PAREIDOLIA 2020 was available for free on YouTube from 30th September - 31st October, 2020

Three people have decided to say something. Something important to them, supposedly. But things are going wrong (and it’s not just their internet bandwidth).

No matter how hard they try they can’t agree on a way to say it.
No matter how hard they try they can’t seem to do it right, the way they planned.
And no matter how hard they try: Z can’t help but be a Tennyson poem, X can’t help but be a Russian antihero, and Y can’t help but be the world of L. Frank Baum.

Things are going to have to change.

PAREIDOLIA 2020 is a 75-minute film, recorded and produced in isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic. It was released on 30th September, 2020, and was available online until 31st October. It combines monologues, video conferences and public domain footage.

The Cast

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Caetano Capurro
Mr X

Caetano is studying English at the University of Nottingham. University is also where his interest in theatre began, directing shows and being part of as many as he could!

He is excited to be part of PAREIDOLIA 2020 having been fascinated by the concept. He’s hoping to be part of more brilliant productions in the future!

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Jayran Lear
Mx Y

Jayran is an actor and writer who has recently graduated from Lancaster University. Over the last three years, she has had the opportunity to work with Lancaster based theatre companies - such as Sincerity and Three Left Feet - and perform at The Lancaster Grand and The Nuffield Theatre.

Before COVID-19, Jayran was preparing to act in the short films Nat and REM, perform as Helena in an outdoor summer run of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as direct her own original written play; Mina. Jayran is delighted to be working with Phone Box Theatre and incredibly thrilled to be a part of such an exciting project.

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Helen Brown
Mrs Z

Helen has recently graduated from the University of Nottingham and is currently based back at her home in Newcastle.

She’s incredibly excited to be working with the Phone Box team (though the virtual rehearsals take some getting used to!) and giving her first performance for the screen. She can’t wait for people to watch PAREIDOLIA and see how much hard work everyone has put in even though they are all miles apart!

Production Team

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Daniel McVey
Playwright and Director

Photo: The Nottingham New Theatre

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Laura Wolczyk

Photo: The Nottingham New Theatre

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Sam Osborne

Photo: Miguel Barrulas

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