Imprint: The Royal Court Young Writers Festival 2002

Imprint: The Royal Court Young Writers Festival 2002

Imprint The Royal Court Young Writers Festival 2002 has announced productions 18 Oct to 23 Nov 02.

Earlier this year, the Royal Court Young Writers Programme began a nationwide hunt for original young playwrights. Writers were invited to ‘make their mark’ and write a play on any subject, in any style and of any length. The culmination of this search is IMPRINT, a celebration of new writing including plays chosen from over 350 scripts.

IMPRINT is divided into two programmes. Programme 1 features A Day in Dull Armour by Chloe Moss and is supported by Graffiti, a short play by Richard Leighton. Programme 2 features a double Bill Just A Bloke by David Eatson and The One With the Oven by Emma Rosoman, and supported by two short plays Night Owls by Will Evans and Parallel Lines by Miranda Howard-Williams.

Friday 18 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 02

by Chloe Moss

Directed by Richard Wilson
Starring: Anthony Flanagan, Andrea Lowe, Tony Maudsley, Caroline O'Neill
Tracey works on the local checkout and dreams of big cities, college and a boyfriend who really listens. Tony is the shop’s security guard who plays war-games and rescues injured birds. He's a bit of an oddball, but Tracey seems to be able to talk to him… and they might even be comfortable together.

Chloe Moss is 26 and joined the YWP in 2001. Since then she has attended a 17 – 25 playwriting group, an advanced writing group and recently represented the Royal Court in Hungary at an international playwrights' exchange, Interplay 2002.

by Richard Leighton

Directed by Richard Wilson
Starring Anthony Flanagan, Tony Maudsley

GRAFFITI is Richard Leighton’s first play. He was inspired by his teacher who had a play produced in the last Young Writers Festival. Richard is 15 and currently studying for his GCSEs at Portsmouth Grammar School.

Thur 7 Nov - Sat 23 Nov 02

by David Watson

Directed by Ramin Gray
Staring Sian Brooke, Daniel Mays

Lisa's always had a thing about her cousin Jake and she wants to get out of Birmingham. So visiting him seems like a good idea. But he's not the Jake she knew.

David Watson is 17. He joined Birmingham Rep’s scheme for young writers in 1999 and has had three play readings there, including an early version of JUST A BLOKE.

by Emma Rosoman
Directed by Joseph Hill-Gibbins
Starring Sian Brooke, Daniel Mays, Jo Joyner, Marcel McCalla

Sarah and her mates are on the piss at Beebers nightclub, Bromley. It's Saturday night. It's Karaoke night. What more could a girl want?

Emma Rosoman is 26 and has been writing for as long as she can remember. THE ONE WITH THE OVEN is her first professional production.

by Will Evans
Directed by Ramin Gray

NIGHT OWLS was submitted for the Young Writers Festival when Will Evans sent it to the YWP as an example of his writing to gain a place on a playwriting course. Will is from Yorkshire, 22 and a former art student interested in writing for theatre and film.

(NIGHT OWLS is presented from Thurs 7 Nov at 7.45pm to the Sat mat of 16 Nov at 4pm before JUST A BLOKE and THE ONE WITH THE OVEN).

by Miranda Howard-Williams

Directed by Ramin Gray

Miranda Howard-Williams is 16 and has been a member of the YWP since she joined the 13 – 16 playwriting group earlier this year, where she developed the characters for PARALLEL LINES. She finished it on the bus on the way home.

(PARALLEL LINES is presented before JUST A BLOKE and THE ONE WITH THE OVEN from Sat 16 to Sat 23 November at 7.45pm.)


Mon 28 Oct 02 at 2.30pm
MOTHER'S RUIN by David Varela (23)
Directed by Janette Smith
'When did you get so fussy? You can sleep anywhere. On pavements! In the middle of the road! Face down on the stairs!'

Wed 30 Oct 02 at 2.30pm
THE LITTLE ARK by Sean Buckley (24)
Directed by Simon Usher
'She's a fuc***g loon is what. They all are. Legion of Mary of the Little Ark. Like it was an army and the church their HQ!'

Fri 1 Nov 02 at 2.30pm
Directed by Dawn Walton
'You touch anything else of mine and I'll throw you out.'

Thurs 21 Nov 02 at 2.30pm
BLACK SNOT by Louise Ramsden (23)
Directed by Roxana Silbert
'Everyone who's left somewhere else lives here. You can find anyone who's lost, can’t you.'
There will be a post-show talk after BLACK SNOT


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