Saturday 2nd October 2010
Directed by Julie Wood
Havant Literary Festival has been in existence since 2008 and Bench Theatre has been a contributor in some shape or form since its inception. For 2010, The Literary Festival decided to organise a collaborative cabaret performance bringing together the best of local talent in one show. Bench Theatre performed the one act play 'United' as their part of the performance.
Lew and Charlie meet in the lounge of a budget hotel in London. Charlie plans to tell his wife he's met someone else following a business trip to Manchester. Lew plans to go back to his home in Manchester the next day. Could there be a connection?
This one-act play was staged at The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre as part of the Havant Literary Festival 2010.
The other contributors were:
poet Charles Bennett,
harpist John Corin,
singers from Dynamo Youth Theatre,
Nathan Chapman & Vincent Adams from the SOOP Theatre Company.
'United' was originally staged in September 2009 as part of Supernova 5, Bench Theatre's festival of new writing.
I woke up one morning in Portugal two and a half years ago and ideas for both 'United' and 'Paperwork' both came to me. I wrote them both very quickly, and did nothing with them until the opportunity came to submit them for the Supernova 5 production.