Sherman Theatre's Introduction to Playwriting programme

EIGHT: A Year of Changes


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Please note that A Year of Changes contains strong language.

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A Year of Changes

By Madlen Protheroe

Director Non Haf with Tafsila Khan

Performer Boo Golding

How much difference should a year really make?

Please note that this play contains strong language

EIGHT: fresh new plays from first-time writers

Thanks to the continued support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Sherman Theatre’s Introduction to Playwriting course for 15 – 18 year olds has been able to continue throughout lockdown and as it eases. The participants have created eight monologues that are personal reflections on the experience of 2020 and the situation caused by Covid-19.

The plays in EIGHT were written and directed through weekly Zoom meetings facilitated by Branwen Davies, Matt Hartley, Timothy Howe and Non Haf Davies. All plays were self-filmed by the actors involved.

Madlen Protheroe Q&A:

What inspired you to write A Year of Changes?

"I felt in lockdown the word ‘change’ was used a lot, and I wanted to reflect the different types of changes a person could do."

What did you enjoy most about the process?

"The process of seeing something that I wrote being brought to life was really exciting!"

Branwen Davies

“I’m delighted by the ideas, imagination and images created. It’s exciting to be able to celebrate our young writers and their work.”

With thanks to:

Playwriting tutors Branwen Davies & Matt Hartley

Sherman Theatre Creative Engagement Manager Timothy Howe

Introduction to Playwriting Assistant Non Haf Davies

Film Editor Chris Lloyd

Introduction to Playwriting is funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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