BIG Impact took place at CentrE17 on July 21st 2018
Original Impact present four pieces of work that had the biggest impact on our audiences at our previous scratch nights.
Four Plays. Four Writers. Four Stories.
Directors and Producers ALL FEMALE.
From Female Intuition
Knock written by Megan Jenkins
Directed by Katie Turner
Three people are rehearsing a new play, a horror. It tells the true story of Edie, a young woman in 1970s Essex, who, whilst heavily pregnant, becomes convinced that there is something malevolent in the walls of her new home and commits a horrific crime. As odd events quickly begin to plague the rehearsal, relationships fray, realities blur and stories start to mirror.
Something wants in. What happens when you open the door?
You are going to see the first 20 minutes of Knock Knock, a full-length play which will be premiered this September at the Drayton Arms.
From Tit for Tat
Shark by Kieron Tufft
Directed by Alexandria Anfield
Shark examines trauma and fears within the confines of love. Spanning several years the play invites you to examine how the characters change with the tide of the modern world, and the people they become while trying to make their love work.
From The Man, The Myths, The Legends
Rat King by Bram Davidovich
Directed by Hannah de Ville
Kelly and Jacko are from very contrasting backgrounds, but when their worlds collide on the streets of Hackney their relationship takes on a life of its own. While Kelly prepares to leave her comfortable life in the suburbs, Jacko is living rough as a homeless youth. As Kelly takes her first steps towards freedom she gets into a difficult situation, and when Jacko comes to her rescue they are catapulted into a series of events that will change their lives forever.
The Test by Darrel Draper
Directed by Phoebe Rhodes
In the not so distant future, in a post Brexit Britain, all non British born citizens must be subjected to a serious of tests, each more absurd than the last, to determine whether they have the right to remain part of 'Great' Britain, but in a country of such multi-cultural diversity, what exactly does it mean to be 'British'? And can we honestly say that our country is 'great, in light of how we treat certain individuals?