A new project produced and presented by From Ground Up Theatre Company and The Pleasance Theatre in Islington.
It is a project for unrepresented actors.
I will be writing the final piece which will be performed in March 2018.
It will be written for the five actors chosen for the project.
8th February - 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).
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★★★★ THE GUARDIAN ★★★★ THE TIMES
★★★★ THE STAGE ★★★★ THE INDEPENDENT
★★★★ TIME OUT
OPERATION CRUCIBLE WAS FIRST PERFORMED IN DECEMBER 2013 AT THE FINBROUGH THEATRE, LONDON.
IT RETURNED TO THE FINBOROUGH IN 2015 AND HAS ALSO ENJOYED TWO UK TOURS AND A RUN AT THE SHEFFIELD CRUCIBLE IN SEPTEMBER 2016.
THE PLAY IS LOOKING TO TOUR AGAIN IN 2018.
NOMINATED FOR 'MOST PROMISING NEW PLAYWRIGHT' AT THE 2015 OFFWESTEND AWARDS
THE PLAY WAS PUBLISHED BY OBERON
A SPEECH FROM THE PLAY WAS PUBLISHED IN 'THE OBERON BOOK OF MODERN MONOLOGUES FOR MEN - VOLUME 3)
KIERAN IS CURRENTLY UNDER COMMISSION TO ADAPT THE PLAY FOR BBC RADIO 4
THE PLAY WILL BE PERFORMED IN NEW YORK, USA IN MAY 2018.
★★★★★ 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
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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 will have a limited tour to mark the 400th Anniversary of Pocahontas' passing in March 2017 more information will be posted soon. If you'd like to see a reading in Gravesend on the anniversary please follow this link for more information.7
Cast and Creatives:
Director: Bryony Shanahan
Pocahontas: Yasmine Hassabu
John Smith: Salvatore D'Aquilla
John Rolfe: Daniel Foxsmith