Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Somewhere I Have Travelled

November 5th brings us some theatrical fireworks in the shape of Ninaz Khodaiji's new, sixty minute stage piece, which she tells me, is about the "Pursuit of Happiness". It may or may not have some connection with a poem by ee cummings, which has a similar title.

Friday, 26 October 2012


It's that time of year again: the AGM. So, bring your pitchforks, mouldy tomatoes and rotten eggs. And maybe some interestng questions as well, who knows.

Monday 29th October, at 7.45.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

The Sisters of Mercy and Redemption

Another Monday, another P-P debutant, and another play that has had a reading before. The ninety minute stage play The Sisters of Mercy and Redemption by Gemmas Mlls McGrath last got a runout in May at the Steyning Festival, and concerns "a middle-aged Irish immigrant and an outreach worker meet, and get much more than they ever could have bargained for".

It also contains "explicit sexual language". What more could anyone ask for? 7.45 Monday 22nd October, at the Phoenix.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

On the Permance of Fugitive Colours

Plenty of playwrights have their own websites. Fewer plays have them. Fewer still are the plays that are only getting readings. But On The Permance of Fugitive Colours isn't exactly an unknown work. It and its writer, Cyd Casados both have websites. And the play had a three week run at the Hen and Chickens two years ago. But just because a play has had a production doesn't mean its the finished article and here it is for the P-P faithful:

It's a "brutal look at modern love, ON THE PERMANENCE OF FUGITIVE COLORS explores addiction, evolving sexual mores and the boundaries of love. Two people begin a sexual affair, neither willing to bow to the trappings of a traditional relationship. A 21st century romance, this is a story of loneliness, unrequited love and unspoken fidelity".

 7.45 at the Phoenix, Monday 15th October.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Imaginary Circles

Monday October 8th brings us a 70 minute play from the pen of Mark Brown. Sez Mark:

"It's a dark tale of murder, mystery and custom. A 16 year old girl is found dead on the beach of a small rural island after a mighty storm. The boy who found her is assumed to be her boyfriend and when it is discovered that she was murdered he is charged with the task of finding the killer and exacting the revenge that the island custom demands. But finding the right killer is not easy amongst all the paranoia, prejudice, lies and tradition".

Sounds rather enticing. 7.45 at the Phoenix.