“How Well You Know Me”

hwykm_comboHow Well You Know Me opens the window on the lives of women from three different generations, offering an intimate, surreal and revealing snapshot of their existence.

The Yellow Wallpaper was originally a semi-autobiographical short story, detailing the effects of the rest cure on a young woman.

Overtones is believed to be the first example of a playwright separating the conscious from the unconscious in the shape of a character.

How Well You Know Me pulls the two pieces together, creating a show that explores reality and how we perceive it.

Cast List

sally_geakeSally Sydney Geake has just graduated from Cygnet Training Theatre. She was this year’s Spotlight Prize nominee and has performed roles such as Gwendolen in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ (Jacquie Crago), Rosie in ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ (Anita Parry), Phoebe in ‘As You Like It’ (Amanda Knott) and Cecilia in ‘My Very Own Story’ (Alistair Ganley). She will be performing as Julia in ‘Last Embrace’ and Jane 2 and Maggie in ‘How Well You Know Me’ for TSTP in this season’s tour.


louisa headshot_smLouisa Wilde is a recent graduate of Cygnet Training Theatre in acting with directing. Credits while training include: Angela in ‘Fen’ (Peter Ellis), Leonora in ‘My Very Own Story’ (Alistair Ganley), Agnes in ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ (Anita Parry) and Lady Bracknell in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ (Jacquie Crago). In her second year during training she took ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ to the Edinburgh Fringe. She was nominated by Cygnet to represent them in the Sam Wanamaker festival at Shakespeare’s Globe this year. Since then, she has co-founded Tree Shadow Theatre Productions, directing ‘Last Embrace’ at the Edinburgh Fringe and now ‘How Well You Know Me’ for the current tour. She is joining the cast to play Yellow Jane in ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ and Harriet in ’Overtones’.

Hannah HWYKM headshot_smHannah Brooks has recently graduated from Cygnet Theatre. Repertory roles include: Phoebe ‘As You Like It’ (Amanda Knott), Christina ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ (Anita Parry), Lucietta ‘Il Campiello’ (Richard Digby Day), Emilia ‘My Very Own Story’ (Alistair Ganley), and Sybil ‘Shoe Makers Holiday’ for the Sam Wannamaker Festival at Shakespeare’s Globe (David Angus). Professional credits include: Hobby ‘Teechers’ (Gobo Theatre), Pip ‘Pips War’ (Working Space Theatre), Jill ‘Jack & the Beanstalk’ (Eva Long Productions), plus multiple role-play and corporate videos. Hannah is delighted to be playing Jane and Hetty in ‘How well you know me’, working with Tree Shadow Theatre Productions on their debut tour.

lucy headshot colour_smLucy Theobald graduated from Cygnet Training Theatre this year.  During her training, she was fortunate enough to be able to take time out to perform in her first professional début with Creative Cow Theatre Company as Lydia Languish in a national tour of The Rivals. Venues included Buxton Opera House and the Theatre Royal Windsor. Credits while training include: Nora in ‘A Doll’s House’; Kate in ‘Dancing At Lughnasa’; Celia in ‘As you like it’; and Cecilia in ‘My very own Story’. She is joining Tree Shadow Theatre Productions to play Yellow Two in ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ and Margaret in ‘Overtones’.

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