A new adaptation by Max Gill
London, 2017. The disparate lives of the city’s inhabitants are thrown together by the caprice of desire and fate.
How does desire define you?
With four actors to play the cast of ten and roles selected at random with a roulette for every scene, our LA RONDE embraces life’s game of chance and the blindness of desire and fortune.
This portrait of the human need for another boldly reimagines the infamous original to interrogate modern attitudes to gender, sexuality, and social status. With over three thousand different versions of the show, which story will you see?
LA RONDE distils the beating heart of London’s sexuality with verbatim testimonies from real life prostitutes, lovers, adulterers.
Where there is desire, there is power. Lust and the search for love bind us all.
ACTOR Lauren Samuels
Lauren trained at the Guildford School of Acting. She made her professional debut playing Wendy in Peter Pan (Curve), and in 2010 appeared on Over The Rainbow for BBC. Following her success on the TV show, Lauren made her West End debut in the lead role of Sandy in the hit musical Grease (Piccadilly Theatre). She then starred as Scaramouche in We Will Rock You both at the Dominion Theatre and on it’s 10th Anniversary World Arena Tour. Other theatre credits include; Ellie in The Water Babies (Curve), Cathy in The Last 5 Years (Tabard), Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Cyprus), Yonah in The Children of Eden (Gala Performance, Prince of Wales), Vampirette in Vampirette (Manchester Opera House), Jenny in Love Story (Bolton Octagon, Manchester Evening News Best Actress Nomination), Jules in Bend It Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre, What's On Stage Best Supporting Actress Nomination), Polly Peachum in The Buskers Opera (Park Theatre), and most recently Mary in Vanities (Trafalgar Studios). Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram
Leemore Marrett Jr trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Since graduating, Leemore’s theatre credits include Ed Hall’s Chariots of Fire at The Gielgud Theatre and the Sam Wanamaker Festival at The Globe Theatre. He also played a lead in Michael Buffong’s National Tour of All My Sons (Talawa). More recently he played a lead in Octagon at The Arcola.
Leemore’s recent TV credits include Call The Midwife (BBC), US series Crossing Lines (Netflix), Vera (ITV), 24: Live Another Day (20th Century Fox), Utopia (C4), Silent Witness (BBC), Whitechapel (ITV), Spooks (BBC) and Stolen (BBC)
Leemore has just finished shooting feature film Postcards from London directed by Steve McLean. Other recent Film credits include Final Score (Drybake), Survivor (Millennium Films), Sundance Film Festival official selection My Brother the Devil (Wild Horses Films) and Squadron 42 (Cloud Imperium)
ACTOR Leemore Marrett
ACTOR AmaNda Wilkin
Amanda trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Recently Amanda performed in Hamlet with Shakespeare’s Globe, on a two-year international tour to every country in the world.
Theatre includes Pilgrims (Theatre Clwyd/HighTide Festival/The Yard Theatre), Hamlet, Gabriel, The Tempest (Shakespeare's Globe); Hopelessly Devoted (Paines Plough & Birmingham REP); Arabian Nights (Watermill Theatre); The Bacchae, Blood Wedding (Royal and Derngate); Marat/Sade, A Midsummer Night's Dream (RSC); Stamping, Shouting and Singing Home (Nuffield Theatre) and The Twits (Dukes Theatre).
Television includes Doctors (BBC1) and Gavin and Stacey (BBC3 & Baby Cow Productions).
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ACTOR Alex Vlahos
Alexander’s television credits include playing Philippe in VERSAILLES (Canal+); Mordred in MERLIN (Shine/ BBC); GENIUS (National Geographic); BARBARIANS RISING (History); PRIVATES (BBC); INDIAN DOCTOR (BBC); PENTALAR (S4C); THE TOWER (Uzong Films) and CRASH (BBC Wales).
His theatre credits include FORTUNE'S FOOL (Old Vic); Malcolm in MACBETH (Park Avenue Armory, New York & Manchester International Festival); EMPEROR AND GALILEAN (National Theatre); HAMLET (Sheffield Crucible); CARDIFF ASSEMBLY (National Theatre Wales) and Hamlet in ELSINORE (Volcano); BRITANNICUS (Wilton’s Music Hall); THE ASHES (Latitude Festival); PRESENT: TENSE (Nabokov Theatre);
Film credits: THE HEAD HUNTER (October Films) and TRUTH OR DARE (Corona Pictures.)
Alexander is a regular voice for Big Finish
Productions. He has recently played the title role in HAMLET and is also Dorian Gray in the audio series THE CONFESSIONS OF DORIAN GRAY.