…on Saturday 25 June at Astley Castle, North Warwickshire Join our very own comic surrealist Stephen Jackson, BBC Doctors writer Liz John and Coventry playwright Vanessa Oakes in the grand surroundings of Astley Castle as part of the Writers in Warwickshire Festival 2016. Following our popular Write What You Know workshop in the morning, we will be readingContinue reading “SELFIES is back!”
THURSDAY 3rd MARCH 2016 @ THE SHOP FRONT THEATRE, COVENTRY Stephen Jackson, Vanessa Oakes, Tim Stimpson and Julia Wright will be presenting self-portraits tonight… Great monologues, real insight. The collective is a liberating idea!
That’s how it felt as Liz and I joined Vanessa and Nicola for our first ever re-mounted show, ‘Selfies’ at Warwick Words. Was this really a good idea? Would there be an audience for us beyond Birmingham? And where the heck was the light switch for the toilets so Liz could put her make-up on?
Four dramatic monologues, read by ourselves, exposing our working practices and influences, as well as exploring how our individual backgrounds have shaped the writers we are today. In Search of The Unhappy Ending by Liz John Dark Matters by Nicola Jones Lowering My Voice by Helen Kelly The Other Me by Vanessa Oakes 8 pm Lord Leycester HospitalContinue reading “Selfies @ Warwick Words 1st October 2015”
by Vanessa Oakes Following the success of our first three nights at The REP we were offered two more dates by Tessa in autumn 2014. We met to discuss our options and talked around various ideas – I talked about being part of Paines Plough’s ‘Come to Where I’m From’ and how people seemed toContinue reading “Selfies & More Selfies…”