REELING - A play by Sean Gregory

REELING - A play by Sean Gregory
art by Angela Guyton (Click on image for artists website)

Saturday, 26 June 2010

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Reeling was also mentioned in Kevin Bourke’s article ‘Preview: 24:7 Theatre Festival 2010’ on the City Life website. Here’s an edited version of the article…

Anyone who’s at all interested in exciting new drama and comedy should already have earmarked the week of July 26-August 1, because those are the seven days of this year’s 24:7 Theatre Festival.
Now in its seventh year, 24:7 has long-since established itself as one of Manchester’s landmark cultural events. Driven by actor David Slack, the festival gives new writing talent the chance to shine and bloom. Every year, playwrights are asked to enter one-hour plays on any subject.
This year, hundreds of entries have been narrowed down to an exciting top 10, with four more plays being given a rehearsed reading. None of them last more than an hour and they’ll all be performed several times over the course of the week at 24:7’s home this year, the Co-operative Society’s New Century House. So there’s really no excuse to miss out.

In Reeling, by Sean Gregory, sisters Jude and Alice break into their elderly neighbour’s house only to stumble across a wall of cassette tapes that are recordings of their entire lives. The cast includes M.E.N award winner Ruth Evans, David Cordon (from last year’s Lub You) and 12-year-old local girl Hannah Hughes, while it’s directed by Festival favourite Richard Vergette.

“I attended a workshop where everyone was asked to come up with a frightening idea for a one act play,” says Reeling’s writer Sean Gregory, who also had a 24:7 entry in 2009. “The idea of your neighbour recording your whole life seemed pretty nightmarish to me, and finding the tapes seemed even worse.”

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