'Pool' by Tom Harvey at the Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley

The Jack Studio Theatre in Brockley, south east London will be the home of 'Write Now 5', the Jack Studio's annual Festival of new writing. The festival aims to promote new writing south of the river, and is a season of shorts, readings, workshops and the premiere of Tom Harvey's new play, Pool which runs from Tue 27 May – Sat 7 June 2014.

The play is set on the morning after New Labour’s victory in 1997. Whilst the country is hoping that 'Things Can Only Get Better', a group of pool attendants are struggling to keep the gates of their pool open. Rob, Steph, Trev and Ashley all tread water to keep it afloat, but they find in the chaos that ghosts can be trusted and magic is redeeming.

The production is directed by Artistic Director of the venue, Kate Bannister.

The Write Now Festival runs from Saturday 17th May to Saturday 7th June 2014. It will also feature staged readings of Botticelli’s Angels by Gemma Mills McGrath and Box Chicken by Max Katz.

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