Following their sell-out show in June, Little Pieces of Gold will be back on the 24 September with another collection of 8 brave, bold new plays (plays tbc).
Little Pieces of Gold programmes are selected from an open submission which always receives over 300 applications. Since 2010 they have produced the work of emerging, established and award winning playwrights. Thousands of writers have submitted their work through their open submission process and productions garner much industry interest, introduce writers to literary agents, facilitate long term creative collaborations and provide a platform for new voices, theatre makers and performers. For more info: www.littlepiecesofgold.co.uk
‘Performed by a wonderfully diverse cast, Little Pieces of Gold showcased nine plays in a single evening. Each with a slight taste of dark comedy, several of the productions had the audience laughing into their palms.’ Scatter of Opinion
‘Little Pieces of Gold is an event to add to the calendar.’ Once A Week Theatre
“A PRINCE” by Dipo Baruwa-Etti, direction Gemma Aked-Priestly
Dipo is a writer and director. For theatre, he has participated in the Royal Court’s Introduction to Playwriting programme and done workshops with the Almeida and Director’s Cut. He is currently working with Lyric Hammersmith on his short play “A Street, A Shop, and a Daughter” which will be staged in September 2017 as part of their Open Mic event.
“CHILDFREE” by Jodie Garnish, direction Brigitte Adela
Jodie is an actress and writer currently based in South London. She is a proud graduate of the University of East Anglia and Drama Studio London, both of which helped to nurture and develop her writing. Jodie’s writing has been performed at both the Edinburgh and Camden Fringe Festivals, to four- and five-star reviews, and at the Soho theatre as part of DSL’s graduating season. In addition to playwriting and acting, Jodie is currently working on a piece of original children’s fiction..
‘Childfree’ is her first play for Little Pieces of Gold, and she’s very excited to see the result!
“THE INTERVIEW” by Lewis Harlock, direction Lou-Lou Mason
Lewis says: “I’m a writer and performer from Peterborough, Cambridge. I started writing from a young age about classic topics such as loneliness and girls not fancying me across a range of forms. I graduated from York St John University in 2015 with a First in English and Creative Writing. During my time in York I produced a 24 hour play for the York Literary festival, and started performing poetry. I also developed a passion for scriptwriting, winning the Graham Oliver Creative Writing award for my final piece of university work, a sitcom pilot. Since returning to Peterborough I have established my own spoken word night, called What The Thunder Said, and continued to write and perform poetry. I worked on the short film Terry & Tiara, written by local poet Mark Grist in 2016 recently had a short film shortlisted by the BBC. As of September 2017 I will be studying an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester. I’m still lonely, and girls still don’t fancy me”
“NOWHERE TO HIDE” by Nicola Jones, direction Tamar Saphra
Nicola has written for stage, screen, and radio. Her work has been produced on BBC Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra and Radio 3, with the Daily Mail describing her writing as being ‘as taut as the skin of a drum’ (Scorched, Radio 4). She’s a Red Planet Prize screenwriting finalist, and a BBC Sharps television drama winner. Her theatre writing has been staged at venues including the Birmingham Rep, the Stephen Joseph Theatre and the Pleasance Dome at the Edinburgh festival. Her play Inspire is part of the ‘Fake Times’ night of short play about fake news at the Birmingham Rep this September.
“DANCING SHOES” by Olivia Mace, direction Natasha Rickman
Olivia Mace is a writer and performer. Her one woman show The Mad Maid of Kent has just completed a successful run in both The Vaults and Merge Festivals. Dancing Shoes first appeared as a rehearsed reading at the Hackney Attic and is soon to be developed into a full length play. She writes songs too; sometimes on the spot in improvised shows like Blinkface and sometimes in the form of satirical music videos like Hipster Hop (youtube). Olivia is also a Globe Theatre Storyteller, adapting and performing Shakespeare’s plays into solo storytelling performances for Globe Education which she performs in schools and literary festivals both in the UK and internationally.
“STOPCOCK” by Christine Robertson, direction Rebekah Murrell
Christine’s first script won the Funny Women Comedy Writing Award in 2011. She’s since participated in the writers’ rooms for Sky One sitcoms Trollied and Carters Get Rich, and been selected for the BBC Writersroom Comedy Room and Betty and Peter Comedy Writing Programme with Big Talk, LoCo and the CTBF. She’s had sketches commissioned for Walliams & Friend and Tracey Ullman’s Show, and featured on the BBC’s 2017 New Talent Hot List. STOPCOCK is her first piece of writing for theatre.
“I DO (BUT)” by Jamie Rowlands, direction Glyn Williams
Jamie trained as an actor at Italia Conti. Since graduating, he has focused more on writing and producing. He co-founded Second Sons Theatre Company, producing their new writing night Play Time and their critically-acclaimed production of Philip Ridley’s Dark Vanilla Jungle. He has written pieces for several scratch nights and his first full-length play, Underlings!, will debut later this year.”
“FROLLEAGUES” by Micah Smith, direction Jaclyn Bradley
Micah is a writer from London. His short plays have been performed at the Finborough Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, St James Theatre (Studio), Park Theatre, Theatre 503, the White Bear and the Old Red Lion. His book on writing short plays, Explicable Surprise, is available from Amazon. He can be found @theedgeofwhere