|Safe House is a high tech, high energy thriller set in 'Control', a British government agency, tasked with stopping an imminent terrorist attack. When two government agents are held hostage and one is executed live on television, the team must race against time to prevent the death of their other colleague and stop the terrorist attack which threatens the security of the country. With heavy on stage video interaction, the show promises to be visually unique and absolutely gripping.|
Safe House made it's debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Venue 53), Grand Theatre, from the 23rd to the 28th August 2010.
The show was well received, gaining 3 and 4 star reviews, with audience members describing the experience as 'a slick, well-balanced, fusion of theatre and film' and 'very ambitious with excellent exploitation of video and off-stage sound'.
"Few Fringe productions deliver as slickly-constructed an experience as Safe House", "Safe House is a technically-impressive work which ticks all the boxes of its chosen genre", "A stonker of a play", "The quality of the video was exceptional, right through to the moment when, in place of a curtain-call, the end credits roll." (Extracts from FringeGuru, review by Richard Stamp, 26th August 2010)
Broken Pipe Theatre is now looking in to taking the show on tour.
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Lee J. Higgs: Lee has undertaken numerous acting opportunities over the last 15 years, starring in independent films as well as appearing on stage, in television work and in film based promotional work. Lee worked with ITV on ‘Killer Queens’ as well numerous commercials. Lee has also worked internationally with Lucasfilm. More recently, he has gained lead roles in ‘Little Amy,’ ‘Interview,’ ‘Coffin full of Tuesday,’ and ‘SvP.’
Fernando Graça: Fernando is a Portuguese actor/performer who has lived in the UK since 2004. He has a broad performing arts training background and has fringe theatre experience including artistic collaborations and solo show creations. He has shared his approach to teaching performance methods at MovingArtsBase last year. He is also currently writing a trilogy of short plays, which began with ‘Alleluia’ (London, 2009) and ‘Christosomatic’ (2010).
Bryony Tebbutt: Bryony was born and raised in Northampton, and moved to London to train as a full-time actor at the age of 19. She completed a master’s degree in the performing arts and has been a professional actor for one year now. She has worked in panto, TV, TIE and student film. She is excited to be involved in a theatre tour to Edinburgh, and hopes one day to be involved with the RSC.
Helen White: Helen is a recent university graduate with a degree in English Literature. She is interested in TV and film production, and in her last year at university was on the executive committee of the student television society. Excluding numerous school and university productions, she has performed onstage in panto and has been an extra in student film and with Broken Pipe Films. ‘Safe House’ is her first major production.
Emma Kendrick: Emma has numerous theatrical credits and film/tv acting credits working with James Hamer-Morton, and has worked as an Assistant Director and Stage Manager in Bristol. More recently she has been the producer on most of Broken Pipe Films' productions. Previous roles include Joe Weaverly in the 5ive (Aspect Ratio Productions and Section 2 Films) and Carol Capstick in Over My Dead Body (TADS). Safe House marks Emma's directorial debut.
James Hamer-Morton: James is a professional actor, currently contracted with Disney, with numerous video game voice acting credits. He has written/directed productions shown on Sky and Channel 4 and supplied footage to GMTV and Endemol. James wrote Safe House, created the 210 minutes of video for the project, and runs Broken Pipe Theatre with Emma Kendrick.