Playmakers Festival 2015 Monday 30th March to Saturday 4st April
Playmakers Festival has carried out a nationwide search to find the best scripts around from new and exciting writers trying to achieve recognition the theatre capital of the world, London.
Festival Curator Max Elton believes “it’s difficult for talented but unproven writers to get their work staged and even then it can be one night on stage before packing up. By giving our shortlisted plays the opportunity to have two bites at the apple each play should be able to achieve more exposure.”
“What really makes the festival even more exciting is the incredibly high standard of scripts, covering a wide range of issues, that have been selected.”
Judges of the festival include Bafta Award Winning Playwright Glenn Chandler, who is perhaps best known for being the driving force behind long running sleuth drama Taggart. Director Ken McClymont, The Stage’s Georgia Snow and The Tabard’s General Manager Simon Reilly, joined Chandler on the panel to decide the Festival’s line-up.
The line-up will consist of 6 plays including Trevor’s House; a comedy about a terminally ill Welshman who writes dreadful songs and sends them to Tom Jones and We’ll Laugh at Gilded Butterflies; an uplifting and entertaining look at how Maggie, a prisoner on a long stretch inside, comes to terms with her situation showing great but sometimes ludicrous optimism.
Another play making its debut is Behind Us; a surreal production that explores a dystopian world in which children are snatched from nightclubs that specialise in playing the Tweenies and Bob the Builder. Its writer Bremen Rajkumar has previously won The Festgoers Award (Best Play), the Sunday Times Playwriting Award (Best New Writing), the Directors Guild Award (Best Director) and a Commendation for the Acting Ensemble for his previous production The Babysitter.
Tuesday 24th February 2015