Present : Tense / Four

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4 March 2007 Trafalgar Studios

 

The return of the toughest creative challenge in town. A group of playwrights, directors, poets and musicians have just one week to respond to the most important news story of the moment.

Some of the UK's most exciting talent convenes to select the most momentous story on the news agenda. They each have one week to create a piece of work that responds to the topic they choose. As the news changes, they will be forced to adapt their work, until it is performed live in the West End on Sunday 4 March - exactly seven days after they began.

Stop Press: After much deliberation over a stack of newsprint last Sunday the group decided that the story of the schism over homosexuality in the Anglican Church that was voted on at the General Synod this Wednesday. More updates about this story are also available on the blog.

The line-up:

TANZANIA Created by Josie Rourke, Rob Hastie, Chris New Performed by Chris New, Rob Hastie

SO CLOSE TO HEAVEN by Joel Lindsey Joel Lindsey - Vocals/Guitar, Adam Lewis - Bass Guitar

AMAZING GRACE by Kat Francois

FRACTURES by Joel Horwood Directed by George Perrin Performed by Alex Beckett, Maxwell Hutcheon

ALL THE TEACHERS ARE GONE & SPIRITUALITY IS ABOVE SEXUALITY By Catherine Taylor-Dawson

THE BOOK by Mike Bartlett Directed by James Grieve Performed by Elizabeth Boag, Kirsty Bushell, Leander Deeny, Matthew Pearson, Maxwell Hutcheon

SO HERE’S TO YOU, MR. ROBINSON by Tim Clare

LOVE THE SINNER by Drew Pautz Directed by Matthew Dunster Performed by Alec Nichols, Ciaran McIntyre, Daniel York, Dennis Kelly, Dickon Tyrell, Jason Barnett, John Hoggarth, John Kirk, Kirsty Bushell, Nathaniel Martello-White, Nigel Cooke, Paul Jenkins, Tarek Iskander