Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Jesus in the Bran Flakes

Another Monday and another P-P debut. This time, July 2nd, it's the turn of Gordon Crawford, whose 45 minute radio play gets a reading. As Gordon describes it: "When a parishioner has sightings of Jesus in her breakfast cereal, how will a cynical priest, a go-ahead archdeacon and a retiring bishop react?"

It's easy to do. I spent five minutes glued to the pic on the left, and have already noticed The Dalai Lama, Doris Stokes and Che all glaring back at me. See if the trio of Bible-bashers take a similar line on Monday at 7.45.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Going for Gold

Monday 25th June is competition time, and, ever-tuned to the zeitgeist, the theme this term is Olympian in scope. At least six sketches are on the cards, none longer than ten minutes. Who wins? You decide. Fun starts at 7.45.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Running Out of Time

Monday June 18th brings the welcome return of P-P veteran Denise O'Leary, fresh from her stage triumph with Pandora's Boxes. This time it's a 60 minute radio play entitled Running Out of Time "about love and loss written to a secret formula.  To find out what that formula is, please come along!"
That's what Denise says it is. Find out on Monday at 7.45 to see if she's right.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Amanda Whittington Speaks!

June 11th and a double bill. First up is our guest speaker,. Amanda Whittington. Amanda will be talking to chairman John Morrison about her plays, about her successful career in regional theatre, and about her work as chair of the Theatre Committee of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain ( for more see this. She's best known as the author of the phenomenally successful Be My Baby, about a group of pregnant girls preparing to give their babies up for adoption in a Church of England hostel in 1964. Like her other plays, including Ladies Day and Ladies Down Under, this one has wonderfully realised female characters and dialogue so sharp it leaves our chairman, for one, "feeling madly jealous". Nick Hern Books licensed an incredible 72 amateur productions of her plays in 2011. How does she do it? Come along on Monday and find out.

Then it's a reading of the new radio sitcom by Dylan Davies and Tim Gambrell entitled Me and My Mum Against the World. I read the very first draft, when it was solely Mr. Davies' responsibility. I shall be intrigued to see what the Great Gambo has added to it. I shall be there. Shall you?