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.
Tuesday 28: Newhampton Arts Centre Stage Tent at 7pm
Thursday 30 September: Gatis Community Centre, (Wolverhampton) at 1pm
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
Bryony Lavery is a playwright. Her previous work includes the award-winning play Frozen.
David Edgar is a playwright. His previous work includes the RSC’s Nicholas Nickleby.
Writer & Cast
Janice Connolly BEM, AKA Barbara Nice, is an actress, comedian and artistic director.
Lettie Precious & Jack Thorne
Lettie Precious is a playwright, poet, author and artist. Their previous work includes BBC Three’s The Break. Jack Thorne is a screenwriter and playwright. His previous work includes Harry potter And The Cursed Child.
Liam Steel is a director and choreographer. His previous work includes The Rep’s Peter Pan.
Lucy Ewles’ previous work includes Ten Minutes To Light It Up.
Maeve Clarke is a novelist and writer. Her previous work includes What Goes Round.
Lucy Deyi’s previous work includes Julius Ceasar.
Robin French is a playwright, screenwriter and songwriter. His previous work includes BBC Three’s Cuckoo.
Alice Chambers is Birkbeck Trainee Director at The Rep, and director on Park Bench Plays.
Alison Belbin is an actor. Her previous work includes Doctors (BBC).
Bharti Patel is an actor. her previous work includes Doctors (BBC).
Eric Mok is an actor. His previous work includes Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures).
Greg Hobbs is an actor. His previous work includes The Truth (Truthful Films).
Liam Jeavons is an actor. His previous work includes Goodnight Sweetheart (BBC).
Saida Ahmed is an actor. her previous work includes Moulin Rouge (Secret Cinema).
Taja Luegaezor Christian
Taja Luegaezor Christian is an actor. Her previous work includes The Family (Strictly Arts).
Tony McPherson is an actor. His previous work includes The Chase (World Media Rights).
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