CMD is a new theatre company which aims to push creativity and create work which allows the audience to leave each show with something to take home with them
Contents May Differ is a brand new theatre company. We treat every project as a fresh start, where roles and actors are cast and assigned according to what serves the play. We strive for originality, topics that will stimulate your cortex and of course be a brilliant night out.
No two plays of Contents May Differ are in any way the same. We also celebrate diversity of backgrounds and experiences. Every ensemble member is the protagonist. Creativity, authenticity, and stage-craft is at the heart of what we do.
Our first play, Tethered, has seen it's transformation from a scratch of initial ideas, to a formed play performed in the Blue Elephant Theatre, and now a developed version for the Cockpit Theatre.
Based in Milan, Marianna is a true creative at heart. You will often find her scribbling down notes and designs, or pulling different props together. She loves searching alternative ways for working with metaphor and the use of emotion to create atmosphere. Her expertise allows her to capture the text concept in a visual language.
Originally from Wales, James Gillard moved to London to study Actor Musicianship at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Here he first started to explore the crossover between music and acting. As a multi-instrumentalist, James is particularly interested in how music can help govern, enhance or support the thematic concepts present on stage.
Tethered was originally an idea from Michael. But ever since, it grew into the project it is now. As a devised piece, Michael's role is both Director and Facilitator, allowing the play to develop under his vision.
Half English and half French he loves to bring original ideas to life. He has a healthy addiction to coffee as everyone should
About the search for oneself.
When she becomes bedbound, Alice is faced with the realisation of how much of her identity is made up from her love of dance. By chance a virtual reality headset finds its way into her hands, and she is presented with a unique opportunity to reconnect with what she holds most true to herself.
TETHER – [TETH -ER] – VERB
To fasten or confine (an animal) with a rope or chain so as to restrict its movement.
Digital Technology to use (an electronic device), to enable a wireless Internetconnection on another nearby device.
How much of your identity is determined by your physical body, the way you express yourself through movement and gestures? What if that body, which you inhabit, no longer obeys your wants and needs?
Virtual reality is being developed at an astonishing rate and companies are racing against each other to create the most advanced and immersive experience. When we are presented with new technology, our culture and way of life is often left behind and struggles to catch up. What everyone can agree on is that VR is ground-breaking; they’re just not sure how.
Combining live music, physical theatre and realism, Tethered crosses between the virtual and real to question how technology can shape and transform your sense of self.
This is the debut play of Contents May Differ which skillfully combines live music, physical theatre and moments of powerful realism.
august 2019 team
Bobby is a composer and orchestrator, primarily working in theatre. Working closely with the Lazarus Theatre Company, Bobby works on adapting Classic texts to give them new life. Productions include ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’, ‘The Tempest’, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, and a new musical adapatation of ‘The Beggar’s Opera’, for which he wrote music and lyrics.
Bobby has also composed the scores for short films, two of which have been selected by film festivals such as the Newport Beach Film Festival and the LA Cinefest.
Lilac is a theatre director, writer and movement director. Writing credits include Home Sweet Home (Stratford Circus, Jackson’s Lane and ARC Stockton), Jericho’s Rose (Hope Theatre and Theatre Deli, Sheffield, originally commissioned by The Northern Stage), One Last Thing (For Now) (Old Red Lion Theatre, nominated for an Off-West-End Award for Best Ensemble), There's No Place Like (awarded Outstanding Site Specific following a sold out run in San Diego Fringe 2017), and Faux Amis (Memoire de l’Avenir, Paris). Her short play Asylum won the SES Award in LA and had a rehearsed reading at the Odyssey Theatre.
Emily is a British/Ukrainian actor, model and producer. She recently graduated from the RADA Foundation course in Acting and is part of the National Youth Theatre.
Recent acting credits include Volumnia in Coriolanus (RADA), Isobel in Insomniac (Quarry Theatre), Magdalena in US (Camden People’s Theatre), Cassie in IC3 (Arcola, Stop and Search Response Piece).
Amelie trained at Drama Studio London and is also an experienced physiotherapist.
One of her highlights so far has been to tour internationally with the first stage adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki's 'Princess Mononoke'. Further theatre credits include; Antony and Cleopatra (Rose Theatre Kingston), Surface of a Bubble (Derby Theatre / Blue Elephant Theatre / Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Doctor Faustus (Seven Arts Leeds), Double Dealers (Carriageworks Theatre) and After Columbus (New Diorama Theatre).
Elizabeth graduated from Fourth Monkey at the end of August after a sell out show at the Edinburgh and Camden Fringes, performing ‘The Woman and the Canvas’ in association with Theatre RE. Since graduating Elizabeth has filmed several short films and has been working with Nuu Theatre company on ‘Set in Stains’ which will be performed at the end of April at The Drayton Arms. Elizabeth also has an enthusiasm for physical theatre, feminism and environmentalism.
Mitch is an actor and voiceover artist, who has worked extensively in theatre and audio productions, as well as in motion capture performance, puppetry and physical theatre
More recently he portrayed Cassius in Spada Productions interpretation of Julius Caesar at The Courtyard Theatre, and performed in Putnockee Players' one man show Secondhand Stories (2018) which was written for him for the Camden Fringe Festival.
Daniel recently completed an immersive theatre production, The Swell Mob, transferred from Edinburgh to London this May alongside the award winning Flabbergast Theatre Company, Daniel has experience in many areas of work ranging from site specific theatre to motion and performance capture for screen.
Daniel was also nominated for Best Actor at the Off West End Awards for his portrayal of Joseph Merrick in Elephant Man (Fourth Monkey).
We believe Tethered is a piece that will speak to everyone who sometimes struggles with knowing who they are.
april 2019 cast