To celebrate the first year anniversary of The Bread & Roses Theatre - launched 1st of November 2014 - exactly one year on the in-house Bread & Roses Theatre Company (BRTC) presents the eighth instalment of their new writing scratch night, The Platform. With a record number of over 500 submissions from writers this is set to be one of the best and most exciting ones yet!
Come and enjoy a fabulous night of new short plays whilst celebrating the successful first year of The Bread & Roses Theatre. Highlights of the theatre's first year include receiving a 2015 ICWP 50/50 Applause Award, launching the Clapham Fringe Festival as well as Playwriting and Emerging Theatre Company Competitions; all whilst having welcomed over 70 theatre companies on a pure box-office split basis, without charging any upfront hire fees, and establishing a place for the venue on the London fringe!
The Platform itself has been running regularly since October 2012 and is an opportunity to discover, develop and explore new short plays and monologues for audiences as well as creatives. As the original project that triggered the eventual launch of The Bread & Roses Theatre, The Platform also returns for its first year anniversary!
★★★★ “One to watch and keep on watching" - Remotegoat on The Platform
"one of the strongest short work platforms in London" - Onomatopoeia on The Platform
Snaresbrook by Ben Francis
Directed by Brigitte Adela, with Andrew Candish & Pauline Nakirya
Dee Sanders, a station announcer, sees a man who is hovering too near the edge of the platform. Afraid that the man is contemplating suicide, she invites him into the station announcer's cabin.
Red Book, Blue Book by Kit Walkham
Directed by Kasia Różycki, with Tessa Hart & Natasha Jacobs
As 6 year old Kristina talks to a doll given to her by her absent father, her fears for their future are exposed.
Two Sides by Elizabeth Rutherford-Johnson
Directed by Su Gilroy, with Rebecca Pryle & Sam Wilkinson
A chance encounter with her ex prompts Aine to embellish the truth a little. But as they keep on meeting, her lie takes on a life of its own.
Learning to Fly by Simon Jagger
Directed by Laura Jasper, with Lydia Lane & Shala Nyx
Amira and Shaznay meet on London Bridge. The night train to Gatwick leaves in 15 minutes. Will Amira give up everything for her friend? Will she run back home or run away to Syria?
Schrödinger’s Cat written & directed by German Munoz
with Elizabeth Guterbock & Anna Frankl-Duval
Mabel walks in to her apartment thinking she’s been burgled but finds Donna, her ex, with a strange metal box. And she can’t find her cat.
Pro by Rebecca Robinson
Directed by Rob Henderson, with Nicholas Clarke & Beth Mullen
A young woman finds herself homeless in London and turns to prostitution.
Sound & Lighting Technician: Rajiv Pattani | Stage Manager: Izabel Florence