In June, there will be the premiere of my new play, Elephant, performed by fEAST theatre company, and directed by Dawn Finnerty. Funded by Arts Council, England.
In a house balanced on an eroding cliff in North Norfolk, local recluse Manny gets a surprise visit from his estranged sister, Jessie, whom he’s not seen for a year. She’s wildly unpredictable, searching for a long lost family secret, and has inexplicably brought along with her a petty criminal, Lee Farrier, trussed up in a sack.
As a rising tide eats away at the foundations, it’s the sudden appearance of a local girl, Cally, arriving with a damaged reputation and an uncanny ability to read minds, that prompts all four to try and salvage something from the day before it’s too late. But as time runs out, a hastily reckless plan begins to fall apart, exposing the bitter truths that have brought them together, the lies they’ve told each other, and against all expectation, the strangely redemptive power that might just be buried beneath their feet.
Manny    Mark Finbow
Jessie:    Henri Merriam
Lee:        Ben Elder
Cally:      Anna Buttery
Thurs 13th June    Sheringham Little Theatre (01263 822347)
Fri 14th June         Old Buckenham Village Hall (07880 660444)
Sat 15th June        The Cut, Halesworth (0300 3033211)
Wed 19th June      Aylsham Town Hall (Postle’s, in person)
Thurs 20th June    Corn Hall, Diss (01379 652241)
Fri 21st June          Southwold Arts Centre (01502 722572)
Sat 22nd June       Wells Maltings (01328 710885)
Sun 23rd June       Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352)
Tues 25th June      St Georges, Great Yarmouth (01493 331484)
Thurs 27th June     Westacre Theatre (01760 755800)
Fri 28th June         Sedgeford Village Hall (01485 570097)
Sat 29th June        The Seagull Theatre (03336 663366)
New Play: Elephant