Park Theatre presents
Script Accelerator 2018
Script Accelerator is back for it's sixth year of supporting emerging practitioners. Join us for a window into the process of bringing a new play to life.
In this showcase, the culmination of four weeks of R&D, we are proud to present extracts from six new plays from a truly exceptional selection of emerging creatives.
The six extracts will be presented across two performances. Be part of the conversation, take advantage of our double bill ticket in order to get a flavor of all six plays.
A number of shows from previous years of Script Accelerator have gone on to perform our Park90 stage, including:
Distance by Alex McSweeney
Happy To Help by Michael Ross
Storm In A Tea Cup by Hot Coals Theatre
World Enough And Time by Sarah Sigal
We want to hear your opinion in these early stages of development - what’s landing, what could use more work? Come have a say into what work we should be staging and stick around for the post show feedback.
Thu 29 Nov 7.30pm/Sat 1 Dec 3pm
By Christian Graham
Directed by George Nichols
Reindeer is the tale of two lovers clinging tightly to each other, while approaching two very different junctures. However when they fight the gravitational pull of their separate worlds, they also unearth the demons they are trying to escape.
By Katherine Hurley
Directed by Madelaine Moore
When an unexpected guest appears at her Father’s wake, Grace’s carefully constructed world is put in jeopardy. The Witterings is a domestic drama about the lies we tell to keep family together, and secrets in the past.
WE NEVER GET OFF AT SLOANE SQUARE
By Amy Garner Buchanan
Directed by Mariagrazia La Fauci
Raised on the brink of poverty by a suicidally depressed single mother, a child genius begins recruiting for the perfect father. Based on Helen DeWitt's novel "The Last Samurai”.
Fri 30 Nov 7.30pm/Sat 1 Dec 7:30pm
OTHER - PLEASE EXPLAIN
By Lynsey Martenstyn
Directed by Gwenan Bain
Chantal and Mia: two sisters with two different fathers and two different skin colours… One can pass, the other can’t. When their free-spirited mother, Helen, is imprisoned, how will the family cope?
By Tatty Hennessy
Directed by Joe Hufton
When Hector and his sister Claudia build their own private radio on the roof of their flat in Havana, they find themselves swept into the intoxicating world of an illegal music scene; underground punk clubs, smuggled tapes and tattooed revolutionaries. But how far will the music take them?
TIME AND TIDE
By James McDermott
Directed by Rob Ellis
Batten down the hatches, a storm is coming.
May runs a crumbling caff on the end of Cromer Pier. Nemo is desperate to tread the boards in London. Daz is burying his head in the sand over his best mate leaving. Ken is going to lose his business, thanks to Jason Donner Man.
Time And Tide is a comedy drama about a Norfolk community, struggling with change.