#TheSpillORL

The Spill is an evening of new writing, giving one playwright the opportunity to have their new play performed as a rehearsed reading in front of a live audience.

About The Spill

Monday Club work with the successful playwright to source a director and cast of actors for an intensive one day rehearsal period, culminating in a performance at the Old Red Lion Theatre on the same evening. Our aim for The Spill is to spark collaboration amongst passionate writers, directors and actors through the development of their new work.

Previous Nights

Anniversary

by Joesph Charlton

A holiday camp, northeast England. Deserted chalets, fag-burnt carpets, Vegas-themed weddings, the eternal happy hour. Rained on, forgotten England.

Anniversary tells the story of three interwoven lives. A teenage boy leaves home for the first time; a reformed father faces temptation; a young half-Polish woman finds and loses first love.

Directed by NG Bristow

Starring Bill Fellows, Oliver Hawick and Charlotte Whitaker

The Spill

at the

Old Red Lion Theatre

Submissions are now open for the next The Spill!

DOWNLOAD SUBMISSIONS FORM

Sunday 8th October

7:30pm

Mars: After the Crisis

by Sarah Tejal Hamilton

 

“They’re saying we’re not human. They’re calling us a super-race. We’re here to help them; no-one’s more human than anyone else.”

A cataclysmic event on Mars leaves its first colonists dead and Earth a shell from the fallout.

Lawyer Ruth, assisted by an AI granted self-determination, must lead a public inquiry to find out what went wrong and prevent it ever happening again. But what was her soldier son trying to tell her before he went missing on Mars that finds her scientist husband choosing prison over revealing the truth?

“They thought they wanted all this. They didn’t know what they were asking for.”

Mars: After the Crisis questions the human proclivity for self-destruction when our instinct is survival.

Directed by Ita O’Brien

Starring Georgia kerr, Ranjit Krishnamma, Miriam Lucia, Josephine Rogers, Dominic Rye, David Thackeray and Fed Zanni

The F Word

by Conor Hunt

17 year old Jacob and Tommy are ordinary teenage boys with an ordinary friendship, who happen to find themselves in a rather unordinary situation. Why? Because Jacob is dying. 

“The F Word” is a comedy drama exploring the wonder of teenage friendship and youthful positivity, even when the odds are set against you. This isn’t a story about death. It’s a story about life, friendship and a funeral.

Directed by Robyn Hoedemaker

Starring Jack Tricker and Oliver Cudbill

The Spill

at the

Old Red Lion Theatre

Submissions are now open for The Spill!

Sunday 8th October

7:30pm

DOWNLOAD SUBMISSION FORM

#TheSpillORL

About The Spill

The Spill is an evening of new writing, giving one playwright the opportunity to have their new play performed as a rehearsed reading in front of a live audience.

Monday Club work with the successful playwright to source a director and cast of actors for an intensive one day rehearsal period, culminating in a performance at the Old Red Lion Theatre on the same evening.

Our aim for The Spill is to spark collaboration amongst passionate writers, directors and actors through the development of their new work.

Previous Nights

Anniversary

by Joseph Charlton

A holiday camp, northeast England. Deserted chalets, fag-burnt carpets, Vegas-themed weddings, the eternal happy hour. Rained on, forgotten England.

Anniversary tells the story of three interwoven lives. A teenage boy leaves home for the first time; a reformed father faces temptation; a young half-Polish woman finds and loses first love.

Directed by NG Bristow

Starring Bill Fellows, Oliver Hawick and Charlotte Whitaker

Mars: After the Crisis

by Sarah Tejal Hamilton

“They’re saying we’re not human. They’re calling us a super-race. We’re here to help them; no-one’s more human than anyone else.”

A cataclysmic event on Mars leaves its first colonists dead and Earth a shell from the fallout.

Lawyer Ruth, assisted by an AI granted self-determination, must lead a public inquiry to find out what went wrong and prevent it ever happening again. But what was her soldier son trying to tell her before he went missing on Mars that finds her scientist husband choosing prison over revealing the truth?

“They thought they wanted all this. They didn’t know what they were asking for.”

Mars: After the Crisis questions the human proclivity for self-destruction when our instinct is survival.

Directed by Ita O’Brien

Starring Georgia kerr, Ranjit Krishnamma, Miriam Lucia, Josephine Rogers, Dominic Rye, David Thackeray and Fed Zanni

The F Word

by Conor Hunt

17 year old Jacob and Tommy are ordinary teenage boys with an ordinary friendship, who happen to find themselves in a rather unordinary situation. Why? Because Jacob is dying. 

“The F Word” is a comedy drama exploring the wonder of teenage friendship and youthful positivity, even when the odds are set against you. This isn’t a story about death. It’s a story about life, friendship and a funeral.

Directed by Robyn Hoedemaker

Starring Jack Tricker and Oliver Cudbill