Deadwood Productions Ltd presents
by Greg Freeman
Based on a painting 'Sicilian Cats'' by Ian Heath
Directed by Ken McClymont
TIMEOUT CRITICS CHOICE FOR BEAK STREET
'Freeman's script is a
compelling, kitsch-free morality
play that perhaps verges on out
and out homage to film noir's
golden age, but gains an
oblique, occasionally comic
frisson from, y'know, being
4 STARS -
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After the Timeout No1 Critics choice
success of Doig at the
Tabard Theatre last September we are proud to present
Greg Freeman's latest work
Beak Street, a surreal wonderful world inhabited by
'Theatre that from concept to execution is utterly
bonkers but quite brilliant'
Timeout on Doig
In the world of ‘noir’
shadows, mean streets and gangster cats, only one thing
is really certain, cats, they ain’t known for their
loyalty. So when his prize fighting mouse disappears in
mysterious circumstances, the Beak Street Cat knows he
was screwed over.
Bankrupt, humbled, deserted by his gang,
he sets out to regain his power and nail the cat who
betrayed him. Blood will be shed, friendships tested,
but ultimately the Beak Street Cat will uncover the
truth, and like the fur ball from hell, it will be hard
for him to swallow.
It's a story of dog eat dog in a cat world.
Freeman edited and adapted the only ever successful
version of an American Sitcom 'WHO'S THE BOSS' which
became 'THE UPPER HAND' (ITV). Since the turn of the
century, he has developed a career in the theatre
including LAST BUS TO PARADISE, UNDERBELLY, (co-wrote
and winner of the London New Play Festival) TAKE, (Old
Red Lion) KATHMANDU, (Menier Chocolate Factory and
Pleasance Edinburgh) and WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE
(New End Theatre).
Beak Street is directed by Ken
former Artistic Director of The Old Red Lion Theatre.
Whilst there he directed over thirty premieres incl:
Waiting for the Angels, Murder In Bridgport, Diaspora
Jigs and Life After Life. Revivals include: A Chaste
Maid In Cheapside (Old Red Lion) and The Slab Boys (Old
Red Lion) which won Best Production of a Comedy Award (LFA).
In 1989-90 he won an Outstanding Contribution to Fringe
Theatre Award for programming of an exceptional standard
at the Old Red Lion.