MADE IN HACKNEY – Arcola Writers: Von Werthern, Turner and El Khairy

Three weekends
Nine writers
30 minute plays
Made in Hackney.

Each weekend will feature three plays by three of Hackney’s best playwrights. These complete, short works are the culmination of the Arcola Writers’ Group workshops, and are dedicated to honing the talents of writers from a range of backgrounds and abilities.

This weekend we have the works of Tamara von Werthern, Matthew Turner and Omar El Khairy.

By Tamara von Werthern
Director Caroline Leslie

A young woman is killed as she is riding her bike on her way to work on Kingsland Road. But she is not ready to leave her life and young daughter behind. She finds herself in a parallel London, on her white bike, trying to find a way to come to terms with what happened to her and those she left behind.

Cast: Jack Hughes, Lois Jones, Rosalind Philips

By Matthew Turner
Director Simon Pittman

David has been called to an interview at Mond Holdings. But how can he make a good impression when he doesn’t know a thing about the job or the company? Is there even a job on offer, or has he been called here for some other reason? This is a play about the questions we would rather not be asked.

Cast: Roger Sloman, Ryan Early, Cressida Trew

By Omar El Khairy
Director Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway

As a war-torn nation contends with the violent presence of a foreign occupying power, two adolescent deities set out on a journey in search of a spaceship to another time and place. The Ark is a grown-up fairytale of love and loyalty set in our world, but not just yet.

Cast: Shane Zaza, Pippa Bennett-Warner, James Le Feuvre, Natasha Hatendi

Live Music in The Bar

Sunday 18 July – Seamour’s Fat Lady plays in the bar from 6.00 – 6.30pm

“I used to say our music is a  sophisticated poppet, contrived from heartache and joy. But since taking up the banjo, I am much happier and my music although cynical is not sad.”