Jack Studio Theatre Presents POOL, May 27-June 7
It's the morning after New Labour's victory in 1997. Things Can Only Get Better, except for a group of pool attendants struggling to keep the gates open.
As Rob, Steph, Trev and Ashley fight to keep their heads above water, they find that chaos is possibility, that ghosts can be trusted and that magic is redeeming. Pool is a comedy about drowning, grief and forgiveness, and a reminder that friendship is about all we have to see us through.
'Amazing how a drowning man can get his hand down your bikini bottoms as he takes his last breath'
TOM HARVEY is a creative entrepreneur and writer working across film, television, interactive media and theatre. He has Executive Produced five feature films and has recently completed the musical LYDIA, and theatre plays POOL and BED. Tom is a past BAFTA winner, alongside Tim Wright and Rob Bevan, for interactive drama ONLINE CAROLINE. In the past Tom has run Northern Film & Media, the creative development and investment agency in North East England, The Edinburgh TV Festival, and was part of the channel team on BBC2. He was awarded an MBE for services to the creative industries in 2012. He has only been writing for theatre in the last few years & POOL is his premiere theatre production.
There has been a theatre at the Jack since 1994. The studio is led by Kate Bannister (Artistic Director) and Karl Swinyard (Producer), who with the creative team at the theatre have established the Jack as one of London's leading studio spaces. Throughout the year the venue produces theatre, film, and Scratch nights. The theatre is home to the Jack Writers' Workshop, and also runs writing programmes throughout the year. In 2011 Kate and Karl were awarded Best Venue Directors for the Fringe Report Awards. In 2013 the venue was voted most welcoming theatre (south east) in the Off West End Awards.
Pool by Tom Harvey
Directed by Kate Bannister
Designed by David Shields
Lighting by Amy Mae Smith
Sound Design by Mark Webber
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Lewisham Council.
Sponsored by Acorn Ltd.
PRESS NIGHT for POOL: Thursday 29 May 2014 at 7.45pm
27 May - 7 June 2014 at the Jack Studio Theatre
410 Brockley Road, London, SE4 2DH
Box Office: 0333 666 3366 (there is £1.50 fee for phone bookings only).
www.brockleyjack.co.uk (online bookings)
Tickets: Full Production £14 (full); £11 (concession)