‘The Medium’

by G. Mennoti at Arcola Theatre, Grimeborn Opera Festival 2014

Director: Natalie Katsou
Musical Director: Maite Aguirre
Set& Costume Designer: Maria Kalamara 
Lighting Designer: Yiannis Katsaris
Assistant Set&Costume Designer: Salome Makaronidou
Stage Manager: Ella Saunders
Assistant Stage Manager : Mark Modzelewski
Production Assistant: Todd Manley
Producer: Helen Bailey

Madame Flora: Grainne Gillis
Monica: Julia Sitkovetsky
Mrs. Gobineau: Phoebe-Celest Humphreys
Mrs. Nolan: Lucy Anderson
Mr. Gobineau:  Jonathan Alley
Toby (actor): Patrick Holt
Spirit/Bird (aerialist): Kahless Giles

Madame Flora is a medium, living with her daughter Monica and a silent servant, Toby. She performs séances for her clients, evoking the spirits of their lost loved ones. Mr and Mrs Gobineau are frequents at Madame Flora’s, depending on her for contacting their dead son, Mickey. They introduce Mrs Nolan, who has just lost her daughter, to Madame Flora and through their séance, Mrs Nolan finds relief. Monica is the usual accomplice that lends her voice and creates the effect, but tonight Madame Flora will encounter an unexpected dark spirit which will become persistent. Has Toby anything to do with this unknown pursuer?