Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Exit Strategy

It may not feel it but soon the summer will be gone and we'll all be playing conkers and roasting chestnuts. After all, football's back, so why shouldn't Player-Playwrights join in too?

The new season starts on September 9th with a comedy play by debutant John Hill. I say debutant, John has had much success in his short career. His first play won a new-writing competition at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre. Another was shortlisted for the Channel 4/Oran Mor Comedy Drama Award in 2012 and long-listed for the Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Award for new drama writing. Other plays have been performed by TheatreLab at the Shaw, Andersson Productions, Insignificant Theatre, ScriptSpace, Tiny Dog Productions, Artists Anonymous, Nameless Theatre, Script Readers, and RealDeal Theatre. John also wrote two episodes of a 12-part sitcom called Marshal’s Law, which is currently being broadcast on Sky. There have been two sitcoms taken on for development by the Comedy Unit, and stage versions of both made it to the finals of the Sitcom Trials.

As to Exit Strategy, well it's a comedy set in a lift, centring on "Paul, who has just made the biggest decision of his life and just wants to be left alone. But a power cut leaves him stranded in a lift with three strangers - a religious double-glazing salesman and a couple going through an acrimonious divorce".

7.30, at the Three Stags.

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