Tropical Heat

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The programme

Lockdown has been tough on the most solid of romantic relationships. We join India and Ben on a first date on Zoom... or is something else going on?

This new short play was created during lockdown, and rehearsed and performed over Zoom specifically for audiences watching online. It was premiered as part of Two Metres Apart episode 2 on 13 May 2020.

Writer: Harriet Madeley

Director: Stella Powell-Jones

Cast (in order of appearance): Bethan Cullinane, James Corrigan and Harriet Madeley.

Video clip credits: 4K Relaxation Channel (beach), Island Eric Stone (roller coaster).

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About the artists

Bethan Cullinane

Bethan Cullinane

Theatre includes: The Visit (National Theatre), King Lear, Cymbeline, The Rest is Silence and Hamlet for RSC; Fledglings and The Shadow Factory at Nuffield; Rotterdam at the Rose, Kingston; Scarlett at the Hampstead and Theatr Clwyd; Othello, King Lear and The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare’s Globe; Salt at Theatre503; and Ladybird at the New Diorama.
James Corrigan

James Corrigan

Theatre includes: King Lear (Duke of York’s), Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, Coriolanus, Antony & Cleopatra, Two Noble Kinsmen, The 7 Acts of Mercy, Wendy and Peter Pan, Othello, The Merchant of Venice (RSC). Television includes Manhunt (ITV) and The Tempest (BBC).
Harriet Madeley

Harriet Madeley

Harriet is a writer and performer for theatre, television, radio and film. Recent work includes The Listening Room (Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Lowry, Theatre Clwyd, BBC Radio 4), Echoes (Public Health England, National Prison Radio) & The Colours (Soho Theatre). She has a number of television and theatre projects in development including The Other Tchaikovsky (a commission for BBC Radio 4) and La Lucha: The Fightback, a commission from Battersea Arts Centre co-created with Crowded Room and the IWGB.

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