MARRIAGE AND MONSTERS Plays the Biggest Little Play Festival in the World

MARRIAGE AND MONSTERS Plays the Biggest Little Play Festival in the WorldMarriage, monsters, healing, displacement and post-apocalyptic comedy all feature in Week 4 of 'the biggest little play festival in the world'.

Among the 10 short plays nightly is Marriage and Monsters by Jamie Hughes (UK) where a husband and wife experience problems in their relationship due to the nature of their work - they are both superheroes!

Tracey Owens directs comedian Makedonka Stoilova and visiting Boston actor Bretton Reis.

Writing in a Wall of Light by Nancy West (US) is an intriguing tale of a controversial 19th century faith healer and her connection with a modern surgeon who is researching her history.

Part of an international playwriting project bringing untold women's stories to light, West's play spotlights the strange case of Emily Preston. Margaret Fitzgerald directs Debbie Tilley as Preston with Chaan Wadley, Jack Mitchell and Peter Sahlani.

No Other Way, written and directed by Grant Wilson, is a powerful story of a widower
coming to terms (after almost 50 years of marriage) with his gay identity - a realisation he shares with his only son after dinner one night. James Charles, Jeremy Godwin, David Neill and Charlie Barnett feature.

This Too Shall Pass, written, directed and choreographed by Ruth Fingret, features Graham Yates and Joel Semande. Thomas, the fiercest and most vile pirate on the high seas has an embarrassing problem that only the ship's sadistic and malicious surgeon can fix. A rollicking comedy from a Short+Sweet veteran.

In the Wildcards section (weekend matinees), Teatime by Sheila Cowley (US) is an absurdist comedy set in a post-apocalyptic bomb shelter... inside the children's section of a local library! Kim, a botanist, meets Archie, an aspiring gardener, and Annabelle who has just made tea... Matt Taylor directs Kate Bodner, Cassandra Ng and Nick Vagne.

Finally, Ghosting by visiting Welsh physical theatre artist Hannah Waters,
is a solo piece about displacement, disconnect and dreams and is inspired by the life of a mediaeval Welsh princess.


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