"An enjoyable night in good company... a hugely entertaining and varied evening's
Bill Stone, Plymouth Herald
The Beauty of Old Age devised by the People's Company
Dr Fritz by David Ives
Madhouse by Hugh McCann (Young Company member)
My Brother's Keeper by Marion Macbeth (People's Company member)
Outside a Single Realm devised by the People's Company
Summoned by Bells from the poetry of John Betjeman, adapted by Lucy Gordon Clark
The Short Play Festival was performed in the Drum Theatre from the 17 - 20 February 2010 in the Drum Theatre.
The Short Play Festival was conceived as a way of bridging the gap for People's and Young Company members between weekly workshops at TR2 and the large scale productions with full set and costumes which happen twice a year.
It has also enabled us to offer local directors, some emerging, some established but wanting more experience working with community groups, a chance to direct a play on the Drum stage. Our directors were Jessica Dalton-Leggett, Matt Hall, Elaine Ruth White, Rebecca Huggins, Nicola Duff and Lucy Gordon-Clark.
We chose our theme, the Socrates quote, when the country was in the depths of recession. It remains appropriate today, when the financial state of the nation still seems to hang in the balance. We've been out to prove that whatever happens, the arts can and will thrive.
Bridget Floyer, Feb 2010