Wednesday 20th May at 7pm.
This virtual reading will present Single Ticket by Mark Daniels- Longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize in 2019
An unlikely friendship develops over the course of 12 months between 74-year-old Mabel and 22-year-old Benjamin on a platform in Bethnal Green train station. Mabel’s a white working-class East Ender who’s lived there her whole life. Benjamin’s a young middle-class black man who’s new to the area. They represent two very different people from two very different generations, but that inhabit the same city, the same space, and the same time. What can these initial strangers learn from each other as they open up about their very different lives and views? They both shatter each other’s stereotypes and Mabel changes Benjamin’s views of the world.
DG Footlights™ is a program, created and moderated by the Dramatists Guild, that connects dramatists with free space in which to hold a public reading of a new work that is currently in development. This initiative operates on a space-grant model: a representative from the Guild will arrange for a venue to donate space during allocated dates and times, and will ensure that the space is available for dramatists to use to present a self-produced reading to the public, with an optional feedback session following the reading. Attendance is always free and open to all.