Progress Premieres 2018
16-19 May 2018, performances at 7.45pm
Doors open at 7.15pm.
Progress brings more new writing to the stage with two new one-act plays:
Sh!t by Liz Carroll
Edie is in a wheelchair unable to speak or move. She is helpless apart from her one weapon - sh!t which she uses against the abusive charge nurse. Tom is a trainee therapist - eager to use his communication board. He stirs memories - but what is real and what are Edie’s romantic fantasies?The woman in the box challenges Edie to remember. The layers are peeled away and the sadness and horror of Edie’s real story emerges.
Director Aidan Moran with Kate Shaw
Recovery Position by Anthony Travis
A phone call brings the traumas of Francis’ past back to haunt him, and sets him on a voyage to confront them. But his journey home takes an unexpected turn, a turn that may lead to him away from healing and towards mental disintegration. But how much of what he tells us is real, and how much in his head? And will his ghosts finally be laid to rest?
Director Ali Carroll with Matthew Beswick
This is powerful, poetic theatre… do catch it.
- The Whitley Pump
Both plays are strong pieces of writing, featuring stellar performances from good local actors.