Sunday, 20 January 2013

Garden of Eden

January 21st at 7.30. We have a ninety minute stage play by P-P veteran, Peter McKelvey.

Says Peter, "The Garden of Eden is a comedy thriller with a moral, set in a Spanish resort. The owners of the rsort find their stability severely challenged when a mysterious stranger, a tycoon arrives to put the cat amongst the pigeons. To find out what happens come along to The Florence".

Sounds good to me.

Friday, 11 January 2013

History Repeats Itself

Monday, January 14th brings us a drama that is even more long-awaited than it was back in November, when it got postponed owing to a double booking. It's by one of our most illustrious allumni, Roger Mayhew.

History is a stageplay that was written in a frenzy of zeitgeist-grabbing topicality. We we can only hope that the intervening six or so weeks haven't made it look quaint and old-fashioned. As Roger then explained: "Abby has gone to the School Prizegiving to see her daughter win an award for History but is unaware that her own past is about to catch up with her".

Come along to the Florence at 7.30 and all will be revealed.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Poop Scoop

Monday 7th January begins our new residency at the Florence, and we will be joined and guided by our venerable Presidents, Lo and Mo who will introduce a sit-com entitled Poop Scoop by the hugely successful Jane Bussmann, most known perhaps for contributing to the legendary Paedophile special edition of Brass Eye. lo and Mo will then answer questions about their success in so many fields: TV, radio drama, sitcom, stage and musicals.

Remember: the Florence Tavern is at 50 Florence street off Upper street N1 2DU. The Almeida is on the other side of the road and the two nearest underground stations are Highbury & Islington to the north and Angel to the south, with many buses going to and from along Upper Street.

We aim to start at 7.30 with the presentation of the Best Writing award (the Cobb Cup). Our Treasurer, Jethro Dykes, will pass among you collecting money and giving out the good news that the annual subs are still only £8 and the decision to hike the attendance money to £2.50 has been suspended [hurray!] so £2 will do nicely.

Rising from the Ashes of the Phoenix

So after two thriling years in the heart of the West End we bid goodbye to the Phoenix. But goodbye is not farewell. Indeed, in this case it's hello. Hello Florence. The address is The Florence Tavern, 50 Florence Street, Islington, London, N1 2DU And the fun starts at 7.30 from now on, which means even more time to drink. Or eat Thai food if you prefer, which goes on offer from 5. Mondays have never been so much fun.