Naked Stage 2011 Full Programme

This list does not necessarily reflect the running order on the night.

All shows took place in the ADC Theatre bar, Park Street, Cambridge.


23 OCTOBER

The Human Box
by Dragana Lazici

A box in a glass building and four people who should have never met are stuck inside. 

DIRECTOR:  Frances Bartram
THE NARRATOR: Robert  Jezek
TOM: Douglas Wren
ALBERT:  Declan Lynch
AMANDA: Bernadette Parsons
PAUL: Stephen von Schreiber

Your Inner Simon Cowell
by Clare Shaw

Richard and Rose are on a blind date. Just the two of them....or not.

DIRECTOR:  Pam Jenner
RICHARD: Stephen Hullyer
ABIGAIL:  Corrina Gordon-Barnes
ROSE: Rachel Nielsen
WAITER:  Angela Rowland

The God Bones
by Sarah Dobbs

Her Dad captured young Susan's imagination with his stories of the "God Bones". Now he's dying, she begins to see they were more than just ways to pass a summer's day.

DIRECTOR: Pam Jenner
DAD: Adrian Ient
YOUNG SUSAN: Claire Eaglesham
ADULT SUSAN: Angela Rowland
MUM: Francesca Brown
MARION: Lara Whittington

Cubicle Four 
by Rachel Jarmy

A hospital cubicle of an A&E department; the modest stage for so many life defining moments. Three shorts which follow the life of one hospital bed, in one twenty four hour period.

DIRECTOR: Clare Kerrison
JONNY: Henry Jones
GRANDMA: Trish Rawson
ALAN: Alan Hay
DAVE: Laurence Bourn
PATRICIA: Cat Nicol

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30 OCTOBER

Jessica
by Gregory Skulnick

Mary is Edgar's girl. Dominic is Edgar's friend. Chess is Edgar's game.

DIRECTOR:  Michelle Golder
EDGAR Stuart Conlan
DOMINIC Ashley Cook

All Your Things
by Nick Judd

A woman alone in a room at night.

DIRECTOR:  Julia Bolden
WOMAN:  Emma Spearing

Remembering Emptiness and Belonging
by Valérie Fabre

Two castoffs remember a past of purpose and fulfilment.

DIRECTOR: Michelle Golder
ACTOR 1: Emma Gable
ACTOR 2: Robert Jezek

The Hankerbox
by Ross Howard

Janice brings a box to husband Kenneth's workplace at lunchtime. What is it?

DIRECTOR: Julia Bolden
KENNETH : Leon Coleman
JANICE : Angela Rowland
GEORGE: Vaughan Allanson

Retribution
by Trish Rawson

The dying sound of the Council’s grass cutter heralds the beginning of an unusual day for two residents from the street.

DIRECTOR: Francesca Brown
MAN:  Stephen von Schreiber
WOMAN:  Sarah Ingram

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6 NOVEMBER

Wild Geese: Chickening Out
by Julia Bolden

Gunilla's friend and neighbour, Magda, pops in to return something she borrowed yesterday but Gunilla is none too pleased to have it back. This is a short stage tryout of a sitcom concept based around the relationship between these two women.

DIRECTOR: Julia Bolden
GUNILLA: Emma Spearing
MAGDA: Emma Gable
JANE: Cat Nicol
MISS DIRECTION: Clare Kerrison

The Noose of Light
by Kate Miller

1850: unsuccessful writer, despised son and reluctant fiancé Edward FitzGerald has a few obscure Persian verses in his pocket - the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, which will make him one of the most famous poets in the English language. But first he faces a wrenching choice between duty and freedom.

DIRECTOR:  Graeme Curry
EDWARD FITZGERALD:  Vaughan Allanson
MARY FRANCES FITZGERALD:  Sarah Ingram
OMAR: James Southwick

Balls Like Icebergs
a radio play by Felicity Norman

A visit to the vet results in some surprising information.

DIRECTOR: Diane Moules
MRS FFOLLIOTT: Pam Jenner
NURSE: Abigail Sage
VET: Alan Hay

Local Heroes
a radio play by Alistair Lawrence

When local hero Francis Lane makes the papers for protecting his boxing gym from a gang of thugs it brings him to the attention of a businessman, Adam Sandford. Is this the opportunity of a lifetime...or another test of his courage?

DIRECTOR: Anni Domingo
FRANCIS LANE:  Geoff Copping
ADAM SANDFORD: John Parry
MR SMITH: Alan Hay

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13 NOVEMBER

Kill 
by Trish Rawson

For two decades a political icon of the 20th century has lived with the threat of assassination. Then one day he has a visitor.

DIRECTOR: Sarah Ingram
MALE VISITOR: Declan Lynch
TROTSKY: Robert Jezek

Coup
by Elinor Perry-Smith

A Seamstress of the old regime and the King of the new order meet on the day after the revolution and discover themselves repeating history to bloody effect. Who will break the cycle of royal power play and allow the people to truly govern themselves?

DIRECTOR: John Parry
THE NEW KING: Kevin Wright
THE SEAMSTRESS: Rachel Nielsen
THE DOWAGER QUEEN:  Sarah Ingram
RADIO ANNOUNCER: Richard Peoples

Birthday Wish
by Steven Kitson

Meeting your girlfriend’s father is always a memorable experience - more so when it turns out she’s been keeping secrets from both of you.

DIRECTOR: Michelle Golder
GEOFFREY TROY: Stephen von Schreiber
MIRANDA ROSEWOOD: Jenny Scudamore
NEAL PORTER: Alan Hay
A MALE WAITER: Ashley Cook

To the Brink
by Paul Richards

Samantha, the new girl in the office, is a nice, intelligent, honest girl...so what possibly has driven her to have dreams about killing her colleague, Greg? And more to the point, what will happen if these dreams actually become reality?

DIRECTOR: Julia Bolden
SAMANTHA: Fran Burgoyne
GREG:  Stuart Conlan
WALTER: David Monksfield
SALLY:  Abigail Sage
JAKE: Ashley Cook

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20 NOVEMBER

Matters
by Jane Grieve

Is our existence merely a ‘game’? A fleeting, irrelevant game, that we can never win? Can we stack the odds? Are we even in the game? Rock, Paper, Scissors. What matters. Who matters? Who cares?

DIRECTOR: Gill Saxon
PAPER: Rachel Nielsen
SCISSORS:  Izzy Rees-Nicholson
ROCK: Stephen Hullyer

The Telephone
by Roger Mortimer-Smith

To the humble stagehand of a small regional theatre, it seemed a sensible precaution to check that the onstage telephone was working. Then again, it might have been better to do it before the play had started...

DIRECTOR: Clare Kerrison
ACTOR: Robert Jezek
ACTRESS:  Michelle Golder
STAGEHAND: James Southwick

Educating Bobby K.
by David Lambert

New York, 23 May, 1963 civil unrest is about to erupt across the nation. Invited to meet Attorney General Robert Kennedy with a concrete proposal, Black writer James Baldwin is holding a ‘strategy meeting’ with his associates. But strong personalities, passionately held viewpoints, and alcohol reveal deep rifts among ‘the brothers’ ...

DIRECTOR: James Hadley
JAMES BALDWIN: Ery Nzaramba
DAVID BALDWIN: Nabil Audie
LORRAINE HANSBERRY: Sophie Cartman
SAUL GOLDSTEIN: Simon Jones
CLARENCE B. JONES : Ayo Aloba