9 JAN 2013. A new year, and time to set in motion the plans and ambitions for The REP.
And first on the drawing board (as regular visitors and fans will know) is the first of our rehearsed readings, taking place on the 31st of this month.
Director Paul Dunn and his collaborator and writing partner James Barton are working hard to curate the whole evening. Scripts are currently being chosen, actors and directors sought, and the bar is being well stocked!
And today we are pleased to announce the musical talent for the evening. Not only will the audience be entertained by three brand new scripts written by new writers and performed by professional actors, as well as having the opportunity to engage in a Q & A with the writer and director afterwards… Not only that, but they will also be treated throughout the evening to the wonderful acoustic sound of Sinead Livingston.
Sinead is originally from Weardale, and spends most of her time now living and gigging in Sunderland. She performs covers as well as her own material as a solo artist, and is also part of a “folky quartet” called Secret Violins.
Sinead will be playing one or two songs in between the plays (while everyone gets a chance to stretch their legs by wandering over to the bar!) as well as a short set at the end of the evening.
If you’d like to get a sneak preview of Sinead, check out her soundcloud page.
Don’t forget, the event is FREE TO GET IN. So put the date in your diary, Thursday 31st January at 7.30pm. Come along, bring a few friends and your critical eye, and get involved in what we hope will become a regular and vibrant cultural (but not too high-brow!) night in Sunderland.