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THEATRE

DIRECTOR: HIGHLY INFLAMMABLE

WRITER: CHERYL WHITE
PRODUCER: LISA CLIFFORD
DIRECTOR: LAURA EVERS JOHNS

"I told you, you should have changed the world when you were young."

SYNOPSIS: 

Inspired by the life and music of punk icon Poly Styrene, this new play is set in two equally explosive eras - 1977 and post-Brexit Britain. Writer Cheryl White uses Poly’s prophetic lyrics and ideas to tell the story of a teenage friendship ruined by intolerance, racism and idealism – all set to the music of this punk legend. 

It’s about leaving behind your best friend. Choosing politics over love. And regretting choices made 40 years ago. Crackling with music, energy and plenty of punk outrage at the state of our nation, Highly Inflammable asks what we could have done then to make the world different now.

Performed in 2017 at St Mary-in-the-Castle, Hastings. 

 


WRITER: BETTER FORGET

WRITER: LAURA EVERS JOHNS
PRODUCER: TODD HIGGINSON & DAN HORRIGAN
DIRECTOR: JACQUI HONESS-MARTIN

"Retrospect can be a very bad thing altogether."

SYNOPSIS: 

A young woman has lost ten years of her life. She wants them back - or does she? Emotional detox, cod psychology and consumer economics take their toll in this comic drama.

Performed in 2006 at The Pleasance, Islington and the Lion & Unicorn, Kentish Town.


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: CROCODILE SEEKING REFUGE

WRITER: SONJA LINDEN
PRODUCER: SARA MASTERS
DIRECTOR: ARIELLA ESHED

"Scars are like medals. They show we have taken part in the life.”

SYNOPSIS:

Five individuals have sought asylum in the UK – from Africa to Iraq, Latin America to Iran. Linking them all is asylum lawyer, Harriet, whose dedication to her job begins to play havoc with her marriage. When her relationships begin to blur the personal and professional we are confronted with the question: ‘Where must we set our boundaries?’

Performed in 2005 at The Lyric Studio, Hammersmith.