by Jonathan Chadwick
online reading presented on Thursday 17th April 2020
with Ruth Lass and Laura Lake Adebisi
Alice is a refugee. She has been badly brutalised. She and Margarette, who has spent her working life as an actor, are living together as a part of a scheme called ONE TO ONE. The scheme ‘matches’ refugee women with women who have volunteered to take mentoring roles. The apartment they live in is on the northern shores of the Mediterranean. Unable at first to speak and move, Alice eventually proves that she can help Margarette perhaps more than Margarette can help her.
‘Wonderful play, astonishing performances, a new medium for these new times – a deep bow to you all’
‘a complex, lyrical and profound play and..a very moving and profound performance’
‘Thank you so much for such a powerful play! The bird and the angel, you were fantastic! Bravo!
‘It had great emotional truth and each actor zoomed in at us, as if we were the other character. The intimacy of that was extraordinarily right for this time of lockdown’
‘I was with you in that house by the Mediterranean. I swam, I was a fish, an actress, a daughter, a woman. It was magic. Your two voices mixed and were so close and so far away”
by Jonathan Chadwick
online reading presented Thursday 23rd April 2020
Amed Hashimi, Mikhail Sen, Ruth Lass, Laila Alj, Laura Lake Adebisi, Annie Firbank and Lloyd Trott
Three people, two of whom are theoretical physicists working at a hadron collider, arrive in a field and decide to buy the adjacent house and have a child. Elsewhere a young woman, distraught at the death of her sister, plants a tree and meets a singer. Rebellion, floods and financial collapse precipitate a social revolution.
‘It was a great reading. I liked the mood, the pace and the anticipation of it’
‘An intense experience. I was completely drawn in.’
‘I like the mix of revolution and counter-revolution, culture and counter-culture’
‘All this weaving between different sciences and questioning about what it is to be, and all these diverse temporalities, these various loves, these different perceptions of existence, constitute a poetic and disturbing work’.
‘We are awed and so impressed by your extraordinary capacity to weave together so many threads in one play and by the actors’ skill in pulling it all off and handling such a rich and complex text with such aplomb and all of you for managing that on zoom! Deepest admiration and gratitude to the whole amazing crew’