Daniele Ridolfi Company

We fly through a simple story that is human and subtle. The performing is both precise and generous... Delicious!! A current, contemporary physical show. Lluis Graells, COS Festival Director, Reus, Spain 2015


7pm Wednesday 12th Oct - GREENWICH THEATRE
8.45pm Thursday 13th Oct - GREENWICH THEATRE

7.30pm Friday 14th Oct - LUTON HAT FACTORY

A funny and heartwarming tale of one man’s desire to be free.

A quiet man yearns to escape the routine of his monotonous, shy existence.

If only his smouldering desires and hopes could erupt from within… What manner of monsters and lovers might appear?!

In this hilarious and beautifully performed new show Daniele Ridolfi uses physical theatre and mime to capture the life of a humble man with big dreams and a pure heart.

Kester Hynds provides the musical counterpoint with cello, voice, percussion and more.

Directed by Jillian Wallis.

In association with Bathway Theatre Network - www.bathwaytheatrenetwork.co.uk

A captivating physical tour-de-force with live music and few words.

The Performer

Daniele Ridolfi is an actor, producer and maker of theatre and independent cinema, working in Italy, and then in Paris, Barcelona, London, with many different schools and groups. He has performed and worked with a variety of theatre companies focused on physical theatre, mime, mask, commedia dell'arte, contemporary dance and physical expression. He researches and teaches physical theatre to foster understanding of the self and the world and spread new forms of theatrical expression. Daniele has worked extensively as an actor on film and digital storytelling projects, promoting an international artistic sensibility and fusion of different cultures.

The Musician

Kester Hynds is a multi-disciplinary musician, artist and performer. He has been singing and playing cello and other instruments in bands and orchestras for many years, appearring everywhere from BBC Maida Vale to ramshackle venues up and down the UK. A student of theatre and movement, Kester started his own theatre company in 2014 - Lost Cause - along with fellow founding members including Daniele Ridolfi.

The Director

Jillian Wallis is a director and theatre maker who has worked freelance and with her own touring company. Most recently she devised The Pub Under the Stairs, a site specific theatre piece featuring film, timeless characters and archeological remains. This was part of an ACE funded project with Emergency Exit Arts, In 2014 she collaborated with Pattern Fight theatre to create So Pleased To Meet You, a ‘naïve comedy in a dangerous virtual world’, and with live art company Akleriah on Emma Hamilton’s Attitudes Renewed, performed at the Queen’s House art gallery. Jillian teaches on the Drama programmes at University of Greenwich, specializing in physical theatre and contemporary texts. She also writes articles on theatre practice for journals such as Body Space and Technology, and Scene.