Female Intuition is our first new writing scratch night.. and we are celebrating WOMEN! Ladies have been a big part of Original Impact.   Knock Knock   “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that leads him to evil ways.” Something wants in. What happens when we open the door?  You are going to see the first 20 minutes of Knock Knock, a full-length play currently in development. It looks at how we define our identity, gender politics and ghost stories. All feedback and criticism is very much welcome and encouraged.   Written by by Megan Jenkins Directed by Katie Turner  Project Britain  “To be born British was to win first prize in the lottery of life” Cecil Rhodes  A week is a long time in politics. For teenagers a week is a long time in school. Voting numbers have been falling so the new Government has lowered the voting age to 16 and made it compulsory for students to learn politics. Mr Millstock has the democratic task of uniting his sixth formers in political debates ahead of their first vote at the polling station.   Written by Alexandria Anfield Directed by Jessica Kearney  Big Girls Don't Cry  There are certain things that you shouldn't say when it comes to the awkward subject of death... Meet the women who say them all. Kate and Claire just lost their mum. Well, they didn't lose her... She's dead. And while they try and organise the send off that she may (or may not) deserve, they reflect on the impact that she had on their lives. Join Kate, Claire and cousin Lou, as they break every social convention they come across, on dealing with the loss of a loved one.   Written by Laura Burrell Directed by Megan Jenkins  Hold Still, This Won't Hurt  "They didn't brave showers of bullets, suffocating under the bulk of rabid men, the ulcerating heat of the desert, the jaws of the Mediterranean, hiding in the bellies of trucks - for you... What did they do to deserve you!?"  Kira is sixteen. She likes steak, loud music and slaying monsters in her sleep. Kira is a hacktivist; a 21st Century Robin Hood. She's taken down political parties, corporate giants and international criminals. But what happens when the monster is far closer to home?  A new short play about retribution, loyalty and turning tables.   Hold Still, This Won't Hurt is written by Hannah Roe, whose previous work has been performed at the Park Theatre, London and HighTide Festival 2016. It is directed by Alexandria Anfield.

Female Intuition is our first new writing scratch night.. and we are celebrating WOMEN! Ladies have been a big part of Original Impact. 

Knock Knock 

“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that leads him to evil ways.”
Something wants in.
What happens when we open the door?

You are going to see the first 20 minutes of Knock Knock, a full-length play currently in development. It looks at how we define our identity, gender politics and ghost stories. All feedback and criticism is very much welcome and encouraged. 

Written by by Megan Jenkins
Directed by Katie Turner

Project Britain

“To be born British was to win first prize in the lottery of life” Cecil Rhodes

A week is a long time in politics. For teenagers a week is a long time in school. Voting numbers have been falling so the new Government has lowered the voting age to 16 and made it compulsory for students to learn politics. Mr Millstock has the democratic task of uniting his sixth formers in political debates ahead of their first vote at the polling station. 

Written by Alexandria Anfield
Directed by Jessica Kearney

Big Girls Don't Cry

There are certain things that you shouldn't say when it comes to the awkward subject of death... Meet the women who say them all.
Kate and Claire just lost their mum. Well, they didn't lose her... She's dead.
And while they try and organise the send off that she may (or may not) deserve, they reflect on the impact that she had on their lives.
Join Kate, Claire and cousin Lou, as they break every social convention they come across, on dealing with the loss of a loved one. 

Written by Laura Burrell
Directed by Megan Jenkins

Hold Still, This Won't Hurt

"They didn't brave showers of bullets, suffocating under the bulk of rabid men, the ulcerating heat of the desert, the jaws of the Mediterranean, hiding in the bellies of trucks - for you... What did they do to deserve you!?"

Kira is sixteen. She likes steak, loud music and slaying monsters in her sleep.
Kira is a hacktivist; a 21st Century Robin Hood.
She's taken down political parties, corporate giants and international criminals.
But what happens when the monster is far closer to home?

A new short play about retribution, loyalty and turning tables. 

Hold Still, This Won't Hurt is written by Hannah Roe, whose previous work has been performed at the Park Theatre, London and HighTide Festival 2016. It is directed by Alexandria Anfield.

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TIT FOR TAT

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29th and 30th June at 8pm

The Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell

A scratch night showcasing men and women working together.

The Watch written by Will Langley 

Directed by Amelia O’Loughlin

'The Watch' is a symbol of the beginning of the end. You are going to see the beginning of a full-length play. Set in one room in a council flat on an estate in West London, 'The Watch' is a post-Brexit, post-Trump apocalyptic, not-so-far-stretched imagining of the future. The play tells the story of a group of people stuck in a very bad situation.

Having broken the law in several ways, and started a riot on rival estate, Queensmead; how will the Wyndham crew cope with the pressure? Will they stay true to The Watch?

The Empty Space written by Alexandria Turner

Directed by Joshua Jewkes

Is it worth it worth it? Being an actor? The gruelling audition process. The hours of unpaid work. The emotional strain. The inconsistency of work. The pretending. How do we really feel when we enter The Empty Space?

