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RAISING VOICES 2010

A festival of new writing

Mon 29 Mar 2010 - Wed 31 Mar 2010

Move over Miller, Shakespeare, Coward and Shaw!

The final selection for The Watermill’s new writing competition has been made.

A team of readers headed by Ade Morris, The Watermill Outreach Director, read the 47 entries:
"This is the third time that The Watermill has hosted the Raising Voices festival for new writers in theatre, and the standard of plays submitted has been higher than ever. From such a wealth of storytelling, moving, funny, tragic and timely, finding just a handful to read to the public has been tricky - however we do have four clear winners, two longer and two short plays, which we think The Watermill audiences will enjoy; each is very different and reflects a different theatrical style
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The plays will be performed as a rehearsed reading by professional actors.

Monday 29th March
ONE PLUS INFINITY
by Jimmy Brown

Directed by Eve Leigh

Dyslexic young singer Isla is in crisis, in her life and relationship, following her diagnosis with melanoma. At the Rosemberg Clinic she meets a fellow sufferer, Jack. Jack also has Asperger's syndrome and is a brilliant student at Cambridge. As time flicks backwards we discover a touching, funny and life affirming love story with great resonance.

Tuesday 30th March
THE ROAD TO PORT OF BARRY

by Christopher J Orton and Robert Gould
Directed by Jamie Harper

Described by one of our readers as 'Gavin and Stacey with a gun' this Pinteresque farce set in a caravan is a shot of comedy and metaphysical whisky.

Tuesday 30th March
PLANTING DAVID

by Laura Ellen Major
Directed by Jamie Harper

A village hall drama in a teacup in which small talk and flower beds hold a deadly secret. When Cheryl turns up to help her fellow ladies with a bit of strategic weeding in the village hall flower bed she brings with her a shocking revelation.

Wednesday 31st March
NEARER TO SHAKESPEARE
by Jane Brough
Directed by Derek Bond

When Conrad Milner, the local randy bachelor, decides to settle down, he sparks a series of revelations and recollections spanning the last twenty-odd years. A drama of great breadth charting the lives and loves of a group of professional friends, their history and their hopes.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to experience new theatre on The Watermill stage. You could be among the first to discover a new Tom Stoppard, Caryl Churchill or Simon Stevens.

Tickets
£8 Concessions £5
BOOK ALL THREE EVENINGS - 4 PLAYS - FOR JUST  £18!

Plays are suitable for age 14 upwards.
Plays contain strong language



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Performance times
7.30pm

 

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