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ABOUT US

Tales Retold are an Offie nominated company producing theatre, film and television in London.

Here at Tales Retold we aim to:

Explore classic tales in innovative ways

Retell stories using modern parallels

Propose an alternative narrative to things that are.

Tales Retold, formerly Trifle Productions, was formed in in 2009.

 

GET IN CONTACT

What are you waiting for? Let’s work together.


Contact Cas Hodges

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What We Do

Have a script or idea you are dying to get made? Get in touch by sending your script in the first instance.

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COLD CALLERS

In 2016, we teamed up with Funky Sputnik Productions to produce Cold Callers by John Triggs.

Our pilot follows Charlotte who moves to Leeds and starts working at a call centre called St John’s energy and meets some interesting characters who challenge her perceptions.

You can watch our pilot on Amazon Prime.

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ANTIGONE

In 2016, we produced an all female production of Antigone at the Hope Theatre in Islington. We are thrilled that our show Antigone adapted by Brendan Murray was voted as one of the top shows of 2016 by London Pub Theatres.

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WE OFFER CREATIVE WORKSHOPS TO SCHOOLS

We enjoyed partnering with High Storrs school in Sheffield to offer a creative workshop on our play Paradise Road and to speak to the drama students about running a company. If you are looking for a schools/ college workshop get in touch. Our next show is Uncle Vanya and we are offering a workshop on this to GCSE and A Level Students.

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REVIEWS FOR PAST PROJECTS

Here are some reviews from our past projects:

★★★★★

‘The most thrilling thing about this revival is that the piece comes across as very funny. But in the brilliance of the humour the magic of the human predicament is never lost.’

London Pub Theatres- Uncle Vanya

★★★★★

‘You are laughing at one moment- and in my case- crying your eyes out seconds later.’

London Pub Theatres- Uncle Vanya


★★★★★

‘All the acting is of the highest order.’

London Pub Theatres- Uncle Vanya 


★★★★★

‘The direction of James Stone is to be marvelled at. The way he marshals all humanity in such small space is nothing short of genius.’

London Pub Theatres- Uncle Vanya 

★★★★★

‘Special praise must be heaped on Brendan Murray’s adaptation. He just seems to have got everything pitch perfect. ‘ 

London Pub Theatres- Antigone

★★★★★

‘The adaptation by Brendan Murray is taut & beautifully rendered’ 

London Pub Theatres

(Antigone voted best fringe show of 2016)

★★★★

‘four tightly directed scenes bursting with emotion.’

Spy in the Stalls- Uncle Vanya

★★★★

‘driven by a kind of energy and commitment that make it hard not to become invested.’

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★★★★

‘Accessible, well-acted, and engaging’

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★★★★

A faithful rendition, contrasting dreary country life with the frustrations of romantic desire.'

Act Drop- Uncle Vanya


★★★★

'There's a sense of claustrophobia that reflects the characters' situations in the dreary normality of unremarkable and unchanging rural existence.'

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★★★★

'Polished and engrossing'

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★★★★

‘Lively and futuristic all-female take on an ancient classic’ 

The Stage- Antigone

★★★★

‘It thoroughly intrigued me from start to finish’ 

There Ought to be Clowns- Antigone

★★★★

‘For audience members out for an evening’s intense drama, nothing could be more rewarding’

British Theatre Guide- More Light

'I want to see more!!! This is hilarious and just hope they can make more so that we can really get to know all the characters!'

Amazon Prime- Cold Callers

'Dry and Witty. Hilarious and original. Would make a brilliant series.'

Amazon Prime- Cold Callers

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UNCLE VANYA

Our most recent show at the Hope Theatre was voted 5 stars by London Pub Theatres and nominated for an Off West End Award for Set. If you want to find out about touring this show to your school or venue do get in touch!

 

OUR CREATIVES

Who We Work With

CAS HODGES

Artistic Director and Founder

Cas is an Actress and Producer from Surrey. She read English and Drama at Sussex University and Drama Studio London. Producing includes: Soliman and Perseda, More Light (Trifle Productions: Rose, Bankside), Much Ado About Nothing (Rose and Crown) and Safer (Tristan Bates Theatre), A Scent of Flowers, The Cherry Orchard (DogOrange: Brockley Jack) Bite-Size Plays (London, Brighton and Edinburgh).  She co created and produced outdoor summer company Permanently Bard (Twelfth Night at the Rose and Crown and Rose Bankside). She was awarded Arts Council funding for a Research and Development project Leaper: A Fish Tale with Hal Chambers at Tucked In Productions. Recent projects include: West End Transfer of Lovesong of the Electric Bear which won three Off West End Awards and Associate Producer on Steel Magnolias, Assistant on Brimstone and Treacle (The Hope Theatre) which has just won a Break a Leg Award for Best Production. 

