When Were You Happiest
April 25th - May 13th, Estrella Theatre, Lisbon, PortugalDiana Fray has become a Freezone celebrity entrepreneur by brutally supressing her younger self. When that shy-teenager returns as a psychotic projection out to destroy the woman she’s become, Diana’s world starts to fall apart. To survive she must fight the Freezone and her former self.
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Investment Parent Adam has ruthlessly moulded Diana’s personality into the celebrity business leader and lover that has brought her to the cusp of the Freezone elite – the Unique. To gain entry she must destroy all traces of her shy, observational and contrary former self but that teenager returns as an angry psychotic projection hell bent on destroying Diana and her world.
“When Were You Happiest” uses dark satire to gaze into the future for all Human Capital and ask if our new promised land will be Utopia, or the darkest Dystopia yet imagined.
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“A very imaginative and highly accomplished piece of work. The characters are well drawn… intelligent and challenging.” Final 20 of the Liverpool Hope/Royal Court playwriting prize“A brilliant satire... a complex and pioneering play.” Maria Carson, FB.
Director - ROB CLOWES
Writer - DANIEL DAVIES
Adam - BRUNO M. GONÇALVES
Dee - ANA TANG
Diana - CAMILLA MORELLO
Hilary & other characters - MARIA CARDETAS MELO
Karl - RUI VASCO AUGUSTO
Mandy - YANA ALEXANDROVNA VACULA
Martha & other characters - INÊS ROQUE
Mother & other characters - INÊS MELO
Rebecca - CLAUDIA PEREIRA
Robert & other characters - SEBASTIÃO MARQUES LOPES
Sarah & other characters - JUDITH RETZLIK
Tedrick & other characters - FREDERICO TUAN
Designer - JUNG EUN YOO
Lighting Design - KEITH ESHER DAVIS
Soundscape - PETER ADJAYE
Projection / Animation - MARIO GUTIÉRREZ CRU, JOÃO NEVES
Assistant Casting Director - ELETTRA SACCHI
Wardrope Mistress - ELIZABETH DAY
Filming - SARA PERALTA
Lighting Operator - STUART GRANT
Sound Operator - ELETTRA SACCHI
Projection Operator - SARA PERALTA
Stage Manager - GENEVIEVE GRACE
Photography - GONÇALO MATIAS
Hair - TERESA CARVALHO