A Horse With No Name - Baghdad, Iraq, the spring of 2003. The Battle of Baghdad rages and one retired and one active soldier, Iraqi and American, are trapped by rubble in a secret basement bar. Rick and Ali somehow make it through the two acts without killing each other but getting to know each other instead, finally ending up on the roof where they play a real-time friendly game of Classic Pool – not a staged one – a genuine game played during each performance that highlights the random-ness of choices and of life or death. The end of course is always the same.
Space Jockey - Based on a true story and real experiences and set in London at the height of Thatcherism and fall of Communism 1989-93, this is unbridled capitalism at its worst and yet most creative: the story of telephone advertising salesman John Sherwood, a man who might or might not have existed, as told by five characters that rubbed shoulders with him. Featuring blistering sound bites from Nirvana, Happy Mondays, Killing Joke, The Stone Roses and EMF.
"A fascinating picture of the world of selling" - Time Out. "Cleverly reels the audience in" - The Stage. "Well-paced, effective, entertaining" - The Guardian.
One Of The Lads - As NATO forces enter Iraq the media feeds a constant river of images of war into the daily lives of millions of people in Britain through television sets. One such home is that of a young waster who just died injecting heroin with two other low lives and one ambitious young woman determined to alter he destiny whatever the cost. Violence overseas or violence at home – what’s the difference?
The Next Life - Blended as a hybrid theatre play/film from the Amazon book “A Teesside Voice” by Tony Stowers, this is the story of a young northern drug dealer drifting through London’s post-Thatcherist underbelly in the early 90’s. Based on people the author knew in Camden Town at that time, Rob Barlow is the key antagonist whose imagination and paranoia conflict in a seedy London of hustlers and thieves, pimps and backstabbers, corrupt journalists and nouveaux riche wasters, as he drifts inexorably to a disaster that offers a slim strand of redemption.
X - Saturday night beneath the plastic palm tree and two pairs of dissatisfied male friends who’ve never met before (one gay couple, the other straight) hit town. By Sunday, one will have been re-born, one will have won insight, one will have lost everything and one will still be bad at playing Dominoes. Originally entitled “A Town Called X” and in part inspired by the title of the American film “American History X” and the murder of Matthew Shepherd by homophobes in the late 90’s in mid-west America, “X” is performed over 35 minutes, promenade style n atypical spaces and with the music of David Bowie. “X” is a challenging but important piece of work .