Sat, 13 May 2023
LAMDA 155 Talgarth Road London W14 9DA
The event will consist of an in-person readthrough and discussion afterwards open to members of the audience. Attendees will be contacted after the event for their thoughts on the script (this is completely voluntary).
This is a relaxed event.
PlayDates is a volunteer-run arts
organisation that facilitates free tablereads for new writing in development. They’re so excited to be hosting the first in-person readthrough of Laurence Rosier Staines’ Christ is Back after a successful zoom readthrough back in December 2022.
After being found on the coast of Beirut and immediately being kidnapped by a Bishop of the Catholic Church and taken to the Vatican, we can only conclude that Christ is back. We follow two senior Cardinals, the Bishop and an academic named Leila, as they contend with each other – and themselves – to work out what to do with Christ himself.
Laurence Rosier Staines is a writer and director based between Sydney and London. His play D’Annunzio was longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize in 2019, while his screenplays have been finalists and semi-finalists in international competitions including the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, the Big Apple Film Festival and the Austin Film Festival; he recently optioned a comedy-drama series set in London to UK-based producers, and his theatre and film work have appeared around the world.Laurence is also the creator of Caldera – a boutique festival of burlesque, experimental music and fire – and the three-room immersive show, You Can Have It All; Christ is Back is his first full-length play.
Readers include : Tom Hendry, Julia Leyland, Jake Botterell and Shannon Assaf