Overview

DO YOU MISS REHEARSED READING ON THE OTHER ROOM STAGE?
 
Well, you're in luck. We are delighted to announce our up-coming programme of Rehearsed Readings from our TOR Emerging Writers. Our thirteen writers begun their journey in 2019 with a series of workshops and masterclasses, all while working towards the final draft of a play or TV screenplay. We all know what happened next. While this pandemic has robbed our writers of a live audience, it hasn't robbed them of an audience all together. Finally, after all of their hard work and incredible patients, the time has come to share their work starting next week, Friday Feb 26th, with a new release every Friday until the end of May.
 
Each Rehearsed Reading will be available for one week only, so jot these dates down in your diary, watch this space and be sure to tune in.
 

STREAMING ONLINE NOW: Driftwood by Edward Lee

AVAILABLE UNTIL MARCH 5th 2021

Driftwood by/gan Edward Lee

Yn y ddrama Driftwood gan Edward Lee, wedi degawdau i ffwrdd, ceir stori academwraig ddreftadaeth sy’n dychwelyd o dan warth i’w thref enedigol. Ardal glan y môr cysglyd ydoedd, wedi’i foniddigeiddio ond bellach yn ddienaid. Ar hyd y tywod llwyd, o dan y glaw garw ac yn erbyn gwyntoedd oer gaeafol, daw atgof hen berthynas i’w meddiannu. Mae ei breuddwydion glaslancaidd wedi esgor ar hunllef sy’n dryllio’i henaid. Daw ysbryd y ferch i’w haflonyddu o hyd. Ei hecstasi. Ei phoen. Ei gwaed...

In the play Driftwood by Edward Lee, a disgraced heritage academic returns home after decades to her once sleepy, since gentrified, now gutted seaside hometown. Along the grey sands, under the hard rain, against the cold winds of the long winter months, she becomes possessed by the memory of an old relationship. A teenage dream that spawned a life-draining nightmare, she is still haunted by the girl’s ghost. Her ecstasy. Her agony. Her blood …
 
WATCH DRIFTWOOD NOW


CONTENT WARNING This reading contains references and images that some viewers may find distressing or triggering. Specifically this reading contains: Strong language Sex Violence Blood Abuse (physical, mental, emotional, verbal, sexual) Rape and sexual assault Physical assault Body shaming language Sexist language Implied kidnapping Implied child abuse Reference to drug use References to serious injury References to suicide References to death


Up Next
March 5th: Splinter by Gemma Prangle
March 12th: Train Track Issues by Kallum Weyman
March 19th: A Silent Image by Hari Raelyn
March 26th: Can You Hear Me by Ffion Jones
April 2nd: White Plastic Chairs by Kate McCormack
April 9th: Forestall by Lawrence Quilty
April 16th: Middle of the Road by Amy Rooney
April 23rd: Never Quiet, Always Echoes by Catherine Lucie
April 30th: My Friend, The Walrus by Dave Stevenson
May 7th: Moon Fight by Joyce Datiles
May 14th: Network by Jessica Hannagan-Jones
May 21st: The Lady of the Mabinogion by Lottie Butcher
 
All thirteen plays were rehearsed and performed on The Other Room stage back in the summer and autumn of 2020 in safe manner, compliant with the COVID-19 restriction and guidance at the time. We challenged over 60 artists to bring these pieces to life, and the whole process was captured, and is brought to you by @
jonathandunn.net Media Production.
 
Keep an eye out on social media for updates and a new link every Friday.
 
Thank you to our incredible sponsors Bad Wolf, and the Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru | Arts Council of Wales,
Arts & Business Cymru and Porter's Cardiff for making these readings a possibility.
 
Tons more information still to come... so watch this space!

Cast & Creatives

TOR Emerging Writers 2020

Amy Rooney

Catherine Lucie

Dave Stevenson

Edward Lee

Ffion Jones

Gemma Prangle

Hari Raelyn

Jess Hannagan-Jones

Joyce Datiles

Kallum Weyman

Kate McCormack

Lawrence Quilty

Lottie Butcher

Luke Seidal Has


Rehearsed Readings Directors

Alice Eklund

Charlotte Lewis

Duncan Hallis

Kevin McCurdy

Matthew Holmquist

Samantha Alice Jones

 

Programme Leader

Nerida Bradley

 

Stage Managers

Joshua Bowles

Phillipa Mannion

 

Performers

Caroline Berry

Carwyn Jones

Ella Maxwell

Elin Philips

Emily John

Holly Carpenter

Jack Ayres

Jemima Nicholas

Jennifer Ruth Adams

Josephine Partridge

Justin Davies

Kate Elis

Kath Weare

Katie Morgan Jones

Keiron Self

Kia Shah

Kyle Lima

Laura Singleton

Lisa Zahra

Lloyd Meredith

Louis Kissaun

Luciana Trapman

Mali Ann Rees

Mali Tudno Jones

Matthew Bulgo

Oliver Morgan-Thomas

Rhian McLean

Richard Nichols

Stephen Casey

Tara Bethan

Thomas Vernal

Tobias Weatherburn

Tom Myles

Tori Lyons

Yasemin Özdemir

 

Director of Photography and Filmaker

Jonathan Dunn

 

Assistant Editor

Chloe Cummings

 

Producers

Dan Jones

George Soave


Special thanks to our Masterclass Workshop Leaders


Alun Saunders

Anna Fywell

Bethan Evans

Debbie Hannan

Ed Thomas

François Pandolfo

Jane Dauncey

Katherine Chandler

Sian Summers

Willy Hudson

Tickets

This event is free. Keep an eye out for links here and on our Socia Media. Watch this space!