this is the end
On the eve of Britain’s new place in the world, six new short plays explore what ‘endings’ can mean.
Two sisters coming to terms with their relationship, a climber reliant on their guide, a daughter shocked at her mother’s revelations, a knight in shining armour and a damsel in distress, a young woman whose fantastic new job is turning out to be a terrible mistake and one working mum whose peaceful summer plans are thwarted.
Come and join us at the Old Red Lion on Monday 20th May for a mix of moving dramas and laugh out loud comedies that deal with a bittersweet thread of regret, finality and the complex nature of ‘endings’.
Between them, the writers of ‘This Is The End’ have been broadcast on LBC, BBC and Radio 4, developed an immersive historical drama for the government of Azerbaijan, had work on at Southwark Playhouse, Theatre N16 and Perdu Theatre in Amsterdam and been shown at scratch nights all over London.
Lara Barbier enjoys working across TV, VR, theatre and video games. She is currently developing an original TV Pilot Keeper of the Pleas with an independent producer and her original TV series “The Book of Watchers” placed as a Quarter Finalist in the 2018 WeScreenplay TV Pilot Competition. Lara’s latest commissions include writing an immersive historical-drama about the development of the Silk Road in Baku, Azerbaijan, and a VR experience set in Georgian-era Buxton. She has had several short plays produced at new writing nights and is a member of the Directors Cut Theatre Writers Club. Lara has just been selected for the 2019 Residency at London College of Communication, UAL where she will be exploring storytelling and VR. She is represented by The Agency.
Grace Carroll is a writer based and brought up in London. She likes to write stories about women and the complexities of female relationships. Grace has had work performed at Bunker Theatre, E & C Writers night, Stitchin’ Fiction, Leytonstone Itch and “Herstory: Feminist Theatre Festival” at Theatre N16. Her short play Swipe was selected for the Little Pieces of Gold showcase and Grace’s full length play Wet had a five-night run at Theatre N16 and Perdu Theatre Amsterdam. Most recently her short play Drag Baby was chosen for ‘Xposed’ a night of LGBT short plays and performed at Southwark Playhouse.
Stevie Cooke writes jokes and sketches for Have I Got News For You and Sketchtopia. Stevie was a finalist in the 2017 Funny Women Writing Award and the 2017 Funny Women Shorts Award and in 2018 was long-listed for the BBC Comedy Writersroom and a finalist in the BBC Comedy Monologue competition. Her short film about UK abortion law disparity has just been optioned and she is attached to direct with production scheduled for Summer 2019.
Victoria Morris’s debut radio play was produced and broadcast on LBC which starred Polly James and was directed by Richard Shannon. She is currently a finalist in the Stage 32 TV screenplay competition and semi-finalist in the ScreenCraft Family feature competition (both ongoing). Her short comedy film script was an official selection at the Oregon Short Film Awards festival this year. She has also been placed in numerous screenplay competitions including the Academy Nicholls Fellowship, The Sitcom Trials, The Old Vic Writer’s Programme, the BBC call out and Fresh Voices.
Seyi Odusanya born and raised in London. A semifinalist in the 2016 BBC Comedy Writers Room his first broadcast credit was for an episode of CBeebies comedy-drama Molly and Mack. He is currently developing a number of animated programmes for the BBC Children’s and writes for Youtube channel Wildbrain. Seyi was a quarter-finalist in ScreenCraft’s Family Feature Screenplay competition. His stage work includes numerous pieces for E&C Writers.
Megan Toogood has been shortlisted in various competitions including BBC Writer’s Room drama window, T.S Eliot Prize at the Old Vic, the Crime Writer’s Association Debut Dagger award and the Launchpad novel manuscript competition. Her full-length play Frost Fever Flood is in development with the support of Theatre 503.
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Running time: 60 minutes
Age guidance: 14+
Monday 20th May 2019 at 5.30 & 7.30pm
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The Box Office will open 30 minutes before the performance for cash / card sales and collection of pre-booked tickets.
Latecomers will not be admitted.