8pm Friday 10 March at the Cafe Mila, Godalming
Cowards of Us All
by Lynda Strudwick directed by Jack Lynch
with Oliver Church, Hannah Henderson, Cath Humphrys,
Ray Murphy, Rowan Suart, Tony Wilkinson and Emilia Williams
Cowardice and bravery. Are they polar opposites, or part of the same emotion?
Is bravery sometimes foolishness, and cowardice sensible self-protection?
Cowards of Us All follows the Forester family from 1913 to 1920. Living through those momentous years, attitudes develop and sometimes harden over questions of Women’s Suffrage, Conscientious Objection, probity in business, patriotism and suffering. No-one emerges unscathed, and questions are asked rather than answered.
With our continued commitment to presenting new works by local playwrights, LynchPin is proud to premiere Cowards of Us All, which is the fourth script we have presented by Guildford writer Lynda Strudwick. It has gone through a script workshop process with the local writers group, WriteOne. Lynda will be on hand for feedback after the show.
Come to the Café Mila for this world premiere. As always, supper, drinks and desserts are available from 6:30pm. Preorder your favourite tipple and a slice of cake to be ready at the interval.
21 April is our very special ScripTease Gala Dinner Fundraiser
MURDER IN THE MUD BATH by Rowan Suart
to be served up along with a chocolate-themed three-course dinner
Full details available at lynchpinptc.co.uk
Tickets available from at brownpapertickets.com
12 May a premiere of THE DAMAGE DONE by Daniel Smith
an adaptation of Peter Woolf’s autobiographical story The Damage Done
Peter’s story can be found on theforgivenessproject.com
ScripTease is an aspect of LynchPin which is Readers Theatre events where we expose little-performed and/or new play-scripts through rehearsed public readings with professional actors. We started in the summer of 2009 and to date we have produced well over 50 ScripTease events.
It is our hope to expand the concept of Readers Theatre, ‘teasing’ out scripts and exposing audiences and actors to plays they might not otherwise have the chance to experience. This also gives a chance for professional actors to be involved in developing new scripts and keep their skills sharp.
With this, we also create a public forum for local playwrights to have the opportunity to test new work with professional actors in front of a live audience. To date we have worked with over 10 playwrights helping them to develop new scripts. Click here to see a full list of past readings.