Extracts from six pieces of new work by Cucumber Writers in the second part of an initiative with Birmingham REP on Monday, June 2 2014 @ 8pm
All pieces directed by Lorna Meehan
‘Indulgence’ by Louise Marshall
It’s the first meeting of Lisa’s Liteweights back after the Christmas holidays, and Lisa is keen to show how much of a success she is in every part of her life.
Lisa is played by Caroline Frewin
Cathy is played by Rose Pardo-Roques
Paul is played by Rupi Lal
‘Counterfeit’ by Emma Davis
The world’s food supply has collapsed. Rationing is in place. Food fraud is rife, and the Food Standards Officers enact heavily penalties on anyone caught illegally supplying food. A young woman, Ginger, has been brought in for questioning.
Ginger is played by Nadia Kemp-Sayfi
Commander Fish is played by Rupi Lal
Officer Honeycombe is played by Maura Judges
‘The Trials of O’ by Khush Chahal
A dark and deranged comedy piece where five men eke out an existence in a rubbish dump, struggling to find food and the will to go on.
O is played by Robert Lane
Seme is played by Rupi Lal
Able is played by Lee Garrett
George is played by Alan Wales
Circe is played by Alex Townley
‘Who Killed Colonel Mustard?’ by David Payne
Walter Blair is the world Cluedo champion while Margaret is his long suffering wife who can’t seem to do the right thing. But events take a disturbing turn one evening when Walter’s obsession gets out of hand and the lines between game and reality begin to blur. By the next morning one of them is in police custody accused of murdering the other. But what are the answers to those famous questions: Where? What with? and Who?
Walter is played by Alan Wales
Margaret is played by Maura Judges
Inspector Black is played by Robert Lane
‘Writing to Tell You’ by Alex Townley
Ellie hasn’t seen her sister Rachel in nearly 10 years, but she still writes letters to her in her head everyday, and Rachel writes back.
Ellie is played by Nadia Kemp-Sayfi
Rachel is played by Caroline Frewin
Stuart is played by Lee Garrett
‘Balance’ by Laura Yates
Yasmin, a new mother is pressured to find balance and decide what her priorities should be by the other women in her life.
Yasmin is played by Robert Lane
Petra is played by Lee Garrett
Fran is played by Alan Wales