Tue, 23 Jan|
Vue Cinema, The Printworks
WFTV in Manchester: Domino Day: Screening and Q&A with the Creative Team
Join WFTV and BBC in Manchester for a special screening and conversation with some of the creative team behind the new BBC3 supernatural thriller Domino Day.
Time & Location
23 Jan 2024, 18:00 – 21:30 GMT
Vue Cinema, The Printworks, Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BS, UK
About the Event
Join WFTV and BBC in Manchester for a special screening and conversation with some of the creative team behind the new BBC3 supernatural thriller Domino Day, including creator and showrunner Lauren Sequeira and lead talent Siena Kelly, Percelle Ascott and babirye bukilwa hosted by broadcaster Nat O’Leary.
The series follows Domino Day, a young woman on all of the dating apps. But Domino isn’t swiping to find her soulmate – she’s swiping to hunt. A young witch with extraordinary powers, Domino is desperately seeking a community who can help her understand who she is, but she doesn’t need to look far, as a coven of witches is already tracking her every move, convinced they have to stop her before her powers destroy everyone and everything around her. When a dangerous figure from Domino’s past comes back to haunt her, will it be a fresh start for them all, or a final showdown?
Following the panel there will be a drinks reception and networking with colleagues from around the industry.
18:00: Guest Arrivals and check in
19:00: Welcome and screening begins
20:00: Q&A with Lauren Sequeira, Siena Kelly, Percelle Ascott and babirye bukilwa
20:30: Drinks reception and networking
21:30: Event ends
Hailing from south London, Lauren is of British-Caribbean heritage. She is the creator and showrunner for Domino Day, a supernatural thriller for BBC3, and is also an executive producer on the series. Prior to that, she wrote an episode for the second series of Gangs of London (Pulse Films/SISTER/Sky/AMC) and also wrote the harrowing Episode 6 of its first series. She also created the Bafta Nominated digital spin-off series to the BBC’s The Dumping Ground, Sasha’s Contact Meeting, and was named on the BBC hotlist of 200 new emerging talents tipped as future stars.
Percelle Ascott recently starred in the Netflix feature I Came By opposite Kelly Macdonald, Hugh Bonneville and George MacKay. Notably, he has also starred as Harry Polk in Netflix’s supernatural thriller The Innocents. Other work includes the BBC’s Doctor Who and Sky Atlantic’s Tin Star. Outside his work as a performer, Ascott has built the entertainment empire Wall of Comedy with fellow actor Joivan Wade, a digital platform which creates opportunities for the next generation to showcase their talents. The pair later created Wall of Productions, producing the critically-acclaimed drama Shiro’s Story starring Ascott as one of the leads.
babirye bukilwa is an actor, singer, model, poet and writer born and raised in pre-gentrified Bethnal Green. babirye’s debut play ...Black Bird Hour was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2019, the inaugural Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020 and The Alfred Fagon award 2020.
babirye plays ‘Vanessa’ in Dreaming Whilst Black (BBC). Other screen credits include We Hunt Together (BBC studios/UKTV); Sorry(BBC/Tiger Aspect) and Ackee and Saltfish (BBC).
Theatre credits include When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, And Others and Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre); The Queer Upstairs and Plaques & Tangles (Royal Court Theatre).
Siena Kelly is a British actress, currently starring in BBC Three drama Domino Day from writer Lauren Sequeira
and Dancing Ledge productions. She was nominated for a BAFTA Television award for her critically acclaimed performance as ‘Amy’ in Channel 4 drama Adult Material opposite Hayley Squires.
Previously she has starred in Netflix series Hit and Run as well as Heart to Heart (Sky) and Temple (Sky). She honed her acting craft on stage, starring in productions such as That's Not Who I Am (Royal Court), Force Majeure (Donmar Warehouse) and A Christmas Carol (The Old Vic).
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