Edward Preece

Totton: Thursday 26th March 2015

Directed by Roger Wallsgrove

The first round of the All England Theatre Festival (Western Area, Southern Division) is usually held at the Hanger Farm Arts Centre in Totton. Bench Theatre first entered the festival competition in 2006 and has been a regular contributor ever since.

AuthorEdward Preece

Edward Preece

Edwin Preece started writing five years ago, under the direction of Joyce Branagh, at the Palace Theatre Watford's Playwriting group. His first play 'The Cell' was short listed for the Verity Bathgate Award and that was followed by 'Da', one of only four plays to be showcased at the International Playwriting Festival run by the Warehouse Theatre in Croydon in March 2010.

His one act play 'Cleaning Agents' has had a successful run at the Lion and the Unicorn Theatre in Kentish Town. Another 'Suffer The Little Children' was recently performed at The Space in East London.

In April 2013 his play 'To The End Of Love' had a sell out run at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London and later this year another full length play '6 by 9' will be staged at venues along the south coast.


Isabel is sitting in a cafe trying to read a book, Dan is deliberately posing at his local swimming pool and Trevor is entertaining tourists in Covent Garden. Little do they know that their lives are never going to be the same again.

The Bench Competition Entry

This one-act play was staged at the Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton as part of the first round of the All England Theatre Festival 2015 competition.


Sophie Hoolihan
Chris Vanstone
Thomas Hall


Director Roger Wallsgrove
Stage Manager Thomas Hall