June 23 2023

The Programme

Book People by Jessica Moss

Walking On Water by Kara May


The Hide by Heather Hampson

Stop Drinking Man by Tasmin Jahan

A Pregnant Pause by Annie Power

The Writers

Heather Hampson is a writer who lives in East London. She has previously had work performed at Optik Theatre and other scratch nights around the city, and is currently working on a novel. Sometimes she can be found trekking though a jungle, or clambering up snow covered mountains, looking for wildlife.

Tasmin Jahan is a British Asian playwright. She is a prolific writer of full length and short plays. To date, she has written 410 plays. In 2022, she wrote 365 short plays (one for each day of the year!). She has had many readings/performances of her work at home and overseas, mainly in the USA. 

Kara May is a playwright and award- winning children’s author. Her work includes: Castles in the Air (Polka Theatre), Goldilocks and the Crocodile (Unicorn Theatre), The Dream Snatcher (book and lyrics) adaptation of  her book of the same name, commissioned and first performed at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College, London, plays for BBC radio.  Fiction includes Yeti Boy and numerous books for younger readers. She lives in London and has a grown-up daughter.

Jessica Moss writes, performs, and produces. Some of her plays include Funnie (2022 winner of the Leah Ryan’s FEWW Prize, O’Neill finalist), A Girl Lives Alone (SafeWord New Play Contest winner), Cam Baby (Toronto Fringe New Play Winner, Weissberger finalist), Polly Polly (Ed Mirvish Award for Entrepreneurship), Next to Him, We’ll Make it Together, and more. As an actor, she has appeared at Young People’s Theatre, Tarragon,  Sudbury Theatre Centre, Luminato, SummerWorks, and more. Training: Juilliard. 

Annie Power has written plays, screenplays and authored short fiction, which has appeared in magazines. She’s had multiple short plays staged at venues such as The Soho Theatre and The Old Red Lion, has written several short films which have been screened at various film festivals and in 2014 she won the Best Screenwriter award at Underwire film festival.

The Cast

Charlotte Baker, Joe Beechcoft, Sam Cartwright, Megan Kennedy, Susannah Scott, Tom Thornton

Directed by Barry Edwards