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In the first lockdown we produced a weekly online showcase.

As the theatre industries lights were down during this time we called it the

Light On Showcase

to show that we were keeping the lights on and continuing to support artists so we gave female identifying writers the opportunity to test out their work during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Watch Series 1: 

This was supposed to be a special day for Chris and Jayne but its been ruined by the coronavirus pandemic. Jayne is entering them into a competition to hopefully cheer themselves up.

Cast:

Alex Middleton - Chris

Alex Bull - Jayne

Written by Caley Powell

Produced by Lights Down Productions

To support the artists involved, please consider donating to our Paypal. Any donations will be shared with the artists involved.

In work Myra is asked out on a date by one of her customers, young, cute and rich Lawrence, what could possibly go wrong?

 

Cast: Emilie Maybank - Myra

 

Written by Vivian C Lermond

 

Directed by Samara Gannon

Produced by Lights Down Productions

To support the artists involved, please consider donating to our Paypal. Any donations will be shared with the artists involved.

Joe comes home from work to find his wife Dani has received a surprising email.

 

Cast:

 

Rosannah Lenaghan - Dani

Jumaane Brown - Joe

 

Writer: Emilie Maybank

Director: Emily Jane Kerr

Produced by Lights Down Productions

To support the artists involved, please consider donating to our Paypal. Any donations will be shared with the artists involved.

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Hannah is a truck driver working during the coronavirus lockdown, who is shaken by an incident she had last night.

 

Cast: Jodyanne Richardson - Hannah

 

Writer: Judy Upton

Director: Leah Townley

Producer: Lights Down Productions

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Rachel has kept a secret from her family and needs to find a creative solution with the help of her wife Nora.

 

Cast:

Saba Nikoufekr - Nora

Josie Sedgwick -Davies - Rachel

 

Writer: Emilie Maybank

Director: Abigail Hirsch

Producer: Lights Down Productions

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Throughout the 90s Kylie and Michelle performed in a band together at Milton Keynes gig venue 'The Pitz'. As teenagers, they bonded through a love of music and shared everything. Ten years later Michelle is staying with Kylie for the weekend and growing resentments surface.

 

Cast:

 

Moureen Louie: Kylie

Gracie Lai: Michelle

 

Writer: Catherine O'Shea

Director: Sophie Flack

Additional Editing: Kristian Mitchell-Dolby

Producer: Lights Down Productions

To support the artists involved, please consider donating to our Paypal. Any donations will be shared with the artists involved.

You can also watch this piece as part of the 'Around The Globe In Eighty Plays' festival to raise funds for The Globe Theatre: https://www.facebook.com/events/680350555864652/

If you are a parent, you've been to Tantrum Town. Hear Mum Vanessa recount her latest trip to Tantrum Town with her daughter.

 

Yvonne Wan - Vanessa

 

Writer: Vivian C Lermond

Director: Roann McCloskey

Producer: Lights Down Productions

To support the artists involved, please consider donating to our Paypal. Any donations will be shared with the artists involved.

What if you could swap your citizenship, move to another country, and never look back? Would you do it?

 

Spokesperson: Niamh Handley-Vaughan

Kate: Emilie Maybank

Rory: Alex Maude

 

Writer: Emilie Maybank

Director: Niamh Handley-Vaughan

Editing: Kristian Mitchell-Dolby

Producer: Lights Down Productions 

To support the artists involved, please consider donating to our Paypal. Any donations will be shared with the artists involved.

Jane has a lovely, quiet life with her boyfriend Charlie. But what she’s craving is something new, different, unknown.

 

Trigger Warning: Discussions of assault.

 

Jane - Jacinta Maud Hunter 

 

Writer: Tracey Hayward

Director: Kitty Ball

Producer: Lights Down Productions 

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Sometimes a student becomes the teacher and the lesson plan can be life-changing. Set in a posh boarding school somewhere in the UK, INSURGENCE is a duologue, featuring the perceptions of an outspoken "charity" student, versus those of her antiquarian teacher. Clash and conflict lead to transformation and an unexpected revelation.

 

Imogen Butler - Millicent Cavanaugh

Barbara Ashworth - Wilma Woosley

 

Writer: Vivian C Lermond

Director: Katie Turner-Halliday

Producer: Lights Down Productions 

To support the artists involved, please consider donating to our Paypal. Any donations will be shared with the artists involved.

Light On The Light On Showcase

We asked the writers of the Light On Showcase to answer some questions about themselves and the piece. Watch them here: