Three nights, three brilliant plays, three amazing casts, all live at Riverside Studios and perfect for audiences who want their theatre to be unique and thrilling. Directed by Michael Boyd, Charlotte Peters and Amelia Sears. Book early to get the best prices for this exciting new festival of brilliant stories expertly performed. Also available to live-stream on the night from home at Original Theatre .
Original Theatre and Riverside Studios are pleased to present the winners of their recent nationwide search for scripts. Three Nights. Three Brilliant Plays.
Originals Thursday - Thursday 30 June, 19:15 (70mins approx.)
MILES by Eilidh Nurse
Directed by Amelia Sears
Starring Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot, Gangs of New York) Hiftu Quasem (Ten Percent, Killing Eve), Cristian Ortega (Vigil), and Lewis Mackinnon (Young Wallander).
‘I feel like I’ve lost all this time.’
Somewhere in Scotland, miles from anywhere, Bobby’s Caravan Park is struggling, in fact it’s crumbling. Janie is the only employee and she’s been stuck out here for longer than she cares to admit- and she’s drinking more than she’s willing to admit, yet frankly who cares anymore?
Ed can’t pass the Tesco quiz, he can’t go out in the rain without his cag in a bag, he can’t drive and he can’t help who he’s related to. But at least he’s got a new job... at Bobby’s Caravan park.
Hopes, dreams and families collide in this searing, tender yet funny play that asks what it means to process our past and the traumas that lie within.
Content Warning - Please note that this play includes sensitive subject matter, including reference to sexual assault.
Originals Friday - Friday 1 July, 19:15 (70mins approx.)
THE FALL by Drew Hewitt
Directed by Charlotte Peters
Starring Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who) and Tyger Drew-Honey (Outnumbered), Sara Stewart (Transformers, Philomena) and Adrian Lukis (Original Theatre’s Being Mr Wickham).
‘It’s never the fall that kills you…It’s the landing’. Whoever said that. Is wrong. It’s the fall.’
Janet and Liam are happily married until she stops talking to him. And everybody else. In an attempt to diagnose her loss of speech she begins seeing a psychiatrist who starts to probe at a secret buried in the depths of Janet’s psyche, the revelation of which has profound and lasting implications not just for her but the entire family.
Drew Hewitt’s masterful play examines with wit, humour and searing honesty the complex ideas surrounding free will, love and the painful truths of existence.
Originals Saturday - Saturday 2 July, 19:15 (70mins approx.)
TIKKUN OLAM by Teunkie Van Der Sluijs
Directed by Michael Boyd
Starring Luke Thompson (Bridgerton), Diana Quick (Brideshead Revisited), Debbie Korley ( Theatre: King Lear), and Jake Fairbrother (National Theatre, Hamlet).
tikkun olam: in everything you do, you must seek the opportunity to repair the world
Steve Alexander is preparing to stand as a labour MP for the Westminster constituency. As part of his campaign he is backing the building of a holocaust memorial near parliament square, to help the campaign gain traction Steve and his campaign manager Dan invite social influencer Leah on board as a one woman focus group. As Dan, Steve and Leah try and persuade the divided community to back the memorial their own motivations are challenged as the political and personal ties between them are tested to the very limit
A powerful, funny, intelligent political drama, that looks at the stark contrast in views and voices in and around our capital, the ever-growing divisions between the generations, and the challenging task of mending and learning to ensure we do and are better.
‘I stand here and try and make sense of all the voices and I can’t hear my own anymore’
Please note, seats AA1-2 and AA19-20 are slightly restricted view.