Writers announced!

Congratulations to our four successful writers for StageWrite 2019!  Here they are, in alphabetical order – followed by the title of their play:

Anne Atkins (‘Play Lady K’). The Withers are a clergy family living in a Victorian working vicarage.  It’s the weekend of Kate’s hen party and her girlfriends will all be staying overnight, as well as one very close male friend from university, James, who is required to wear drag for the weekend to pass as a hen. Meanwhile, Kate’s ultra-respectable fiancé, Robert, is having his stag party elsewhere… and has been set up by both his friends and Kate’s sister to turn up at the vicarage as the buff butler, from an entirely spurious company called Butlers in Balaclavas – so that he won’t be recognised, of course.  What could possibly go wrong..?!

Matthew Fisher (‘We Are Stronger Together’). The British Government has failed to keep its citizens safe. The terrorist group, Unity, has invaded the country. Letum and Sancus used to just be numbers, but now they’re two of the group’s elite, and Letum is starting to question the morals of Unity and its Commander.  Along their way they meet Sarah, Jeff and Peter.  Do they pose a threat, or are they just trying to survive?

Martin Keady (‘The Murder of the Servants’). Lomax and Hendry serve the King.  Their job is to keep him safe and watch over his bed chamber. Lomax is committed to diligence and reputation, while Hendry is, well, a little more laid back.  But both know that all hell will break loose if the King is harmed, and if either of them is caught with blood on their hands…  ‘The Murder of the Servants’ is the story of Duncan’s servants in ‘Macbeth’, whom Macbeth and Lady Macbeth try to frame for the murder of the King.

 

Lewis Wood (‘A.D.A.M.’). A.D.A.M is a modern adaptation of the Frankenstein story, where Victor has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The story focuses around his struggle with building artificial intelligence, and is woven together with looking at the way his mental health affects both his ability to cope, and his key relationships with friends Elizabeth and Henry.

 

All four plays will be performed once at both venues, The Place Theatre in Bedford (9th and 10th May) and Stanley Halls in South London (17th and 18th May).  Programming information to follow.

 

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