Saturday 10th August & Sunday 11th August, 2013


Filament Theatre Company



Inspired by ‘Tom and Jerry’, 3-part harmony and bad cookery programmes, Filament bring this cheeky little piece, their newest offering, to the Opera Festival this summer as the final part of the One Dark Night/One Small Step trilogy. One or the Other began its development with assistance from the Barbican’s Creative Learning department.



The idea started from a real life situation – the love triangle. We wanted to find a piece that would contrast and complement One Dark Night (about a middle aged woman facing mortality) and One Small Step (which charts the emotions of a couple watching their toddler learning to walk), and which would stylistically push some boundaries. We hit on Slapstick!



Tom and Jerry share a flat with the delightful Bella, but they both hope to share more. They watch a lot of cookery programmes together and, after a particularly fine episode of Come Dine With Me, hit upon a plan to prove which of them has the best ingredients. Inspired by Tom and Jerry, 3-­‐part harmony, and TV cookery programmes, Filament bring this cheeky little piece to Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival this summer. ONE OR THE OTHER was originally developed through the Pit Lab at Barbican/Guildhall.





One or the Other

Music & Words: Osnat Schmool

Director: Sabina Netherclift

Bella: Osnat Schmool

Tom: Gavin James

Jerry: DJ Walde


Sabina Netherclift is Co-­‐Artistic Director of Filament. Her directing work includes: One Small Step, Drive Ride Walk, and One Dark Night (for Filament), and 1 Beach Rd (for Redcape Theatre). She has also directed for Opera North Education, ENO Baylis, ROH Education, and Turtle Key Arts. Sabina teaches physical theatre skills at GSA.


Osnat Schmool is Co-­‐Artistic Director of Filament and has written all their shows to date. As a composer, she has also written for Little Angel Theatre (Goldilocks and The Thirsty Giraffe). She is the Director of the Roundhouse Choir and teaches at Goldsmith’s, WAC and Wired4Music. She is delighted to be joining Bill Bankes-­‐Jones and Sam Bordoli on Tête à Tête’s PRSF Biennial 2014 project combiningskateboarding, skate parks and choral singing.


Gavin James. Theatre includes: Ballad of Little Jo, Great Scott and Drive Ride Walk (Bridewell Theatre Company), Blondel (Pleasance), My Beautiful Launderette (Duchess), Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down the Wind (No. 1 tour), South Pacific (BBC Radio 2/CBSO), Sondheim’s Side by Side (Union), and The Fantasticks (Jermyn Street).


Danilo ‘DJ’ Walde is a classically trained musician. He works as a freelance musician, a musical consultant and a teacher. He is Musical Director of ZooNation Dance Company and – as well as making his own music – is currently Choir Master for the Roundhouse Experimental Choir.