DAVID BOTTOMLEY, ROGER GOLDSMITH, PETER HOBDAY &
Director: MATTHEW PARKER
At The Hope Theatre, Islington, N1 1RL
AN EVENING OF 4 NEW, SHORT PLAYS
CLEAN by Peter Hobday – Finding answers isn’t always easy and sometimes a toothbrush has too much importance.
MONTGOMERY by Roger Goldsmith – Montgomery is a desk clerk in a classy hotel stuck in routine. Will he escape his monotonous lifestyle for something, well…different?!
PUSH UP DAISIES by Kudzi Hudson – Perhaps, in death there is no benevolence, no peace, no wonderful interiors; just God and her cronies looking to liven up an eternity.
SKYLINE by David Bottomley – Property developer, Jasper, is seducing MP, Francesca into signing off planning permission for radical high-rise developments in the regeneration of Soho.
Having received over 100 submissions from writers across the UK, First Draft and The Hope Theatre’s team of readers selected 4 short plays to be rehearsed over 3 days under the direction of Artistic Director Matthew Parker before presenting them in a quadruple bill over 3 nights as ‘scratch’ performance. The result is a diverse mixture of exciting, energetic and compelling pieces of fresh work and a glimpse into the genesis of a theatrical idea. The audience is an integral part of the process and First Draft look forward to welcoming you to The Hope Theatre for Summer Showers to enjoy and be a part of the journey for new writing.
Sam/Lily Sarah Sparrow
Francesca Katy Federman
Jasper Tom Vanson
Montgomery/Caretaker Timothy Harker
Woman Joan Potter
Producer Laura Harling
Director Matthew Parker
Stage Manager Laura Harling
Critically acclaimed First Draft Theatre launch their residency at The Hope Theatre this August with Summer Showers; an evening of new short plays. After the success of First Draft’s annual short play festival April Showers, previously produced at The Horse, Waterloo; First Draft bounces back this summer with some fresh new talent in their new home at The Hope.
“A brave, positive work” “Theatre like this needs to continue”
✭✭✭ Guardian ✭✭✭✭ Fringe Report
✭✭✭✭ Everything Theatre
4 NEW SHORT PLAYS
The Hope Theatre
207 Upper Street
London N1 1RL
SUN 23, MON 24 & SUN 30 AUGUST 2015 7.45pm
Tickets £10 & £8 concs
Box Office: 0333 666 3366
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