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In September 2009 the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre invited playwrights with a connection to South East London to submit unperformed plays to the theatre. The three plays which form our season were drawn from these submissions. Joy Wilkinson (Compression) is from Lancashire but has lived in south London for 14 years. Plays include Now is the Time, Fair, Felt Effects (Verity Bargate Award) and The Aquatic Ape. She also writes for radio and is a graduate of the BBC TV Writers Academy. Tom Green (Fighting) previous work includes: The Tent (Radio 4), The Death of Margaret Thatcher, Antigua, Katherine and Inspector Otto (with Todd McNeal, National Youth Music Theatre). He is currently working on a new commission for Radio 4. Kate-Lynn Hocking (The Bitch from Brixton) trained as an actress. Her theatre credits include: The Solid Gold Cadillac, All My Sons and One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. She has also appeared in Coronation Street, Ghost Squad and Doctors. Kate Gallon (The Bitch from Brixton) lives in Herne Hill and works with words in a variety of media, including text messaging, book-making, bingo and jelly. Past works have shown in Manchester, London and Berlin. Kate and Kate-Lynn started writing together in 2006. The Write Now season has been made possible thanks to funding from the Lewisham Arts Service's Take Part Fund
How to book Online - www.brockleyjack.co.uk and follow the link to book online. Booking online is highly recommended, and is quick and easy! By telephone - Call the 24 hour box office on 0844 847 2454 (No booking fees for online or phone bookings) In person - The box office opens 30 minutes before the performance begins. Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH. See our website for a map.
Transport Car - There is plenty of free parking outside the theatre and its side streets, with easy access to the A2 and South Circular (A205). Train - Crofton Park Station is 2 minutes walk from the theatre and only 15 minutes journey time from central London (Blackfriars Station). Trains from Crofton Park also travel to St. Pancras, West Hampstead and Kent. Honor Oak Park Station is 8 minutes walk and only 10 minutes journey time from London Bridge Station. Trains from London Bridge run every 9 minutes. Bus - 122, 172, 171, P4, N171 stop directly outside the theatre. Facilities - The Theatre and Pub have full wheelchair access Tuesday 16 February Compression 7.45pm £10, £8
Tuesday 23 February Fighting 7.45pm £10, £8
Tuesday 2 March The Bitch from Brixton 7.45pm £10, £8
Wednesday 17 February Compression 7.45pm £12, £9
Wednesday 24 February Fighting 7.45pm £12, £9
Wednesday 3 March The Bitch from Brixton 7.45pm £12, £9
Thursday 18 February Compression 7.45pm £12, £9
Thursday 25 February Fighting 7.45pm £12, £9
Thursday 4 March The Bitch from Brixton 7.45pm £12, £9
Friday 19 February Compression 7.45pm £12, £9
Friday 26 February Fighting 7.45pm £12, £9
Friday 5 March The Bitch from Brixton 7.45pm £12, £9
Saturday 20 February Compression 7.45pm £12, £9
Saturday 27 February Fighting 7.45pm £12, £9
Saturday 6 March The Bitch from Brixton 7.45pm £12, £9
16 February - 6 March 2010
Compression by Joy Wilkinson
Fighting by Tom Green
The Bitch from Brixton by Kate Gallon & Kate-Lynn Hocking
£10, £8 conc. for all first nights, and then £12 and £9 conc. for all others
847 2454 www.ticketweb.co.uk
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All shows only suitable for over 16s
Compression by Joy Wilkinson directed by Jennifer Lunn produced by Sam Hoyle “ Go for a spacewalk in Piccadilly. Scubadive down the South Bank. Think you're thinking about anything...except you.”
“ Will we fight back? Without any weapons. What are we going to do? Throw stones? Call them names?”
Fighting by Tom Green directed by Kate Bannister
“ It’s obvious when I shot him I intended to kill him...”
Ever since he was born, a terrible gift has cut Robin off from those around him. Today that may change. This is Robin's last chance to propose to the woman he loves, but he has to get to Machu Picchu to do it. And how can he cross the world, when he can't even get out of his bedsit?
Two soldiers flee from an ambush in the middle of the night. They think it’s just a military exercise but the arrival of a wounded colleague suggests that the fighting is for real. So who is behind it?
by Kate Gallon and Kate-Lynn Hocking directed by Mark Leipacher produced by Darren Batten
And are they out there still, hunting them down?
Open and shut cases are rarely what they seem. Ruth Ellis, the so-called ‘Bitch from Brixton’ is hanged after being found guilty of the murder of her lover. Yet beyond the tabloid controversy lurks a seedy underbelly of espionage, power and betrayal in 1950's London.
‘Fighting’ is a provocative new drama that compels us to question what we can rely on and whose account of the truth we should believe.
Using court archives and biographical accounts, this thrilling new play offers Ruth Ellis a powerful and contemporary voice.
‘Compression’ is a funny and moving new play about the voices in our heads that hold us back, and how one singular man talked them around. Dates: Tuesday 16 - Saturday 20 February Time: 7.45pm
Dates: Tuesday 23 - Saturday 27 February Time: 7.45pm
Dates: Tuesday 2 - Saturday 6 March Time: 7.45pm
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