Write Here, Write Now: A New Writing Showcase
15th March 2015 at The Vaults, Waterloo
Following the debut sell-out New Writing Showcase 2014, FoH Theatre Company returns to The Vaults with Write Here, Write Now: A New Writing Showcase. Featuring five new short plays from the talented front of house staff at a certain large concrete building on London’s South Bank.
” A terrific night out… it’s obvious to everyone in the room that there’s a great deal of talent in the Front of House Theatre Company”
– London Theatre 1
“There’s no doubt about the talent here: fine writing, brimming with original ideas and great performances.”
– Once A Week Theatre
By Michael Ross | Directed by Andrew Pritchard
In an apparently uninhabited flat, in an abandoned tower block, Occupy activists Millie and Finn debate London gentrification, before becoming aware that they may not be entirely alone. Michael Ross combines political discourse with the creepily supernatural in his second script for Front of House Theatre, following Nothing But Mammals.
Millie: Katherine-Ellen Kotz | Finn: Karl Mercer
By Aaron Gordon | Directed by Victor Correia
Zach goes home with Violet – but things don’t pan out entirely as expected. Violet begins to interrogate Zach’s sense of morality and a possible unsavoury predilection. A spare and uncompromising two-hander investigating unpalatable desires.
Violet: Katie Griffin | Zach: Luke Gray
We Grew Up in the Back of a Van
Written and directed by Katie-Ann McDonough
A fragmentary collage of two sisters’ memories of their shared childhood overlap and coalesce in a nostalgically evocative and distinctively Irish duologue from Katie-Ann McDonough, director of Front of House Theatre’s previous You & I Are Earth.
Cáite: Emily Carewe-Jeffries | Síobhan: Charlton O’Connor
Living A Little
By Finlay Bain | Directed by Jordan Murphy
Rob and Paul are housemates. They banter, drink, and play video games. Rob and Paul are also survivors of a zombie apocalypse. The arrival of an attractive young woman into their lives is the catalyst for this coarse, very funny, touching and original story about love, friendship and of course zombies. (This is a 20 minute extract from the full length piece “Living A Little”)
Rob: Finlay Bain | Paul: David Lenik | Penelope: Sarah Malcom
Fight Director: Dominic Rose
By Jill Davy | Directed by Neil Clarke
Foul-mouthed, anthropomorphised versions of the solar system’s planets (including a vampish Venus and an insecure Pluto, stung by his demotion from planetary status) are engaged in a competitive attempt to create life. Abducted into this situation, a hapless earthling can’t but fail to complicate matters, in this imaginative, manic sci-fi farce.
Luke: Ross Virgo | Earth: Jill Davy | Venus/Mars: Laurie Harrington | Pluto/Jupiter/Professor: Katie Overstall
Props: Callum Robertson & Helen Thomas
Design Consultant: Isabella Van Braeckel
Music: Alex ‘Jupi/ter’ Glynn
Producers: Samantha Schofield & Helen Thomas
Stage Management: Callum Robertson, Vander Silva & Helen Thomas
Photographer: Patricia Oliveira
Poster Design: Neil Clarke