Ipswich audiences will have a unique experience hearing the first reading of Guesthouse – a new play by regional playwright Nicola Werenowska. Three actors, directed by Tony Casement, will share Guesthouse with audiences at the Sir John Mills Theatre on June 19th for the very first time during a rehearsed reading of this exciting new script.
Set in Clacton-on-Sea, Guesthouse explores how the changing nature of place impacts on communities and individuals through the lives of three generations of women. The play asks the questions: What’s it like when the town you were proud to grow up in becomes impoverished? What does it take to keep going? And what does it take to face the truth?
Nicola Werenowska has previously written for Eastern Angles with Peapickers (2007) and is currently Playwright in Residence at the Lakeside Theatre in Colchester.
Artistic Director of Eastern Angles, Ivan Cutting, states: I’m very proud that Eastern Angles work reaches into the very corners of our region and Guesthouse is no exception with its strong sense of place. Clacton has a unique past and audiences have an exclusive chance to hear how the play explores this at the very start of its journey.
Guesthouse is being developed with support from Eastern Angles, Colchester Mercury Theatre, Clacton West Cliff Theatre, University of Essex Lakeside Theatre and Colchester Firstsite, with funding from Arts Council England, Essex County Council and the Fowler Smith & Jones Charitable Trust.
Friday 19th June 2015, 7.45pm, Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich.
Tickets are £5, including a glass of wine.
Box Office: 01473 211498 or www.easternangles.co.uk