Mark Lindow in association with SLAM

Untold Stories

Be at the cutting edge and discover something new.

Mark Lindow presents the fifth edition of Untold Stories.

This two-day celebration of new work by established writers comes to the Arcola as part of SLAM Festival.

On both nights, see scratch performances of 7 exciting new plays – exploring long distance relationships, the generation gap, truth, lies and identity.


The plays being performed for Untold Stories are as follows:

Tick Tock by Mark Lindow

‘Time, it’s a funny bugger. Not enough when you need it, too much when you don’t.’ Sandra informs her dog in this bittersweet drama on how the old are hidden in plain sight by their age.

Carousel by Tom Collinson

A Victorian doctor sets out to find the source of an epidemic in an urban community. Can he save them, or himself?

A Tune of Two Muses by Emma Zadow

Lizzie Siddal and Jane Morris, artists in their own rights, are the women that inspired an iconic series of pre-Raphaelite paintings in a moving portrait of what it means to be a muse.

Bakersfield by Chris Udoh

Tommy’s life is pretty normal, until his Dad wants him to join the army. What about his dreams to play in the Negro league? But in 1950s Memphis options are few. How will others decisions affect Tommy in this coming of age drama?

Goulburn by Mike Shephard

The condemned cell at Goulburn Prison, New South Wales, 1956. Newell receives her last visitor.

Cornet Solo by Ben Francis

Ianto is an ice cream seller with a jaundiced view of humanity.  One average day he gets a request from a very unusual customer that completely changes his world.

London/Damascus by Nick Myles

Separated by thousands of miles and a cultural chasm, can Adam and Ahmed turn their online relationship into real world happiness?


Part of SLAM Festival 2018