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Bruised Sky Productions Presents WORLDS


Bruised Sky Productions presents the world premiere of Worlds, written and directed by Martin Murphy, and starring Naomi Sheldon and Andrew Macklin.

Nine people from all walks of life find themselves, on a dark and stormy night, at the end of the world - or rather, Worlds, a guesthouse ruled over by eccentric matriarch Briony. There's Bas, the pop star laying low and hoping to run into a woman from his past; Charlie and his grandmother who just want to escape to warmer climes; and the mysterious Benny and Haxie who are in hiding from...something.

Trapped in the middle of nowhere their insight into themselves, their situations and each other is brought to the forefront in a gentle dark comedy from the writer of 2016's Edinburgh Fringe success Villain. Naomi Shaledon and Andrew Macklin take on all nine characters as we journey with them to look at why people choose to leave or remain in relationships, friendships and locations.

Funny, touching with moments of heart-wrenching poignancy, this hour-long journey drops in and out of our characters' lives for a snapshot moment, exploring how individuals arrive at the decisions they must make.

Naomi Sheldon's previous credits include The Pride, directed by Jamie Lloyd and the BBC drama The Hour.

Andrew Macklin's stage work includes roles with the RSC and Out of Joint and for television features ITV's Mr Selfridge.

Martin Murphy's plays include Villain (Edinburgh Frine, 2016; Kings Head Theatre, 2017), Manor (Soho Theatre, 2009) and Barren (Old Vic Theatre, OVNV 24 Hour Plays, 2006). Martin also wrote the short film Poisoned and numerous other short plays at venues including the Liverpool Everyman Theatre and the Old Vic.

As a performer Martin is half of the musical comedy double act Pistol and Jack who have performed at a large number of venues including Secret GArden Party, Assembly Edinburgh, Nu:Write Festival Zagreb and Soho Theatre.

Bruised Sky Productions was founded by Artistic Director James Kermack in 2009 with Executive Director Martin Murphy appointed later that year. The company's first production Lads received a range of five and four star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before a London run at the Canal Cafe.

Bruised Sky most recently presented a successful run of Villain at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, which is transferring to the Kings Head Theatre in February 2017.

Bruised Sky's other works include Manor by Martin Murphy, which played at Soho Theatre before a three week run at Tristan Bates Theatre Covent Garden, and Animal Bordello written by David Scinto, writer of the Oscar nominated classic Sexy Beast.

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