By Henry Naylor
Echoes is a provocative and brutal tale of colonialism, and the rhyme of history: comparing today’s Jihadi brides with the early Victorian pioneers.
During its current world tour, Echoes has won seven major international Fringe awards, received more than 30 five-star and four-star reviews, and transferred to both New York and London.
Produced by Karen Koren and Henry Naylor for Gilded Balloon
Writer: Henry Naylor
In a colorful career, writer-performer-director Henry Naylor has been a sidekick of Rowan Atkinson, appeared in Sam Mendes’ version of Cyrano de Bergerac, and - as half of double-act Parsons & Naylor - hosted nine series of one of Europe’s best-rated radio comedies for BBC Radio 2. But he’s probably proudest of his work as a satirist, having not only been lead writer of legendary British puppet show, Spitting Image – but also the creator, producer and director of ITV1’s RTS Award-Winning Headcases. As a TV scriptwriter his work has also helped Smith & Jones, Dead Ringers, Alistair MacGowan and Hale and Pace win three British Comedy Awards, a BAFTA and the Sony Gold.
Henry has recently begun writing theatrical dramas. He’s written two so far: The Collector and Echoes. Both were developed with the Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh, and both transferred off London’s West-End. The former won the Fringe First; the latter, the Spirit of the Fringe Award.
Echoes also caused a sensation at this year’s Adelaide Fringe (the second-largest in the World), winning five major awards, including Best Theatre.
Karen Koren & Henry Naylor
Henry Naylor & Emma Buttler
The Loft (Building Z2), QUT Creative Industries
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