Bram Stoker's Dracula - Summer 2020, Brighton Open Air Theatre

directed by Nettie Sheridan and Gary Cook


"Listen to them--the children of the night. What music they make!"

Seeing, I suppose, some expression in my face strange to him, he added:--

"Ah, sir, you dwellers in the city cannot enter into the feelings of the hunter." Then he rose and said:--

"But you must be tired. Your bedroom is all ready, and to-morrow you shall sleep as late as you will. I have to be away till the afternoon; so sleep well and dream well!"

With a courteous bow, he opened for me himself the door to the octagonal room, and I entered my bedroom....

I am all in a sea of wonders. I doubt; I fear; I think strange things, which I dare not confess to my own soul. God keep me, if only for the sake of those dear to me!



Performances of PITY in the
Worthing Theatre Trail, September 2019

raising money for Alzheimer's Awareness

Praise for Identity's PITY, 2019

▶︎ "Loved Pity. Def go and see - strong performances"


▶︎ "Saw Identity Theatre's Pity in Worthing ...

Excellent acting and a very thought provoking
story line. Can 100% recommend it"


▶︎ "Very poignant and I thought Nettie and Debbie
were brilliant, really lovely chemistry between them"


▶︎ "Congratulations to Debbie, Nettie and Gary.
Excellently written. Beautifully and sensitively acted"


▶︎ "Shocking, heartfelt and sensitive writing and

performance - a lean and very clever play."


▶︎ "Well worth a visit, they were both brilliant"


▶︎ "A moving performance by a strong cast"



Praise for Identity's WUTHERING HEIGHTS, 2019

▶︎ "Amazing! Absolutely loved it ... completely enthralled from beginning to end" - Audience Feedback


▶︎ "It's more vividly mobile than any TV version... this production sails effortlessly into a top recommendation... there mightn't be a finer adaptation at BOAT this year. See it if you can" - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SHOW - Fringe Review


▶︎ "Well done crew and cast - really amazing adaptation" - email to the Company


▶︎ This particular production from Identity Theatre Company boasted a strong and talented cast, with every actor balancing the darkness of the script with its moments of sharp and sarcastic humour extremely well ... A dark, memorable, and confident production of Brontë’s novel, brought to the stage by a solid cast and tight direction from Nettie Sheridan and Gary Cook ... Lois Zoppi, City Girl Review


▶︎ "Amazing performances and a stunning production... Identity go from strength to strength - Audience Feedback


▶︎ "Thoroughly enjoyed Identity Theatre's Wuthering Heights at BOAT. Brilliantly cast, superb but subtle choreography by main characters Cathy and Heathcliff, the atmosphere of the moors well set... directors and cast made the most of the unique setting of the venue to add magic to this wonderful tale of love and jealousy." - email to the Company

Praise for Identity's THE CRUCIBLE, 2018

▶︎ "What a fantastic production- huge congratulations to [directors] Nettie Sheridan and Gary Cook and all the cast. Some stunning and strong performances. A great cut of the play too. This is my favourite version" - Audience Feedback


▶︎ "Compelling and dramatic ... heartfelt ... enthralling ... as appropriate as it was seventy years ago" ★★★★ - Broadway Baby


▶︎ "Not just good but brilliant. We really enjoyed it" - Audience Feedback


▶︎ "This masterpiece of courageous refusal gets a rivetingly fine production ...

energy radiates through a superbly lucid, passionately argued production"


▶︎ I made a 200 mile round trip to see this [...] it was worth every inch of the journey.

I loved it. Congratulations to all the performers and particularly the young members of the company. Thanks for a great show." - Audience Feedback


▶︎ "You know when you watch a great film or read a book and it stays with your long after you finished watching or reading.. well this performance was just like that. Most excellent it was" - email to the Company

Praise for Identity's BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS, 2017


▶︎ ✭✭✭✭ - Brighton Argus

▶︎ "outstandingly performed by an excellent cast" - feedback form


▶︎ "This is by any standards a remarkable production that at BOAT has

found its time and avatar. Sheridan and Cook lead a production that takes

Blue Remembered Hills back to somewhere near its source" - Fringe Review


Praise for Southwick Players' Blue Remembered Hills
(same creative team & 6/7 cast) at The Barn Theatre, 2016:


▶︎ "Absolutely Amazing" - Trevor Jones, Brighton and Hove Arts Council


▶︎ "Outstanding" - Chichester Herald

▶︎ "Sadistic and ferocious ... tremendous pathos" - Brighton Argus


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