Suburban Tales: Brown Bread

Ever wondered what your pets really think about you? Or what the birds actually say to one another? Suburban Tales looks at life from the perspective of the wildlife that inhabits our towns and cities. Sometimes they see things very differently. And sometimes they don’t see what stares them in in the face…

The ducks in the park love the old lady that feeds them – and she comes every day.

Until one day she doesn’t…

 

Performed by:

Ella Richmond-Pearson

Phoebe Sturgess-Wenham

Isabelle Wall

 

 

FUTURE VOICES (Part Four)

Two new plays featuring the voices of doubt and the voices of reason. But which will win out?

 

 

AECOND by Joel Oliveira (Platanos College) – The Future. Deacon has been locked up for months, receiving experimental treatment in an attempt to cure his bi-polar disorder.

PART ONE: 2035. Kyla has come to administer another injection but Aecond, the demon voice inside Deacon’s head, convinces him that Kyla is the enemy…

PART TWO: Three years earlier. Kyla, and her colleague Astor, have invented a device that can destroy the unhealthy part of a “mentally ill” person’s mind. Deacon is chosen to be their first subject…

PART THREE: 2035. The treatment is not working and Kyla wants to set Deacon free, but Aecond – the unhealthy part of Deacon’s mind – has other ideas…

 

THIN ICE by Emelia Bature (Sacred Heart Catholic School)– Martin, literally, bumps into his ex-girlfriend Tiffany at an ice rink – and she has some news that may just break his heart.

Cast:

Teri Ann Bobb Baxter

Matthew Castle

Timothy Knightley

Shauna McLean

Kaajel Patel

Prince Plockey

 

Director:

Rob Drummer

 

Future Voices was co-ordinated by David Workman (Youth & Community Director at the Southwark Playhouse). The project was generously supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, The Peter Cruddas Foundation and the Ashley Family Foundation.

 

FUTURE VOICES (Part Three)

Stories from the past and the present, written by two more voices of the future.

 

 

TALES LONDON HIDES by Salome Pereira (Platanos College) – Whitechapel, 1880s. Alexander is in love with soon-to-be-married Edward.

PART ONE: Edward wants to put their illicit relationship behind him and move on. But will Alexander ever let him go?

PART TWO: Edward’s wife April is dead. Is Alexander really a murderer? And what is his connection to Jack the Ripper?

IMPLOSION by Holly Agbukor (Sacred Heart Catholic School) – Aaron fears losing his twin sister to her new boyfriend. But would he really go as far as to sabotage Harmony and Elijah’s blossoming relationship?

Cast:

Teri Ann Bobb Baxter

Matthew Castle

Timothy Knightley

Shauna McLean

Kaajel Patel

Prince Plockey

 

Director:

Rob Drummer

 

Future Voices was co-ordinated by David Workman (Youth & Community Director at the Southwark Playhouse). The project was generously supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, The Peter Cruddas Foundation and the Ashley Family Foundation.

 

 

FUTURE VOICES (Part Two)

A deadly virus. A cheating student. Two more tales from the pupils at Platanos College and Sacred Heart Catholic School.

 

THE CELL by Paulo Goncalves (Platanos College) – 98% of the population has been infected by a virus. The inmates of a prison, unaffected by the deadly disease, have been placed under the watch of the mysterious Mr Pilsbury. Daniels is one such prisoner.

PART ONE: Locked in a cell he can never leave, Daniels’ only contact with the outside world is via letters from Charlotte and the ‘Happy Bunny’…

PART TWO: Who exactly is the sinister Mr Pilsbury and what does he want with Daniels?

PART THREE: Why is the Happy Bunny not so happy anymore? Will Daniels ever escape and find Charlotte?

CHEATER by Rachel Benjamin (Sacred Heart Catholic School) – Accused of cheating in an exam, Alex pleads with her teachers not to call her dad. But why is she so insistent?

Cast:

Teri Ann Bobb Baxter

Matthew Castle

Timothy Knightley

Shauna McLean

Kaajel Patel

Prince Plockey

 

Director:

Rob Drummer

 

Future Voices was co-ordinated by David Workman (Youth & Community Director at the Southwark Playhouse). The project was generously supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, The Peter Cruddas Foundation and the Ashley Family Foundation.

 

FUTURE VOICES

FUTURE VOICES was an initiative to create theatre that both reflects and speaks for the young people in our communities most at risk of cultural exclusion.

In September 2017 the Southwark Playhouse began working with twenty-four young people in five schools across South London. Each school was paired with a professional writing mentor, who helped to develop students’ skills in writing for performance through regular workshops, with the aim of ultimately enabling each young person to write a short piece for performance. These were showcased in front of an audience at the Southwark Playhouse on the 19th and 20th April 2018.

DWS Audio recorded eleven of these plays during the dress rehearsal period, and we are proud to present the first of these here.

INJUSTICE by Blessing Okuchukwu (Sacred Heart Catholic College) – Jamal is accused of stealing a bag of rice. Is he guilty, or simply the victim of racial prejudice?

 

90s LOVE by Nana Opoku (Sacred Heart Catholic College) – Paige and Justice share a kiss. Could it be that they are more than just mates?

A WOMAN’S TOUCH by Joanna Byrne (Platanos College) – May 1926. The coal miners are on strike over pay reductions and worsening conditions. But in a world dominated by men, what can a women do to help their cause?

Part One:

Part Two:

Cast:

Teri Ann Bobb Baxter

Matthew Castle

Timothy Knightley

Shauna McLean

Kaajel Patel

Prince Plockey

 

Director:

Rob Drummer

 

Future Voices was co-ordinated by David Workman (Youth & Community Director at the Southwark Playhouse). The project was generously supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, The Peter Cruddas Foundation and the Ashley Family Foundation.