About the Show/Event
Information for Actors Awareness New Writing Festival at Barons Court Theatre, Inner London (Festival). MONDAY 17TH JULY ( 7.30pm) 'SPECI-MAN' Written by Jayne Woodhouse and Directed by Calum Robshaw - It's the year 3052 and a world where men are an endangered species. Adam, one of the last few surviving male specimens, is kept in a scientific facility under the care of his keeper, Morgan. Unfortunately, Adam appears to be suffering from a potentially fatal condition and regressing to male behaviour patterns from 2017. TUESDAY 18TH JULY (7.30pm) 'C'EST LA VIE' written by Stephanie Silver and Directed by Emelia Marshall Lovsey - Premiered in Australia March 2017 to 4 Star reviews, ?Silver's written is clever and keany observed' Samara Dunston?C'est La Vie applies a blow torch to human bonding' The Blurb. The play deals with 3 couples struggling under a privatised healthcare to keep their relationships going. Set post Tory re-election 6 people struggle to keep their heads above water. In a damaged fast paced society, how does modern love survive? WEDNESDAY 19TH JULY (7.30pm) "WORSOOZ" written by Catherine Kay and Directed by Kevin Russell - When Worsooz meets her estranged father Nick, her mother Alberta is immersed in a secret relationship with girlfriend Anne and building their plan to rid the world of domestic violence. Isolated and disgusted by her mother's relationship, Worsooz is lured into criminality by her father Nick and immerses herself into a secret world where only men can belong. Set in the late 1980's Worsooz is a semi-autobiographical story of how far one girl will go for the love of her father. Shortlisted PapoTango Playwrights 2017 THURSDAY 20TH JULY (730pm) "COME DIE WITH ME" Written by Vicki Connerty and Directed by Shian Denovan - I had tighter cheekbones after I laughed my way through Vicki Connerty's black comedy' British Theatre. Upstairs, a man is dying. Downstairs, his family attempt to navigate their way through the entirely unfamiliar and oft-absurd waters of grief with varied levels of success. A darkly comic tale of love, loss and laughter". FRIDAY 21ST JULY (7.30pm) ?WALK OF SHAME' Written by Emelia Marshall Lovey and Stephanie Silver Directed by Emelia Marshall Lovsey - Meet Alice Meet Liam 1 night and many double Vodka shots later two world collides in a night to remember, classes and glasses collide in the bright lights of London. ?Hard hitting' ??The dialogue is courageous and does not shy away from cold detail' British Theatre FRIDAY 21ST JULY (9pm) "SUBMISSION" Written by Shafeeq Shajahan Produced by Liver and Lung Productions - Sameer, a young British Pakistani, struggles to reconcile his sexual desires with his Islamic roots and values. On the day of his 23rd birthday, Sameer hosts an unprecedented after-party with four friends. A series of unwelcome events unfold, triggering an unhinged response in Sameer. Not only does he begin to question his faith, he also begins to acknowledge the cruel realities that queer people of colour face. Torn between his allegiance to Mecca and his desire for temporal modernity, Sameer recites spoken word come Quranic compositions, forcing us to contemplate the importance of integrating age-old philosophy with new-wave ideology. SATURDAY 22ND JULY (7.30pm) "2022" Written and Directed by Colleen Pendergast - Christmas Eve. An immigration detention centre. Five years in the future. Post Brexit Britain has lurched sharply to the right. In the wake of the break with Europe, Scotland has seceded from the Union. A hard border now exists between England and Scotland, and after global instability and a huge economic crash, it has been made illegal to be Muslim in Britain. SATURDAY 22ND (9pm) ?THE STAFFROOM" Written and Directed by Michelle Payne - 5- Stars London Theatre Pubs "Could easily be a TV sitcom'" - They're teaching our children, but are they teaching the right things? Three young teachers navigate their way through adulthood and educating. A peek inside a state school staff room. With fad diets, Instagram abs and the government imposing a sugar tax, do the educators even know what is good for us? A Geography, History and PE teacher form an unlikely friendship within the dynamics and the solace of the staff room, bonding over all that matters; biscuits and banter. Actor Awareness are a campaign dedicated to helping actors who don't have the opportunity to reach platforms that people from financially secure backgrounds do. We aim to help the untrained or struggling actor who constantly keeps hitting the class ceiling. We then give them the chance to showcase their plays at a London theatre. Three of last year's shows went on to become professionally produced plays.