This Is The End

Mon 20 May

This Is The End

Mon 20 May
On the eve of Britain’s new place in the world, six new short plays explore what ‘endings’ can mean

On the eve of Britain’s new place in the world, six new short plays explore what ‘endings’ can mean.

Two sisters coming to terms with their relationship, a climber reliant on their guide, a daughter shocked at her mother’s revelations, a knight in shining armour and a damsel in distress, a young woman whose fantastic new job is turning out to be a terrible mistake and one working mum whose peaceful summer plans are thwarted.

Come and join us at the Old Red Lion on Monday 20th May for a mix of moving dramas and laugh out loud comedies that deal with a bittersweet thread of regret, finality and the complex nature of ‘endings’.

The writers

Between them, the writers of ‘This Is The End’ have been broadcast on LBC, BBC and Radio 4, developed an immersive historical drama for the government of Azerbaijan, had work on at Southwark Playhouse, Theatre N16 and Perdu Theatre in Amsterdam and been shown at scratch nights all over London.

Lara Barbier enjoys working across TV, VR, theatre and video games. She is currently developing an original TV Pilot Keeper of the Pleas with an independent producer and her original TV series “The Book of Watchers” placed as a Quarter Finalist in the
2018 WeScreenplay TV Pilot Competition. Lara’s latest commissions include writing an immersive historical-drama about the development of the Silk Road in Baku, Azerbaijan, and a VR experience set in Georgian-era Buxton. She has had several short plays produced at new writing nights and is a member of the Directors Cut Theatre Writers Club. Lara has just been selected for the 2019 Residency at London College of Communication, UAL where she will be exploring storytelling and VR. She is represented by The Agency.

Grace Carroll is a writer based and brought up in London. She likes to write stories about women and the complexities of female relationships. Grace has had work performed at Bunker Theatre, E & C Writers night, Stitchin’ Fiction, Leytonstone Itch
and “Herstory: Feminist Theatre Festival” at Theatre N16. Her short play Swipe was selected for the Little Pieces of Gold showcase and Grace’s full length play Wet had a five-night run at Theatre N16 and Perdu Theatre Amsterdam. Most recently her short play Drag Baby was chosen for ‘Xposed’ a night of LGBT short plays and performed at Southwark Playhouse.

Stevie Cooke writes jokes and sketches for Have I Got News For You and Sketchtopia. Stevie was a finalist in the 2017 Funny Women Writing Award and the 2017 Funny Women Shorts Award and in 2018 was long-listed for the BBC Comedy Writersroom and a finalist in the BBC Comedy Monologue competition. Her short film about UK abortion law disparity has just been optioned and she is attached to direct with production scheduled for Summer 2019.

Victoria Morris’s debut radio play was produced and broadcast on LBC which starred Polly James and was directed by Richard Shannon. Her short comedy film script was an official selection at the Oregon Short Film Awards festival this year and she is
currently a semi-finalist in the ScreenCraft Family feature screenplay competition (ongoing) with her comedy animation script. She has also been placed in numerous screenplay competitions including the Academy Nicholls Fellowship, The Old Vic Writer’s Programme, the BBC call out and Fresh Voices.

Seyi Odusanya born and raised in London. A semifinalist in the 2016 BBC Comedy Writers Room his first broadcast credit was for an episode of CBeebies comedy-drama Molly and Mack. He is currently developing a number of animated programmes for the BBC Children’s and writes for Youtube channel Wildbrain. Seyi was a quarter-finalist in ScreenCraft’s Family Feature Screenplay competition. His stage work includes numerous pieces for E&C Writers.

Megan Toogood has been shortlisted in various competitions including BBC Writer’s Room drama window, T.S Eliot Prize at the Old Vic, the Crime Writer’s Association Debut Dagger award and the Launchpad novel manuscript competition. Her full-length
play Frost Fever Flood is in development with the support of Theatre 503.

Find out more about ROAR creative productions: https://roarcreativeproductions.com/

Venue Dates & Times
There are no upcoming performances for this event.

418 St John Street, London, EC1V 4NJ