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Theatre4thought are a new collaboration from actors Stephanie Silver (me, I write this letter, cheeky plug) & Emelia Marshall Lovsey.

The Play

It tells the story of two nurses working for the NHS: Emily, an optimistic newly qualified nurse and Sally an exhausted nurse in charge, both at polar opposites in their careers. The story follows Sally and Emily’s memories of nursing up until one fateful day that changes both their lives forever. Set in the present day, at a time when the NHS is short staffed, forced to make cuts and constantly under scrutiny. Where nurses are penalised, criticised and told by the government that they’re not doing enough after another long day. When you’re getting paid £11 an hour to do someone’s last offices, when you’re telling a mum their baby’s passed away or when you’re the newly qualified nurse on her first day, with little support and no time for error- how is anybody supposed to cope?

The Show’s EDFRINGE2016 Poster is below with all the details

Book your tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/monologues-of-a-tired-nurse

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If you are not going to Edinburgh catch it August 3-4th, 7pm, at TheatreN16, Balham, London.
BOOK VIA WWW.THEATREN16.CO.UK

SEE YOU THERE!

Moors Bar Theatre

Moors Bar theatre is a thriving theatre pub in Crouch End. The Artistic Director Andy James and Creative Director Seth Jones are a welcoming team of people to work with. They also hire out their theatre at a low cost for people wishing to perform their show, check out their website for details.

Currently Moors Bar are producing their new play ‘Hit Routine’ hit routine

Dates: 18th,19th,20th July
Doors: 19:00 Start: 19:45
Online £9 Door: £12

Hit Routine

A series of stories, including love, crime and sometimes comical, begin to combine with characters slowly being dragged into the crime underworld.

Whether it be through greed or desperation, slowly the characters stories combine in this story of betrayal, adventure and desperation.

Cast:

Robert Nicholas as Bill
Natalie Donaldson as as Viv
Eliza Hewitt-Jones as Elisa
Stephanie Silver as The Gardener
Written and Directed By Seth Jones

BOOK TICKETS: www.moorsbar.com

Tel: 020 8348 4161. MOORS BAR, 57 PARK ROAD, LONDON N8 8SY

Escape from The Planet of The Day that Time Forgot

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Gavin Robertson, Katherine Hurst and Simon Nader previously collaborated on the critically acclaimed drama “The Other Side” which wowed audiences at The Edinburgh Festival 2009 and again on a UK wide tour in 2010. Now  Gavin Robertson and Scene Productions are co-producing “Escape From the Planet of the Day That Time Forgot” and the performance has been entirely devised by the company.

THE PLAY 

There’s a Professor with a rocket in the cellar, his physics-savvy female
ward who screams quite often, and his eager but impoverished lab assistant and together they find themselves on a distant planet before escaping to. where exactly!?
Think a hotch-potch of silliness drawing from ‘The 39 Steps’ and
‘Quatermass’ via ‘Journey to the Centre of The Earth’, and ‘The Land that
Time Forgot’… time travel, dinosaurs and whole pile of pluck along with
an invisible dog and several sets of ‘jolly hockey sticks’.
These award-winning performers combine fast storytelling with bold imagery
and jokes a-plenty as they transport you from stately English home to the
steaming jungle and back again in a frantic, outrageous adventure!

The show is playing at The Assembly in Edinburgh so go and book your tickets now!!

                                                                            Simon Nader    simon

 

An accomplished actor, director and teacher Simon is not only bringing lots of laughter with his role in the above, but he is also directing ‘The Monologues of a Tired Nurse’ showing at The Space, Uk , Edinburgh 22-27th August 8.05pm.

 The play is a look at the lives of 2 NHS nurses in the current climate. It documents their stories through memories of experiences till one day that changes both their lives forever. It is showing the stress, the pressure and the humanity that runs deep in the healthcare profession.

‘He has brought a wonderful energy to our play, with brilliant theatrical storytelling ideas, with truth and beauty that make the piece current, engaging and something more than I ever envisioned when writing’    Writer/Actor – Stephanie Silver

Book: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/monologues-of-a-tired-nurse

 

Ed Eales-White

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Growing up did you always want to perform?
Yes.  Although it wasn’t overt, I didn’t perform in the school plays or have any drama classes. I used to perform impressions for family and friends, and generally act as a source of light entetainment. I also loved the glory moments of sport. In football I was always searching for that moment I dribbled past everyman on the pitch and scored. So egotistical and ambitious from an early age.
How did acting come about?
I guess as I grew up, it became increasingly inevitable. Drama was the subject that captured my imagination at school and I followed that onwards into A-Levels. I then studied Drama at University, without actually contemplating Drama school. It most definitely took a little while post university to consider myself a fully fledged Actor. I did a short acting class at New York Film Academy, various short courses in London, a bunch of low budget short and feature films, fringe productions and eventually I started to gain confidence in what being an actor meant. Although that hasn’t stopped and I’m not sure it will! I’m continually learning on the job, from rejection, from success and trying to challenge myself.
You also write, when did you decide to start writing your own stuff? 
University. Myself and three others (Ed, Rich & Joe) decided to write and perform our own fortnightly comedy sketch show. It was a great outlet to try things out as a performer and writer. From there I went on to create, write & perform in sketch group Clever Peter (with Will, Rich & Dom) it took us to the Edinburgh Fringe on multiple occasions, critical acclaim and a BBC Radio 4 series (2012).
What do you enjoy about the writing process?
My writing has tended to be on my feet or rather that’s my preferred writing style, as I love the collaboration with other people and find it easier to express ideas by showing rather than writing it out. To date I have not found great enjoyment and enlightenment in sitting down and writing alone, but I’m not discounting the future, who knows.
You have Sketch show ‘Bucket’ Can you tell our readers about your sketch show. When did you start and how did the idea come about? When did you start working with Jon?
Yes. Bucket is a double act sketch comedy show, myself and Jon play stage versions of ourselves intertwined with sketches. We did our debut fringe show at Edinburgh 2015 and have recently finished a run of our show at the Soho Theatre. I’ve worked with Jon on and off since 2009, but this was are first full collaboration together. It’s best described as a very performance led sketch show, both in how it was made and the sketches themselves which tend to be things we have an interest or experience in performing.
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What attracts you to the medium of theatre?
I love the immediacy of theatre. It’s live. There is no escaping what is about to happen, it’s very exciting. I also love the depth of characters that plays explore. Getting the opportunity to play Josh in a brilliant piece of new writing by Jon Brittain called ‘Rotterdam’ was great. I hope to be involved in more theatre in the future.
Actor Awareness is about creating a diverse culture in the arts, how do you feel about the talk of ‘not enough working class actors’. 
Well there’s not enough. It’s fundamentally about opportunity. People just want fairness, to feel like they have the same chance as the next person. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. I’m not sure some people even register acting as a possibility or understand how they would go about getting into it.  So it can only be a good thing that people are talking and hopefully it will lead to an increase in opportunity, education of those opportunities and support for those that need it.
You have been to the fringe with your show, what advise to you give to newbies venturing to the fringe this year?
Take risks. Listen to your own voice. Don’t be disheartened if you don’t get big crowds, if you believe in what you’re doing then keep pushing and perhaps you will meet someone that lights up a new path.
What piece of advise do you give to any performer? or your younger self even?
Well everyone I’ve worked with is different, so don’t have blanket advice.  To my younger self I would say ‘No one knows what you want unless you tell them. If you’ve got something to show, show it.’