47 min

Episode 194: Jo Rush & Natasha Jenkins talk UGLY! A Cinderella Story Persistent and Nasty

    • Arts

Today Elaine and Louise chat with director and designer of UGLY! A Cinderella Story which is on now until the 30th December at Cumbernauld Theatre. The show it was written by Gary McNair with original songs by Brian James O’Sullivan. We chat being women in theatre, breaking out of the box you’ve been placed in. Dismantling the outdated gender norms while bring everyone with us and glitter.
A brilliant episode with brilliant humans

UGLY! A Cinderella Story – Tickets Here
https://lanternhousearts.org/events/ugly-a-cinderella-story/ - dates

An Afternoon of Palestinian Short Films – Tickets Here
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/glasgow/glasgow-film-theatre/an-afternoon-of-palestinian-short-films/e-pgomab


Jo Rush
Jo is co-artistic director of new writing company Braw Fox Theatre. As a director she has premiered new work at the Edinburgh Fringe including Ivory Wings (Coreth Arts), Mary the Last Farewell (Cutting Edge Theatre), The Society of Ethical Cat Burglars (Foolproof Theatre), and Hide & Seek, based on the short stories of Carol Ann Duffy. With Braw Fox she is currently developing a new play about fire supported by the University of Edinburgh.As an associate director she has most recently worked on My Friend Selma by Terra Incognita, The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil with National Theatre of Scotland, and the premiere and tour of Fringe First Award winning production Stand By with Utter Theatre Company. As an assistant director she has worked at Dundee Rep on Death of a Salesman, at the Traverse Theatre on Bloody Trams and The Arthur Conan Doyle Appreciation Society, and at the Royal Lyceum on Dark Road.
Jo has a BA Hons degree in Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham.

Natasha Jenkins
Natasha studied Film Theatre and Television at the University of Glasgow. She was the first generation and the first woman in her family to study, gaining her MA in 2006. After a time working for Purni Morell as an assistant producer in Scotland Natasha moved to London and worked as a stage manager to support herself as she retrained, assisting directors and designers for several years before making her own work. She is a regular artistic collaborator of Alexander Zeldin, Joy Wilkinson and Amir Reza Khoonestani and works regularly within the UK, Europe and Internationally. Natasha was nominated for 2023 Drama Desk Award for Best Scenic Design for LOVE at Park Avenue Armory, New York. Natasha is an associate artist at Live Theatre Newcastle. Natasha is a founding member of Scene/Change. Her first feature 7 Keys (dir. Joy Wilkinson) is currently in post production for Jeva Films.




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Today Elaine and Louise chat with director and designer of UGLY! A Cinderella Story which is on now until the 30th December at Cumbernauld Theatre. The show it was written by Gary McNair with original songs by Brian James O’Sullivan. We chat being women in theatre, breaking out of the box you’ve been placed in. Dismantling the outdated gender norms while bring everyone with us and glitter.
A brilliant episode with brilliant humans

UGLY! A Cinderella Story – Tickets Here
https://lanternhousearts.org/events/ugly-a-cinderella-story/ - dates

An Afternoon of Palestinian Short Films – Tickets Here
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/glasgow/glasgow-film-theatre/an-afternoon-of-palestinian-short-films/e-pgomab


Jo Rush
Jo is co-artistic director of new writing company Braw Fox Theatre. As a director she has premiered new work at the Edinburgh Fringe including Ivory Wings (Coreth Arts), Mary the Last Farewell (Cutting Edge Theatre), The Society of Ethical Cat Burglars (Foolproof Theatre), and Hide & Seek, based on the short stories of Carol Ann Duffy. With Braw Fox she is currently developing a new play about fire supported by the University of Edinburgh.As an associate director she has most recently worked on My Friend Selma by Terra Incognita, The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil with National Theatre of Scotland, and the premiere and tour of Fringe First Award winning production Stand By with Utter Theatre Company. As an assistant director she has worked at Dundee Rep on Death of a Salesman, at the Traverse Theatre on Bloody Trams and The Arthur Conan Doyle Appreciation Society, and at the Royal Lyceum on Dark Road.
Jo has a BA Hons degree in Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham.

Natasha Jenkins
Natasha studied Film Theatre and Television at the University of Glasgow. She was the first generation and the first woman in her family to study, gaining her MA in 2006. After a time working for Purni Morell as an assistant producer in Scotland Natasha moved to London and worked as a stage manager to support herself as she retrained, assisting directors and designers for several years before making her own work. She is a regular artistic collaborator of Alexander Zeldin, Joy Wilkinson and Amir Reza Khoonestani and works regularly within the UK, Europe and Internationally. Natasha was nominated for 2023 Drama Desk Award for Best Scenic Design for LOVE at Park Avenue Armory, New York. Natasha is an associate artist at Live Theatre Newcastle. Natasha is a founding member of Scene/Change. Her first feature 7 Keys (dir. Joy Wilkinson) is currently in post production for Jeva Films.




OUR WEBSITE - www.persistentandnasty.co.uk

Persistent Pal & Nasty Hero - Pals and Hero Membership
Support In The Room - https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/in-the-room

Email – persistentandnasty@gmail.com
Instagram - @persistentandnasty
Twitter - @PersistentNasty
Coffee Morning Eventbrite - Coffee Morning Tickets
LINKTREE - LINKTR.EE
Resources
Samaritans - Rape Crisis Scotland - Rape Crisis UK
ArtsMinds - BAPAM
Freelancers Make Theatre Work
Stonewall UK - Trevor Project - Mermaids UK
Switchboard LGBT+ - GATE

PLANNED PARENTHOOD DONATE - DONATE
ABORTION SUPPORT NETWORK UK - ASN.COM- DONATE
WeAudition offer:
For 25% off your monthly subscription quote:
NASTY25

Backstage Offers: Get a free 12 months Actor Subscription: https://join.backstage.com/persistentnasty-uk-12m-free/

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