When Edith, a young hard-working trainee nurse, meets Noah during New Year's 1939, all the darkness lurking around London as the Nazis try to make their way into England seems to vanish for a moment. The couple falls in love and everything seems perfect for a while until Edith is assigned to take care of the famously controversial writer Rita Morgan. Fascinated by Rita's daring feminist stance and the homo-erotic tone of her novels, Edith finds an ally against the sexist norms of a crumbling society. Three people ahead of their time, three forms of love and too many secrets... even if they survive the war as Hitler's armies close in... can they survive one another?
Their Finest Hour is produced by Take 33 and is a tale about how love and survival can bring us together as much as it can tear us apart. It is the first play by Matheus Guimaraes and features a cast of rising stars including Rosa Coduri, Sadie Peperrel and Thomas Weir.
Rosa Coduri grew up in south london where she lives today. Her television and film credits include Silent Witness, Holby city, Jekyll & Hyde, Cradle to Grave and most recently, Noel Clarkes 'Brotherhood.'
Rosa has taken part in the st james re:act at the St james theatre, and Falling Pennies' new writing night at the Arcola Theatre.
Sadie is a hugely talented actress and a 2016 graduate from the Central School Of Speech and Drama. Credits in training include Lyn in Shivered where she had the opportunity of working alongside Philip Ridley. Hester Salamon in Equus, Gertrude in Hamlet, Helena in A Midsummer Nights Dream and Masha in Three Sisters.
Thomas Weir is a recent graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. During his time in the industry Thomas has played Shane in ‘Brassed Off’ at the Oldham Coliseum. Thomas’ theatre credits also include; Earthquakes in London, Shivered, Equus (All CSSD Productions). Film credits; My Funny Valentine (Rebel Without Crew Films). Radio credits; Scenes from Student Life (BBC Radio 4).
Matheus Guimaraes is a new playwright. He had a promising start as a writer, however, life took different turns and, although he never stopped writing, his works have not left his computer…until now. “Their Finest Hour” is both his writing and directorial debut thanks to the support of Take 33, a new media and entertainment production company of which is he is Founder and CEO.
Catherine McCarthy is (assistant directing/prodocucing whatever you think) … She comes from an acting background whose credits include The Hood Documentary, RIP Work Hard, Play Hard (4Talent/Channel4), London Eyes (The Young Vic Theatre) where she collaborated with the Belarus Free Theatre Company, and Charming; A Farcical Fairy tale (The Old Red Lion Theatre).
Sadie is making sure that “Their Finest Hour” debut is a stellar success. As Associate Producer, she aims to get experience outside of the acting world. She hopes that this in conjunction with her already business-savvy attitude will provide her with a deeper insight into the industry.
Zoe Burnham is in her final year, studying Theatre Lighting Design at Central School of Speech and Drama. She has been designing theatre for 6 years in both Canada and England. Her work includes, ‘The Crucible’ Rosebud Theatre-Canada, ‘Grey Skies’ The Warren-Brighton, ‘9-5 The Musical’ The Bridewell-London, ‘Generation Zero’ Zoo Southside-Edinburgh. She also works part-time as a follow spot operator on the West End. Zoe is passionate about all aspects of theatre making and feels honoured to be a part of this production.
Starting my studies from the Second year of the BA (Hons) Theatre Lighting Design course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Credits there include: Assistant Lighting Designer of After the Dance (Irina Brown/LD: Zoe Burnham). Freelance Lighting Design credits; West Side Story (Wing-It Theatre), Legends (Three Spires Dance School), Twisted Tales (Step Onto Stage) and The Little Mermaid (Wing-it Theatre). I also worked as a venue technician at Square One, Coventry University and a Performing Arts Technician working on countless events fulfilling roles ranging from Lighting Programmer, Sound Engineer, Lighting Designer, Stage Manager, Followspot Operator and Technical Manager.
My next production is Aladdin at the Grimsby Auditorium for Imagine Theatre.
Evelyn Hunter graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2016 having
trained in Stage Design. Evelyn’s recent credits include Costume designer for Richard III
(Combat Verteran Players) at The Swan Theatre, RSC & Leicester Square Theatre (2016) and
Illustrator for Two Door Cinema Club’s World Tour (2016). Evelyn has previously worked with
Sadie and Thomas as their designer for Hamlet, RCSSD (2015) and their Showreels, RCSSD (2015).
Evelyn is excited to make her second debut at Leicester Square Theatre this year and to do so
alongside a young, innovative group of theatre makers.
Stefanie Munck is a Stage Manager currently at Central School of Speech and Drama. Originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, she moved to London in 2014 to train.
Theatre credits include: Alan, We Think You Need a Dog (New Diorama) The Lost Art of Lost Art (Underbelly, Edinburgh) Earthquakes in London (Embassy Theatre)
Other credits include Transformers: The Last Knight (Michael Bay)