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Introducing our chilling new writing night. . .
Dark Bites is a curated selection of macabre and unsettling stories, read aloud by actors.
The first event will be in Brighton on Friday 17th Feb 2023. Hosted by Rachel Mae Brady and directed by Joy Forsythe and Rachel.
What's on THE MENU?
The Legend of Joan's Field by Tamsin Heatley
The Cuckoo Cycle by John Berry & Peter Gardiner
Monsters by Jon Griffin
Features / Settings / Permissions by Neil Noon
If You Go Down to the Zoo Today by Mark Locke
Eclipse by Julie Denton
Polly, 36, has just been dumped by Dominic; her boyfriend of 14 years. She creates a social media diary, posting daily videos documenting her journey through the breakup. Watch (and like?) as Polly's life gets smaller but her obsession with Dominic and his new girlfriend, Gabriella, grows. When Gabriella announces their engagement in a status update, Polly takes action. Witness a woman's descent into obsession and revenge through a series of video posts in real time.
Available on twitter @SavageHeartCO
Adapted by Corrina O'Beirne from her award winning short story 'Variation of Molly', directed by Joy Forsythe, performed, filmed and edited by Rachel Mae Brady.
Aspiring actor Frankie moves to London to 'make it big.' By chance she meets captivating Viv who gets her a part-time job at a major financial advice firm. Frankie is initiated into a world of money, sex and power ruled by dangerous boss Paddy. When pushed too far, Frankie and her co-workers must take action to save themselves, but at what cost?
THIRST is a Faustian tragi-comedy exploring rage, internalised Capitalism and the search for home.
Written by Rachel Mae Brady, directed by Joy Forsythe.
We staged a rehearsed reading of THIRST at the Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton on Tues 5th April 2022 featuring Charlotte Duffy, Isabella McCarthy Sommerville, Michael Ross, Vita Oldershaw, Heather-Rose Andrews and Lorraine Yu.
Rachel has lost her hero. Her uncle Neil has unexpectedly died. Rachel becomes reclusive, struggling to leave the house. Attempting to make sense of her loss, she revisits the incredible stories Neil told her as a child about his adventures around the world. She encounters polar bears, hang gliders, ancient Egyptian mummies and is haunted by an ever-present 'wolf.' An autobiographical, often humorous exploration of grief, love and the power of storytelling.
Written and performed by Rachel Mae Brady. Directed by Joy Forsythe. Movement direction by Emma Webb. Designed by Rachael Twyford.
- Voice Magazine
Top 3 Finalist for the Voice Magazine Best Newcomer Award and New Writing South Best New Play Award at Brighton Fringe 2019.
Winner of the Lion's Bursary Award at Brighton Fringe 2019.
Shortlisted for the International Stephanie Lehr Playwriting Competition, 2019.