Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The Leading Man

We have a change of programme for 1st July, since the writer of the scheduled play, Orpheus Rising, is out of the country. It will be rescheduled for the autumn. Instead we have a 60 minute play by Peter McKelvey, entitled The Leading Man. Peter needs no introduction to P-P allumni. He's won virtually every P-P writing prize going, he's even acted on a few memorable occasions, and probably scored pretty highly there as well. Here's his blurb:

"It is Easter and it is snowing. Bellamy's restaurant in the shadow of St Paul's in the City of London is closed to everyone except the leading man. Ask not for whom the bell tolls..."

I trust your appetite is truly whetted. Imbibe some more at 7.30 on Monday at the Three Stags.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

In the Middle

Monday 24th June brings us another P-P debut from Chloe Austin, though she has a wealth of experience elsewhere. As well as coming third in our Re-Writing History competition she's had  'Running with Wolves' given professional readings both at The Courtyard Theatre and at Trafalgar 2; 'The Other Day' was produced at The White Bear, and 'Virgins - Sex , God and the 6" Rule' at Intermission Theatre/Hanbury Hall Brick Lane. Chloe also trained as an Actor at Arts Ed. and founded and ran production company Golden Theatre, where she also directed 'Heroine the Musical'.

In the Middle is an hour long drama, and is "set in the luxurious ex-pat community of Doha in the Middle East, and follows the romance between two British workers who are living away from their families. Amongst the luxurious hotels, parties, Souks and deserts, Chris, a TV news anchor and Lizzie, a Teacher and Mother begin to evaluate what a 'high quality of life' really means for a recession hit 2013".

As the nights start to draw in following the longest day of the year, what better place to cuddle up than the Three Stags? 7.30, Monday night.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Cutting The Ties That Bind

Monday June 17th brings us a couple of late entries for the Will You Marry Me? Competition, plus a new play by Nicola Hollinshead, the long-awaited follow up to her debut, Doorway which I remember from over two years ago back at the Phoenix
Here's her precis:

'In an attempt to move on from her past, Anna goes on a New Age retreat'.

Succinct and to the point. It's a one woman show and she'll be reading it.

7.30 at the Three Stags.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Junction 26

Monday June 10th brings us a double bill of cinematic experience. First, we have a reading of a script by film critic turned writer, Adam Thursby, who was a finalist in the 2013 BlueCat Cordelia Competition (top 6) awarded to the best screenplay received from the UK and semi-finalist in the overall 2013 BlueCat Screenplay Competition which puts it in the top 60 of 3391.

Adam's script, Junction 26 "is a non-linear ensemble murder thriller set in the urban hinterland of London’s M25 motorway, in which the lives of a group of strangers intersect at key moments, unwittingly connecting them all to a grisly Truckstop murder". 

Adam Has previously written "The Caravan Trilogy” starring Ian-Puleston Davies and David Warner, directed by Andrew Gunn.

Second, once that's done, we can all rush home to catch another showing of "Don't Worry About Me", on BBC1 at midnight, the script that received its world premiere at P-P, all those moons ago.