News: Théâtre Volière presents Consolation The Bridewell Theatre from 12th August to 4th September 


The European premiere of a new tragi-comedy from the same Anglo-French creative team behind the Off-West End Award Nominated Poilu and Tommy.

Théâtre Volière presents


Writer Mick Wood

Director Natasha Wood

Designer Rūta Irbīte

Lighting Designer Sherry Coenen

Fight Director Dan Styles


From the OFF WEST END AWARD NOMINATED Anglo-French company Théâtre Volière (Poilu and Tommy – Best Production 2014) comes the European Premiere of the tragi-comedy CONSOLATION. The same creative team behind Poilu and Tommy are joining forces once more. Written by Mick wood, Directed by Natasha Wood and Designed by Rūta Irbīte CONSOLATION will run for four weeks at The Bridewell Theatre from 12th August to 4th September.

Set in Southern France, CONSOLATION is about the relationship between a young French re-enactor, who plays a Cathar knight in a Visitor’s Centre, and a middle-aged Englishwoman who believes she has experienced a past life as a Cathar heretic in thirteenth century Languedoc. Featuring a stunning multi-media design by award-winning young Latvian designer Rūta Irbīte, and thrilling stage combat by Dan Styles, CONSOLATION is a witty, disturbing, and ultimately life-affirming journey in to lost worlds, pseudo-history, and the search for belonging – with a very contemporary twist in its tale!


Venue: St Bride Foundation, Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EQ Website:

Previews: Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th August at 7.30pm

Evenings Perfs: Mondays to Fridays at 7.30pm (not on Saturdays & Sundays)
Ticket Price: £16/ £10 (conc) Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fri £8 Monday Night

Box Office Number: 07934 927275

Online Tickets:

Nearest Tubes: Blackfriars District and Circle line, St Paul’s Central line


Holly Joyce as Carol

Holly’s Stage Credits include: 2013; THE KINGDOM OF ME (Duckdown Theatre/The Park), RULES OF THE GAME (Rose Red Theatre Company/Edinburgh Festival), TWO (NM Productions/Lost Theatre), 2012; WOMEN LAUGHING (Blueprint Theatre), THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (No Loss Productions), 2011; AN EXPERIMENT WITH AN AIRPUMP (Giant Olive), DOCTOR FAUSTUS, (Little Goblin Productions/Rose Bankside), THE SEAGULL, (Frank Theatre), 2010; THE RIPPER’S 5 (Skint Productions/Rose and Crown), 2009; THE VALLEY (Tin Horse Theatre).

Danny Solomon as Raymond

Danny trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Theatre credits: THE MAN WHO (Tristan Bates Theatre) ROOM 253 (Harrogate Theatre) A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (The Courtyard Theatre) SHOT AT DAWN (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) MEDIEVAL MAY FESTIVAL (Brockhampton Estate) WUTHERING HEIGHTS (Barons Court Theatre) THE SPANISH TRAGEDY (Blue Elephant Theatre) THE RIVALS (U.K Tour) KING LEAR (Greenwich Theatre). Danny is also a qualified Yoga teacher and teaches classes in London.


Théâtre Volière is a touring theatre company, produced by the association Jolly Good Show. It develops new written and devised theatre, bringing artists from across Europe to work with artists and performers from Strasbourg and Alsace. In 2014 their production of POILU AND TOMMY was nominated for Off West End’s Production of the Year and received 5 star reviews. In 2013 Théâtre Volière performed ‘PREVERTS ANGELS in Strasbourg and at the Ledbury Poetry Festival in the UK, and THE TURKEY CARPET at The Cockpit Theatre, London & L’Espace Malreux, Geispolsheim.

Mick Wood – Writer Recent plays for Theatre Voliere include POILU AND TOMMY, THE TURKEY CARPET, PREVERTS ANGELS, WISH YOU WERE HERE. Other plays include THE GLASS-BLOWER WHO SUCKED (Mahone Bay Theatre, National Tour), FOUR WHITE WALLS (Commissioned by Opera North and The Studio Theatre Leeds). As a Poet Poetry widely published in magazines and journals, including Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry London, Salzburg Review, Magma, Ambit, iota, Acumen. His Awards include 2009 1st prize in the Ledbury Poetry Festival poetry competition. 2000-13 Awards in The National Poetry competition, Strokestown Festival, Poetry London, Essex Poetry Festival, Arvon, Cardiff International, Live Canon, Ver Poets, Bedford Poetry, Café Writers, Frogmore Prize, Ver Poets.

Natasha Wood – Director was a founder member of Interference Theatre Co-operative, and has performed in and directed many touring shows, including DRAGONFLIES, MY MAP OF THE UNDERGROUND, 18 WEST and THE INHERITANCE. Previous acting roles include Ruth in THE HOMECOMING, Reggie Kray in KRAYSED, Maid Marion in DARK NIGHTS TALL TALES, and Mathilde in TOTAL ECLIPSE. Natasha now works for Jolly Good Show as a Director and Producer.

Rūta Irbīte – Designer graduated with a first class degrees in Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art. Her work includes designs for HANSEL AND GRETEL (promenade opera in collaboration with English Pocket Opera Company, Platform Theatre 2013), BREED (durational devised performance, Platform Theatre 2013) YUKO – THE TABLE THAT EATS (experimental performance, Stoke Newington International Airport 2012). More recently Rūta has created an interactive installation for Laura Dajao’s WILD CARD performance (Sadler’s Wells 2013) as well as shortlisted for the Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2013 with her design for Scottish Dance Theatre exhibited at the National Theatre. 

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