4 by 4: Four Writers, Four Plays, Two Evenings Exploring the Theme of Natural Disaster
by Tim Stimpson
Not Waving But Drowning
by Sue Lenier
House On The Promontory
by James Woolf
All Mod Cons
by Alison Morgan
One, Nineteen by Tim Stimpson
Nineteenth of January: the east coast is deluged. Thousands of people clamber onto their roofs to escape the rising water. What appears out of the doors of the hleicopters that come is not dingies but camera lenses. Turn on and tune in today to a human disaster live and direct in your living room…
Not Waving But Drowning by Sue Lenier
Vera is rich and bored. Her life drifting aimlessly, her dreams long abandoned. She yearns for passion and change. What she gets is a run-down hotel room, a flooded toilet and a surly plumber. And when change does come, it’s not the way she dreamed it.
House On The Promontory by James Woolf
Three miles above an area of tidal land devastated by the floods, there is a single house on the promontory. Six lives converge. Recollections flow into conversations. From the individual acts of kindness, moments of brutality emerge. Who are the real heroes?
All Mod Cons by Alison Morgan
Mr Guthrie is a self-made man. He built Barbara’s new, shiny prefab home on land newly reclaimed for development. He’s given Frank a job on the trawler. A pillar of the community, Guthrie is untouchable. He even has plans to marry Lady Anne – if she’ll let him. But when the floods come – who suffers? Some lives are swept away. It’s time to ask questions of those who live their lives on the higher ground.
Directed by A C Wilson, Jana Manekshaw and Toria Banks
Commissioned and produced by Net Curtains Theatre Company