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Word:Play/NWxSW archiveBox of Tricks champion the next generation of playwriting talent, putting six exciting new writers to the test on a nine stop tour of the North-West and South-West of England. Following the critical and sell-out success of the four previous cycles at Theatre 503 and The Arcola Theatre, six playwrights, three from each region, have been set the task of writing a 15 minute play inspired by the word "division".

Author Luke Barnes. Author Ella Greenhill. Author Natalie McGrath. Author Becky Prestwich. Author Bea Roberts. Author Tom Wainwright.

Archive listings for Word:Play/NWxSW

Work type: Play.

This is Only a Test/The Bears/Exodus/The Globe in the Attic/Nights with Dolly Henderson/Plastic Figurines - T01853592737

This is Only a Test by Tom Wainwright (Bristol) is a light-hearted tale centering on Rob who is about to become a father and must pass his driving test. Can driving instructor and unlikely fairy godmother Donna help him become a 'real' man? The Bears by Luke Barnes (Liverpool) is a modern day re-telling of the classic fairytale for a broken Britain. The three bears return from their walk in the woods to discover an intruder in their home. 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 bybeing 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 late at night in the kitchen. But the 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, when he needs her most, she is powerless to help. Running time: 90mins (interval). Suitable for ages 14+Author Tom Wainwright (This is Only a Test). Author Luke Barnes (The Bears). Author Natalie McGrath (Exodus). Author Becky Prestwich (The Globe in the Attic). Author Bea Roberts (Nights with Dolly Henderson). Author Ella Greenhill (Plastic Figurines). Director Adam Quayle. Director Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder. Design Rachel Wingate. Lighting Vicki Heathcock. Sound Max Pappenheim.
27 Mar 13Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
listing details L481854936
25 Mar 13 to 26 Mar 13Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol :: V0707367604
listing details L0181769702
23 Mar 13Merlin Theatre, Frome :: V916
listing details L0595849972
22 Mar 13Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
listing details L627555118
11 Mar 13 to 16 Mar 13The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter :: V1892701352
listing details L990130697
8 Mar 13The Lantern Theatre, Liverpool :: V2019438334
listing details L1836322048
2 Mar 13 to 3 Mar 13Octagon Theatre, Bolton :: V480
listing details L0841087230

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