30 March - 4 April 2015 @ 7:30pm
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Playmakers and Maison Blanc presents
Six brand new plays, selected from almost 200
submissions, will be given their London premiere
over the course of six nights.
An assortment of plays from laugh out loud funny
to intensely provocative, the festival judges
have picked a variety of excellent plays.
The plays range from waiting for an appeal on
death row, to simply waiting for a date to
arrive. The ghost of a father returns for his
own funeral, while another patriarch plans for
his. Some children will be married off, while
others are kidnapped from nightclubs.
Come and see the best in new writing.
Mon 30 & Tue 31 March:
by Madhia Hussain
Madhia Hussainís Fair Exchange tackles some of
the most contemporary realities facing British
Muslim families through the eyes of British
Pakistani Ayesha. Hussain is a recent graduate
from London South Bank University with a degree
in English and Creative Writing and this will be
her scripts first major outing.
Weíll Laugh at Gilded Butterflies
A paradoxically hopeful tale of a
girl, and those around her, on death row. The
play was devised by three students at the highly
prestigious East 15 School of Acting and has
already achieved acclaim during an initial small
run at the Brighton Fringe.
Wed 1 and Thur 2 April:
by Ross Dunsmore
Mouth Play, is a short piece set after the death
of father and husband Hugh, as his ghost comes
to terms with his sudden lack of tangibility.
Writer Ross Dunsmore has also previously acted
alongside Academy Award Winning Actor Robert
Duvall and Michael Keaton in A Shot at Glory.
Unfortunately due to cast illness Behind Us
has had to withdraw from the festival. Trevors
House will play on these dates in addition to
Friday and Saturday.
Fri 3 and Sat 4 April:
Love in the Past Participle
by John Hamilton May
John Hamilton May brings his production of Love
In the Past Participle to the Tabard after
already having achieved recognition for other
work at The Tricycle Theatre and The Soho
Theatre. His beautifully written piece concerns
four separate lives as they become intertwined
in a poignant, stripped-back look at love... in
the past participle.
by Bob Rogers
Trevorís House has been written by Bob Rogers, a
former newspaper editor who has also written
comedy and drama for the BBC. Rogersí comedy is
set in the house of Trevor, a terminally ill
Welshman whose life ambition is to write a song
worthy of the mighty Tom Jones, so far
Bafta Award Winning Playwright Glenn Chandler is
on the judging panel who is perhaps best known
for being the driving force behind long running
sleuth drama Taggart. As well as working in
television Chandler has also written a series of
successful plays including The Custard Boys and
The Lamplighters, which he wrote and
subsequently directed at the Tabard Theatre in
2013. Director Ken McClymont, The Stageís
Georgia Snow and The Tabardís General Manager
Simon Reilly, will join Chandler on the panel.
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