Pavement is My Pillow

PAVEMENT IS MY PILLOW

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Pavement is my Pillow is a play written and devised by Sean Baker, Ian Osler, Richard Peoples, Trish Rawson and Kim Komljanec.

As part of the research for the project each of the writers met with homeless people in Cambridge and listened to their stories. It was performed at Cambridge Drama Festival on Wednesday 26th April.

Synopsis

Rob has lost his job and believes his wife is cheating on him. Carol recently came out of prison and used to be a man. Gerry is looking for work as a painter-decorator and has a daughter back in Ireland. Kasia came from Poland to work as a nurse. Martha has read more or less all of the books in her local library, but still feels confused. And Billy works for a bank and travels to Eastern Europe a lot. But none of them have a place to call home. How do people lose their home and who are the people we call homeless? And how do they make us feel?

 

CHARACTERS                                  ACTORS

(in order of appearance)

ROB                                                    Scott Brindle

YVONNE                                           Tracy James

CAROL                                              Lindsey McAuley

MARTIN (Yvonne’s husband)           Colin Simpson

LISA (Rob’s sister)                             Helen Holgate

MATT (Lisa’s husband)                      Adrian Ient

JULIE (Rob’s wife)                            Kim Komljanec

GERRY                                              Andrew Bailey

SIOBHAN (Gerry’s daughter)           Ciara McClelland

MIKE (painting company owner)       Colin Simpson

KASIA (Polish)                                  Kim Komljanec

SHANNON (English)                        Tamsin Baty

STEVE (a mechanic)                          Scott Brindle

MARTHA                                           Tracy James

HONEY (a loyal friend)                     Helen Holgate

BILLY                                                Adrian Ient

 

 

DIRECTOR

Richard Peoples

DRAMATURGE

Kim Komljanec

PRODUCERS

Richard Peoples, Kim Komljanec

ASSISTANT PRODUCERS

Trish Rawson, Ian Osler

SET and COSTUME DESIGNER

Penny Peoples

ASSISTANT SET and COSTUME DESIGNER

Trish Rawson

LIGHT DESIGNER

David Modic