After two fantastic nights at the Lost Theatre in February, I just couldn’t bring myself to put the lid on my 5 minute play ‘Alleluiah’. Stephanie James was stunning as Bridget, a woman on the cusp of adultery, walking the fine line between humour and pain brilliantly. So a mini-tour was born. (yes, let’s push the envelope – more than one performance qualifies as a tour!!)
Stephanie performed first at ‘Beyond Words’ in Gipsy Hill, followed by another gig at Loose Muse at the Poetry Cafe. Audiences were warm and appreciative. Watch this space for news of further performances in the coming year.
If you missed the show, here’s a film of ‘Alleluiah’ courtesy of The Lost Theatre:
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Tagged 5 minute theatre, adultery, Alleluiah, Beyond Words, Claire Booker, Loose Muse, new drama, Stephanie James, The Gipsy Hill Tavern, The Lost Theatre, The Poetry Cafe
Robots, husbands and small bars of soap feature in two plays by Claire Booker which each won a place in the Finals Night of Lost Theatre’s Five Minute Festival earlier this month.
Thirty two short plays were inititally selected to be performed at the 7th annual 5 Minute Festival in Stockwell, south London, over four nights in front of a panel of industry judges. Ten plays won places into the Grande Finale.
Alleluiah was performed by Stephanie James, despite running a high fever on the night. She snatched victory from the jaws of the flu with her wonderfully nuanced performance as Bridget – a woman who shares a bed and bathroom with husband Barry – but not the secrets of her heart.
To view the 5 minute film of the play, please click on:
Ever wondered what life would be life after the Bomb has dropped? Wonder no longer. The food’s unrelenting, the West Wing’s tiny and the staff are work-experience robots. Nuclear Bunker offers a comic take on life underground as Lady Kay (Victoria Otter) struggles to control her scheming robot Grimaldi (Michael Hutchinson) and his side-kick Sasha (Lucy Tippett).
To view the 5 minute film of Nuclear Bunker, please click on: “NUCLEAR BUNKER” by Claire Booker – LOST Theatre 5 Minute Festival
Lost Theatre is a purpose built 180 seater conveniently positioned on the Wandsworth Road (SW8 2JU) between Stockwell tube and Vauxhall tube/overground stations. It has a vibrant and ecclectic programme throughout the year. As well as running the 5 Minute Festival, Lost also runs One Act and Solo festivals. If you’d like to know more about the Lost Theatre, or are interested in entering the One Act Festival (submissions now open) click on: http://www.losttheatre.co.uk
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Tagged 5 Minute Festival, Alleluiah, Claire Booker, comedy, Lost Theatre, Lucy Tippett, Michael Hutchinson, new plays, Nuclear Bunker, Robots, Stephanie James, Stockwell, The Lost Theatre, Vauxhall, Victoria Otter
Do not adjust your set! There’s nothing wrong with your eyes – as those of you who read Russian will instantly know.
My short play ‘Alleluiah’, which was recently published in its original English (Loose Muse Anthology 2012) has just been translated into Russian. It is now available to the Russian-speaking world for publication or performance.
The translator is Olga Bukhova, whose wide ranging experience includes translating plays for the stage in Moscow.
Olga can be contacted by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org