Tell us more about the play you're producing? When and how was it written and/or developed?
I wrote this after witnessing for far too long the attitude of most people towards the homeless on our streets. It appeared to me that very few considered the reasons behind their plight but merely saw an aberration that caused them discomfort. So, it was time to try and tell the victims side of the story. I set down to writing this play at the beginning of the year 2017. As an actor, I continuously examine every aspect of life I encounter and I used this facility to develop my story.
And what's the background of your theatre company?
Faroutman Theatre was established by myself several years ago and since then has produced five plays, a short film, and a feature length film. All the work covers contemporary social issues: plays have been set in a Women's refuge, a mental hospital, a brothel, and, the streets of the cities of England, like this play.
Who are the people involved in your show?
It is a three hander with Anna-Louise Nixon, David Lawrence and Jared Morgan in the cast.
What were the biggest challenges in bringing your show to life?
The biggest challenge was, and always has been, affording to put this on. It is completely self financed - I have no financial assistance - and as I insist on paying my actors a modest, I though insufficient sum of money, I struggle to make it a going concern, but I believe it important enough to justify the struggle, as I do with all my writing.
And what can we most look forward to from your production?
The most important thing for me is that I open the eyes of those who usually avert their gaze and, hopefully, help them to understand and care that little bit more about people less fortunate than themselves.
On The Street Where You Live runs 5th to 9th December 2017 at 7.30pm.