Book & Lyrics by Rebecca Simmonds
Music & Lyrics by Jack Miles
The Vaults Festival sell-out IN CLAY combines jazz manouche with contemporary musical theatre in a story of near misses, unfulfilled potential, and the joy of creating art.
24 - 28 January 2023
Cage, The Vaults, as part of VAULT Festival 2023
Based on a true story, IN CLAY is a new one-woman musical told from a small kitchen in the suburbs of Paris in the late 1930s.
Coloured canvases and vases litter the space. A well-used foot-pedalled pottery wheel is visible to one side. Marie-Berthe Cazin, a ceramist in her early 40s, eagerly awaits the arrival of her closest friend, Henrietta Tirman, a celebrated artist.
As Marie prepares for the joyous evening ahead of them, she is transported back to their first meeting as students. The chasm between who she was and who she is now prompts Marie to reminisce, and dream about what could have been.
CAST, CREATIVES, & BAND
Starring ROSALIND FORD as MARIE-BERTHE CAZIN
Director | GRACE TAYLOR
Book & Lyrics | REBECCA SIMMONDS
Music & Lyrics | JACK MILES
Music Supervision, Orchestrations, Arrangements, Additional Music | MATT HERBERT
Associate Director | AMBER SINCLAIR-CASE
Associate Music Director | RACHEL MURPHY
Lighting Design | TOM TURNER
Set & Costume Design | SORCHA CORCORAN
Stage Manager | TAMSIN HARPER JENKINS
Sound Operator | PETER DUNN
Bass | RHIANNON HOPKINS
Violin | AUGUSTE JANONYTE
Guitar | DANIEL KEMSHELL