Theatre Full Stop have teamed up with 3 pub theatres; Bread and Roses, Canal Cafe and the Rose and Crown to present the 2nd Pub Theatre Festival set to be staged from Friday 30th March to Saturday 14th April 2018. The festival celebrates our unique pub theatre culture and showcases fresh and exciting work. This year's festival witnesses 12 theatre companies present their works to supportive audiences.
Friday 6th April 2018, 7.00pm-7.15pm: april shower
written & directed by Eloïse Poulton
Lottie and Fran have been friends forever. That is, until life prizes them apart. Remembering and struggling to let go, april shower is a love song to the intricacies of female relationships.
Eloїse is a Trainee Theatre Director at the King’s Head Theatre. In June 2017, she graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with a BA Hons in English. Eloїse is involved with a variety of projects across London, including within the Barbican and the Bach Choir. She is always on the lookout for opportunities to collaborate. Eloїse is passionate about making inclusive theatre, which provokes reflection and action.
Friday 6th April 2018, 7.45pm-8.15pm: The Therapy Chronicles
by Lola May, directed by Sarah Hutchinson, presented by LMR Films
The Therapy Chronicles is a short play, written in iambic pentameter. It takes a peek at mental health, dances around coming-of-age, and addresses what it means to be of female gender today. Set in a Therapist’s office, it looks at what is real and what is perceived. [adult themes]
Lola May is a professional Actor-Singer based in London. This is Lola’s first piece as a playwright. She also writes poetry. Her credits include Informer (BBC One / Amazon), Who Killed Daniel Morgan (Channel 4), Ambigram (Dir Rikki Henry), Black Attack (Bush Theatre) and Blown Youth (New Wimbledon Studio Theatre). Lola is member of Equity UK, The Actors' Guild of Great and Tamasha Developing Artists. She is a Semi-finalist of the 2018 BBC Radio Drama Norman Beaton Fellowship.
LMR Films (www.lmrfilms.com) is a unique indie film company based in the heart of London. Our passion lies in combining film, music and art; in finding beautiful ways to tell real-life stories using the best actors and crew; because after all, life is beautiful.
Current work: https://youtu.be/X4aXi02IqKA
Friday 6th April 2018, 8.30pm-9.00pm: Love
written & directed by Conor McCloskey, presented by Second Chance Theatre
A comic and poignant look at the ups and downs of a relationship. John and Emma finally realise the extent of their affection as their relationship unravels over eight short scenes. [age 15+]
Saturday 7th April 2018, 7.00pm-7.30pm: Zombism
written & directed by Robbie Taylor Hunt, presented by Airlock Theatre
Rose is back from the dead, but recently-reanimated people aren’t as welcome in society as she hoped. As the ‘Zombie-girl’ label starts to stick, her new identity becomes a burden. She’s an embarrassment to the family, the press are on her back, and her ex isn’t ‘into’ dead women. Negative representations of zombies in the media are ruining her second coming. Can she get her life back? This black comedy about prejudice and its impacts was developed on the Mercury Theatre’s Early Career Training Programme. [mild bad language]
Previous praise for Airlock Theatre:
★★★★★ LondonTheatre1 - "WIFE takes an already tantalisingly creative anthology of poetry to a new level of imagination."
★★★★ BroadwayBaby - “WIFE is an engrossing, moving and captivating hour.”
Cast: Zoe Biles, Gabriel Cagan, Roisin Keogh
Producer: Saskia Baylis
Technical Design: Catja Hamilton
Saturday 7th April 2018, 7.45pm-8.15pm: The Ninety Nine Point Nine
by Alex Charing, directed by Alex Charing & Gabriela Chojnacki, pres. by Cow Juice
Dr Fishbourne and his research partner on the project Petra Parker Phd Pending, are about to embark on a life-changing journey to the deepest darkest corners of not just London’s homeless epidemic, but Humanity's existence. Their field research request is still awaiting approval, but Mr Parker and Dr Fishbourne can no longer wait, and embark on a two week excursion to Central London to live and learn what it really means to be homeless or without homed (as Dr Fishbourne suggests Without Homed has a less permanent feel) in the capital. This adventure is rife with conspiracy theory, academic drug abuse and the truth that Earth, and all it’s inhabitants are too blind to see. [bad language]
Saturday 7th April 2018, 8.30pm-9.00pm: Heart Into Mouth
by Francis Grin, directed by Jamie Blake, presented by Theatre1880
She’s doing what all artists do. The catering gigs, the late night bar shifts, the endless barista jobs. And there’s no shame in it, she thinks. As she works another gig, holding a bottle of champagne, wearing a pilgrim costume. ‘Heart Into Mouth’ challenges the idea of following your dreams and questions how we commit to our own happiness. [bad language]
Francis Grin Twitter handle: @Grin1Grin
Jamie Blake Twitter handle: @jamieblakeactor
Theatre1880 Website: www.theatre1880.com
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Pub Theatre Festival
Friday 6th & Saturday 7th April
Ticket purchases are non refundable. Concession prices apply to students; under 18s; pensioners; those on disability and unemployment benefits; Equity, BECTU & SDUK members; Portico Places cardholders. As a young venue we are still upgrading and developing the space, any additional donations are much appreciated and will be used towards improving the theatre even further and keeping the venue going in the long-term.