Over three days we will be presenting five ‘lost’ plays by well-known writers, five newly commissioned sketches and songs by outstanding local writers and a play by an unpublished writer and winner of our Neville Prize competition in celebration of Nottingham Playhouse’s past, present and future. It will also mark the official naming of the Neville Studio, in memory of ex-Artistic Director John Neville.
In 2011 a short sketch, written by Harold Pinter for a 1960 revue at the old Nottingham Playhouse called You, Me and the Gatepost, was discovered at the British Library. The forgotten sketch – entitled Umbrellas and performed only once – had been left unread, unperformed and unknown for half a century.
Umbrellas was not alone. Many more “Lost Plays” from early 1960s revues were discovered, including works by writers including N F Simpson, Shelagh Delaney, Emrys Bryson and John Mortimer.
The Lost Plays Revue will unearth these brilliant short plays, presenting them alongside a set of newly commissioned sketches and songs, written by local writers including Michella Vacciana, Michael Eaton, Mufaro Makubika, Michael Pinchbeck, Stephen Lowe, Andy Barrett, Deborah Stevenson, Amanda Whittington and Nick Wood.
This event is part of our 50th anniversary season celebrations.
Dates & Times
|The Lost Plays Revue - Thu 16 May 8:00pm Thu 16 May||Neville Studio||8:00pm||£10 - £12|
|The Lost Plays Revue - Fri 17 May 8:00pm Fri 17 May||Neville Studio||8:00pm||£10 - £12|
|The Lost Plays Revue - Sat 18 May 2:00pm Sat 18 May||Neville Studio||2:00pm||£10 - £12|
|The Lost Plays Revue - Sat 18 May 8:00pm Sat 18 May||Neville Studio||8:00pm||£10 - £12|