OFF THE BLOCK 2013

24 May 2013
South Street Arts Centre, Reading

By Bea Roberts, Chris Lambert, Oliver Bevan, James Brough
Directed by Sonia Fraser, Dee Mullins, Ant Stones, Hal Chambers

4 writers, 4 directors, 4 plays, a lot of actors and only 1 day to rehearse.

The Vigilant by Bea Roberts - Directed by Sonia Fraser

Mister C by Chris Lambert - Directed by Ant Stones

Ramada, Asbestos Bolero by Be a Roberts - Directed by Deirdre Mullins

The Baby Act by Oliver Bevan - Directed by Hal Chambers

Date my Mate by James Brough - Directed by Sonia Fraser

Off the Block is an original idea of RBL's.

4 writers are given 4 days to write 4 20 minute plays. The end of one play will be the beginning of the next and the final play will be handed in at 7.30am on the morning of the performance.

The four groups of four actors are given their scripts at 9am, when they also get to meet the four directors.

At 7.30pm, the scripts are learnt, performances perfected and the audience enjoy the show.

It's our way of celebrating the true thrill of live theatre.

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