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Fear in a Handful of Dust at COG ARTSPACE Islington

Fear in a Handful of DustVertical Line Theatre & COG ARTS presents Fear in a Handful of Dust in association with Greenwich Theatre.

Written by Sevan K. Greene and Directed by Jonny Collis with Jack Morris as Simon and Henry Regan as Buck.

On the 3rd September 1916, Simon, an Englishman raised in India, and Buck, a ‘trench-rat’ from Ireland, are alone in the middle of the Battle of Guillemont. Trapped in a trench, one bleeds losing the threads of reality while the other must face the reality of the war. In order to survive the night they must learn not only to overcome the enemy, but also the stranger sitting next to them. The gritty and visceral reality of the trenches comes to life in this new play which examines how war exposes the humanity in a man, rather than the monster.

COGARTSpace, Islington
Saturday 6th December 2014 8pm – Friday 9th January 2015 at 8pm

Running Time: 70 minutes (approx.)
Tickets: £12/£10
Booking: www.COGARTSpace.com
@vertical_line | @COGARTS | @simonandbuck

As a survivor of two wars myself, there is a shared empathy and understanding that moves across borders. It’s a bold and exciting move to have a playwright of ethnic origin writing about something so quintessentially British. I’m encouraged by the way the production team are approaching this project, and thrilled to be part of this new wave of London theatre.”    Playwright, Sevan K. Greene

Sevan K. Greene (Writer) MFA RCSSD. His accolades include: The Public Theater’s 2011 Emerging Writers Group. Rising Circle Theatre Collective’s INKTank Writer’s Lab. NYTW Teaching Artist. Saroyan Human Rights/Social Justice Playwriting Prize Finalist. Two-time William Saroyan Playwriting Prize Finalist. Two-time PlayPenn Conference Finalist. ATC New Voices Festival Winner. Invertigo Identity Short List. Papatango Short List. Princess Grace Award Semi-Finalist.

Henry Regan (Buck) graduated from Mountview. His theatre credits include: UK Tours, Greenwich Theatre, Old Red Lion, The White Bear, Theatre503, Pleasance, Union Theatre, Hyde Park, Edinburgh, Mimetic & Henley Festivals. His credits also include numerous films and commercials. He is the Artistic Director of Vertical Line Theatre.

Jack Morris (Simon) studied for one year at Richmond Drama School then at The Rose, Kingston for their youth company, Picklock. He went on to film The Bill, Eastenders and Life of Crime and was nominated for best actor in the ‘Offie’ Awards for The Revenger’s Tragedy.

Jonny Collis, professionally trained with Italian theatre practitioner Gianpeirro Borgia (ITACA), in performance, direction, and ensemble. This will mark his professional directorial debut. As an actor he performed across the UK, Europe and New York. Jonny is the Artistic Director of COG ARTSpace. With a clear artistic vision, this production will set the professional tone, and the artistic quality of the theatre going forward.

Vertical Line Theatre is an award-winning company formed in 2010 with the aim of nurturing and developing innovative new writing and their writers through our flagship events: Creating Lines, Old Red Line & LineUp. With a history of producing work in London and touring productions nationally we are currently supported artists of Greenwich Theatre. Our desire is to develop a creative network of emerging talent to share opportunities, build careers and make work that challenges and inspires.

COG ARTSpace is London’s newest studio theatre. Focused on a comfortable audience experience and a varied programme of performances. COG ARTSpace forgoes the usual extortionate venue hire costs that have become synonymous with London’s small theatres; unburdening creativity, supporting young companies, and ensuring all involved artists are paid at least minimum wage for performances.

Friday 7th November 2014


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