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Part of The Reaction Season.
Three new one-act plays reacting to Noël Coward's Tonight at 8.30.
By Jenny Ayres, Emma Harding, and Morna Young.
"She's been coming here every Sunday for the past fifty years and he still hasn't turned up."
The playwrights of these three funny, moving and provocative plays were chosen from 390 entrants to write a contemporary female response to Noel Coward's Tonight at 8.30.
Jenny Ayres' Glimpse is inspired by Coward's Still Life.
It is the story of a woman whose history holds too much for her to leave behind.
In a world that never stops, are we brave enough to wait? What might we glimpse if we miss the train?
Emma Harding's The Thing Itself reacts to Coward's Shadow Play.
When the sun fails to come up one morning, Vic and Simone must face the dark.
But what emerges from the shadows?
Truth or illusion?
Morna Young's Smite is inspired by Coward's The Astonished Heart.
It is a story of buried answers, blind hearts, and life after loss.
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Performance days & times
Tuesday 24th 7.30pm
Monday 30th April 7.30pm
Tuesday 1st May 7.30pm.
Monday 7th May 7.30pm.
Tuesday 8th May 7.30pm
Monday 14th May 7.30pm.
Tuesday 15th May 7.30pm
Tuesday 8th May 3.30pm
Tuesday 15th May 3.30pm
100 tickets at £10 are available for under-30s - all performances.
Elaine Claxton - Vic (The Thing Itself) & Mags (Glimpse)
Laura Morgan - Hannah (The Thing Itself), Allie (Smite) & Woman (Glimpse)
Laila Pyne - Simone (The Thing Itself), Trisha (Smite) & Clarke (Glimpse)
Author: Jenny Ayres, Emma Harding, Morna Young
Director: Stella Powell-Jones
Set designer: Louie Whitemore
Costume designer: Emily Stuart
Lighting: Tim Mascall
Sound: Tom Attwood
Production: Jermyn Street Theatre