Fire blight will be part of Arcola theatre’s PlayWrought festival of rehearsed readings on July 26th at 6.30pm. More info hereArcola PlayWrought#5 Book here
‘If you don’t let anyone in then you will break, good and proper. No one likes seeing what’s there, inside. We’re pretty ugly fuckers, humans. But when times are like this, we have to look out for each other. We have to’
I have been playwriting now for over six years. I first started with a playwriting course at City Lit led by the writer Jemma kennedy and then later joined her advanced playwriting lesson at Rada studios. I have written three plays, Fire blight ( Long listed for the 503 award), Trace which has had a reading at Mountview academy of arts, and my new play Four O’ clock flowers which will have a public reading at the Space in August, more info soon.
In October 2016 I co – created, produced with the Pleasance Theatre and starred in my one woman show Can you hear me running? which opened at the Pleasance Theatre London ran for three weeks and had a great response and 4 and 5 star reviews. This was generously funded by Arts Council England.
Can You Hear Me Running? is beautifully written by Harper and lovingly performed by Breckon Richards. She keeps it real throughout, she has an extraordinary capacity to draw the audience in and gets us to share the downs and the ups, the flat and the bumpy and, of course, the music and the silence of her highly personal experience. And having had to put her body, involuntarily, on the line, Loo bares her soul so that we can all take a little piece of it away with us and either count our blessings or be encouraged to stand up to our privations. Peter yates London Theatre 1.
You can read more about the project on our website below and how the show was created and follow us on facebook and twitter.
@canyouhearmerun : twitter
The production was generously supported by Arts Council England.