The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol

15 - 18 Oct

by Mark Wheatley and Simon McBurney

The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol

15 - 18 Oct

Director Sally Ann Gritton
Movement Director Ruth Naylor-Smith
Musical Director, Arranger, Music and Lyrics Daniel Jarvis
Set and Costumer Designer Elizabeth Wright
Lighting Designer Adam King
Sound Designer Mike Winship

Born an outcast into a French peasant family in 1900 and shunned by those she loves, Lucie Cabrol seeks more than just the basics of human existence. Based on the short story by John Berger and originally performed by Complicité, The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol is an uplifting exploration into the survival of hope and love in the face of struggle.

Performances made possible by the kind permission of Complicité, London.

We don’t want to give away any spoilers for shows, but understand that some content may cause distress for audiences. If there are certain themes or content that you would find particularly upsetting, we encourage you to contact us before viewing to find out more about the show – please email

The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol will feature scenes of a sexual nature, violence/threat and abuse (including towards children), gore and animal cruelty. 

Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes, plus a 20-minute interval

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Booking Info


Fri 15 - Mon 18 Oct


Backstage Theatre, Mountview

To Book

020 8881 2201

Industry Bookings

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Sally Ann Gritton


Sally Ann is Head of Undergraduate Performance and Director of Academic Affairs at Mountview and was previously the Artistic Director of Sorted Productions. Credits include: After Mrs Rochester (Albany), The Great Theatre of the World (Royal Festival Hall), The War is Dead Long Live the War (ICA/tour – James Dean Bradfield collaboration), Waiting at the Water’s Edge (Theatre Clwyd/tour), Kick the Breeze (BAC), Yerma (Riverside Studios), Cascanda (BBC Radio 4), Tales from the Norse Gods (Audiobook), Sky Television (Voiceover), Hannah Starkey exhibitions (Milan, Dublin, London). Sally Ann has also directed script development/readings for Sgript Cymru. Previously for Mountview: Emilia, Sweeney Todd, Grand Hotel, Anna Karenina, Mary Shelley, Jane Eyre.

Daniel Jarvis

Composer & Musical Director

Daniel studied at Mountview following a Sport & Exercise Sciences degree at University of Birmingham. He was MD and orchestrator/arranger in developing The Return of the Soldier (Hope Mill Theatre) with Aria Ents and composer Charles Miller in 2018. More recently he was MD on Marriage A La Mode (Chichester University) and also Oregano (LSMT). He co-wrote, orchestrated and developed Paper Hearts. Other professional credits include: Songs For A New World, Hello Again, Rent, Loserville, I Sing and Into the Woods. Daniel is currently working on Deptford Wives and The Bow Maker (a new musical by Finn Anderson and Tania Azevedo in collaboration with The National Theatre of Scotland). Daniel is a Musical Supervisor for ‘Imagine Theatre’ and works on arrangements for pantomime productions across the country. Instagram: @danjarvis7 Twitter: danjarvis_music

Ruth Naylor-Smith

Movement Director

Ruth trained with Jaques Lecoq in Paris. As an actor and movement director for 15 years she has worked with a range of companies including Ockham’s Razor, Horse and Bamboo, English Shakespeare Company, Tour de Force. Ruth was co-artistic director of Torsion Theatre devising five original productions. Ruth has a long association with Turtle Key Arts with whom she has directed and created numerous projects. Ruth started teaching at Mountview in 2005 and is now Joint Head of Movement.

Elizabeth Wright

Set & Costume Designer

Elizabeth Wright has worked extensively at Theatre by the Lake including designs for Wallflowering, The Glass Menagerie and Elektra. Her other work includes designs for Townsend Productions (touring), Hope Mill (for Made With Fire), Park Theatre (for Metal Rabbit Productions), HOME (for Manchester School of Theatre), The Vaults, The Octagon, Bolton and Hull Truck Theatre. She studied at Leeds University, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has a PhD in Theatre Design from Wimbledon College of Art.

Adam King

Lighting Designer

Adam originally trained at Mountview and has since gone on to work as assistant lighting designer to Neil Austin on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Palace Theatre) and Bend It Like Beckham (Pheonix Theatre).

His own recent credits include: Snowflake/Tornado Stewart Lee (UK tour), Beyond Therapy (UK tour), Royal Ballet School (Royal Opera House/Opera Holland Park/Linbury Theatre), Original Death Rabbit The Wasp (Jermyn Street Theatre) Jack and the Beanstalk, Aladdin (Harlow Playhouse), The Nutcracker, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast (New Theatre Royal Portsmouth).