Jimmy had considered having phone sex for a while, but when Kitty answered – if that is her real name – he quickly fell in love so that every Wednesday evening became a regular fixture, for nine minutes. Kitty isn’t a psychologist yet, but she thinks she knows the reason for Jimmy’s slow disappearance and offers him some advice for his £1.20 per minute that will change his life forever. A heartfelt and humorous take on loneliness, isolation and longing.
Originally from Wales, Alan’s plays include: Marsha: A Girl Who Does Bad Things (liveartshow/Arcola), The Opportunity Of Efficiency (New National Theatre Tokyo/National Theatre Wales), Wolf, The Lighthouse, A Certain Date, Take Me To Victoria Park (all BBC Radio 4), The Gold Farmer (BBC Radio 3), The Future For Beginners (liveartshow/Wales Millennium Centre), The Magic Toyshop (Invisible Ink/Theatr Iolo), A Good Night Out In The Valleys (National Theatre Wales), Re-Set (Mess Up The Mess), Marsha (Capital Fringe, Washington DC), Rhinegold, Manga Sister (both liveartshow, The Yard, London), The Journey (Welsh National Opera), The Hidden Valley (Birdsong Opera/WNO) Cardboard Dad (Sherman Cymru), Miss Brown To You (Hijinx Theatre), Brute (Operating Theatre Company), Orange (Sgript Cymru), Come To Where I’m From (Paines Plough). He was given a Creative Wales Award in 2011 from the Arts Council of Wales and, following work with prisoners at HMP Cardiff, is a Koestler Trust platinum award winner.
HOW MY LIGHT IS SPENT will premiere at the Royal Exchange in April 2017. Find out more here.