The Verdict – Oldham Coliseum

"No life should ever be small". These words drive Boston attorney, Frank Galvin to seek justice for his client, Debbie, after she is left in a coma by supposed medical malpractice, during a difficult labour. Filing a suit against St Catherine's Hospital, professional doctors, the church, and the country's best attorney, Frank certainly has a... Continue Reading →

The Stretch – 53two

After Joe Ainsworth's 15 minute short, The Stretch, received critical acclaim in JB Shorts '19, it has been extended to an hour long play, depicting the ten year prison sentence of its protagonist, Lee. The Stretch is a powerful play, combining dialogue with music and dance, to expose the violence, mental turmoil, and blunt realities... Continue Reading →

Wise Children – HOME, Manchester

"Welcome to the wrong side of the tracks". In Brixton, identical twin showgirls, Dora and Nora Chance celebrate their 75th birthday. On the other side of the Thames, in Chelsea, their father Melchior Hazard, the greatest Shakespearean actor of the age turns 100. An invite to their father's birthday party takes the Chances on a... Continue Reading →

SparkPlug – HOME, Manchester

"I've got two dads. The only thing the black one gave me was ethnicity". David Judge grew up on the Wythenshawe council estate in Manchester as a mixed race kid with two white parents. SparkPlug is his autobiographical monologue, wherein he moves the narrative up a generation, telling his story from the perspective of his... Continue Reading →

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