Showcasing at the Showcase (RSC-stylee) …

Helena’s monologue from Quick Bright Things is going to be performed at the Sage Gateshead on Saturday 2 June as part of the RSC Open Stages showcase event.

The extract (Part 3 for those who saw the full production at The People’s Theatre last month) meets Helena twenty years after the magical goings-on in the forest and asks what kind of life can she lead with a man bewitched to love her?

The role was originally played by Penny Lamport and Moira Valentine, and Moira (pictured below) will reprise her performance at the Sage.

For booking details and information about the other RSC events, click [here]

  • In other news … Live Theatre are pulling the plug on Short Cuts after 10 years to make way for new Live Lab events. As a former winner (Yackety Yak, fact fans) I’ve been invited back to present an extract from a work-in-progress for the farewell event Short Cuts: The Final Cut. Bring tissues, it’s gonna be emotional …
  • In other other news … clearly Live Theatre can’t get enough of me (snarf) cos I’m also writing a couple of shorts for Ten Tiny Tyneside Plays – part of the Mega Bites Youth Theatre Festival in August. When I say ‘shorts’ I mean it – a 5 minute two hander and a 2 minute monologue. How hard can it be … (famous last words!)