Bluestocking Productions & Women’s Writes in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of

We’ll Dance on the Ash of the Apocalypse

Written & Directed by Melissa-Kelly Franklin

WRITER & DIRECTOR | MELISSA-KELLY FRANKLIN
PRODUCER | ALEX CRITOPH
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR I DAISY PARKER
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR I PAU ARAN
COMPOSER I TOM SOCHAS


Melissa-Kelly Franklin

Melissa-Kelly holds a Bachelor of Advanced Arts in English Literature & History from The University of Sydney and a Diploma of Classical Acting from LAMDA.

Theatre Credits include:
Paradise Lost (as playwright - shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award); We’ll Dance on the Ash of the Apocalypse (as playwright & director - Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton Fringe - nominated for Audience Choice; Camden Fringe - nominated for OffFest Award for Best Theatre Short Run; Melbourne Fringe - nominated for People’s Choice; Best Playwright Finalist, Scenesaver Birthday Honours); Reclaim the Night (as playwright & director - Women’s Writes, Arcola Theatre); We’re People Too (as director - Women’s Writes online, Arcola Theatre); Neighbourhood Watch (as director - Women’s Writes, Vault Festival).

Film Credits include:
Three Sisters, Only the Lonely (nominations include Best Short Film, Melbourne Short Film Festival; Best Sound Design, Underwire Festival); Embrace Me (nominated for Best Director, Largo Film Awards) & Portrait (Commendation for Vision and Contribution to Cinema, Experimental Forum)


Alex Critoph

Alex trained at LAMDA and holds a Master’s Degree in Creative writing (OU)

Credits as a Producer include: Five Characters in Search of a Good Night’s Sleep (Currently, Southwark Playhouse), Women’s Writes at Today I’m Wiser (Arcola Theatre), Women’s Writes new writing night (VAULT Festival), Women’s Writes International Women’s Day (Arcola Theatre).

Alex created and produces the acclaimed Women’s Writes festival, a new writing showcase for female identifying playwrights which has been featured on BBC Radio London, in DIVA magazine, The Guardian and The Stage, and described as 'politically and socially imperative' by London Theatre Reviews. Credits as a Playwright include: Sky (Theatre 503 & Theatre Centre), WASHED (Brighton Fringe Festival), GIRL (The Miniaturists, Arcola Theatre), Everything (Women’s Writes, Arcola Theatre).