Thursday 15th March and Saturday 17th March 2007
Directed by Zoë Chapman
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.
The office, familiar to many of us in our daily lives, is given a physical theatre makeover in this comedy. A devised piece created through collaboration between director and performers: expect fun with photocopiers and illicit e-mails aplenty, much to the chagrin of the office cleaner.
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 2007 competition, it was recalled for the Saturday evening performance due to the high quality of the piece. It was first performed in 2003 at Havant Arts Centre as part of Bench Theatre's festival of new writing, Supernova2.
|Stage Managers||Jaspar Utley |
When I first considered being involved with Supernova I wasn't confident in my writing skills. I had an idea and I knew how I wanted it to look but I wasn't sure how to give the characters a voice. So I decided not to give them a voice and instead this devised piece will be told through the physicality of the cast and music. The inspiration for 'Working' has come from my own experiences and day-dreams that I have had since working in the Arts Centre plus through the rehearsal process the cast have added their own touches.