Performance pieces by local playwrights
Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 December 2020
7:30pm plus a 2:30pm matinee on Saturday 19
- Keeping the same booking day for the new period of performances
- Changing to a different day
- Cancelling your booking and receiving a refund
From the pieces performed across those sessions, we have selected ten items (an average of ten minutes per item) to be performed LIVE on the Sewell Barn stage (covid restrictions permitting). The capacity of the theatre (normally 100) will be reduced to 25; each half, consisting of five short items, will be performed by a team of four actors plus director and stage manager, using separate dressing rooms and with sanitisation of the performing space in the interval.
The pieces are all written for one, two or three performers. The style ranges from the domestic to the surreal and from comedy to sadness, the settings from parks to cafes to supermarkets to living rooms, the subject matter from relationships to dogs to shopping to estrangement, and the ages from 20s to 70s. The authors are local, many of whom are hearing their work performed for the very first time, and we are hugely grateful that all have agreed to let us perform these pieces free of royalties to help the Barn in such difficult times.
We are delighted to be working on these delightful pieces of writing with some very talented performers, and hope very much to see you there.
What happens next year?
The December show will be very much a test run of our covid-safe procedures. If all goes according to plan, we hope to be able to bring up to three further productions to the stage in 2021, as well as the possibility of one-off performances. We will keep our friends and colleagues updated, via newsletter, website and social media; watch this space!