Wednesday, 28 March 2012

The Reconciliation

Monday April 2nd brings us Tony Killaspy's The Reconciliation. Eagle-eyed readers with good memories may recall that when the programme the term was supposed to end this week. But such is the surfeit of excellence lately that we've decided to keep going for one more Monday. The Reconciliation is yet another result of the Collaborative Project. Tony was paired with Mary Conway they chose to write about Belief/Faith. As Tony explains: "Mary sketched the 6 scenes which was based upon a family and how it changed over the years. As the writer I developed the characters highlighting the conflict between Miriam (the Jewish mother) and her Marxist husband Joe. The final scene shows how conflicting views can, in a fashion, be reconciled".

It's a 45 minute stage play and it starts at 7.45.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Crisis, What Crisis?

March 26th brings us this term's competition. I think the world first came across the title Crisis What Crisis? when middlebrow seventies rockers Supertramp named an album thusly. It proved so successful that it joined the language, and when Jim Callaghan made the cardinal sin of going on holiday during the economic downturn, the Sun decided to pretend he said it. He didn't, but that's politics for you.

So, what do you think we'll get on Monday? A bunch of old mates reminiscing about Breakfast in America? Or a couple of sketches about David Cameron and Ed Miliband? Come along to the Phoenix at 7.45 to find out.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Clare and the Clairvoyant

March 19th will be a notable date in the P-P calendar, as it brings us the first ever play by stalwart actress and former casting secretary Anthea Courtenay, and is another result of the P-P Collaborative Playwriting Group. It was sparked off by initial discussions about our beliefs and other peoples’, and was written with support from members of the group and valuable input from improvisation by P-P actors.

Here's the blurb:

"Clare, married to a workaholic surgeon, is approaching the big 40 and feeling dissatisfied with her life. Amy, a clairvoyant, promises her a happy future. But is Amy taking Clare for a ride?"

Sounds promising. 7.45 at the Phoenix.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Laura's Journey

March 12th sees the long-awaited full debut of P-P publicist Debbie Maya, with her 45 minute TV drama  Laura's Journey ( no relation ), which has emerged after much input from the PP Writers Collaboration Group, set up by Mary Conway and Roger Mayhew.

"Amnesia victim, Laura Musgrove has a guilty secret. Or does she? She can't even remember her name, let alone whether she murdered her husband. Now, she's on the run".

I reckon the butler did it. Come along on Monday to find out.