Quite a week lined up for the last week in July as Tales from Paradise Heights comes to Lancaster. The venue is the fantastic THE STOREY http://thestorey.co.uk/ and we will be bringing all the productions to this venue over the coming months.
Tales from Paradise Heights Film Night
Monday 25th July will see a Tales from Paradise Heights Film Night, showcasing much of the work produced in the series so far.
This is a poster for the stage production, a different animal from the
Paul Murphy directed film, to be shown on the night, Poster design by
Poster for the feature film, designed by Simon Scoffin
The Watcher: Poster design by Michael O'Hanlon
The films I'M FRANK MORGAN and THE WATCHER will be shown, along with clips from LOOKIN' FOR LUCKY, documentary's on LOOKIN' FOR LUCKY and RANK, and clips from RANK and THE BENCH. As well as a Q&A with myself and other Paradise Heights regulars there will also be one or two surprises on the evening...but that's not all...
THE BENCH: A Tale from Paradise Heights
The Bench: Poster design by Jo Carlon, AKA Salford Artist
The critically celebrated tale - THE BENCH - will run for four nights at The Storey, from Tuesday 26th July through to Friday 29th at 7.30 pm each night...come and check out why some people have seen this play five times since it premiered in 2008. A timeless piece and perfect introduction to the world of Paradise Heights...
Ian Curley and Stella Grundy in THE BENCH (Pic: Ian Currie)
Phoebe Marie Jones and Ben Hood in THE BENCH
Here are just a few review quotes for the play...
'Highly recommended and a play and writer that will surely go on to great things...' Kevin Bourke, Manchester Evening News
'Loved it! Wonderful gags out of left field, intrigue, suspense, heart-rending scenes and heart warming moments. A great night of theatre! Do more!' David Slack, Director, 24/7 Theatre Arts Network
'A snapshot of 21st Century life on the streets of 'broken Britain'. The Bench is giving it to us like it is; no frills theatre with balls and undiluted attitude. These people are going places. Fast.' Brian Gorman, The Public Reviews
'Very well put together and superbly performed to create a very funny, moving, thoughtful piece of theatre that deserves a wider audience.' David Chadderton, British Theatre Guide
'The struggle of being human and finding your place in the world...like Jim Cartwright, O'Byrne has a knack of finding poetry in the most ordinary of situations: he has a real affection for his characters and they feel like flesh and blood people.' Steve Timms, whatsonatage.com
'Entirely gripping, utterly enthralling. It's so difficult to pick out highlights in a piece so uniformly powerful, performed with pitch perfect style.' Steve Balshaw, Director, Salford Film Festival.
Come and join us for a fantastic week screen and stage wise at The Storey, Lancaster, 25th to 29th July, 2011
Poster Designer Darren McGinn serves up another winner...
And finally, Darren McGinn's poster for the soon to premiere STRAWBERRY JACK, I want one for my bedroom wall...
The play will premiere later this summer, more details on all these events soon...