Industry Support & Shows

A run down of my work can be found on Doollee, the playwright’s database here. If you would like to read any scripts mentioned, please feel free to get in touch directly, through the Who??? page…

Here’s a wee bundle of info on past scripts’ progress & when they get on, shows:

Industry Support & Recognition

  • Final stages, Verity Bargate Award 2015 (Soho Theatre)
  • Screen Yorkshire’s Triangle: film talent development scheme 2014
  • Quarter-finalist, International Screenwriting Goldmine Award 2013
  • Channel 4’s 4Screenwriting 2012 (12 writers selected from 3,200)
  • Long-listed for BBC ScriptRoom 10 2015-16 (top 8% from 3,200 entries), Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2014 & BBC Frank Deasy Award 2013

Shows

2-5 March 2016: Glitter Knickers, Rondo Theatre, Bath. Dir: Ian McGlynn, performed by Lucinda Holloway. R&D short run, with beyond-hope audience feedback (see The Audience’s Glitter Knickers & Glittering Audiences: day 2

14 October ’14: Passion, at Aberdeen Dance Live! tidy carnage, dir: Allie Butler. Bookings here: http://dancelive.org.uk/2013/10/15/tidy-carnage-passion/

14 July 2014: A Bit of a Song & Dance – script in hand show, Tobacco Factory Theatres, 7:30pm, just £3. Writers’ Forum @ Tobacco Factory. Dir: Mandy Horlock.

On the eve of his retirement, 1950s Eagle comic enthusiast Martin has a niggling sense that something’s not right. That handsome plumber lunching his wife, the actuaries singing in the basement, and of course, the evil Mekon is on the prowl again…

4-8 March 2014, 6:30pm: Passion (<1 hour, immersive monologue), part of the Vaults Festival, with tidy carnage. Info and tickets online at https://www.thevaultfestival.com/passion/

Edan’s back from Afghanistan and raving; hunting an escape. Just what kind of escape will become all too clear…

15, 16, 17 June ’12:

  • “Black Barn” – LOST theatre, Wandsworth Road, London, 15, 16, 17 June, 8pm £7/10. Dir: Alice Butler, tidy carnage. Tickets here. (1h, cast of 2-3)

You’ve stepped into a Barn you wanted to walk past. Where a strange and unhappy creature meets a strange – and too happy – girl. And her matches.

April ’12:

  • “Passion”, monologue, part of Tales from the Hive, a night of shorts produced by Beehive Productions at Islington’s Old Red Lion pub theatre, Dir: Alice Butler

March ’12:

  • Away with the Fairies“, 20-13 March, Broohas Theatre Co, Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol: three women, aging, in/dependence and an invisible troll. Dir: Eleanor Fogg (3 women; full-length)

When a mischievous, Orcadian troll interferes with three women who refuse to live active lives, the worlds of art, accountancy and organic farming collide in the strangest of ways.

February ’11:

  • “It’s All One“, egg theatre, Theatre Royal Bath:  a family show with the TRB Engage programme and Young People’s Theatre that will rid you all of any Shakespeare-language related fear. Commissioned for Theatre Royal Bath’s “Shakespeare Unplugged” Festival. Dir: Shane Morgan. (<25 YP + adults; c1h)

August ’11:

  • No Milk, No Stamps rehearsed reading, Rondo Theatre, Bath (dir: Shane Morgan, Roughhouse Theatre), 10th Aug

The town you left is the town you’ve come back to. Commuter-ville with an eaten-out heart, a lothario,  a bereaved police couple and an elderly, armed post-mistress.

  • Passion, part of Thrills, Pills and Bellyaching – Eddie King and the Death of Rave. 2-4th Aug: Tobacco Factory, Bristol (Dir: Anna Girvan; Darkstuff Productions)

June 2011:

  • Water’s Not So Thick – Rondo Theatre, Bath. 15-18 June. Director, Alison Farina, Butterfly Psyche Theatre

What happens when a clinging, upper-class mother uses everything in her arsenal to prevent her beloved son’s wedding? A squirmingly dark comedy that twists to tragedy.

May 2011:

  • 24-Hour Theatre, Ustinov Studio,  Theatre Royal Bath – 8pm, 29th May. 6 writers, 6 directors and a pool of actors speed from blank page to full performance in 24 hours. Resulting play: No Milk, No Stamps. Dir: Hannah Drake
  • An Anaesthetic For Birthdays – Ustinov seed commission: rehearsed reading, 18th May, 7pm, Ustinov, Theatre Royal Bath.  Dir: Mark Powell

September 2010:

  • Water’s Not So Thick – script in hand: 22 September, 12:30, Ustinov (Theatre Royal Bath). In development since its outing in May ’09 at Bristol’s Tobacco Factory. A very dark family comedy thing. Director: Sita Calvert-Ennals
  • Away With The Fairies – 17 September, 8pm, Alma Tavern Theatre. Script-in-hand performance of a one-hour comedy. Short-listed for Theatre West’s autumn season 2010. Director: Duncan Bonner

June 2010:

  • Everyone Loves A Story – a short play commissioned as part of the Ustinov (Theatre Royal Bath)’s ‘Push’ – an evening of  “experiment, exploration, fresh thinking and exceptional playwriting”, 2 June. Director: David Lane.

A surreal world (before Black Mirror…) where the tables are turned on reality TV watchers with terrifying consequence.

May 2010:

  • The King Was In His Counting House –  script-in-hand reading (competition-winner), Bristol Folk House’s Saturday Shorts competition, 8 May. Director: Adrian Harris.

Just before the banks collapsed in 2008, Government seriously discussed shutting down all the cash points. Here we see the Whitehall tea breaks during these meetings. Imagined, of course.

March 2010:

  • The King Was In His Counting House – competition-winner: script-in-hand reading, 17% Launch event, Red Hedgehog, Highgate, London 11-12 March. Director: Sarah Davies

February 2010:

  • Six Degree Angles – developed as part of Bristol Old Vic’s Theatre:24 event, Bristol, 13-14 February. Director: Anna Girvan

May 2009:

  • Water’s Not So Thick – rehearsed script-in-hand performance, Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol. One of four winning scripts for Script Space 2. Dir: Alan Coveney.

2 thoughts on “Industry Support & Shows

  1. Gill

    Absolutely loved ‘Passion’ and was totally blown away by Ali’s performance. Brilliant idea, and expertly written. Loved it

    Wondered whether there was any chance I could get in on helping to develop An Anaesthetic for Birthdays/ Sounds a subject close to my heart …

    nic Rauh

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