First Holiday

This short play is one of  five that were inspired by interviews of people with first-hand experience of being displaced from one country or culture to a very different one. The interviews by playwrights, and the play development that followed were the result of a partnership between the Cheltenham Everyman Theatre and Tamasha Theatre Company in London. Five of the plays written by Writers’ Lab members were chosen for performance by Everyman professional actors at the Stroud Theatre Festival on 9 September at 6.30 pm and 11 September at 2.30 pm. The playwrights who wrote the plays are Annie Ellis, Peter Green, Phil Jones, Martin Lytton and myself.

A series of 10-minute plays performed by the Everyman Theatre’s professional company with a common theme of Migration, Immigration and Alienation. In a word: DISPLACED. The plays – some humorous, some hard-hitting, but all topical – will be performed separately throughout the festival as curtain raisers for other events. They will also appear in their entirety on Friday and Sunday. The Sunday performance will be followed by a discussion with members of Garas about the issues the short plays raise.
A co-production between the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, Tamasha Theatre Company, and Stroud Theatre Festival.
Age suitability: 12+

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