THE McCONNELL NEW WRITING FUND

THE McCONNELL  NEW WRITING FUND

THE McCONNELL 

NEW WRITING FUND 

This production will run at Theatro Technis, London from 25-26 March 2016. 

Genre: New Writing

Following the sell out successes of ‘A Single Act’, ’The Norman Conquests’ and ‘Punk Rock’, Duelling Productions returns to Theatro Technis to celebrate new writing for the very first time. Through careful collaboration with Hiive.com, Duelling Productions brings new / emerging voices and visions to the London Fringe. The plays selected tackle Aspergers, politics, false imprisonment and the recent downfall of Kids Company. 

 

THE McCONNELL NEW WRITING FUND is in loving memory of the late playwright and our dear friend, Jean McConnell. This production has offered four emerging writers and directors the opportunity to have their work produced and showcased on the London Fringe. Each Playwright and Director were the successful applicants out of 200 entries to the competition we launched on Hiive in 2015. These plays have all taken their cue from the theme: Power. 

 

I REMEMBER by Steven Fraser

Living with Aspergers has shaped John's memory and how he expresses the joys and turmoil of his unique and brilliant life.

A GOVERNMENT WARNING by Christine Roberts

A family who have been disempowered and humiliated by this Government’s harsh austerity measures get their say.

IT IS SO ORDERED by Conor Carroll

Johnny was forced behind bars by a lie. A lie that has maligned Bobby, the man who told it. Prisoners of each others making. Who has the power to free them?

THE ANGEL OF PECKHAM by Clare Reddaway

The sudden collapse of Kids Company was one of the great scandals of 2015, but who exactly is the charismatic and colourful ex-chief executive, Camila Batmanghelidgh? Verbatim piece.

 

DUELLING PRODUCTIONS is a London based Film and Theatre production company. Founded in 2013 by Jamie and Charlie Manton, Duelling Productions’ mission is to support and harness emerging talent, providing the necessary platform and steps for those starting out in the industry.

 

PREVIOUSLY: 

2015 ‘A Single Act’ by Jane Bodie

★★★★★  “It makes for compelling watching that is utterly intoxicating...." (The Bardette)

★★★★  “Hard hitting, visually stunning and emotionally riveting.” (A Younger Theatre)

2014 ‘The Norman Conquests’ by Alan Ayckbourn

★★★★★  "A truly flawless production." (View from the Gods)

★★★★ "This is fringe theatre at its undeniable best." (A Younger Theatre)

 

25 (19:30pm), 26 March 2016 (14:30pm & 19:30pm)

Running time: Approx. 80 minutes

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