Director: Sue Colgrave
Karen: Laura Shoebottom
Not the Only Virgin is a standalone monologue and follows the central character; Karen, and the isolation she feels from being the only virgin in her friendship group.
The piece was written for and performed at the Italia Conti BA (Hons) Acting Showcase on the 9th March 2017 at The Criterion Theatre, then again at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, in the Avondale Theatre on the 10th March 2017.
Produced by: Michelle McKay
Curated by: Jack Paterson
Director: Rosa Crompton
Woman: Bronte Tadman
Man: Freddy Elletson
'That Blue Dress' is a short play which follows a young couple as they look back over their toxic relationship, and how they ended up where they are now.
Director: Adam Haigh
A: Nell Bradbury
B: Sarah MacKenzie
C: Isobel Pilkington
The challenge was to write a play in response to the theme 'Legends'. The writers were given the theme, cast size and twelve hours to write their plays.
The casts and directors then have another twelve hours to rehearse then perform the pieces.
The performance took place at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley on the 8th July 2017.
Curator: Miranda Harrison
Director: Daniel Osgood
Hannah: Tika Kohlschein
Cam: Davey Seagle
'The Things I Never Said' follows Hannah and Cam and their first encounter in Cam's local nightclub. They fight, they flirt, they find out that they are both very complicated.
The play is now part of the extended version of 'That Blue Dress'.
Director: Jane Quill
Mary: Annie Taylor
Karen: Elene Hadjidaniel
Jen: Evelyn Craven
'Perspective' is a short play following three women in the same family, and how they deal with the effects of dementia.
Organised by: Victoria Summers
Director: Eleanor Felton
Mika: Donna Borg
Elliot: Marcus Tischhauser
Jack: Oier Sola
House sharing is hard, especially when you’re in love with your housemate. Mika and Elliot have had to swiftly adjust to graduate life, paying bills and balancing work and relationships, but theirs is far from what it used to be.
Organised by: Rosie Holden
Director: Liam Ashmead/Sophia Papaya
Leanne: Laura Shoebottom
Leanne loves numbers. So much so that she organises her entire life around them. When her boyfriend suddenly stops responding to her, her meticulously organised life is suddenly plunged into chaos.
Pain by Numbers is a standalone monologue about relationships, mental health and self care. The piece was performed at The Leather Exchange in London Bridge on the 13th March 2018, as part of a night of new writing raising money for Ormiston Families.
Producer: Hence Theatre
Director: Kieran Rogers
X: Jennifer Oliver
What happens if the only person who can grant you forgiveness is yourself?
Nine Circles is a piece of spoken word which follows the central character; their journey through the nine circles of hell, and their struggle to find redemption for their past mistakes.
Dice Showcase brings together six new writers, actors and directors for a showcase of new writing, where the running order is decided by the roll of a dice. Produced by Hence Theatre, the showcase ran at The Old Red Lion Theatre from the 24th - 25th June 2018.
Director: RebeccaJones/Laura Shoebottom
Karen: Georgia Richardson
"So I did a thing, an embarrassing thing. The kind of thing you don't want to be doing on your first time, or ever."
Karen is very excited for her first time with boyfriend, Rob. But nerves well and truly get the better of her, and the night doesn't end up going to plan.
Producer: Get Over It Productions
Director: Gwenan Bain
Lydia: Rebecca Ward
Sara: Hayley Osbourne
Rose: Debbie Bird
Realitas; a virtual reality centre, where clients relive past memories and try to change them in order to change the course of their future. Lydia; a student in her early twenties, attempts for the third time to reconnect with her best friend Sara after an argument drives them apart, but she only has one more chance to put things right.
Director: Andrew Pritchard
Producer: Andrew Pritchard (Young Pleasance)
Sophie: Adela Rajnović
Sophie and Josh have been best friends for fifteen years, and are sharing a flat together in London. When Josh suddenly starts shutting Sophie out without giving her a reason, she starts to worry it's something to do with her. The monologue follows Sophie and her attempt to try and save her friendship with Josh, who unbeknownst to her, is living with depression.
The piece was staged at The Pleasance, Downstairs as part of Words In Progress, a three night showcase of new writing from the 14th - 16th December 2018, as part of the Young Pleasance Playwriting Competition.
Producer: Saw It Here First Productions
Director: Gwenan Bain
Jennie: Pamela Hall
Carla: Georgia Richardson
Maria: Kim Featherstone
Sisters Carla and Maria haven't spoken in months after Maria has gradually distanced herself from Carla and their mum Jennie. Consumed in technology and refusing to accept Jennie's diagnosis, it's up to Carla to convince Maria to ditch the technology and spend more time with the family, though it doesn't go exactly according to plan.
'Post, Tweet, Like, Repeat' was first performed as part of Saw It Here First Productions debut new writing night 'From Script To Stage', which raised over £1500 for Joey's Fund via the Grace Kelly Child Cancer Trust.
A full length version of the play is currently being developed.
Photos by Rosemary Rance.
Photo by: Rosemary Rance