life beyond this one week because the material deserves a life of its own.

Here is a short showreel of what we did

To keep updated on it’s progress follow the show on twitter

For the original short story by Ursula Willis-Jones click here

 


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New Agent!

I am now represented by Josh Boyd-Rochford of Simon and How

Please contact him

Josh Boyd-Rochford (JBR) – Musical Theatre Agent started his performing career aged 11 at English National Opera, where he remained for seven years, playing most of the principal boy roles in the operatic repertoire.

He studied Drama at Bristol and holds a PGCE in English, Media & Drama as well as a Masters in performance. As a performer he worked in all areas of the industry, but musical theatre has always been his primary passion.

After leaving acting, JBR worked in TV production and West End casting before joining the team at Simon & How working with a strong list of actors who work across the board, but with a particular interest and focus on musical theatre.

With thirty years in the industry already under his belt, JBR is excited to be passing on his expertise and passion to his clients at Simon & How.