More from last year’s showcased writers

Two of the showcased writers from the 17percent mini-festival 2010, have work on in June.

Gill Kirk, (whose interview you can also see on 17percent’s Youtube channel) has a new play Water’s Not So Thick on in Bath.

Water’s Not So Thick is a dark comedy and follows the well-to-do Kilpatrick family as they prepare for Rupert’s wedding to his fiancée Rebecca. As the drama unfolds, the hidden cracks in the veneer of this apparently upstanding family turn to massive fissures. Will Rupert and Rebecca make it, or will the skeletons in the well-appointed pantry ruin everything?

Starting life as a Tobacco Factory Script Space winner in 2009, Gill’s script has been developed by the Ustinov’s Script Factory where it was shown last autumn as a script-in-hand reading. The play is directed by Alison Farina, of Butterfly Psyche Theatre. (You can read an interview with Alison on our new Focus page).

The dates of the show are Wednesday, June 15th through Saturday June 18th at The Rondo Theatre in Bath. All performances begin at 8pm. The show will run about an hour without an interval. The Rondo is located on St Saviours Road, Larkhall, Bath BA1 6RT. It is a 30 minute walk from Bath Spa station or a 10 min taxi ride.

Sue Blundell, whose play Another stab at life turned the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice on its head, has another play with a classical inspiration on at the New End Theatre in Hampstead in June.

The Happiness Index  is subtitled ‘What David Cameron can learn from the Greeks and Romans’.

“Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday?” Faced with this question in a government survey, John turns to a couple of ancient philosophers for advice. So what is happiness anyway? And how do you know when you’ve got it? By the end of the evening you should have a better idea what to say to the P.M. when your survey form pops through the letterbox. Performed by David Acton.

Picture of The Happiness Index David Acton as Seneca
David Acton as Seneca

You can see The Happiness Index at 7.30, on Sunday June 19th, at the New End Theatre, 27 New End, Hampstead, London NW3 1JD Tickets £10 Box Office 0870 033 2733; Playing time: 60 minutes

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