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OPERATION CRUCIBLE


Operation Crucible

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OPERATION CRUCIBLE


Operation Crucible

  Cast Left to Right - Kieran Knowles, Salvatore D'Aquilla, James Wallwork and Chris McCurry

Cast Left to Right - Kieran Knowles, Salvatore D'Aquilla, James Wallwork and Chris McCurry

"It is hard to think of another play that captures so efficiently the dividing, before and after, of war’s devastation. And it is all accomplished on a single simple set, with a cast of four and 80 minutes of stage time."

ben brantley - NEW YORK TIMES

 

First produced in the new writing slot at the Finborough Theatre, Operation Crucible has now been seen across the UK. Including a sell-out run at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. In May 2018 the play transferred to New York and played at 59E59 theaters as part of the Brits Off Broadway Season. It was a New York Times Critics pick and enjoyed a sell-out run.

The play will transfer to the Davenport Theatre in New York City on the 29th October 2018.

 

New York time critics pick

★★★★ THE GUARDIAN ★★★★ THE TIMES

★★★★ THE STAGE ★★★★ THE INDEPENDENT

★★★★ TIME OUT

 

The play was adapted for radio and was recorded in June 2018 directed and produced for BBC Radio four by Toby Swift. It will air on the 20th July 2018 at 2:15pm.

Nominated for Most Promising New Playwright at the 2015 Off West End Awards.

 

 

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31 Hours


31 hours

31 Hours


31 hours

Thirty One Hours
By Kieran Knowles

31 HOURS

DAILY TELEGRAPH CRITICS CHOICE

★★★★★ STAGE REVIEW ★★★★★ LONDON THEATRE 1  ★★★★★ ACT DROP

★★★★★ THE TUNG ★★★★ EVERYTHING THEATRE ★★★★★.POCKET SIZED THEATRE

  ★★★★ THEATRE WEEKLY. ★★★★★ LOVE LONDON LOVE CULTURE 

'HAUNTINGLY MOVING' - British Theatre Guide

'POWERFUL, POETIC AND WELL RESEARCHED' Dominic Cavendish (Daily Telegraph)

'PACKS A VISCERAL PUNCH' Carl Woodward

Directed by Abigail Graham

 

What happens when you have to clean up the worst day of someone else’s life? 

Every 31 Hours someone takes their own life on the U.K rail network. It is ten times more likely to be a man.

31 Hours is the story of four men who clean up the aftermath of rail suicides. It is about the slippery reality of mental health and the inability to communicate issues. The play is an analysis of the choice and an exploration of the consequences. 
Filled with humour and humanity it explores four men's inability to talk about their emotions and the consequence of their silence.

'100 years ago the biggest killer of young men was war, now they kill themselves.'
 

NOMINATED FOR 'MOST PROMISING NEW PLAYWRIGHT' AT THE 2017 OFFWESTEND AWARDS

THE PLAY WAS PUBLISHED BY OBERON

THE BUNKER THEATRE

3RD -28TH OCTOBER 2017

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Chicken Soup.


CHICKEN SOUP.

Chicken Soup.


CHICKEN SOUP.

‘it’s fuelled by a quiet anger at the inequalities in our society. It’s this anger that drives the piece – and lingers in the memory.’ - John Murphy

★★★★ THE STAGE  

 

 'it is the resilience and enduring friendship of these women that is celebrated here' - Lyn gardner

★★★★ THE guardian

 

'convincing and authentic writing' - British Theatre guide

 

'sharp, angry, funny, sad and at all times utterly gripping. Stunning stuff.' - Sheffield Star

 

'A feast of female strength' - Rotherham Advertiser

 

'Superb' - Exposed Magazine

 

Jo Hartley and Sam Power - Chicken Soup. - Sheffield Crucible

Chicken Soup. opened at the Sheffield Crucible on the 8th February 2018 and enjoyed a sell-out run until 3rd March 2018.

The play follows three women who established a soup kitchen in a Rotherham community in the height of the miners strike and continue to run it for 32 years.

The play has been co-written by Ray Castleton, a Sheffield local, who I met one night in the pub after a performance of Operation Crucible.

It is the first piece commissioned for the Crucible by new artistic director Rob Hastie and will be directed by Bryony Shanahan (Operation Crucible, Bitch Boxer) and designed by Sophia Simensky (Operation Crucible).

Chicken Soup. - Sheffield Crucible - Mark Douet

CAST

Judy Flynn - Josephine

Jo Hartley - Helen

Remmie Milner - Katie

Samantha Power - Christine

Simone Saunders - Jennifer

Chicken Soup. - Sheffield Crucible - Judy Flynn, Sam Power, Simone Saunders

CREATIVES:

Bryony Shanahan - Director

Sophia Simensky - Designer

Christopher Worrall - Casting Director

Prema Mehta - Lighting Designer

Katherine Robson - Associate Director

Alexandra Faye Braithwaite - Sound Designer And Composer

Natalie Grady - Dialect Coach

Rachel Middlemore - Stage Manager

 

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(RE)PRESENTED


comet

(RE)PRESENTED


comet

★★★★

'It's quirky, unsettling and stays with you long after the play is over.'

whats on stage

 

Charlotte has met a boy online.

That's about the only thing in her story that's conventional.

The boy has an idea - an idea that will change the world, her world, forever.

Comet is about exploring an echo chamber, about jumping down a rabbit hole and losing sight of reality. It's about reaching an extreme and looking back to where you started unable to find the common ground.

It's an exploration of an idea, an analysis of the conclusion it draws and a story about a girl who falls in love with the wrong argument.

Comet is the first play written for (RE)PRESENTED its a new initiative produced and presented by From Ground Up Theatre Company in association with the Pleasance Theatre and will be directed by Tommo Fowler.

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Cast:

Zoe Bullock

Ross Ford

Daniel Harkin

Alexandra Laurence

Hannah Parker

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GRAVESEND


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GRAVESEND


gravesend

In March 1617 Pocahontas died in Gravesend, Kent. She was 22.

She was inquisitive, independent and had a strong sense of justice. In her mid-teens she was kidnapped by settlers in Jamestown and was used as leverage against the Native chief, her father. After 'converting' to Christianity she married an Englishman from Norfolk whose Virginia leaf tobacco would later save the settlement and ultimately lead to the colonisation of America by the British.

The marriage was the first multi-cultural union on American soil and led to a sustained period of peace.

The greatest piece of living American history is buried in the garden of England.

 

This play was written to mark the 400th Anniversary of Pocahontas' passing in March 2017 it enjoyed a short tour as a rehearsed reading of significant areas in the UK important to her story.

 

It is now set to have its world premiere in Virginia, USA in July 2018 as part of the Pocahontas Project.

 

Cast and Creatives:

Director: Bryony Shanahan

Pocahontas: Yasmine Hassabu

John Smith: Salvatore D'Aquilla

John Rolfe: Daniel Foxsmith

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