The Les Foules Trio

  NATHALIE ADLAM   trained as a director at Drama Centre London, and has taught and directed at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on the MA Acting course. She has worked as director on  Henry IV parts 1 & 2, Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing  and  The Winter’s Tale  in the Webber Douglas Studio. She started up Les Foules in 2011 to create works that focus on inventive readings of classical texts, and which use the multi-disciplinary skills of cast and create atmospherically dynamic worlds. Her work with Les Foules has since broadened and she makes theatre of all kinds - for all kinds.  She has either directed, devised, designed and/or performed in every Les Foules show to date and presented work at Theatre Delicatessen, the Bush, the Space, the Rich Mix, the National Theatre of Uganda,  Vault Festival, Montreal Fringe Festival, and the Roundhouse.    

NATHALIE ADLAM trained as a director at Drama Centre London, and has taught and directed at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on the MA Acting course. She has worked as director on Henry IV parts 1 & 2, Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing and The Winter’s Tale in the Webber Douglas Studio. She started up Les Foules in 2011 to create works that focus on inventive readings of classical texts, and which use the multi-disciplinary skills of cast and create atmospherically dynamic worlds. Her work with Les Foules has since broadened and she makes theatre of all kinds - for all kinds.  She has either directed, devised, designed and/or performed in every Les Foules show to date and presented work at Theatre Delicatessen, the Bush, the Space, the Rich Mix, the National Theatre of Uganda,  Vault Festival, Montreal Fringe Festival, and the Roundhouse.

 

  PETER WIEDMANN trained in the UK at Central School of Speech and Drama and at the American Conservatory Theatre's STC in San Francisco, and has directed and performed on four continents.  As a member of The Performers he toured extensively throughout Latin America and Spain, and participated in workshops with El Teatro de Los Andes and at El Camarín de Las Musas, where he wrote and performed  A La Sombra De Los Muelles.  He has performed with Rhum and Clay, Grid Iron, Moving Stories, Lazarus Theatre, Theatre De La Jeune Lune, and  St. Louis Shakespeare, and appeared on tour in the UK and at the Edinburgh International Festival, Southwark Playhouse, The Bush, and The Minack. With Les Foules, he adapted and directed  Resources of Quinola,  adapted  When We Dead Awaken,  by Henrik Ibsen,   co-directed  Much Ado About Nothing, Cymbeline, and Boxed and Bagged,  and co-created original music for  Cymbeline, Boxed and Bagged,  and  Britannicus.  As a musician, he plays in London with the blues band, Erik Wellington and the Junkers, and has toured with the Macalester College African Music Ensemble and St. Louis-based Dub Kitchen. As well as being a core company member of Les Foules, Peter is Venue Manager for Theatre Delicatessen.                

PETER WIEDMANN trained in the UK at Central School of Speech and Drama and at the American Conservatory Theatre's STC in San Francisco, and has directed and performed on four continents.  As a member of The Performers he toured extensively throughout Latin America and Spain, and participated in workshops with El Teatro de Los Andes and at El Camarín de Las Musas, where he wrote and performed A La Sombra De Los Muelles. He has performed with Rhum and Clay, Grid Iron, Moving Stories, Lazarus Theatre, Theatre De La Jeune Lune, and  St. Louis Shakespeare, and appeared on tour in the UK and at the Edinburgh International Festival, Southwark Playhouse, The Bush, and The Minack. With Les Foules, he adapted and directed Resources of Quinola, adapted When We Dead Awaken, by Henrik Ibsen, co-directed Much Ado About Nothing, Cymbeline, and Boxed and Bagged, and co-created original music for Cymbeline, Boxed and Bagged, and Britannicus. As a musician, he plays in London with the blues band, Erik Wellington and the Junkers, and has toured with the Macalester College African Music Ensemble and St. Louis-based Dub Kitchen. As well as being a core company member of Les Foules, Peter is Venue Manager for Theatre Delicatessen. 

 

 

 

  NADÈGE ADLAM is an actor , designer and trainee in psychodynamic therapy. She trained as an artist at Chelsea College of Art. Whilst studying at Chelsea she focused on installation work where she became fascinated with how an area or place can tell a story of its own. After working on the London Fringe scene as an assistant designer her desire to act took centre stage and she trained at Central School of Speech and Drama on the Classical Acting course. She continues to work as both an actor and designer. Her design work includes art direction for Anne Voss films, assistant design work at the Arcola theatre in London, regular design work at Central School of Speech and Drama. As an actor she has performed in many Les Foules' shows. She played Jenny in the Bafta Award Nominated film  Hold on Me  by Samuel Abrahams and has worked in Holland on the film  People of the Source  by Juriaan Booij. 

NADÈGE ADLAM is an actor , designer and trainee in psychodynamic therapy. She trained as an artist at Chelsea College of Art. Whilst studying at Chelsea she focused on installation work where she became fascinated with how an area or place can tell a story of its own. After working on the London Fringe scene as an assistant designer her desire to act took centre stage and she trained at Central School of Speech and Drama on the Classical Acting course. She continues to work as both an actor and designer. Her design work includes art direction for Anne Voss films, assistant design work at the Arcola theatre in London, regular design work at Central School of Speech and Drama. As an actor she has performed in many Les Foules' shows. She played Jenny in the Bafta Award Nominated film Hold on Me by Samuel Abrahams and has worked in Holland on the film People of the Source by Juriaan Booij. 

We set up Les Foules as an Anglo-French-American trio interested in making theatre that interrogates the 'not-quite-at-home' feeling of the uncanny and its presence in our texts, performance cultures, and in ourselves.  As such, we have created project based companies that are composed of multi-disciplinary performers and designers from around the globe.

All of our work incorporates the vast and differing sets of cultural experiences that our company members bring to the table, and continues and expands upon a tradition of simple and effective storytelling.

We are inspired by architectural form and space, and consider dynamic choreography, live music, and mixed media to be the foundations of our productions. Our trademark is the creation of an atmosphere that transports an audience into another world, strange and familiar, where mythologies are recognisably reconstructed.

 
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