Victoria Gimby trained at RADA and Mountview and is an acclaimed writer, director and choreographer. Her Directing credits include Rock of Ages (associate director of current UK & Ireland Tour), Myth- The Rise and Fall of Orpheuys (associate director to Arlene Phillips), 27 The Musical (associate director to Arlene Phillips), News Revue (Canal Café Theatre), Jam Jars (The Actors Centre), Luck of the Draw (RADA Festival). She is also an award winning playwright and dramaturg. Her writing credits include Zelda the Musical, Forget Me Not (Vaults Festival) and Butter (Winner of The Vault’s Outstanding New Work Award). Her Choreography credits include UKIP! The Musical (Winner of The Stage’s award for Ensemble Excellence). She was shortlisted for the Northern Writer’s Awards 2018, and won the LOST Theatre One Act Festival for her play, By Virtue Fall.
Call Me Vicky
Downstairs at The Pleasance 19thFebruary – 9thMarch 2019
Call Me Vicky, the debut play from East London sisters Nicola and Stacey Bland is an honest, frank and revealing insight in to an important struggle that has been relevant for generations. Based entirely on a true story, this fast paced, hard-hitting, yet comic and heartwarming play charts Vicky’s life from a council estate in South London through to the back streets of Soho in one of it’s most dangerous decades.
The Cereal Café: A New Musical
The Other Palace 28thFebruary – 4thMarch 2019
An extraordinary café is opening on the vibrant streets of East London. Based on the childhood fantasies of two young brothers, its presence will result in unimaginable consequences. In a threatened neighbourhood, fighting to survive, something so simple as cereal will divide the community. Inspired by the Cereal Killer Café and the Shoreditch riots of 2015, this musical is based on a remarkable true story.