Blue Sky Scripts 2
November 13 to November 16, 7.30pm (6.30pm & 8.30pm 16/11)
Alongside the four productions making up Autumn/Winter at The Other Room, Blue Sky Scripts 2 is a week-long series of one-off readings, scratch performances and daily changing line up of new scripts from some of the very best Welsh and Wales-based writers.
Blue Sky Scripts is a nod back to the YOUR ROOM programme in 2015. This is an opportunity to discover new talent, to offer valuable feedback and help to shape the development of a show that could end up anywhere in the future – and watch some brilliant artists perform stripped back work.
Rehearsed Reading: HORNS by François Pandolfo
Monday, November 13, 7.30pm
Do you think in lyrics? Do you dream in song? What story does your iTunes playlist tell? Originally discovered through SEEN at The Other Room, Horns (formally Our Love is Music), is singing from a completely different hymn sheet. This new play by François Pandolfo radically splices lyrics and dialogue. There will be presenting a rehearsed reading of the full script followed by a talk-back session.
Blue Sky SEEN
Tuesday, November 14, 7.30pm
The second instalment of BLUE SKY SCRIPTS 2 is TOR’s monthly SEEN platform. For November’s SEEN TOR are exploring BIG ideas, be it in form or in theme, to see how wild your imagination can be.
Smile, You’re On Camera by Izzy FitzGerald
Scum by Danny Muir
Should I Stay Or Should I Go? by Tobias Weatherburn
Rehearsed Reading: Life9 by Tracy Harris
Wednesday, November 15, 7.30pm
Runner up of the New Welsh Playwrights Programme at the Sherman Theatre, Life9, is a harrowing play that looks at motherhood and abuse whilst asking serious questions of our social care systems. Tracy Harris’s play was inspired by real-life stories, lending the play a healthy helping of authenticity. There will be a reading of the full script followed by a talk-back session – all in the spirit of developing the script the next level.
Dirty Protest Tenth Year Take Over
Thursday, November 16, 6.30pm & 8.30pm
Dirty Protest curate one of their legendary Shorts Nights on our stage. As a part of their 10th year celebrations, Dirty Protest present 6 brand new plays all banded together by the theme; It’s The End of the World as we Know It (and I Feel Fine).
With plays from:
This night promises to be a new writing overload, teaming with big ideas and the best writers Wales has to offer. For more information about Dirty Protest, and the work they do, visit their website here.
Also in the Autumn/Winter Season…
Flossy and Boo: The Alternativity
Created by Flossy & Boo
December 5 to December 23, 7.30pm
Presented by Flossy & Boo in association with The Other Room
‘Twas the bit before Christmas, which gets longer each year,
And Flossy and Boo were trying to find ‘festive cheer’.
Their stockings were flung on the back of a chair,
With tinsel and crackers shoved in pink and blue hair
But what on earth is ‘a Christmas’?
We just don’t understand!’
Exclaimed the two, drinking eggnog (supermarket own brand)
‘We’ll have to explore further!’ they finally shout,
So come to The Other Room this December, to see what ‘Christmas’ is all about…’
In this cabaret-style theatre show, Flossy and Boo delve into the festive season in all its messy glory, hangovers and all…
Presented by Flossy and Boo in association with The Other Room.
PWYC Previews 5/12 & 6/12
Performances 5/12 – 23/12
BSL performance 14/12