Posted on 10/12/2010
Drama and Theatre Lecturer Dan Rebellato has written two new short plays which are due to premiere in London before Christmas.
The first is Manchester, being performed at the Arcola on 12 December as part of the Miniaturists programme of short plays. [http://www.miniaturists.co.uk/]. The play is set at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester this year. Two delegates have come up to a hotel room for a sexual liaison. He’s nervous; she’s less so. Their reflections on the future of the party give way to a faltering attempt at sexual role play, which takes its own strange turn. The play is directed by RHUL Drama graduate Lucy Kerbel and performed by Charlotte Melia and RHUL Drama graduate Paul Westwood. Tickets available from the theatre.
The second is He Knows When You Are Sleeping. An affluent couple are surprised to read in the newspaper that Santa Claus is coming to town. This leads them to question their relationship, their jobs and their lives. What will happen to them? Have they been naughty or nice? This play is written for PLAYlist a regular portmanteau theatre event, where writers are asked to write plays inspired by particular songs on a certain theme; the stipulation is that the plays should be the same length as the songs. The theme of this event is Christmas songs. It will be performed at Theatre503, South London. It is directed by Derek Bond and features Simon Darwen, Abigail Andjel and Santa Claus Himself. PLAYlist Christmas runs from 14-22 December, tickets available for http://www.theatre503.com/whatson/detail/224/.