Original Theatre Company announces the all-star cast for the script-in-hand performances from the three shortlisted plays for the Originals Playwriting Award. The performances begin today on 30 June with Eilidh Nurse’s Miles starring Cristian Ortega, Hitfu Quasem, Gary Lewis and Lewis Mackinnon with direction from Amelia Sears.
On 1 July Drew Hewitt’s The Fall is next in the line-up, starring Alex Kingston, Tyger Drew Honey, Adrian Lukis and Sara Stewart with direction from Charlotte Peters, followed by Teunkie Van Der Sluijs’ Tikkun Olam on 2 July starring Diana Quick, Luke Thompson, Debbie Korley and Jake Fairbrother with direction from Michael Boyd.
Launched in collaboration with Riverside Studios, The Originals Playwriting Award is designed for early career playwrights. It strives to innovate production opportunities with a brand-new production model giving more opportunities to scripts that otherwise might not be seen.
Each of those shortlisted receive £2000, with the winner announced post the performances receiving a further £5000. All performances will be filmed and streamed at Riverside Studios by North South and will be available to watch once the live performances have concluded.
Alastair Whatley said today “After months of work enjoying hundreds of plays submitted by writers all over the UK, our Originals Playwriting Award reaches a thrilling climax with all three plays performed on three consecutive nights by three world class acting companies.
I cannot wait to share these fantastic plays with audiences in person at Riverside Studios and around the world through the wonders of live streaming.”