Past Performance
In The Theatre
October 20th - October 24th 2020
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Part of Dazed New World Festival 2020

Presented by 7th Floor Productions

A play by Penelope Skinner

The Meek shall inherit the earth.

Irene is a songwriter, a dreamer, a factory worker; a cog in the machine of a repressive ultra-religious regime somewhere in our own world, our own future. In a prison cell, we encounter Irene who has written and performed a love song which has been taken to be a blasphemous attack on the Holy Spirit and the regime intends to make an example of her. Confined with her in a cell, we see her conversations with her best friend and her appointed lawyer as she unexpectedly becomes a reluctant beacon of hope for the other oppressed people of her nation. Skinner shows how a small act of resistance can turn an independent thinker into a political revolutionary.

As with the Black Lives Matter Protest rippling across the globe, the democratising power of social media doesn’t necessarily bring victory for the forces of justice, but resistance can still be fertile. Meek explores the layered relationships of state control, fragile female friendship as well as our broader desire to be ‘liked’ and ‘seen’ on social media and the intoxicating lure of going viral.

Poster design by Charles Beaini

Cast & Creative Team:
Hilda Cronje - Co-producer of 7th Floor Productions & plays ANNE
Maria McColgan - Co-producer of 7th Floor Productions and plays IRENE
Jasmine M Stewart - Associate artist of 7th Floor Productions and plays GUDRUN
Jake Smith - Director
Read more about the creative team here

Tuesday 20th October, 7:30pm
Re-Broadcast: Thursday 22nd October, 6pm
Re-Broadcast: Saturday 24th October, 9pm

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Run time: 70 mins

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Creative Team
Hilda Cronje Co-producer of 7th Floor Productions & plays ANNE

Native South African actor Hilda Cronje - achieved international success with Baxter Theatre's critically acclaimed, revolutionary and award winning MIES JULIE - directed by Yael Farber.

Hilda has recently been cast in Athol Fugard’s HELLO AND GOODBYE which is scheduled to open in the West End next year.

Other theatre credits include AS YOU LIKE IT at the Edinburgh Fringe, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and SING JY VAN BOMME.

As a Theatre Practitioner, Hilda has created two award winning shows, THE ADVENTURES OF SAM SWALLOW, an environmental Children’s play and EBOLA, a one woman show documenting a doctors fight for survival after contracting the deadly virus.


Hilda is also the co-creator of UNDERGROUND ASTRONAUTS a TV show which is currently in pre-production.

Maria McColgan Co-producer of 7th Floor Productions and plays IRENE

Maria McColgan received a scholarship to train at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has extensive experience in new writing and has performed in brand new plays at Theatre 503, Southwark Playhouse, Shoreditch Town Hall and the Traverse theatre.

Other credits include KING LEAR (Globe Theatre), TWELFTH NIGHT (Edinburgh Festival) and THE MOUSETRAP (UK number 1 tour). Film includes JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN. 

Jasmine M Stewart Associate artist of 7th Floor Productions and plays GUDRUN

Jasmine M Stewart was born and raised in Sheffield and is a London based actor. Her television career is going from strength to strength, with credits including LINE OF DUTY, DOCTORS, NOT GOING OUT and EMMERDALE.

Theatre is Jasmine’s first love and she has worked extensively in new writing at the Southwark Playhouse and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

Jake Smith Director

Jake is an award winning Director from the North East of England. 

In fostering an ambition to create theatre in conversation with the world today Jake founded Novo Productions in 2019 and is currently the Artistic and Executive Director. 

Jake trained with the National Theatre and has held positions as Artistic Director of the Petersfield Shakespeare Festival, Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre, Resident Director at Chichester Festival Theatre and as Creative Learning Facilitator at Hull Truck Theatre. 

He was previously nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Director.

Directing Credits Include:
Bard From The Barn
– Barn Theatre, Little Women – East Riding Theatre, The Hound of the Baskervilles - Northern Stage, Hull Truck, Tron, Theatre Royal Wakefield & Tour, Isolation - Alphabetti Theatre & Customs House, Hamlet - Petersfield Shakespeare Festival & Brighton Open Air Theatre, West End Girls - Live Theatre, Goodnight Mister Tom - East Riding Theatre, Shakespeare's Sister - Courtyard Theatre, Abyss - Hull Truck Theatre & Petersfield Shakespeare Festival, WormTown - The Customs House & Alphabetti Theatre, Notre Dame - Alexandra Theatre, Henry V & The Taming of the Shrew - Petersfield Shakespeare Festival & Theatre Royal Winchester, It's a Wonderful Life - East Riding Theatre, The Arsonists - Courtyard Theatre, 

As You Like It - Petersfield Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare's Lost Women – PSF, Theatre Royal Winchester & Brighton Open Air Theatre, Gulliver's Travels - Alexandra Theatre, The Buried Moon - The Rose Playhouse, PSF, Theatre Royal Winchester, DISCOVERED - Arts Theatre & Hollywood Fringe LA, I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard - Finborough Theatre, The Tempest - PSF, A Christmas Carol - Chichester Festival Theatre. 

Associate, Resident and Assistant Director Credits Include:
He has worked with John Rando on Back to the Future The Musical, Manchester Opera House, Jonathan Kent - The Height of the Storm, UK Tour & West End, Lorne Campbell - The Last Ship, Northern Stage & UK Tour, Nikolai Foster - Breakfast at Tiffany's, West End & UK Tour, Howard Davies - For Services Rendered, Minerva Theatre, Jamie Glover - Miss Julie & Black Comedy, Minvera Theatre, Nadia Fall - Way Upstream, Chichester Festival Theatre, Dale Rooks - One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Kent - GYPSY, Chichester Festival Theatre, Max Stafford-Clark - Pitcairn, Minerva Theatre and Christopher Morahan - Stevie, Hampstead Theatre.