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HADDAWAY & WRITE 2022

In our 2022 scheme, 6 short play scripts were selected from anonymous submissions. The writers received script feedback, one-to-one mentoring and dramaturgical support from award-winning writer, Sarah Tarbit. The initiative culminated in a live production of the 6 plays, performed by professional actors, for a sold-out audience at The Exchange Theatre in North Tyneside.

 

Find out more about the 2022 Haddaway & Write plays below...

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CREASES

BY LOUISE POWELL

Pat and Maisie iron for a living. Both grandma and granddaughter are coming to terms with life not turning out as they'd expected. Through its humour and sadness, Creases offers two different working class women's perspectives and experiences of life and celebrates them coming together to support each other despite their differences in age and education.

Directed by

Sarah Tarbit

Performed by

Harrison Rowley-Lynn & Helen Coverdale

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SEPARATION ANXIETY

BY JAMIE MCLEISH

Mike and Anna are in the process of divorce and are examining whether, amongst the animosity and insulting barbs, they might be able to maintain a friendship. When they end up unexpectedly matched for a date, they're forced to question if there's anything left of their shared experience and long-term bond that might be worth salvaging in this relatable and heart-warming short comedy.

Directed by

Christopher Strain

Performed by

Helen Coverdale & Philip Harrison

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CAPABLE

BY JACKIE EDWARDS

Lyla turns 18 at midnight and is avoiding going home to her London-themed 'surprise' party. She's starting to realise she doesn't really want to go to uni in London after being offered a place. She's always been 'capable Lyla' and doesn't want to let her Mam down, but her increasing anxiety around achieving her perceived potential has become too great to ignore...

Directed by

Christopher Strain

Performed by

Becky Lindsay

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BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY

BY SUNNY HOWLADER

Big Girls Don't Cry is Sunny Howlader's impressive writing debut. Bree is a young woman growing up in Newcastle. In a moving and bittersweet monologue, she discusses her grief and how she struggles to process the loss of a loved one. Using humour and charm, Bree explores why grief isn't talked about enough and why we don't have the resources to handle it.

Directed by

Sarah Tarbit

Performed by

Harrison Rowley-Lynn

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THE EDGE

BY BARBARA WILLIAMS

Set in South Shields, The Edge is inspired by male suicide statistics and the 'Cliff Angel' volunteers who roam the cliffs at night to prevent suicide attempts. In The Edge, Azza and Sam find themselves literally on the edge discussing their differences and similarities in this powerful short play that explores identity and vulnerability with honesty and warmth.

Directed by

Sarah Tarbit

Performed by

Soroosh Lavasani & Jake Jarratt

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STAIRWAY TO HEBBURN

BY JAKE WILSON CRAW

A dad who loves Led Zeppelin and his very supportive daughter, Becca, start enacting a necromantic ritual to raise the dead... Stairway To Hebburn is both hilarious and poignant as it follows the unexpected journey of a dad and daughter coming to terms with a great loss and discovering how it has affected their relationship.

They say never meet your heroes...

Directed by

Christopher Strain

Performed by

Philip Harrison & Becky Lindsay

CREATIVE TEAM

Harriet Ghost

Micky McGregor

Christopher Strain

Sarah Tarbit

Mike Fleetham

Wycombe 89 Media

Producer/Joint Artistic Director 

Producer/Joint Artistic Director 

Associate Producer/Director

Dramaturg/Director

Technical Manager

Film & Photography

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