Shark written 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. 

Dorian Grey written by Niamh Headley-Vaugh

Directed by Louis Labovitch

An adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" we start in 90's London and end in modern day following Dorian's journey from a vulnerable and damaged sweet boy into what some would describe as a monster through the means of extreme romanticism, manipulation and hedonism.

Two of a Kind written by Elizabeth Bryant

Directed by Sean Hollands

'Why does there have to be two of everything?'
Society has conditioned us to need someone or something else to make us whole. 
A Pair. 

But what happens when we lose the other half?

Any and All written by Louis Labovitch

Directed by Elizabeth Bryant

 

These Four Walls written by Amelia O’Loughlin

Directed by Samuel Dunstan

These Four Walls is a timely and provocative tale of a young woman, Jess, living on the streets of London. As we follow in Jess' footsteps, touching on themes of loss, memory and security, it seems that Jess has lost everything, but in doing so, she may just have stumbled upon something out of the ordinary.

  Darrel Draper.          Joshua Jewkes.              James Morley.          JJ Bee.              Kris Witham.       Dan Burman.    Elicia Moon Murphy.              Megan Jenkins.    Laila   Bouromane.        Katie Turner.             Sophie Dean.            Elizabeth Bryant.           Alexandria Anfield.

Darrel Draper.          Joshua Jewkes.            James Morley.          JJ Bee.              Kris Witham.   

Dan Burman.    Elicia Moon Murphy.              Megan Jenkins.

Laila Bouromane.        Katie Turner.             Sophie Dean.            Elizabeth Bryant.           Alexandria Anfield.

THE MAN, THE MYTHS, THE LEGENDS

 

19th and 20th October 2017 at 20:00 at The Blue Elephant Theatre in Camberwell, London

An evening of new writing celebrating male writers and directors.

The Rat King

Written by Bram Davidovich
Directed by Sean Hollands
Cast: Katie Turner and Alasdair Melrose

Rat King tells the story of Kelly and Jacko, two young people whose worlds collide on the streets of East London. While Kelly is preparing to leave her comfortable life in the suburbs, Jacko is living the rough life of a homeless young man. When Kelly gets into trouble and is rescued by Jacko, their relationship takes on a life of its own.

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Delicacy

Written by Mark Jones
Directed by Stephen Bailey
Cast: Darrel Draper, Will Anderson, Katie Capello and Katie Spencer-Blake

Eating human flesh is legal. (Technically.)
So, when Duncan and Jodie Gibson are told that they were served it at a dinner hosted by their - it turns out - serial killer neighbour, despite feeling like the victims of a crime, they're certainly not treated as such.
The Press brand them ‘the cannibal family'. While Amber, their teenage daughter, has decided to fully embrace their new flesh-eating image - despite not having had any of the meal herself.

Life for the Gibsons can only get stranger, as their unpalatable supper continues to gnaw away at the family.

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Cubicle Confessions

Written by Darrel Draper
Directed by Dan Burman
Cast: Joshua Jewkes, Kris Witham, James Morley and Zac Wancke

Samarge works in a nightclub as a toilet attendant, often overlooked, ill-treated and disregarded by society. He is unfulfilled and living in the shadow of his father, a once beloved Priest who many worshipped. However, one evening when a highly intoxicated man opens up to Samarge about thoughts of suicide, he finds himself in an unfamiliar position, no longer being invisible, and having the power to be able to influence and effect this drunken man’s future. Or fate, as it would be. But can a once powerless, uninfluential man, carry the responsibility and weight of such a heavy confession? 

 

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The Rental 

Written by Mark Harvey Levine
Directed by Joshua Jewkes
Cast: Dan Burman and Georgina Bennet

In The Rental, Sonya receives an extraordinary birthday present -- a rented boyfriend. He's the perfect man for her -- but he's only there for a day.

 

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Croydon Ho Yo Yo Yo

Written by David Zaman
Directed by Kris Witham
Cast: Victoria Hitchin and Jessica Kearney

My name’s Lizzi, a character in the play, and this version of events,
CROYDON HO, YO YO YO, weaves a torrid tale of sisterly deceit, a will to power, and what happens when messed up Esta and me screwed with the wrong President in the wrong time, wrong place. Which, boys ‘n’ girls, is to say it’s about sex, death: um-huh, sex ‘n’ death, babes, just how the Yankee Doodles like it. Me ‘n’ my sis’, sunny side up, raining down like bullets over bull. And poor Tommy, the President’s fixer – he came, he saw, he conked out.

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The Red Telephone 

Written by Alasdair Melrose
Directed by Dinos Psychogios
Cast: Stanley Eldridge

"A man sits alone at a table. A telephone sits in front of him. This is an antique red rotary telephone made by Siemens, engraved with an eagle, a swastika, and a name..."

 

 

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Photography by Tim Hall

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