Playwright Sarah Gordon’s first play The Edit will have its World Premiere at Salisbury Playhouse this April, before embarking on a UK tour. Folio Theatre Company, whose debut show Unearthed was voted one of The Guardian readers’ favourite stage shows of 2015, along-side West End hit People Places and Things, are producing the play with Wiltshire Creative as Associate Producer.
The Edit is a gripping new play about forgiveness, love and self-preservation – and about discovering who we really are…all over again. Set in real time, an ex-couple what went wrong in their relationship and whether they could – or should – take another chance on each other.
Jo Newman, associate director at Salisbury Playhouse says: “Sarah’s writing is engaging, sparky and funny and her plays, whilst having a lot of heart, truthfully explore poignant subject matter”.
Folio Theatre Company is a Wiltshire based touring company, born from a desire to create exciting stories that celebrate life in the South West, working with exceptional local artists. They are passionate about building a rich and diverse programme of new writing – with a particular focus on highlighting contemporary social issues. Folio believe in making theatre – in particular new writing accessible not only to those with easy access to playhouses and arts centres but to everyone, no matter where they live. By inspiring creatively minded people living in rural areas, the company’s goal is to increase talent retention, creating more opportunities for those living in the regions to pursue a career in theatre in the place they call home.
Folio Theatre’s previous productions include Reel Life, which enjoyed a well received short tour of the Ustinov Studio (Theatre Royal Bath), The Other Palace and Trowbridge Arts, and is now in development for a UK tour; Our Blood Is An Ocean, developed in association with Bristol Old Vic writers room; and Believe, in association with Pound Arts, which is currently booking for a rural tour in 2020.
Folio have recently been appointed one of three Associate Companies of English Touring Theatre through their ETT Forge program. They are also an Associate Company of Trowbridge Town Hall Arts. Their patron is playwright April De Angelis.
The Edit is at Salisbury Playhouse 24th – 26th April before touring.