Thoughts on The Draytons Arms Showcase of Fragments, Dreams and Fairy Tales Featuring Alida Pantone and Matthew McFetridge
Sunday and Monday gave audiences the chance to see Fragments, Dreams and Fairy Tales at The Draytons Arms the writing-led theatre featuring work by Kieron Barry, Lorenzo Fantini, Kai Henderson, Martin Jago, Andrew Neil, Lydia Parker and Kyra Williams.
The excellent plays span on subjects from ‘waiting room to death’ like the humorous & tragic “Cosmic Minestrone” with a great cast seeing a wonderfully shrewd Alida Pantone and Matthew McFetridge or “And They All Lived” with witty Samantha Wayne and amusing Janine Ridge with the good direction by Brian Astbury, to more difficult matters such as Pedophilia in “Prove” with an impressive Josh Brostoff.
Dropped in the lives of a multitude of characters and situations, the audience is entertained and brought to reflect, as the smile carries the cringe of the pain for what’s not settled and never will be. “Fragments” does what any good ensemble of plays should do: makes you to want to see more plays and see more of actors of the calibre of Andrew Hallett and Alexander McConnell on the West End.
About Fragments, Dreams and Fairy Tales
Continuing our commitment to new writing-led theatre we are delighted to present an evening of new writing featuring work by Kieron Barry, Lorenzo Fantini, Kai Henderson, Martin Jago, Andrew Neil, Lydia Parker and Kyra Williams.
Act One Prove Scene I & II, The Hypnotist, Anima, And They All Lived..., The Stu Of Dreams
Act Two Prove Scene III, Cosmic Minestrone, Prove Scene IV, The Wedding Night, Big Bad Wolf, Prove Scene V
Written by Martin Jago Directed by Anna Barry Cast: Josh Brosto , Tia Dutt, Jane Lamacraft, Kyra Williams
Written and directed by Lydia Parker Cast: Charlie Buckland, Dan March
Written by Kai Henderson Directed by Holly Blain-Rodman Cast: Stewart Marquis, Katie Weir, Tracey Ann Wood
And They All Lived...
Written by Kyra Williams Directed by Brian Astbury Cast: Laura Jade Clark, Patrick Logan, Janine van den Berg, Samantha Wayne
The Stu Of Dreams
Written and Directed by Andrew Neil Cast: Andrew Hallett
Written by Lorenzo Fantini Directed by Amy Reitsma Cast: Laura Jade Clark, Matthew McFetridge, Alida Pantone
The Wedding Night
Written by Keiron Barry Directed by Andrew Neil Cast: Alexander McConnell, Solomon Mousely
Big, Bad, Wolf
Written and Directed by Andrew Neil Cast: Meaghan Martin, Andrew Neil