Playwriting

Theatre online.

During the challenging time we are facing with Covid19, so many productions have been cancelled and plans sent spinning. Solidarity to all those facing hardship in our industry right now. I had plans for two of my plays, this summer which sadly will now not happen.

However, I have tried to use some of my work that had already been written and present it online.

In April The Cloak of Visibility, had a twenty minute extract show on NationaleTheatr’s twitter page https://twitter.com/NationalEtheatr and now uploaded to You tube with all the same team, Sally Vanderpump performing, Natasha Markou directing and Marie Elena Nash still acting as producer. WATCH by clicking link HERE: https://youtu.be/_oeg2RCEpQM

Cutie Crochets – A comedy short.

I also had a short comedy piece called Cutie Crochets’ about a musical theatre performer who teaches young children that goes wrong shown on @clubcoronavirus Coronavirus theatre club on twitter. It was performed by Miztli Rose Neville and directed by Louisa Sanfey. It was live streamed with over 1,200 views , and you can now see it on You tube too here :https://youtu.be/h-s36InfIl0

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Four O’ clock flowers online.

I have also made available my play Four O’clock flowers online during this time, originally first performed last May at The Space as part of the Foreword festival of new writing. You can still see it here. We would still love another run if this play at some point in the future and are actively seeking venues and producers to take it forward. Please get in touch if interested.

You can watch the play for free for a limited time here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of-E_Qv9gVI&feature=youtu.be

In the Mouth of the River

My Short play In the Mouth of the River was performed over five nights as part of The Space’s Twofest programme that ran throughout February. It was directed Charlotte Marie Everest and performed by Caron Kehoe and Sarah Rickman.

In the Mouth of the River by Louise Breckon-Richards 
Opting out, shutting off and hiding away all seem increasingly sensible options in 2020. Why then, are the people who make these choices punished and often aggressively singled out? 

Caron kehoe in In the Mouth of the River. The Space Feb 2020. Directed by Charlotte Marie Everest.

 

Caron Kehoe and Sarah Rickman in the short ‘In the mouth of the River’ Twofest of shorts. The Space. Directed by Charlotte Marie Everest.

The Cloak of Visibility.

Sally Vanderpump in ‘The Cloak of visibility’

The Cloak of Visibilty was performed and was part of Mountview Academy’s Catalyst festival in Summer 2019. It was produced by Marie Elena Nash, directed by Natasha Markou and Amy was played by Sally Vanderpump. We will be bringing it to another venue in 2020. Watch this space.

Left to right. Sally Vanderpump as Amy, director Natasha Markou and writer Louise Breckon -Richards.

Four O’clock flowers

Four O’clock flowers opened at The Space from 28th May till 1st June 2019  as part of the Foreword festival of new writing  with some great reviews.

We would love the play to have another life now!

REVIEWS ‘Four O’clock flowers’

http://www.londontheatrereviews.co.uk/post.cfm?p=1332&fbclid=IwAR02l16hB2scUMuCN9NYHqPQWsCUoIfiGOSPKVg9DYTOPSsMt-Ujly7_4Gs

https://theblogoftheatrethings.com/2019/05/31/review-four-oclock-flowers-at-the-space/

Interview Space arts centre 

https://www.thenewcurrent.co.uk/four-oclock-flowers

Trace.

Trace underwent a nine day research and development period supported by Arts Council England from May the 20th until the 1st of June 2019 at The Old Diorama.

Trace by Louise Breckon – Richards R and D. Beatriz Romilly and Amanda Shodeko. Photos by Lexi Clare.

See more here or go to my blog page.  https://www.tracetheplay.com/

Dudley Rogers and Saul Marron. ‘Trace R and D’ Old Diorama. Photo by Lexi Clare.

Back to the tower

 Bunker Theatre/ Wo lab shorts ‘Happy ever after’

Jennifer Oliver in ‘Back to the Tower’ WoLab Bunker Theatre March 2019 photo by Alessa Davidson http://www.alessadavisonphotography.com/contact.html  https://www.westendwilma.com/review-happy-ever-after-bunker-theatre/

As part of a night of short plays for Happy ever after eve ‘Back to the tower’ sees Rapunzel going back to the place that first imprisoned her to get a bit of respite form her daily life alongside other Disney Princess’ and what happened next. March 3rd The Bunker Theatre

https://www.bunkertheatre.com/whats-on/happy-ever-after/about

FIRE BLIGHT

In July 2017, My play Fire blight (Longlisted for Theatre 503 playwriting award) was selected to be part of Arcola theatre’s PlayWrought#5 festival of rehearsed readings. It had a great response and is now hoping for production . It was directed by Alice Fitzgerald and the cast included Chante Faucher, Mckell David, Sara Pelosi and Andrew Neil.

‘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’

Arcola Theatre July 2017. Left to right Sara Pelosi, Chante Faucher, Andrew Neil, Mckell David, Director Alice Fitzgerald and Louise Breckon -Richards

CAN YOU HEAR ME RUNNING?

In October 2016 I co – created, produced and starred in my one woman show Can you hear me running? written by Jo Harper,  which opened at the Pleasance Theatre London and ran for three weeks receiving 4 and 5 star reviews. This was generously funded by Arts Council England.

Can you hear me running? Written by Jo Harper. Co- created and produced with Louise Breckon -Richards.

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.

5 Star Rating

You can read more about the project on our website below and how the show was created and follow us on facebook and twitter.

Can You Hear Me Running – Website 

Can You Hear Me Running – Facebook page

@canyouhearmerun :     twitter

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The production was generously supported by Arts Council England.

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2 thoughts on “Playwriting

  1. Zibby

    Absolutely Brilliant. Just watched your clip, I loved it, an amazing teaser for a full length show. Great collaboration. Love the writing and so well performed. Congrats on your funding. So proud of you. Thank you for doing it, you are an inspiration. Xx

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    1. LBRichards Post author

      Thanks so much Zib. It is a project that has come from a great collaboration and the process has been so creative and not paid up until now. Brilliant to have recognition for it and the space to explore. Your support means a lot. It was such a small seed and grows by the day xxx

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