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Two Rings at the Off Cut Festival


And it was quite early in the evening. Or, late in the afternoon. Depending on how you look at things. Glass half full, glass half empty, no glass at all and just a cider bottle on the floor…

My 10-minute play inspired by Gillian Carr’s photograph was selected for Live’s new-format Short Cuts, and was performed as a reading at Live Theatre on Thursday 17th February 2011.

UPDATE: Two Rings was chosen as the winning new Short Cut! Thank you to all the audience members who voted for my play, and to the actors who performed it (including the fabulous Anna Bolton who also starred in my 4Play ‘One Shot’). You can find photos of the actors’ rehearsal process on the Online Short Cuts Ning site

UPDATE 2: Two Rings has been selected for the 2011 Off Cut Festival at the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith!

UPDATE 3: Two Rings won the audience vote to become a finalist in the Off Cut Festival! The 8 final plays will be showing again from 11-14th October before the judging on Saturday 15th October.

UPDATE 4: Two Rings enjoyed a fabulous week in the Off Cut Festival finals! Congratulations to my fabulous cast (Natalie Bromley, Ellie Dickens and Barry Wilson) and director (Michael Wilding) and to the many worthy winners (full details at the Off Cut Festival website. You can see photos of Two Rings in performance at Large Print Photography.

Here’s a blog post by Scott Matthewman on how Two Rings and the other Bloggers’ Choice plays were selected for the Festival.

Here’s a review of the Festival final from RemoteGoat

Here’s a review of Two Rings’ first showing and a very nice review of the final from blogger Ian Foster (and not just because it suggests Two Rings should have won 😉