The Bike Shed Theatre 11-16th March at 7.30
The Arcola Theatre group are touring with a collection of short plays by 6 talented playwrights from the South West and North West of England . They come to Exeter’ Bike Shed Theatre in March.
The six playwrights were set the task of writing a fifteen minute play inspired by the word ‘division’. The six plays are:
This is only a test by Tom Wainwright (Bristol) is a light-hearted tale centred on Rob who is about to become a fether and must pass his driving test.
The Bears by Luke Barnes (Liverpool) is a modern day re-telling of the classic fairytale for a broken Britain.
Exodus by Natalie McGrath (Devon) depicts a young woman, Stella, and her voyage of discovery as she returns home after 12 years of self-imposed exile to confront her past..
The Globe in the attic by Becky Prestwich (Manchester) focuses on siblings Lou and Oscar whose difficult relationship is made all the trickier by being continents apart. Now with a family situation arising they must find a way to put their childhood jealousies aside.
Nights with Dolly Henderson by Bea Roberts (Bristol). Rose and Dolly, two Torquay housewives from different backgrounds, meet at night in the kitchen. But waves of sixties revolution begin to lap at the shores of the English Riviera
Plastic Figurines by Ella Greenhill (Liverpool) is a poignant piece which focuses on Rose who has looked after her troubled younger brother Michael all his life. However, now he needs her most, she is powerless to help.
The ensemble cast of four actors is directed by Adam Quatle and Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder. Following previous sell out tours Word:Play/NWxSW brings together the work of young writers designed to take a bold, experimental look at issues affecting society today from identity and loss to relationships and the continuing class divide.
March 11-16 2013 starting at 7.30 p.m. at the Bikeshed Theatre, 162/3 Fore street, Exeter. Tickets £10 (£7 conc) and £5 for Tuesday performance. Tickets from www.bikeshedtheatre.co.uk or ring 01392 434169