Rehearsed Readings

Rehearsed ReadingBeginning early in 2013, we will be staging an occasional series of script-in-hand rehearsed readings.

The first one is scheduled for Thursday 31st January, and will take place at The Stumble Inn, which is at the bottom of Chester Road in Sunderland.

The idea behind the rehearsed reading evenings is to give new, up-and-coming writers a chance to hear their works-in-progress read aloud and performed by professional actors. The company will spend just one day reading through the script, discussing details with the director, and putting the whole performance ‘on its feet’ in order to produce a production which will be performed in front of an audience.

At the end of the performance the writer (and the actors and director) will hold a Q&A session, in which the audience can offer advice and criticism, ask questions, and give general feedback. 

The scripts to be performed will be no longer than 30 minutes, and the whole evening will have a relaxed informal approach.  As well as the play readings, we will have musical entertainment from local acoustic folk singer-songwriter Sinead Livingston.  She will be performing a selection of covers and her own material during the readings, as well as at the end of the evening.

Don’t forget, IT’S FREE TO GET IN, and the bar will be open too, so bring your beer tokens!

The plays to be performed during this evening are:

1:27 by Jay Antony Sykes
directed by Paul Dunn

Knight In Distress by Peter Dawson
directed by Dolores Poretta-Brown

Crawl by Rachael Walsh
directed by Jim Barton

The whole evening will be curated and hosted by Paul Dunn and Jim Barton

Some of the cast in rehearsal for the evening
Some of the cast in rehearsal for the evening: Steven Jobson, Jay Antony Sykes, Fiona Faria, David Foster