LIVING THE DRAMA
BIRDS OF PREY
June 2016: Rehearsed Reading
Birds of Prey, a new play, with an all female cast, is about grief, greed, false expectations and the comedic side of tragedy, written by Stephanie Connell and Carolyn Lloyd-Davies. Although a work of fiction, the play is based on a true story.
Peter and Grace found each other late in life, and knew theirs was a marriage made in heaven - until a life changing event slowly unravels unexpected, unresolved and painful issues between Peter's adult children and the three women in his life.
To watch someone grieving is at best unsettling and worse an embarrassment, especially when we don't know whether to laugh or cry.
Following a rehearsed reading, directed by Maurice Thorogood, performed on 20 June at the Actors & Writers London, the play is being revised and plans are underway for a performance during 2019.
Cast: Gaye Poole, Joan Blackham, Sam Portlock , Sophie Morris Sheppard, Lianne Tucker and Lenora Fyfe.
Maurice Thorogood, director, and playwrights Carolyn Lloyd-Davies and Stephanie Connell, working with actors from Actors & Writers London, June 2016.
L to R (back row): Lenora Fyfe, Sophie Morris Sheppard, Joan Blackham, Gaye Poole, Sam Portlock and Lianne Tucker