Midsummer Magical Realism
This July and August, Midsummer Magical Realism continues with two more original script-in-hand rehearsed plays written by emerging writers and directed by Alison Watt.
Co-Artistic Director at Beach Hut Theatre Company, John Pattison said, 'The summer gets a little more magical as we delve into the work of two more emerging writers through their full-length scripts.
Both plays merge a realistic world view with incredible magical elements that help create a unique and inventive story.'
The concluding two plays are from Scarborough-based writers. On July 21st and 22nd is 'Canal' by Alison Watt, and on August 4th and 5th is 'Dark Psyche' by Jackie Daly.
Both plays will be performed in the Concert Room at Scarborough Library and start at 7pm. Each play is followed by a talkback session where the audience can hear the writer and cast discuss the project.
Tickets cost £5 and can be bought from Woodend Creative Space and on the door.
'Canal' is a shadowy tale set in the London of the early nineteen eighties on a towpath that holds a dark secret, while 'Dark Psyche' visits a fantasy undersea world of terrifying adversaries and wise-cracking companions.
Alison Watt co-wrote the popular musicals 'Summer's Edge' and 'SnOw QuEeN' for Beach Hut Theatre Company. She has also written for Soho Theatre, Hull Truck and 'EastEnders'.
Jackie Daly is winner of the 'Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing' and has been selected for writer development by Stephen Joseph Theatre, Sheffield Theatres and West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Her plays have been shortlisted for the 'OffWestEnd.com Adopt a Playwright Award' and long-listed for 'The Old Vic 12'.
Midsummer Magical Realism has been conceived and produced by writer/director Alison Watt and composer John Pattison who are both Artistic Directors at Beach Hut Theatre Company. Alison has written for Soho Theatre, Hull Truck and EastEnders; she is also an award-winning dramaturge, having won the 2016 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Olwen Wymark Theatre Encouragement Award. John has written musicals with Alan Ayckbourn and John Godber, and worked as a Musical Director at The Royal National Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company.
Midsummer Magical Realism, 14th July 2017, 15:47 PM