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By Jess Moore
Directed by Ryan Gage
'“Too late now. It's done. We're done.”
Architect of his own demise, a father, a brother, a son, but no longer a husband. Ensconced in a seething, comfortable suburb, David is besieged by the voices of his own father, brother and son. Embittered, he sips over-priced cocktails and surveys the twinkly mess of unfinished skyscrapers he wishes he had built. How does a man who had everything find himself with nothing? Is it too late for redemption?
An unflinching take on the Babyboomers through the reflections of one man, this new play from Jess Moore considers a generation who had it all and squandered it.
Writer - Jess Moore
This is Jess's second play. Her first - Gin For Breakfast - is in development in London and New York. She is currently working on her third play - Daddy Issues – and her first screenplay. Jess is a Stage One New Producer, and studied Playwriting on Stephen Jeffrey's acclaimed course at RADA. Jess works as Executive Director of Corporate Responsibility for Warner Bros. Entertainment UK. She is also a Trustee of Tender, a charity which uses theatre and the arts to enable young people to avoid abusive and violent relationships, and a judge of the Young Theatre Designer Imagination Award.
Director - Ryan Gage
Ryan is best known as an actor for his performances in The Hobbit trilogy and the BBC's The Musketeers. He has previously directed a short film, and the first rehearsed read-through of Jess Moore's play, Gin for Breakfast. As a theatre actor, Ryan has been part of numerous West End productions and national tours. He spent two seasons with the RSC and has been part of many off-West End and fringe productions and readings.
The Spill was founded by Lucy Phelps and Laura Hanna of Spinning Out. It was born out of three simple wishes: to get more actors, directors and writers regularly working together, to connect them and engage them through presenting original work, and to offer an excellent evening's entertainment. They trained at LAMDA together and each work as actors as well as having separately pursued producing, writing, and other forms of creative work.
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5th June at 6.00pm