The 14th Briefs show sees us reaching a huge milestone: 100 short plays produced since starting in July 2013. And these will be the nine pieces nudging us over the line; all set to be performed at Waterloo East Theatre on Friday, October 14:
0800-DRINK by Juliana Lisk
You’ve never seen a commercial like THIS before. Writer and performer Juliana Lisk takes centre stage in this brilliant monologue as a wine-friendly thirtysomething plugs Mount Valley Wine’s Drinkwise Retreat for Women.
BETWEEN THE SHEETS by Martha Geelan
In her second relationship comedy for Briefs, Martha Geelan writes a break-up that boils down to possibly the most awkward incident of all time. Alex Dowding and Evelyn Lockley perform, while Martha herself directs.
THE HERMIT by Alice Etches
Recently dumped Billie is going through a tough spot Her friend Laura, by the look of it, is not. The pair confront their own insecurities in this heartfelt and very, very funny comedy by Alice Etches, who performs alongside Sofia Greenacre and Benjamin Shogbolu, with direction from Georgia Robson.
SALLY DON’T SLEEP by Andrew Maddock
SEEING BY GASLIGHT by Beth Crane
Hannah’s found happiness with her perfect guy. But in true Beth Crane style, all is not as it seems as this bite-size scene takes an unexpected, dark turn. James Callas Ball directs Tim Jennings and Sheetal Kapoor.
THAT’S GREAT! by Shaun Kitchener
Rory’s been pestering flatmate Harry for ages for relationship advice, and his latest dilemma is about to come to a head. But there’s something Harry’s not quite being honest about. Rob Ellis directs this farcical comedy, which stars Timothy George, writer Shaun Kitchener and Thomas Wingfield.
THUMBS OUT by Eliot J Fallows
Thomas has a problem, and training psychologist Rachel will be damned if she doesn’t get to the bottom of it. Writer Eliot J Fallows leads a cast of Briefs newcomers, who include Olivia Davidson, Jonathan Keane and Olivia Thompson. Ant Cule directs.
WHITE LIGHT by Tom Powell
14-year-old J has a lot on his mind in a powerful monologue that holds a mirror up to Britain in 2016. Tom Irvin performs, with direction from Gethin Alderman.
WITCHES BE BITCHES by Roberta Morris
In this completely bonkers comedy, we’re in the Deep South of the USA where a pack of irredeemably unpleasant witches encounter a human girl. Sophie Mackenzie – who helmed West Avenue’s first ever play – returns to directing, with a cast comprised of Charlotte Christie, Sophie Greenham, Natalie Lester, Jamie-Rose Monk and writer Roberta Morris.