Bruised Sky in partnership with Beak & Claw and in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of


By Chantelle Dusette


Chantelle Dusette | Writer

Chantelle Dusette is a writer / performer and co-artistic director of theatre company Bruised Sky. Chantelle is alumni of the Criterion Theatre new writing and story development programmes. Chantelle is driven to tell stories which elevate a diverse lived experience and reflect her social values & politics. In 2016 Chantelle was commissioned by the NHS to tour her one-woman autobiographical work on mental health, ‘Cancel The Sunshine’, to health practitioners & service users after a critically acclaimed run at The Hope Theatre, which supported The Amy Winehouse Foundation. Her other plays include Click at 53Two (2019), Where de Mangoes Grow at The Bunker, The Pleasance, Theatro Technis (2019), Frames at Southwark Playhouse, Old Vic Workrooms (2019). In 2020 Chantelle assistant produced a micro-festival of new writing with Ellandar Ltd. incl. her short play, Shadows, in the same year she wrote The Great Pause for Remote Control (online). In 2021 she wrote and performed LENT for Hear Me Roar (online). 

Chantelle developed EV(E)OLUTION a dystopian play about climate change and artificial intelligence at The Criterion which is still in development with Ellandar Ltd and made longlist for The Alfred Fagon play of the year 2020. 

Chantelle has been mentored by Oliver Lansley (writer of Flack, Amazon) under WildChild and showcased her adaptation of DOLLY for TV with the same title at The Park, with Adelle Leonce and Stephen Wight performing, in 2021. DOLLY (TV) is currently in development with Lucky 17 Productions. 

Emily Aboud | Director

Emily is a Trinidadian theatre director and artistic director of Lagahoo Productions. She was shortlisted for the JMK Award in 2021 and is a recipient of the Evening Standard Future Theatre Award. Her work primarily focuses on decolonisation, specifically from the queer lens. Her most directing recent credits include SPLINTERED (Soho Theatre, also, writer) Pink Lemonade (Bush Theatre) and Chatham House Rules (Pleasance Theatre).

Emily Hamilton | Producer

Emily is a creative freelance producer who specialises in new writing and queer work. She works with Cornwall based company imPOSSIBLE Producing and is producer and co founder of theatre company Definitely Fine.

Definitely Fine are specifically interested in working collaboratively and between different artistic disciplines. They specialise in work concerning things we are taught to be ashamed of. They are Jermyn Street Theatre Creative Associates 22/23.

Theatre credits include: Confinement by Ceshi + Lane (ACE supported, Walthamstow Wetlands), R&D Dull Thuds of Love by Stella Green (ACE and NSDF Emerge supported, Leicester Curve), Naughty by Anna-Marie Simonsen (Pleasance Fringe Futures, Camden People’s Theatre & SALT Venues in Oslo), What Just Happened? (New International Encounter), About Money by Eliza Gearty (Theatre503), You Will See Everything by Stella Green (NSDF HUB), EZRA by Stella Green (Bedlam Theatre & NSDF). 

Monica Nicolaides | Movement Director 

Monica is a choreographer and movement director working in dance, theatre, opera and film. Her choreographic portfolio includes commissions by Royal Academy of Music, British Medical Association, Peregrina EnChantica, University of Cumbria, Third Row Dance Company, Dance Digital, Hallidonto, fashion brand Homs Arthaus, and several filmed works with Something Motel and Stephen Coales amongst others. She was movement director for 'The Tempest' (Rose Playhouse), ‘fester’ (Cockpit Theatre) and Ryedale Festival Opera’s 'La Finta Giardiniera', 'Cosi Fan Tutte' and 'Dido and Aeneas’. Recently, she was assistant choreographer for ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (Changeling Theatre) and choreographer for Scottish Opera’s ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’. 

A featured choreographer for One Dance UK, in Zealous, and Hiive’s ‘Ones-to-watch’, she received support from IdeasTap Innovators Fund, Candoco Dance, bbodance, The Blue Elephant Theatre and Arts Council England. It was performed at Edinburgh Fringe, The Place, OFFBeat Festival, The Blue Elephant Theatre, Edinburgh Zoo and featured on BBC Persia. 

Nicola T. Chang | Sound Designer

Nicola is a composer/sound designer for stage and screen. 

Theatre credits include: For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy (Royal Court/New Diorama Theatre), Macbeth (Leeds Playhouse), All Mirth and No Matter (Royal Shakespeare Company), Dziady/Forefather’s Eve (Almeida Theatre), 15 Heroines (Jermyn Street Theatre/Digital Theatre), Miss Julie (Chester Storyhouse), Funeral Flowers (Camden Roundhouse/Hackney Empire), Wild Goose Dreams (Theatre Royal Bath), Little Baby Jesus (Orange Tree Theatre), White Pearl (Royal Court), The King of Hell’s Palace (Hampstead Theatre), The Death of Ophelia (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe), Summer Rolls (Park Theatre), The Tempest (Orange Tree Theatre), No Man's Land (Square Chapel Halifax) and A Hundred Words for Snow (Arcola Theatre).


Catja Hamilton | Lighting Designer 

Theatre includes: Another America (Park Theatre); Lizard King (UK tour); The 4th Country (Park Theatre); Patient Light (The Undercroft); I Have Heard You Calling in the Night (Union Theatre); Hot Gay Time Machine (Soho Theatre); how we love (Arcola Outside, VAULT Festival); The Establishment Versus Sidney Harry Fox (Above the Stag); Take Care, TUNA (VAULT Festival); Venus and Adonis (Bussey Building); She Sells Sea Shells (Edinburgh Fringe); ERIS (Bunker Theatre).

As Associate Lighting Designer: The Marriage of Alice B Toklas by Gertrude Stein (Jermyn Street Theatre); Running with Lions (Lyric Hammersmith); Romeo and Juliet (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Botticelli in the Fire (Hampstead Theatre); Maklena (Camden People’s Theatre and UK tour).