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Theatrical Consequences

Theatrical Consequences

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Savoy Theatre
Mon 15 May 2023
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Seven playwrights, sixteen actors, only one day to rehearse. What could possibly go wrong? The fifth annual Platform Presents West End Gala is a night of ‘Theatrical Consequences’ with seven writers creating separate scenes for an hilarious new play-about-making-a-play

Savoy Theatre

Mon 15 May 2023
Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, The Strand, London WC2R 0ET, UK
Mon at 19:30
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Why go and see it?

“Last year was hilarious. We blew the roof off the Savoy theatre. This year we’re gonna take the walls out as well!” - Director Oliver Chris

The game of Consequences - drawing an image, turning over the page to hide it and passing it on - often ends in astonishing and eye-wateringly funny results.

Theatrical Consequences

Now inspired by this “What will happen next?” children’s game, and for a one night only fundraising gala evening at the Savoy Theatre on Monday 15 May 2023, Oliver Chris (Trying, Motherland, The Office, One Man Two Guvnors) and Katie-Ann McDonough (Brilliant Jerks, As You Like It) will co-direct a play-about-making-a-play where everything that can go wrong does.

Seven writers working in isolation will collaborate on one script. They will be briefed on the entire plot, the characters and what happens in their scene - but will not be able to read the scene before or after theirs!

Cast confirmed so far:

Bessie Carter (Bridgerton, Howard's End, Doc Martin),

David Mumeni (Stath Lets Flats, The Pentaverate, Dead Pixels),

Denise Gough (Andor, Paula, People, Places and Things),

Freddie Fox (Slow Horses, Whitehouse Farm, The Crown),

Jack Wolfe (Shadow & Bone, The Magic Flute, Inside No 9),

Jade Anouka (His Dark Materials, Cleaning Up, The Drowning),

Kerry Godliman (After Life, Whitstable Pearl, Trigger Point),

Manjinder Virk (Midsomer Murders, Trigger Point, The Arbor),

Pippa Bennett-Warner (Gangs of London, See How They Run, Obsession),

Sacha Dhawan (Doctor Who, The Great, After Earth),

Sam Phillips (Bridgerton, The Crown, The History Boys),

Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, Downtown Abbey, Toast of London),

Tracy Ann-Oberman (Eastenders, Friday Night Dinner, After Life)

The writers are:

David Mumeni (writer of I’m Not That Kind of Guy, Cem in the multi-BAFTA winning Channel 4 comedy series, Stath Lets Flats),

Frog Stone (Bucket, Avenue 5, Juliet Naked),

Helen Kingston (Half Bad, The Flood),

Isaac Tomiczek (Time Out Runner Up, Playwright’s Prize 2022),

Manjinder Virk (Midsomer Murders, Out of Darkness, Glow),

Olivia Nixon (The Mother/Daughter Moment, Guilt Trip, Reluctant Persuaders),

Peter Fellows (Veep, Avenue 5, The Death of Stalin)

This evening of comedy is the fifth annual fundraiser to raise money for the Ambassador Theatre Group Playwright’s Prize in association with Platform Presents, with five Runners-Up prizes supported by Time Out. It promises to be one of the best fun nights out in the West End.

The Playwright’s Prize

The Playwright’s Prize was founded in 2018 by non-profit Platform Presents CIC to nurture and provide more opportunities for playwrights.  In the first year 176 scripts were submitted. Last year, in its fourth year, 1,174 scripts were submitted and Platform Presents partnered with one of the leading live entertainment companies in the world, Ambassador Theatre Group, on the prize re-naming it the Ambassador Theatre Group Playwright’s Prize in association with Platform Presents. Also in 2022 international city media brand Time Out partnered with Platform Presents and Finite Films to announce five new prizes for Runners-Up. Ambassador Theatre Group and Time Out are confirmed to partner again this year.

The annual prize and fundraiser is co-produced with Finite Films & TV, founded by Amy Gardner, and judged by a high profile group of industry experts. The winner receives £5,000 and mentoring to bring their play to stage and or screen. The five Runners-Up each receive £1,000.

Mark Cornell, CEO of Ambassador Theatre Group said: “Storytelling is our craft, visceral experiences is our area of expertise. This prize and the Theatrical Consequences Gala are the perfect vehicles to raise funds to support rising star talent.”

Savoy Theatre

Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, The Strand, London WC2R 0ET, UK
Charing Cross and Embankment
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Opened in 1881, the Savoy Theatre in London was designed by C I Phipps and decorated by Collinson & Locke. The Savoy became famous as the first public building in the world to be lit by incandescent electric lights and in one way or another it has been blazing ever since.

The Savoy Theatre is rich with history, having hosted famed premiers such as Oscar Wilde’s Salome and Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. It’s seen a range of performances from prestigious plays to star-studded musicals and now, it’s home to the beloved Pretty Woman: The Musical. To experience the beautiful Savoy Theatre for yourself, book your show tickets from the ATG online box office today.

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Savoy Theatre

Mon 15 May 2023
Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, The Strand, London WC2R 0ET, UK
Mon at 19:30
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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