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:
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|
|Stage Manager & Props||Claire White-Aldworth|
|Set Design & Build||Claire White-Aldworth & David Dunlop|
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