Redder than Roses is an intense intimate drama based on the lives of Mary Queen of Scots and the French poet Chastelard. No British monarch was more glamorous than Mary Queen of Scots. No one was more spellbound by her than the Pierre de Boscol de Chastelard. But as he yearns for an intimacy impossible given Mary’s position – especially under the watchful eye of the puritanical Earl of Moray – Chastelard is driven to ever more desperate measures. Celebrity stalker? Poet uncompromising in quest of beauty? Decide for yourself, in an intimate drama with all the intensity of Renaissance tragedy recorded live at the Lee Wood Hotel as part of the Buxton Festival.
Comedy. Ladies was inspired by the very real and very fraught campaign at the turn of the 20th Century to build a ladies’ loo just outside Camden Town tube. Restricted toilet facilities for women were causing social, political and economic problems. Starring Alison Steadman and Rachel Atkins, and recorded live, this is an enjoyable fictionalised account of the real battle for a ladies’ loo in London.
1936. The rising danger of fascism is setting Europe ablaze. In England the policy is to keep the peace at all costs. But not everyone believes this is either wise or safe.
One such man, Clair, returns home to the midlands with a dark and terrible secret; a secret he cannot keep quiet for long; a secret that becomes a growing danger to himself, his family, and the country he loves.
A coming of age drama full of intrigue, power, passion, and deception.
Recorded in front of a live audience at The Lost Theatre. Amelie’s Party was written, produced and performed in just 36 hours. 9 actors, 1 director, a sound and tech crew and a beat-boxer met on Friday morning and by Saturday night they performed a completed live recording with visuals. This is that play. With a nod to the king of improvisation, Mike Leigh, we affectionately named our piece Amelie’s Party – please enjoy.
The concept of 2010 Space Commander! came about after hours of musings on the future of the planet and us being on it – taking in to account what we already know about climate change, available resources and population expansion. Our bodies cannot genuinely explore space, so why not get rid of them? Written by Stuart Price.