By: Brianne Rios
A friend of WordTheatre®, Anthony Stoker, wrote a complimentary blog on his website about his experience at two of our London events.
Anthony Stoker is a men’s and women’s footwear designer in London. He has worked all over the world in Italy, India, China, Thailand, Taiwan and South Korea. His work and clients include Coye Nokes, Marks & Spencer, Lodger Footwear, Fitflop, Peter Black Footwear & Accessories, and The Ugly Shoe Company.
Stoker attended two nights of performances last year. The first was a special tribute to the late author Gabriel García Márquez on Monday September 29, 2014 at the Art’s Club in London. Audiences, including Stoker, joined WordTheatre for a special one night only production sponsored by EFG to benefit WordTheatre in the Schools (WITS). The cast consisted of actors Rhashan Stone, Olivia Williams, and Harriet Walter as well as a special musical accompaniment by violinist Lizzie Ball. These renowned performers delved into the works of one the most significant authors of the 20th Century.
The next night, September 30th, Stoker attended the first performance in a three part series of Heart Strings: Bittersweet Love Stories at the St. James Theatre. Performers included Ian Hart, Natascha McElhone, Rhashan Stone, Damien Molony, Emma Hamilton, Gina Bellman, with violinist Lizzie Ball accompanying us once again on violin. The actors read works from Jonathan Safran Foer, Ron Carlson, Miranda July, Donald Hall James Lasdun, Joyce Carol Oates, Pamela Painter, and Ben Loory that ranged from the best tear jerkers to the comedic failings of asking someone out.
The event opened with Rhashan Stone and Lizzie Ball performing a rendition of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which Stoker described as “a perfect opening.”
In his blog, Stoker writes about how “utterly absorbed” he was and how his attention was fully consumed. WordTheatre events offer captivating, live performances. WordTheatre actors take the author’s words and bring them to life through the delivery of the spoken word, and Stoker cannot wait to download these stories and many more on audible.com.
We at WordTheatre hope to see Anthony Stoker at more of our London events. Our next UK events include the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Awards at The Gallery at Foyle’s from April 22nd-April 24th and Revenge at The Arts Club on April 27th.
Be sure to check out our event’s page for any updates on the upcoming performances at https://wordtheatre.com/events/