Rehearsed readings of a collection of new short plays on the theme of “walls”.
Directed by Nyasha Gudo
‘Over the Wall’ by Liz Parkes
Oliver and Amy have been neighbours for eighteen years. They get on well until their friendship is tested by a nocturnal visitor who exposes their weaknesses.
‘The Starry Canopy’ by Louise Marshall
Nighttime. August 1961. Karl-Heinz and Anne-Marie and their baby daughter Daniela, are hiding in a shed in an allotment in East Berlin. It is the night before the first stage of the Berlin Wall is erected. Karl wants them to escape over the border to West Germany and has been assisted in this by his friend and colleague, Heinrich. Based on a true story.
‘An Englishman’s Home’ by Angela Gallagher
Annie and Vic’s comfortable, ordinary home is due to be demolished. Vic has the answer for how to protect these old, familiar walls but Annie knows that we all build far more
impenetrable walls around ourselves.
‘Hitting the Wall’ by Matt Warburton
“Hitting the Wall” is a low-fi, two-man recreation of the only officially recognised solo swim from the Mull of Kintyre to Nothern Ireland. Based on text written by Wayne Soutter and Paul Greenhalgh.