Win tickets and meet the playwright behind, The We Plays – a dark and funny double-bill of monologues running until 15 October in The Hope Theatre, Islington.
CALM caught up with playwright, performer and drama facilitator, Andrew Maddock during rehearsals, to chat about the therapeutic aspects of theatre. Watch our Q&A and enter our competition to win tickets below.
The We Plays
The performances are described as ‘a celebration of love, life, loss and the daily struggles we all face, no matter where we come from’. Through the perspectives of a heartbroken man and a financially broken woman the plays tackle male depression, unemployment, bereavement and much more. The monologues include:
The blistering heat of the island of Cyprus is the backdrop of a journey into the psyche of a man retreating to the island after a bitter breakup. Package holiday woes, screaming children, Keo Beer & Madonna all factor into his challenge to witness just one perfect sunset, before we discover all is not what it seems. Cyprus Sunsets is directed by Phillip Croft and stars John Seaward (The BFG, Phillip Pullman’s Grimm Tales, The Inbetweeners)
With another local business closed because of a new Waitrose in nearby Bearsden. Drumchapel native Pru desperately needs a job, she also needs tae stop swearing. And why is she wearing a viking helmet? Irn Pru is a love letter to the city of Glasgow as our heroine follows the mantra of Michelle Mone, plays us some Salt-N-Pepa and battles the elements, herself and the prejudice of other people in order to come out on top. Irn Pru is performed by Jennifer O’Neill.
Running time: 95 Minutes (Includes 15 minute interval)
To be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets to the We Plays on Thursday 13 October at The Hope Theatre, comment on our Facebook post or RT our Tweet, we’ll chose a winner at random next Friday. Good luck!
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