Bathsheba Doran's


Bathsheba Doran

Caroline Leslie

The Carne Studio Theatre

Monday 7 December 7:45pm
Wednesday 9 December 7:45pm

About the show

“Are you lonely, Sean? I can hear you being lonely down the telephone.” 

Anna and Sean seem an unlikely pair. One is studying poetry at Columbia University, the other is a personal trainer. But lives can become connected in unexpected ways, and the distances between people can shrink in a matter of moments... with a little help from an online service. 

As the couple deal with the terrifying reality of commitment, their friends and family are busy uniting across states and countries, forming a new network of relationships which is utterly unhindered by geography. 

Bathsheba Doran's first play, Feminine Wash, was produced at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival while she was a student at Cambridge University. She went to the United States on a Fulbright Fellowship and received her MFA from Columbia University. Her most recent play, Nest, was commissioned and produced by Signature Theater in Washington, DC. Her play Living Room in Africa was developed at the O'Neill Playwrights Conference and produced Off-Broadway by the award-winning Edge Theater. Other plays by Bathsheba include 2 Soldiers (various), The Parents' Evening (Cherry Lane), Until Morning (BBC Radio 4); adaptations of Maeterlinck's The Blind (Classic Stage Company), Dickens' Great Expectations (starring Kathleen Chalfant at the Lucille Lortel; published by Playscripts, Inc.), and Ibsen's Peer Gynt (directed by Andre Serban at the Theater of the Riverside Church). Bathsheba is the recipient of three Lecomte du Nouy Lincoln Center Playwriting awards, and she is a Blackburn award finalist. Her work has been developed by Lincoln Center and Sundance Theater Lab among others, and she is currently under commission from the Atlantic Theater in New York and South Coast Repertory in California. Bathsheba is a former playwriting fellow of Juilliard and lives in New York City. 

Photos: Alex Brenner

Creative team

Caroline Leslie

Set/Costume Designer
Valentine Gigandet

Lighting Designer
Vadim Wilkie

Sound Designer
Jahmiko Marshall

Voice Coach
Rachel Nicholson

Movement Coach
Johnathan Young


Caitlin Scott

Conor Dumbrell

Evangeline Beaven

Harry Redding

Isabel Salazar

Marco Voli

Orla Scally

Riley Neldam

Production team

Production Manager
Anna Eagle

Stage Manager
Hayley Bowman

Deputy Stage Manager
Anna Kraszewska

Assistant Stage Manager
Emily Compton

Technical Stage Manager
Olivia Dunne

Chief LX
Harry Masters

Practical Sound Engineer
Kirsty Robson

Sound Assistant
Megan Bishop

Wardrobe Supervisor
Lydia Comer-Narroway

Production Carpenter
Maria Dedio