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All In The Timing


Sure Thing, The Universal Language, English Made Simple

Written by David Ives
Directed by Peter Moore

Tue 7th October, 2008
Woking Drama Festival
Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking.
(30th Sept to 11th Oct, 2008)

Thurs 16th October, 2008
Spelthorne Drama Festival
Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury-on-Thames
(13th to 18th Oct, 2008)


Three short plays, linked thematically and in the cast:

Sure Thing
Two people meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield as an off-stage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes, and faux-pas on the way to falling in love.

The Universal Language
brings together Dawn, a young woman with a stutter, and Don, the creator and teacher of Unamunda, a wild comic language. Their lesson send them off into a dazzling display of hysterical verbal pyrotechnics-and, of course, true love.

English Made Simple
A man and woman meet at a party, and their immediate romantic attraction is translated into comically unromantic grammar lessons as they struggle to free themselves from the banal constrictions of party talk.


Betty (Sure Thing) Amanda Keating
Bill (Sure Thing) Bill Jackson
Dawn (Universal Language) Julia Stevens
Don (Universal Language) Graham Collier
Young Man (Universal Language) Bill Jackson
Voice 1 (English Made Simple) Graham Collier
Voice 2 (English Made Simple) Julia Stevens
Jack (English Made Simple) Bill Jackson
Jill (English Made Simple) Amanda Keating


Director Peter Moore
Stage Manager & Props Claire White-Aldworth
Set Design & Build Claire White-Aldworth & David Dunlop
Sound Phil Pile
Costume The Company


These are the scores from the adjudicators of the drama festivals.

Woking Drama Festival – Rex Walford: 77%
Presentation 12/15, Acting 30/40, Production 27/35, Endeavour Originality Attainment 8/10

Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival – Mike Kaiser: 80%
Presentation 12/15, Acting 32/40, Production 28/35, Endeavour Originality Attainment 8/10

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