02 May 2014South Street Arts Centre, Reading
By Bea Roberts, Chris Lambert, Casey Jay Andrews, Oliver Bevan
Directed by Hal Chambers, Gemma Kerr, Donnacadh O'Briain, Phil Sarson
4 writers, 4 directors, 4 plays, a lot of actors and only 1 day to rehearse.
Spacers by Bea Roberts - Directed by Hal Chambers
The List by Chris Lambert - Directed by Gemma Kerr
Be Prepared by Casey Jay Andrews - Directed by Donnacadh O'Briain
Surprise by Oliver Bevan - Directed by Phil Sarson
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.