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Park Bench Plays

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This series of pop–up performances has been produced by some of the UK’s biggest writing talents, comedians and emerging playwrights. Each play will be performed by two of the actors, and each venue will see four of the ten-minute plays being performed.

The Park Bench Plays is the brainchild of The REP’s Artistic Director, Sean Foley and has been made possible thanks to the generous support of The Sir Barry Jackson Trust.

Tour Venues

Tuesday 28: Newhampton Arts Centre Stage Tent at 7pm

Thursday 30 September: Gatis Community Centre, (Wolverhampton) at 1pm

Saturday 2 October: Aston Hall Gardens at 1pm AND Castle Bromwich Hall Garden at 4pm

Sunday 3 October: Moseley Park and Pool at 2:30pm AND Shakespeare Garden, Lightwoods Park, Bearwood at 6:30pm

Wednesday 6 October: Cotteridge Park at 3.30pm

Thursday 7 October: Dorothy Parkes Centre at 2pm

Friday 8 October: Welsh House Big Farm Local at 2pm

Saturday 9 October: Library Terrace at 12 noon AND Old Print Works at 4pm

The Park Bench Plays is a diverse collection of micro-plays which has something for everyone – from comic to serious, tragic to hysterical. What makes this so utterly unique is that the collection takes ordinary and everyday conversations and turns them into extraordinary and timeless pieces of mini-theatre – which people around the region can watch, while out and about doing their daily activities. The past 18 months have been particularly challenging for the arts sector, but The REP is very proud to have been able to support local artists”. Sean Foley

The Creators

Writer

Bryony Lavery

Writer

David Edgar

Writer & Cast

Janice Connolly

Writer

Lettie Precious & Jack Thorne

Writer

Liam Steel

Writer

Lucy Ewles

Writer

Maeve Clarke

Writer

Lucia Deyi

Writer

Robin French

Writer

Tanika Gupta

Director

Madeleine Kludje

Director

Alice Chambers

The Cast

Cast

Alison Belbin

Cast

Bharti Patel

Cast

Eric Mok

Cast

Greg Hobbs

Cast

Liam Jeavons

Cast

Saida Ahmed

Cast

Taja Luegaezor Christian

Cast

Tony McPherson

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