Enjoy a 24-hour play

PUBLISHED: 07:30 26 May 2011

Archant

THE Theatre Royal Bath Engage programme, which provides professional opportunities for aspiring amateurs, is staging the first of its 24 Hour Plays on Saturday at 8pm.

At 10pm on Friday night, nothing exists except an empty page, an empty Ustinov stage and a team of writers, directors and actors meeting for the very first time.

By Saturday night, six new short plays will have been written, directed, rehearsed and performed.

Six writers, six directors and 30 actors are joining forces for the ultimate theatrical rollercoaster.

In association with Roughhouse Theatre and TRB Engage, Theatre Royal Bath have a host of talent ready to get the creative process running.

The writers taking part include writers whose work has appeared in the Ustinov’s Script Factory programme, Gill Kirk and David Lane, along with Adrian Harris, Simon Harvey Williams, Katherine Mitchell and Carrie Rhys-Davies.

The directors who will be paired up with these writers include past and present directors of the Rondo Theatre, Andy Burden and Ian McGlynn; Sam Berger from Plainclothes Theatre, Hannah Drake, Anna Girvan and Chris Loveless.

Performing the plays will be the Engage programme’s own ensemble of actors from the local community, many of whom appeared in the Theatre Royal Bath’s epic production of Ben Hur last year, alongside professional actors from companies including The Tobacco Factory, Theatre Alibi and Instant Wit.

Tickets, priced £7-10, are available from the box office on 01225 448844 or at www.theatreroyal.org.uk

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