Investment banker Victoria Davids is facing damning accusations about her dealings at Goliath Bank, when broke and destitute blini chef Igor ‘Chuck’ Davidoff decides to break in and rob her just in time for Christmas! What follows is a hilarious evening of mischief and mayhem as both characters realize that they might have much more in common than they ever imagined…
Written by the established playwright Ana-Maria Bamberger, after a very successful run in Bucharest, Criminals! is now being co-produced in English by OfPotters’Demons & Magus Theatre Productions to be performed in Paris and London, and other major European Theatre festivals across 2018 & 2019.
Directed by Anton Bonnici, and featuring Louise Denyer as Victoria Davids, Armen Georgian as Igor ‘Chuck’ Davidoff, and the voice of Monty Lloyd, Criminals! is a light-hearted comedy set in an all too familiar world of financial ruin and moral ambiguity where a single fateful encounter may change your life forever!
Currently in rehearsal…
Cast & Production
Ana-Maria Bamberger is a multi-award winning, internationally bestselling theatre author based in Paris and Hamburg. Her plays have been successful on prestigious theatre stages in 16 countries, as well as on TV and on air, receiving numerous invitations to international theatre festivals and awards.
Ana-Maria Bamberger is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Magus Theatre Productions. Born in Bucharest, Ana-Maria studied Medicine, worked at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, US, and the University Medical Center Hamburg, Germany, and first became known for her publications in medical research. Theatre studies include courses at the University of Hamburg (directing), BBC & Royal Court Theatre, London (Playwriting Masterclass). She lives in Paris and Hamburg with her husband, Christoph and her daughter, Alexandra.
A theatre writer, director and teacher, Anton Bonnici has been a keen student of the literary and performing arts since his formative years. Following further studies in literature, theatre, creative writing, cultural criticism and theory, Bonnici developed interests in post- and trans- human subjects, extreme works of genre fiction, and anything related to television, pop and video-game culture. After having written and directed his Paris debut show Quasar Blues for the inaugural Paris Fringe Theatre Festival in 2016, he created the Of Potters’ Demons production lab initiative as a Paris based artistic collaborative platform for the production and development of new experiences in art and performance. In 2017 he wrote and produced the erotic comedy Some Stupid Bitch Killed Ana Peaceful and he is currently working on a number of new productions to launch in 2018.
LOUISE DENYER is a stage and film actor, writer, and director, Louise Denyer brings to all her works a sensitive and sharp eye for visual flair and theatrical impact fashioned through a colourful personal journey with years of international experience. Having lived in the UK, Germany, Amsterdam, and Paris, and a fluent performer in English, Spanish and French, her deep understanding of European history and tradition, and the intercultural tensions that give today’s world both its beauty and fragility, channel her creative and bold approach to the social, physical and psychological challenges that stage and screen have to offer. Amongst a variety of jobs in feature and short films, Louise performed a main part in the independent French feature film, Cauchemars Et Arcs-En-Ciel, and played a victim of Huntington disease in Je Suis Un Huntington.
Armen Georgian is enjoying a varied career in theatre, film, television and voiceovers. His theatre credits include Patrick Süskind’s The Double Bass at the Dunedin festival in New Zealand, Alan Arkin’s Virtual Reality at the Barons Court theatre in London, and Harold Pinter’s Victoria Station at the Montmartre Dionysia festival in Paris. On film, he has acted in two French comedies by Philippe de Chauveron. He was in the period drama Versailles on television, and is soon to act in the French spy drama Le Bureau des Légendes. Armen trained at the Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory (LAPAC).