Playing Dead

On a film set an actor is killed. Accident? Murder? Illusion? 

Whodunnit and whydunnit in Paul Greenwood’s new thriller?

Cast: James Burman, Dani Carbery, Mark Carey, Richard Derrington, Melissa Greenwood, Robert Lister, Malcolm McKee, Claire Nielson and Sunny Ormonde
This is a rehearsed reading performed by a cast of nine whose credits include: Radio & Television (The Archers, Luther, Doc Martin, Poirot, Fawlty Towers, Coronation Street, EastEnders, Casualty, Doctors); West End (Piaf, The Shakespeare Revue, When We Are Married, The Madness of George III); as well as many productions at Bristol Old Vic, RSC, National Theatre, Off-Broadway, and with Alan Ayckbourn’s company at Scarborough.
As a writer, Paul Greenwood‘s play Dancing in the Dark was performed as part of the RSC Festival at the Other Place. His one act play, Creative Writing was highly commended in the 2020 King Lear Prize, coming fourth out of four hundred entries. He has also written a children’s play with music, Vilehalla. For the RSC, Paul has played leading roles in over thirty productions. His TV credits include Spender, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Holby City, Heartbeat, Our Friends in the North, Midsomer Murders, Lewis, Father Brown and the title role in the comedy series Rosie.
Paul writes:
‘What is the difference between acting and lying? Lying and acting? I’ve always loved dramas which play with the audience’s perception of events and takes delight in wrong-footing them at every turn. In 2018 I worked with Mike Leigh on his film Peterloo and loved the improvisation process which concentrated on making everything we actors did as real as possible. All these ideas come together in my new stage thriller Playing Dead.

Performance Dates
10 July 2022

The Bear Pit Theatre

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