Hard As Snails Productions is a production company with a single aim:making theatre and film accessible for everyone. The company is co-owned by Helena Marrion-Cole and Nathan Cook; who are both experienced actors, directors, writers, producers and workshop facilitators.
Firstly, we work to create film which speaks to everyone. Our narrative aims to capture aspects of everyday life and include characters and scenarios which people can relate to. We create adventure out of the little things in life.
We also believe that theatre can and should be enjoyed by anyone, but that there are various reasons why some people do not go to see it. We aim to encourage those people to get pleasure from theatre and there are three ways in which we plan to do this:
For any information on Hard As Snails, please contact us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Pretty When I'm Drunk Official Blog: haspwid.blogspot.co.uk
Helena Marrion-Cole Official Website: helenamarrioncole.blogspot.co.uk
A little bit of history...
Written and directed by Helena Marrion-Cole, Pretty When I'm Drunk premiered in 2011
in Leeds through the Leeds based theatre company Open Theatre Society. The production's run at TheStage@Leeds received a 5 star review from Leeds Student Paper, and sold out every night of the show! In February 2012 the show appeared and sold out once again at The Little Leeds Fringe.
Following this, in order to take the show to further fringes the cast and crew created the Hard As Snails Productions youth theatre company.
Hard As Snails Productions took the show to The Camden Fringe where again it was a complete sell out every night and had a fantastic audience response! Pretty When I'm Drunk proceeded by taking The Edinburgh Festival Fringe by storm, where it received a 5 Star Review from Three Weeks Edinburgh.
"Perfectly suited to the intimate atmosphere of the Alec Clegg Studio, the writing and acting had the audience laughing from start to end. An impressive production by the Open Theatre Society."
To see full review (click here)
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
theSpace on the Mile, 21 Aug, 1.40pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Katherine Cunningham]
Pretty When I'm Drunk Cast and Crew
Joe Oscar T.Wilson
Leila Tuesday Critchfield (Camden and Edinburgh Fringe productions)
Leila Janine May (Stage@Leeds and Little Leeds Fringe productions)
Sean Nathan Cook
Carla Nyla Levy
Katrina Fadia Helena Qaraman
Big G Nathan Powell
Hiroku Tilly Johnson
Mademoiselle Tamika Minder Oliver (Camden and Edinburgh Fringe productions)
Mademoiselle Charly Gabriel (Stage@Leeds and Little Leeds Fringe productions)
Mrs Winchester Helena Marrion-Cole
Camden Fringe James Millington and Ania Wojnowska
Edinburgh Fringe Sam Glossop
Written and Directed by Helena Marrion-Cole
During its run at Leeds Pretty When I'm Drunk was...
Co-directed and choreographed by Charly Gabriel
Choreographed by Janine May
Produced by Alice Bartholomew
And after that Pretty When I'm Drunk was...
Produced by Lesley Marrion-Cole (Camden Fringe)
Produced by Tilly Johnson (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)