EF recently gained exclusive access to the talent behind Jane Nightwork Productions (the team that brought you Making Dickie Happy, Oedipus Retold and Portia in 2013).
They were keen to tell us about a showcase they have coming up from 18th – 20th March, when they return to the Tristan Bates Theatre for three nights only with Works in Development.
The topical and potentially controversial three pieces they are airing share a common theme: male/female relationships and the predicament of women.
Works in Development and will feature: Mother by Robert Gillespie, Cuddles by Jack Klaff and the seldom-performed Village Wooing by George Bernard Shaw.
We took our camera along to find out a bit about the projects. Writer/director Robert Gillespie, writer/performer Jack Klaff and actors Clare Cameron and Faith Edwards discussed men, women, sex, sexism and much else besides in a lively and amusing discussion! Along the way we found out why Robert and Jack are kindred spirits, and whether or not Clare and Faith think two men should even be discussing the predicament of women…
Check out our video below. If you like the sound of the pieces, you can book to see them from the Tristan Bates Theatre website: only £5 a pop. Jane Nightwork Productions are looking for your feedback on the shows, which they hope will enjoy longer runs later in the year. So if you want to catch some innovative and challenging theatre and hone your critical faculties, head to the Tristan Bates Theatre for Works in Development later this month.
Bonus: Whilst our cameras were rolling, we heard that Jack Klaff and Faith Edwards had met before, when Jack acted as dialect coach to Faith on the much-loved boxing movie The Power of One. The film was set in South Africa, and a very young Faith had a supporting part. Reunited after over twenty years, Faith and Jack talked about their experiences on the movie as well as about the politics in Africa at the time. It’s such a great insight from two fantastic interviewees we wanted to share it!