Emma Rucastle

Freelance Theatre Professional

ELART Productions

Since 2009, ELART Productions has been presenting shows in Lancaster and beyond in a range of venues, including theatres, libraries, churches, castles and parks. Casts comprise actors of all ages, both community and professional. ELART’s All The World’s A Stage was performed at the RSC Dell in Stratford in summer 2014.

If you are interested in working with ELART Productions in any capacity, or you have an idea for a show or workshop you would like, please contact us.

Guardian Review for Memorandum

‘Memorandum’, a black comedy by Czech philosopher, politician and playwright Vaclav Havel, is very much in the tradition of the Theatre of the Absurd, alongside the works of Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, John Osborne and many European writers. In this style of theatre, anything can happen, often without any rhyme or reason.

Emma Rucastle’s wonderfully imaginative production has silently and neatly updated some details of the office environment (no typewriters, comptometers or stenographs visible) and used the ample, resonant space of Lancaster Library to fine effect. Diction, gesture, body language and blocking were all first class. In short, a timely, moral triumph.

Michael Nunn – Lancaster Guardian (28/5/15)

For the full, unabridged review, follow this link to The Lancaster Guardian’s website.