Archives for January 2010

First Draft

The First Draft launch performances will be on 27th & 28th of January at the Horse, Waterloo. See First Draft Launch for more info


Written by Alex Morrisroe. Seconds is part of the The First 20 Minutes performances produced by Writer’s Avenue.

A teenage girl is shot dead in Manchester. Her mother searches for reasons. Her grandmother for someone to blame. Both long for a sense of normality. But if in the briefest second your life changes forever, is it possible to ever live normally again? Seconds is a story about living with loss and trying to find your way out of the dark.


  • Amy Cotter
  • Ben Galpin
  • Annie Julian
  • Sophie Laughton
  • Rochelle Parry

Music by Bryan Pilkington

Stage Managed by Cassandra Hodges

Peter Pan

The classic JM Barrie story given a pantomime twist by Crispin Harris.

A cast of 21 acting students from Drama Studio London toured the show to primary schools in West London in December 2009.

Directed by Matthew Parker

Original Music by Bryan Pilkington


Jack loves Jill and Jill loves Jack – but this relationship is far from a nursery rhyme.

A battle of the sexes dark comedy for the noughties generation from actor/writer Jamiu Adebiyi.

Produced by From the Soul Productions

Directed by Matthew Parker


  • Jamiu Adebiyi
  • Jaymie Addicott
  • Sarah Lewin
  • Dan MacLane





A new musical by Mari Haik Escudero adapted from the novel by Mark Halter. Zipporah tells the story of Moses’ wife; an outsider and enigma to those who knew her.

Writter & Composer – Maria Haik Escudero

Producer – Charlie Boyle

Director – Kate McGregor

Movement Director – Matthew Parker

Musical Director – Liam Lester


  • Susan Moisan
  • Sia Kiwa
  • DK Ugonna
  • Heather Mason
  • Andrew Williams
  • Andres Ortiz
  • Tricia Stewart
  • Stuart Heffernan
  • Lucyelle Cliffe
  • Alan Pearson
  • Stephanie Rohr
  • Jane MacAnealy
  • Joe Swift



Twelve Clocks

In a castle in an undisclosed country twelve clocks have all stopped at ten to nine.

A supernatural, heightened comedy, devised by the acting students of Drama Studio London under the direction of Matthew Parker.

A Perfect Ganesh

Two outwardly unremarkable, middle aged lady friends throw themselves into arousing tour of India, each one having her own secret dreams of what the fabled land of intoxicating opposites will do for the suffering she hides within.

Faced with the women’s despair who but the golden elephant God could intervene? Fluid in his power to assume any guise, at peace with all things, Ganesha is the spiritual centre around which the play spins itself, drawing upon the tragic and the comic, the beautiful and the deplorable, until a breathtaking release arrives for both woman at his hands.

Directed by Matthew Parker


  • Cory English
  • Illona Linthwaite
  • Annie Julian
  • Rupert Mason

Beside Yourself

A farcical case of mistaken identity.

8 people, 4 sets of twins. They all gather together for one weekend at a Twin Research programme and confusion ensues!… Nick Hall’s frace takes mistaken identity to a new level in this 1970’s disco romp.


  • Charlotte Donnelly
  • Kevin Millington
  • Bryan Pilkington
  • Kirsty Yates



One of Vaclav Havel’s classic Vanek plays, Audience takes us to a Czechoslovakian brewery where paranoia is distilled. Audience is a cleverly constructed satire on power and those who wield it.


  • Jeremiah O’Connor
  • Stuart Slavicky

Directed by Matthew Parker

Through a Glass Darkly

A movement piece, playing with perceptions of reality, sense of self and reflection inspired by the biblical phrase “through a glass darkly”

Directed and choreographed by Matthew Parker