Wednesday, 25 March 2015

A Missed Opportunity

Monday 30th March is the last night of the current term and, as is tradition, we end with a competition. The theme is A Missed Opportunity and the usual rules apply.

7.30 at the North London Tavern.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The Boy From Porbandar

Monday 23rd March brings us the long-awaited return of Jan Harris, with a play about Gandhi. Unsurprisingly, she hasn't  called it "Gandhi". Indeed, it dwells on some of the less examined aspects of the man's life. As she explains:

"Mohandas Gandhi spent his formative years 1888 to 1901 in London studying to be a barrister. 

The London Vegetarian Society played a large part in changing his life, as did some of the major Reformers of that time. 

London was Gandhi's Rite of Passage".

7.30 at the North London Tavern.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Will Passengers Please...

Monday 16th March brings us another play from the Collaborative Group. Let Mary Conway explain all:

"We are in a London station – not one of the posh ones with shopping arcades, pianos and platforms for Hogwarts, but one of the lesser, more intimate ones.

Here we can take a sideways look at the passengers as they hurry by and claim a share in their unexpected lives. Here we can see how brief lives intertwine; how one touches another; how life flares up and takes on riches.

Can a suicidal woman be saved by a boy and a rat? Will the woman, who waits for the son she has never seen, find happiness? Can a man, who depends for his sanity on a plastic bag, find love? And what does this all mean for Kenny, the long suffering manager, for whom this day could be momentous?The twists and turns of our shared histories are endless. Look at us: heads down, making for the exit! Where on earth are we going in such a hurry? Or are we maybe there already? Will passengers please... But list! Of course they will!"

Writers and creatives: Mary Conway, Peter Vincent, Debbie Maya, Peter McKelvey, Phil Philmar, Victoria Johnston, Chandana Banerjee 

7.30 at the North London Tavern. 

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

All The Things They Never Tell You In Drama School

Monday 9th March brings us our third talk of the year, with P-P legend Daniel Dresner. These days Daniel isn't just an actor, he's a life coach. We haven't seen much of the great man lately at P-P in terms of his acting and spectacularly-detailed post-show critiques, so Monday gives us a good chance to catch up. And, you might learn something. Here's the gen:

"Having actively worked in the entertainment industry for 20 years and coached within it, I have encountered some common questions which need answering. The answers to these questions have provided fulfilment, contentment and very often a career.

Player-Playwrights is close to my heart, as are the people who attend, so consequently I will endeavour to combine my knowledge and experience with your knowledge and experience tohelp you move further down your personal road towards where you really want to be.

We may touch upon the saboteurs and gremlins which stand in your way. We may talk about promoting yourself, networking, marketing and sales – and how awful this all sounds! We may discuss where you see yourself in the future, how you will get there and by when. We may ask questions such aswhat does success mean to me? Will I ever be famous? How can I earn a living doing what I love? In fact, do I love it at all or am I just addicted or even deluded? Does it matter if I'm crap?

Clearly this will be an interactive evening and will benefit those of you who are interested in progress. But it may also be fun and inspiring and invigorating".

7.30 at the North London Tavern.