Fringe programme

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Saturday the 26th of May, from 10.30 'till 12.30 in the BATS Belfry:

VOICE: Writing and Performing your Own Monologue.

Join Master Teacher Susan Merson (Producing Artistic Director, NY Theatre Intensives) in a two hour writing and acting workshop. The first hour we will work through guided writing exercises and each write a personal monologue for ourselves and one other person in the group. The second hour we will be on our feet and perform them. Join us in exploring your true voice and hearing it ring true.

Bio: Susan Merson currently serves as Producing Artistic Director of NY Theatre Intensives, a six week program for writers, actors and directors in NYC studying the art of new play development and the collaborative process. A long time theatre professional she has appeared on, off and off off Broadway, on television and in major films. Her plays have been seen across the US including her most recent solo play WHEN THEY GO AND YOU DO NOT, now available at Amazon. She founded the LA Writers Bloc and served as its moderator for over twenty years and currently teaches privately and on the faculty of NYTI/NYC and California State University. For more information please go to

14.30-15.00: Benches - an adaptation of Harold Pinter and Ethan Coen, adapted and directed by Micah Westera - Het Homerostheater 

As the Cold War is drawing to a close a British spy is taken from behind his desk and cast into a shadowy game of cat and mouse. Hunted by Russian assassins he attempts to traverse the minefield of death and destruction that has become his life, all the while a single question looming in his mind: is it worth it?

15.15-16.00: The Surgery - Daniel Sossi and group 

We follow a short passage of time in the lives of a young couple, as various strange occurences happen around them.

16.15-17.15: The Human Circus - a show of one act plays directed by Charlie Lucarotti - The Lucerne World Theater Company

The Human Circus - a show of one act plays portraying the trials and triumphs of life with good humour.
Ties That Bind by Eric Coble; Controlling Interest by Wayne Rawley; Miss You by David Auburn; Please Have a Seat… by Garth Wingfield; Post its by Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman

Sunday 27 May

14.30-15.15: Mary Shelley and her Daemon -  Ensemble Free Theater Norway

A play inspired by the letters, poetry and prose of Mary Shelley and Percy Byshe Shelley.

15.30-16.10: Water under the Bridge - Bruno Sousa - ESOC 

Mother and daughter are brought together at a difficult time and have to come to terms with their disturbed and traumatic past. The play is set in a hospital and is splashed here and there with humourous moments.

Monday 28 May

13.30-14.20: Still Life by Noel Coward - The InPlayers

Sometime in a slightly different universe where steam trains, zepplins and victorian-ish manners (and prejudices) still exist. A chance meeting in a train station cafe changes the lives of Alec and Laura. Not so much eyes across a crowded room as close up and personal as Alec removes a bit of grit that the express train has thrown into Lauras' eye. A relationship starts which is followed by the station staff and customers as the pair meet at the station, at least when they don't have other (better) things to be doing!

14.30-16.30: WORKSHOP: Creating Situations and Acting Out Scenes - Nigel Harvey


17.00: SKIT - Martin Kirk and friends