LONDON – Female-led ensemble Get Over It Productions (GOI), in association with the The Playground Theatre present a brand new collection of six 60 minute plays. With London being blessed with the rich New Writing culture it has, GOI offers a platform for new creatives to extend their short works into hour long shows in The Scene[s], offering up a compendium of shows offers the next step up after scratch.
The plays run from 27th to 29th June at The Playground Theatre, starting with Sue Hassall’s If Nothing Happens, following a lonely widow as she awaits a rare visit from her ambitious son. Perched on the edge of Brexit, things are not what they seem as the homecoming erupts into a tragic-comic duel between mother and son to come to terms with the past, and a very uncertain future. On the same night, stay tuned for Patrick Hughes’ Möbel, about coping with depression, relationships and flat pack furniture. written on attachment with Box of Tricks Theatre in 2018.
On 28th June, GOI presents Kevin Jones’ The Wrath of Josie Steggles, where the titular character is a shy cat owner who works in a Cardiff bookshop, often feeling invisible. But after being shoved to the ground by a massive bouncer, outside a city-centre nightclub, she decides to turn her invisibility into a weapon in this black comedy about revenge. Also on the same night, catch Emma Pitt’s Invisible String, where a woman struggles to come to terms with the aftermath of a violent burglary and her family’s conflicting reactions to it, before circumstances force her onto an unexpected path.
Finally, on 29th June, Brian Lyons’ presents See Me Jimmy, a brutal and moving tale of a white working class man’s journey through life. From a childhood steeped in racism, sexism and class oppression, Jimmy is propelled into an adult world that offers fresh hope but new demons too. The festival will end off with Confessions by James Mannion, where in a sleepy rural village, Sarah Jameson and her daughter Grace lead simple lives – church, A Levels and visits from the vicar. Following an upsetting encounter with a local man, Sarah appeals to God for revenge, dismissing her pettiness as a momentary lapse. But when the man burns to death hours later, she is forced to wonder: is divine retribution so swift? Or is something more sinister at work?
Edgy, dark and brimming with potential, come catch these six short plays as The Scene[s] comes to The Playground Theatre this June.
The Scene[s] runs from 27th to 29th June 2019 at The Playground Theatre Latimer Road London W10 6RQ. Tickets available here