05 – Open Door (Part Two) – June 2014

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

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‘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

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‘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

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‘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

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‘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

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