These pictures are from our beautiful promenade play THE HOPE, which I wrote for FUSE actors, with whom I’ve worked in various combinations over the years (THE GARAGE PLAY for Ideal Home, @TROY in the Gurkha Museum,  BETWEEN WIND AND WATER for Now Heritage, A MOUTHFUL OF EARTH for Now Heritage, STONE SOUP for Gods House Tower).  


This is in praise of actors – without their imagination, hard work, and, frankly, goodwill towards me when I ask them to just trust and do something, there would be no play.  And it’s a joyful experience to work with them. THANKS, all of you.


THE HOPE was supported by Arts Council funds from Nuffield Southampton, Ian Loveridge of Grays Developments who lent us the final venue, and a lot of love from all of us.  We hope to repeat the experience next year, for a bigger audience, over more nights if we can get funds. It was co-produced with New Road Theatre.


The actors are:  Annie Sanger-Davies, Amber O’Connell,

Beth Cleeter, Colin McAllister, Kerry Angus, Nita Gale, Vix Hobbs.

And we were joined by students from Solent University’s Musical Theatre course:  Rosa Burns, Shannon Cartmill,  Beth Irving, George Roberts,  Lauren Smith,  Madeline Wilcox,  Adam and saxophonist Bernard Sully.


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performed in Southampton April 2019