Cas is a graduate of the Stage One Scheme for new producers: stageone.uk.com. 

She is also a drama practitioner at The Rose Theatre and teaches LAMDA exams. She worked for Ambassador Theatre Group in Marketing and for Film Producer Norma Heyman (The Thirteenth Tale, Mrs Henderson Presents).

JAMES STONE

Associate Writer/ Director

James Stone is a freelance writer and director, based in Sheffield, UK.

In April 2018, James’ first original long-form play, Paradise Road was produced by Tales Retold at Sheffield’s Library and he directed Offie nominated Uncle Vanya at the Hope Theatre in April 2019.

MATTHEW PARKER

Associate Director

Matthew is a freelance theatre director and award winning Artistic Director of The Hope Theatre, Islington. He trained on the Postgraduate Directing Course at Drama Studio London. He has worked with Cas since 2013 and directed 5 star Antigone at the Hope Theatre in 2016.

LAURA PERRYMAN

Founder

Laura trained at Bretton Hall (University of Leeds), gaining a BA (Hons) in Dramaturgy. During this time, she worked as a Research/Production Dramaturg on varied projects including A Woman of No Importance and Eclipsed. Further training after university includes The Young Playwrights Course at the Royal Court Theatre, two years as a script reader for the Windsor Fringe Writing Festival and placements include stage/company management with the English Touring Theatre, Nick Brooke Ltd, and Theatre Royal Bath, Ambassadors Theatre Group.

ALICE KORNITZER

Associate Director

Alice Kornitzer is an Offie Nominated Director and Dramaturge – educated at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and Bristol University, she began working at the Berliner Ensemble as both an actor and musician at a young age and toured Europe extensively.
She has worked as the assistant director for Inside Intelligence’s productions of Brendan Cowell’s Happy New, Trafalgar Studios and Fermin Cabal’s Tejas Verdes, St. John’s, Edinburgh Fringe 2013.
Other theatre credits include: Ibsen’s Peer Gynt (Berliner Ensemble), Wallace Shawn’s The Fever (Berlin, Germany), Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage (Linz, Austria), Jules Horne’s Allotment (Edinburgh Fringe First winner 2011), Christopher O’Shaughnessy’s The Ruth Ellis Show (Goldsmith’s University, London, UK), Eleanor Appleton’s The Terrace (NOC@Nooks, London, UK).
Most recently she has directed the memoir adaptation of the bestseller The Accidental Caregiver by Gregor Collins at the Robert Moss Theater in New York, US. A revival for this is in planning for Summer 2016. Alice is currently in development on Callum Crouch’s ‘The Third’ as well as Being Offie Nominated for Best Director on ‘Chummy’ (White Bear).
Alice was Assistant Director and Fight Choreographer on Cold Callers. She is working on Five Goes Killing with Tales Retold as director.

RICH WHITBY

Associate Director

Rich has directed Cold Callers (Amazon Prime) and most recently Faces of the Dead for Tales Retold and his company Funky Sputnik Productions. Rich runs Funky Sputnik Productions and they create, produce and inspire film production from large to small.

JOHN TRIGGS

Associate Actor/ Writer

John is an Actor and Writer from Leeds. He trained at Drama Studio London. John co wrote Cold Callers (Amazon Prime) and Gold and Silver which is in development.

BRENDAN MURRAY

Associate Writer

Brendan has collaborated with Tales Retold twice now adapting Antigone and Uncle Vanya for us. His website is:http://www.brendanmurray.co.uk/index.html

JOHN FOSTER

Associate Writer

John Foster is a screenwriter and playwright from Bournemouth.  He has published fiction in the Guardian and Spectator, broadcast talks for BBC Radio 4, worked as a script editor, researcher and associate producer in television. He has dramatised documentaries, including a BAFTA award-winning BBC Omnibus on crime novelist Raymond Chandler.  He scripted the Patrick Swayze movie Letters from a Killer and is contributor to the award-winning crime fiction collection, Mean Time. He is currently writing for theatre recent productions include: 'Ride (UK Tour), Offie Nominated Chummy (White Bear Theatre) Tree in the Sky and No Exit Reloaded (Theatre N16 and House of International Theatre Copenhagen).' He runs Doppelganger, a new writing theatre company and is the writer of Faces of the Dead which we shot earlier this year.

CARLY JUKES

Associate Writer/ Actress

Carly co wrote Cold Callers and Gold and Silver for Tales Retold. She also appeared in Soliman and Perseda in 2010 a the Rose Bankside.

 

LITTLE TALES

Story telling, music and drama workshops for pre-school and primary school children. We tell magic stories in a fun and interactive atmosphere. Run by actress Cassandra Hodges from Surrey, with over 10 years in the industry.

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