Party Planning

THE Cucumber Writers are holding a party this Friday. You should come along.

Of course it’s a theatrical party.

A fictional theatrical awkward office retirement party, but don’t let that stop you. There’ll be a buffet.

This is our first foray back into the world of writing to a theme, after going free form looking at our own longer pieces in the first half of the year, and despite running on a bit of reduced schedule for us, our pieces seem to have become quite a lot more integrated than usual.

We suspect it’s because all the characters are supposed to be in the same room at the same time, and they mostly seem to know one another.

It makes you wonder exactly how integrated a group of writers, writing their own pieces might be able to become, given enough time and planning. Could we one day write a play, one complete play, just between the 11 of us?

Themes are sometimes hard to come across, and sometimes they land in our laps. There are several bubbling away in the background for future rehearsed readings already, but it’s really interesting, when like this one, they seem to take on a life of their own.

Sorry to See You Go is on at the Door @ Birmingham Rep on Friday, October 24 as part of the Open Door initiative. We’d love to see you there.

Alex