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Player-Playwrights is a society of professional writers and actors, who meet weekly to see/hear/read/perform and discuss new scripts by members.

A chance for writers to try out film, television, radio & theatre scripts before an informed audience and to receive constructive feedback via a chaired discussion .


On Monday nights the Fabulous Creative Writing Group go out to play....

At the Player-Playwrights meeting in Central London.




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Phoenix Theatre


...And an opportunity for actors to gain publicity and showcase their talents.

There are also regular talks by directors, agents and others in the industry.

It is always a cheerful, educational and often intense experience - New members are always welcome.

Find out more about the Player-Playwrights here

...And read their BLOG here 



THE TONI REVIEW



A regular feature of Player-Playwright productions by our roving-reporter Toni

KISS AND TELL
A 95 minute stage play by Ritchie Smith

GOODBYE
An 80 minute play by Johnny Hansler

WHAT ENID DID NEXT
A 30 minute radio sit-com by Tim Gambrell

FORBIDDEN TREE
An 80 minute stage play by Roger Mayhew



THE ANDREW REVIEW



I DEMAND SATISFACTION
A play by Simon Hamilton



THE MARTY REVIEW

Marty

LADY  NICOTINE
A 90 minute stage play by Katy Darby

HIDE THE FRONT PAGE
A 30 minute stage play by Francis Beckett

 

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PLAYS BY WRITING GROUP MEMBERS
PERFORMED AT PLAYER-PLAYWRIGHTS (In order of performance):

FEAR OF STRANGERS - by Alison

This short play was written to the brief of 'reversal of fortune' and performed (by all accounts) to rapturous applause…. And no doubt cries of "What a wonderful writer!" Just a shame I was ill with a back injury and missed my 15 minutes. (Or 7 and a half minutes, to be precise).
Alison.



MID-AIR REVALUATION - by Martyn
(Click above to read the script)

Marty

This ten-minute play was written to the brief of 'friend's reunited' and received the loudest laughs and longest applause I have ever heard at Player-Playwrights... And then a standing ovation! Not bad for a first attempt at play-writing.
Alison.



HOW NOT TO CHANGE YOUR BOYFRIEND - by Alison
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Alison

This Romantic Comedy (90 minute film) was staged with sterling performances by all the cast.
Phil, as Marlon and Denise, as Angel were particularly outstanding in this witty, well written story of a woman at her wits end who resorts to witchcraft in order to save her troubled relationship. The resulting complications and mayhem make for a hillarious romp with a brilliant climax - and (quite rightly) resulted in a thunderous applause. ...Can't wait to see it at the cinema!

Martyn.

 

GABRIEL - by Andrew
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Andrew

This six-minute play was written to the brief of 'The Big Issue' and met with a stunned silence as the 100 or so members in the audience held their breath for the duration. ...Not one for the squeamish, but Andrew likes to cause a stir and certainly achieved his aim! Hey, drama's suposed to have an effect on you after all... Well done Andrew (and the actors) we were riveted to our seats - I loved it.
Alison.



PARADISE IN PORTOBELLO - by Alison
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Alison

This ten minute urban drama was written to the theme of 'A Kind Of Loving' and takes place in a squat. ...A gritty tale of heroin addiction and its destructive power over love. Sadly it was entered too late to be in the competition, but a vigorous performance at The Horse & Groom grabbed the audience by the throat and never let them go. ...To rave reviews!
Alison.



SPACE FOR LOVE - by Martyn
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Marty

This 15 minute play came second in the 'Kind Of Loving' competition!!! This is what the P-P publicity officer said:
In second place was SPACE FOR LOVE by MARTYN TURAY, about love and jealousy on an international space station. The twist being that one of those in love was the speaking computer. If you've seen Red Dwarf, and can remember Dark Star, then you were in that kind of ballpark. Again, it was perhaps a shade too long. But it was funny and even rather touching. It also benefited from some excellent performances. It scored 241.
Peter.

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TOUGH LOVE - by Alison

Alison

This Black Comedy (80 minute TV drama) was staged with hilarious performances by all the cast. It is a gritty, harrowing (yet funny) romp through homelessness and addiction, as an idealistic social worker attempts to save her alcoholic boyfriend from himself. I was worried the subject matter might be too much for the polite crowd at Player-Playwrights, but am thrilled, relieved and overwhelmingly  gob smacked to report that it was extremely well-received.
Alison.

 

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