April 2018 meeting Festival Fringe Preview

Our Fringe Preview night featured three highlights from the upcoming Brighton Festival Fringe

April 8th 2018 7.00 – 9.00 pm

Festival Fringe Preview

We welcomed three Brighton area theatre companies to the April  meeting to present works-in-progress extracts from their upcoming Fringe plays:


Unmasked Theatre presented ‘Cooked’ by Natalie Audley
Directed by Richard Evans-Thomas


Lucy – Sophie Stone
Adam – John Black
Henry – Tobias Clay
Brett – Jack Kristiansen


Margot Jobbins presented ‘What’s Wrong with Monotony?’ by Tim Coakley
Directed by Margot Jobbins


Writer – Owen Bleach
Director – Sharon Drain
Actress – Emma Howarth
Actor – Gordon Foggo


Two Bit Productions presented ‘Bully Beef’ by Peter Gardiner
Directed by Peter Gardiner
Produced by Dan Skelt

From the producers of audio drama series “Whispers Through The Static” comes a new production premiering at this years Brighton Fringe, inspired by true events. September 1916, the Somme, a British tank crew breaks down during an advance and the crew, fresh from training, must endure five nights in No-Man’s Land. Besieged from without and unravelling from within.


Aaron Ost
Jack Knibb
Ruben Pol
Russell Shaw
Neil James


Each extract was introduced by the director.

Rehearsals have just begun, so members and visitors had the chance to meet and discuss the scripts with the companies, the actors,writers and directors, and find out more about the productions as they develop ready for next month’s Brighton Festival Fringe.


And we just had time for two little bonus pieces:


Piece by Piece

Written and directed by Peter Gardiner, featuring members of the Bully Beef cast


For Art’s Sake

Written and directed by Christine Foster, featuring Russell Shaw and Laura Savage


See the Fringe Brochure  or visit the Fringe Website for details and bookings


May 6th Preview

Our May meeting will present rehearsed recorded readings by professional actors of the two runners up in the most recent Constance Cox playwriting competition:

Second: ‘Storm in a League Cup’ by Simon Josiffe

Third: ‘Rock and Chips’ by David Weir

Both playwrights will be our guests on the night.

Contact Philippa Hammond chair@sussexplaywrights.co.uk