Newly established be•wilder theatre company co-founded by Raphael Ruiz, an actor, writer and visual artist originally from Prague, will make its debut at The Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival 2017 with a world premiere of Old Joe’s Fish ‘n’ Chill, an original play written by Raphael and Stefani Degreas.
Old Joe’s Fish ‘n’ Chill
It was Old Joe’s golden age: in a time when borders did not exist, travellers and regulars would queue up in front of the club for its famous fish and chips and colourful dance-floor. Everyone was a foreigner and everyone felt at home. Until the incident.
One year after a terrorist attack, Old Joe’s Fish ‘n’ Chill looks so decrepit one might assume it’s out of business. Yet it remains the only place left in the world where people from anywhere can come and go without a visa.
There, a French drag queen, a German-Japanese gangster, a Finnish letter thief, a Czech dictator, a lungless Brazilian, an English terrorist and an invisible drifter meet for the first – and possibly last – time.
be•wilder is an ensemble of international artists and proud graduates of RADA’s acting programme MA Theatre Lab. be•wilder Theatre Company is based in London.
Raphael is an actor, writer and visual artist, originally from Prague. He received his Honours Degree in Drama at Queen Mary University of London. He has worked and toured in theatre as an actor on an international level and has also appeared in film and TV.’ (CC)