Do Not Disturb: an arts satire

“A satire about arts and funding in a post-BBC, post-sterling world. Two civil servants hunt a dangerous script to stop it infecting a world that’s free of disturbing theatre. They disguise themselves as theatre types and get enmeshed in the glamour. Everyone’s lying for accolades, acceptance and – er – maybe art.”

architecture room indoors auditorium

This is the blurb for Do Not Disturb, the latest to leave my redrafting fingers, ready for a wild world of producers and partnerships. Huge thanks to the talented and generous professionals who gave me a table-read in the summer and those others who’ve given thoughtful feedback on this pacy, satirical beast.

I’m heading into my next work – a very different thing – with Pitlochry Festival Theatre soon, but when I come back, Do Not Disturb will be looking for collaborators. If you think you’d be interested in hearing more, please drop me a line. Be great to hear from you.

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  1. krisp06 says:

    Sounds a treat Gillian. If there were a music element – and it has a sort of potential “The Producers” feel to it- I would suggest Andy Barnes at Perfect Pitch.

    There is also: Mischief Theatre and Kenny Wax.

    and BP, of course, who have shedload of money looking for an artistic home.

    Will put my thinking cap on.

    Very best

    Trevor Chenery

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    1. Gillian Kirk says:

      Cor, Trevor, what brilliant ideas. I’m not averse to a bit of music, tho’ only a French Horn player myself (no composer). I’ll get busking outside BP House… These are fab ideas – thanks!


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