We are very excited to announce the four playwrights who will be performing their own short plays on the 15 January at Theatre Royal Bath.
Since 2010 writers from across the UK have returned to their home towns to pen plays about the places that shaped them. At theatres from Bristol to Belfast, Cardiff to Coventry and Nottingham to Newcastle, these plays have been performed by the playwrights themselves, coming home to tell their tale.
Now COME TO WHERE I’M FROM visits Bath to invite four of the city’s finest playwrights to join this celebrated nationwide project by performing their own short plays about their home.
Matt is a writer and director working in both theatre and film. He was the winner of the Papatango Prize 2016 for his debut play ORCA, which was produced at Southwark Playhouse in November 2016. The play is published by Nick Hern Books. His second play THE DOG AND THE ELEPHANT ran at the Bristol Old Vic Studio and Vault Fest, produced in conjunction with Ferment. Matt is currently one of the Open Session Writers on attachment at the Bristol Old Vic. His short films include SMALL TALK, JESSIE and THE PARTY PHOTOGRAPHER. Matt is also the artistic director of Red Rope Theatre Company, which he formed in 2012 with actor-producer Rebecca Robson. Matt is currently working on a new commission with Papatango.
Melanie Delargy is part of a writer’s group based at the Theatre Royal Bath. Most recently her full- length play TOSSERS was produced at the egg as part of a festival of new writing organised by the Theatre Royal’s Engage programme. Her short plays MANNERS and A LIGHT have received rehearsed readings at the Rondo theatre in Bath. In 2012 her short play MR REHMAN was chosen to be part of a one-act play festival which was also organised by the Theatre Royal’s Engage programme.
SAMUEL E. TAYLOR
Samuel is a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers programme. Work for theatre includes solo[solo] (Bristol Old Vic), All Songs are Love Songs (Bunker Theatre/Play Theatre Co), PLAY 29 (Vault Festival). His first feature film, Benbecula, is in development with Wellington Films. He is currently studying towards a practice based PhD funded by the Institute for Education in collaboration with Bristol Old Vic exploring participatory and live art practices in deprived coastal communities. He is a founding member of performance collective Huge if True.
Hattie is a writer and theatre maker based in Bath. She trained on the MA Theatre For Young Audiences at Bath Spa University and has worked on a number of shows for and with young people since. Her previous writing work includes WENT THE DAY WELL? (Theatre Royal Bath) and OPEN MIC (Apricity Theatre). She is an associate artist of Apricity Theatre.
To book tickets call the box office on: 01225 823409
Or visit Theatre Royal Bath’s website.
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COME TO WHERE I’M FROM: NORTHAMPTON
In other exciting news, our COME TO WHERE I’M FROM: NORTHAMPTON writers can now all be found on the app. Listen to DC MOORE, SUBIKA ANWAR, ROBIN SOANS and LOUISE BREALEY here.