Scenic Reality is Coming to The Camden Fringe!

Ever since Scenic Reality was performed as a very successful rehearsed reading at The Hope Theatre last year, Samantha and I have been really excited about giving the show a proper run. I can now announce that that time has arrived! Scenic Reality is coming to The Hen & Chickens Theatre this August as part of The Camden Fringe Festival 2019!

Four friends leave school with uncertain futures. One of them, A* student and non-binary auteur Damien Blake, wants to create something important. Film is their medium; immediate and open to manipulation. Set against a background of increasing societal pressures, rising university fees and what can be seen as a youth mental health crisis, Damien’s obsession with exploring what reality actually is starts to put a strain on their relationships.

Presented by New Room Theatre, the show will be performed at The Hen and Chickens Theatre in Islington on the 7th – 11th August at 6pm each evening, and if you can to last year’s reading, you’ll be happy to know that I’ve put your feedback to good use in terms of editing and restructuring.

Ticket have just gone on sale, so if you want to be one of the first to book tickets, now is the perfect time to do so. If you’re interested in following the production, you can like and follow our brand new Facebook page, dedicated to Scenic Reality. (As always, you can also follow my own page on Facebook to keep up with other projects.)

This show has been a wonderful journey so far for me, Samantha and everyone else involved, and there’s still plenty to announce so be sure to follow closely to the Facebook page for more announcements leading up to the show. It’s going to be brilliant!

Scenic Reality Rehearsed Reading

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Damien Blake has been trying to be a renowned film director ever since they left school. They starts their journey with their three best friends, a bleak outlook of society and a desire to create something important. They ends their journey with only one of these things. Set against the background of rising university fees and rising university pressures, Scenic Reality is about the trials and fears behind moving into the real world and how some of us desperately try to avoid it.

Scenic Reality is coming to the Hope Theatre. On the 27th April 2018, at 3pm, this rehearsed reading will be the first public performance a play that I’ve been working on for a while. Directed by the wonderful Samantha Wright (Co-Founder of New Room Theatre) and with a brilliant cast.

To book tickets, click the link above or below this post. All tickets are free but please only book them once you have confirmed you can come as seating is limited.

Looking forward to seeing you there. Continue reading “Scenic Reality Rehearsed Reading”

Starfish is Now Available Online

Back in August 2016, my short play Starfish was performed at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. I am now pleased to say that a full recording of that performance is available to watch on YouTube. (English subtitles can be turned on by clicking the button in the bottom right corner of the video.)

After a Christmas party that Kaitlyn would prefer to forget; her girlfriend, Nicola, takes her to the beach to try and get her head back together. However, Kaitlyn discovers that Nicola may have other reasons to keep her from breaking down.

[SM] The Winter’s Tale @ City Lit

When I’m not writing, I also work as a stage manager in the West End. I’ve decided to add the larger productions I’m working on to this blog. This December I’m working as the DSM on a production of The Winter’s Tale at City Lit in Holborn.

Poster for The Winter’s Tale

Directed by Petina Hapgood, this production features an impressive cast of 19 actors and will be performed on 6th – 9th December in City Lit’s John Lyon’s Theatre. Preview below.

Starfish @ The Courtyard Theatre

After a very successful show at the Lyric Hammersmith, Starfish has been chosen to be performed again at The Courtyard Theatre, Hackney as part of a new performance of short plays called ‘Scribbles.’ The show will last for three days from the 18th to the 20th of August and will consist of Starfish and 4 other brilliant plays also from the Lyric show.

“After a Christmas party that Kaitlyn would prefer to forget; her girlfriend, Nicola, takes her to the beach to try and get her head back together. However, Kaitlyn discovers that Nicola may have other reasons to keep Kaitlyn from breaking down.”

Thank you to everyone who supported me at the last show. It was a brilliant evening! You can find a link to pictures from the last performance of Starfish below; as well as where you can buy tickets for Scribbles.

Starfish @ The Lyric Hammersmith

As part of City Lit’s annual Page to Stage program, my short play Starfish has been selected to be performed on the 13th of August 2016. Over the last couple of weeks I have been busy workshopping and rehearsing my play with a brilliant cast and director who I am confident will put on a great performance.

“After a Christmas party that Kaitlyn would prefer to forget; her girlfriend, Nicola, takes her to the beach to try and get her head back together. However, Kaitlyn discovers that Nicola may have other reasons to keep Kaitlyn from breaking down.”

Image via Lyric Hammersmith

P.S.: I have a new public Facebook page, so be sure to like that as well.