MaD at Hotbed

MaD at Hotbed

This year, in addition to the four Sunday night performances in The ADC Bar, featuring 22 scripts, WRiTEON will also be presenting a small selection of these  monologues and duologues, from across the season, at Cambridge Junction, as our contribution to Menagerie’s Hotbed Festival, on Thursday 9th July.

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The programme for this extra MaD performance will be as follows:

NUMB by Gemma Langford (duologue)

Roz and Charlie have been boozing it up at their local pub. But when Roz brings Charlie back to her place for a night of passion, she learns everything is not quite as it seems.

Gemma Langford originally trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and, during her writing career, has worked with companies including The National Theatre, The Royal Exchange, The Old Vic, Southwark Playhouse and Theatre503. Gemma ran WRiTEON’s recent Monologue writing course and mentored the writers whose scripts were selected for this season.

FOR CHLOE by Lorraine Forrest-Turner (monologue)

Sarah learns the difference between a response and a reaction when she meets a young offender under the restorative justice system.

Lorraine Forrest-Turner has worked as a professional copywriter for over 30 years and has written more than 25 stage plays, two of which are published by Samuel French (Seven Stages of an Affair and To Have and to Hold) and two by Lazy Bee (Dear Lily and Bank Holiday Mondays and Other Ways to Kill a Marriage).

MARY’S ROOM by Steven Kitson (monologue)

Sophia spends her life repairing people, so why wouldn’t she want to be fixed herself?

Steven Kitson continues to live in Cambridge, where he writes and also acts.

 HOME SOON by Melanie Taylor (monologue)

When the new girl in her class is not all she seems, Gill finds her life unravelling.

Melanie Taylor is a writer and improviser. Her plays have been staged by WRiTEON and in 2014 she was shortlisted for the Cambridge Theatre Challenge and the Hotbed Menagerie One-Page Play Competition. Melanie teaches the WRiTEON improv courses.

CHECKMATE by Cat Nicol (duologue)

Alice thinks it’s just another day in her young and carefree life but appearances can be deceptive….

Cat Nicol is a frequent actor and singer, having taken roles in many local musicals and plays and performed several times at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as well as for WRiTEON. This is her first attempt at writing for the stage.