14/48 #008: Rehearsals #2

Through another maze of corridors in the Y is The Percy Barratt room. Inside, chairs are assembled to represent a life raft. Georgia Penney, Perdita Lawton and Samantha Hobson sit inside this makeshift dinghy. Alex Turner (Not that one) stands to the side. They run through the script. It’s apparent they are lines from the […]

14/48 #007: A Relaxed Design Team

Design Team (Designius Tu Povet) is a lifeform made of many species living co-operatively. They exist to create sets and props for 14/48. The natural enemy of Designius Tu Povet is Davud Pittus. A writer who deliberately sets plays in strange locations in the hope of forcing Designius Tu Povet into crying salt water tears of despair. […]

14/48 #006: Rehearsals #1

The rehearsals for day one have started. Two groups (Play 5 and Play 7) have been assigned the sports hall. This is a journey into the bowels of the Y through a maze of corridors. You can’t help screaming, “HELLO CLEVELAND.” The two groups sit in circles in the sports hall, their worlds separated by a […]

14/48 #005: Shaun Hartman – Writer

It is just before 9am on Friday morning and Shaun Hartman doesn’t look like a writer who hasn’t slept in over 26 hours. This is the first time Shaun has written for 14/48. His script was submitted just over an hour before the deadline. The debut word pile is about a band given an opportunity to sell […]

14/48 #004: The First Company Meeting

There was speculation this would be a dry festival. The speculation was wrong. A group of Wolverhampton layabouts descended on Leicester for 14/48. They all arrived by 2pm. This left the group with a few hours to kill which were killed in a pub. At 19:26 as we wait for the company meeting to start a […]

14/48 #002: Panic

14/48 Leicester is getting closer. We’re a day away from the first all company meeting. The panic has set in. Not a panic because I have a mission critical job which I feel I can’t do. The panic I’ve forgotten something or, more importantly, got something wrong. I did book the hotel for the right […]

Post Show Thoughts

Last night was the debut of “Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists”. A mix of poetry and theatre Emma Purshouse, Steve Pottinger and I have been putting together over the last few months. To say it went well is an understatement. At 5.15am, suffering from lack of sleep and too many pints of real ale and some […]

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