One Monday a month, the Old Red Lion Literary Department will present a rehearsed reading of a new play that has whetted our appetite in the preceding weeks.
We will be presenting work that we think deserves a future life, whether on our stage or elsewhere, and this is an endeavour to get it seen by those who can help to make that happen. It will also be a chance for audiences to feed back their impressions and in doing so take a direct hand in the development process.
IT IS A WONDERFUL THING THAT ARTISTS GET THE CHANCE TO ROAD TEST AND SHOWCASE THEIR LATEST WRITING IN THESE INTIMATE ORL SURROUNDINGS. CAREFULLY SELECTED, SKILLFULLY PRESENTED AND IN REAL DIALOGUE WITH THE WRITER, EVERYONE SHOULD GRAB THIS OPPORTUNITY TO COME ALONG, LISTEN AND RESPOND.
– CAROLINE STEINBEIS – ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, SHEFFIELD THEATRES
THE READING GAVE ME AN OPEN, FRIENDLY SPACE TO SPEAK THE WORDS ALOUD THAT ONLY MY LIVING ROOM HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY PRIVY TO. IT WAS A VITAL PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS THAT LED TO OUR successful PRODUCTION IN EDINBURGH THIS SUMMER AND I'M SO PLEASED OTHER WRITERS WILL HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITY.
– NAOMI SHELDON – WRITER/PERFORMER OF APRIL’S MONTHLY READING, GOOD GIRL