MainStage shows are suited for medium-sized and fringe venues.
It’s one for my baby and one more for the road in this cocktail zinger of jazz standards and storytelling. A new take on an old tragedy, with a twist. With Pippa Winslow as Fey, and James Shannon on jazz guitar. Written and directed by Jack Lynch.
May 23-27: The Back Room of The Star Inn, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3TY, co-produced with Guildford Fringe Theatre Company.
Hemingway’s in Haslemere Thurs 11 & Fri 19 May, served up with tapas/meze dinner & dessert.
Review of ScripTease rehearsed reading, 24 April 2016 here.
inspired by stories from The Forgiveness Project
conceived and directed by Jack Lynch; original music by Razia Azia; original film by Lloyd Miller
Come and meet Canta Dora, a travelling storyteller who encounters Pews, a stranger running from his past. Through ensemble storytelling, live music, songs, and projected filmed interviews, this theatre event explores the subject of forgiveness as Canta Dora invites Pews to ‘consider this… .’
Collector and teller of stories
that need to be heard
that need to be told
view slide show of production here…
photo credit: Mark Dean
The Women of Lockerbie
by Deborah Brevoort
‘Pan Am 103 was last seen in a fireball over Scotland.’
Inspired by true events and written in the style of Greek Tragedy, this is a fictionalised account of how the women of a small Scottish town take charge of their own grieving. Deborah Brevoort’s finely-tuned play lays bare the range of emotions felt by ordinary people rocked by the disaster.
Through their actions, the women of Lockerbie are determined that love must triumph over hate.
“…in its tightly controlled depiction of collective sorrow…(Brevoort’s script) it becomes almost unbearably moving.” The Daily Telegraph
“Bervoort has a gift for high poetry… (the script is) endowed with character, poetry and a core of touching emotion.” Time Out
view slide show of production here… photo credit: Mark Dean
I Take Your Hand in Mine
a play suggested by the love letters of Anton Chekhov and Olga Knipper
by arrangement with MBA Literary Agents
Russian playwright Anton Chekhov wrote 412 love letters to Olga Knipper, and she as many to him, during their short six-year relationship before Anton died of consumption at the age of 44. With great sensitivity, Chekhovian scholar Carol Rocamora weaves together remnants of these letters into a rich and passionate two-character play of love, longing, rapture and despair, while also giving us a glimpse into the creative minds of the great Moscow Art Theatre. Performed as a staged-reading, can be done with full or minimal lighting and sound.
a multi-media staged-reading
Employing excerpts from Lincoln’s thoughtful letters, powerful speeches. and his witty anecdotes, two actors relate the story of Abraham Lincoln’s political career from his humble beginnings to becoming arguably the greatest US president the world have ever known. In a pseudo-documentary style, the fictional journalist “Scribe” leads us through the tumultuous years surrounding the American Civil War and the emancipation of slaves. A story made all the more poignant with the election of Barack Obama, 200 years after Lincoln’s birth and sworn into office on Lincoln’s Bible.