Your Story on Stage – again!
Following the success of our Tale Spinners events in April and May of this year we shall be running another series next January.
Other Lives Productions in conjunction with the East Riding Theatre again invites you to spin a tale, fact or fiction. Submissions of original work are invited and you will be asked to read your own story at the event.
Anyone can enter. Stories must be between 1,000 and 2,000 words in length, and submitted via a Word document attached to an email, with TALE SPINNER 2 in the subject line to email@example.com. Your name, telephone number, email address, and which of the first six dates you are available to come and read your tale, if selected (more than one option gives us flexibility) must appear at the top of the title page of your submission, which should arrive no later than 30th November 2017.
As before, the main aim of the evening will be entertainment, but there will be a competitive element in that at the end of each evening there will be a prize-giving based upon audience votes. The winners of each of the six rounds plus the best two or three runners-up will go through to the final.
There is no entry fee for the stories, but the audience will be charged and this will fund some prizes and pay for venues.
East Riding Theatre on Wednesday 17th and Thursday18th
Lund Village Hall on Saturday 20th
Swanland Village Hall on Sunday 21st
The Ropery, Barton-upon-Humber on Wednesday 24th
The Old Chapel, North Dalton on Friday 26th
Bishop Burton Village Hall on Sunday 28th
East Riding Theatre on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st
The last date will be the final in the main auditorium of the theatre
If you have any queries about these events, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the first half of 2017 we mounted platform performances of Dylan Thomas’s
Under Milk Wood
at the East Riding Theatre.
All performances were sold out, but we plan revivals there and/or a tour of East Riding villages.
Watch this space
In Spring 2015 and Autumn 2016
we toured with Patrick Garland’s
a highly amusing one-man show which follows a day in the life of
the seventeenth century diarist
See audience reaction at http://otherlives.org.uk/brief-lives-comments-reviews)
“Everything is here – wit, farce, tragedy, pathos – often bawdy, frequently uproariously funny. A truly delightful entertainment.”The Guardian
Old John Aubrey takes his audience by the hand and, with a twinkle in his eye, leads you through a day late in his life, launching into wicked tales. He regales you with tales of his contemporaries – Oliver Cromwell, Charles II, Nell Gwyn – and stories gleaned as a child from folk who knew the likes of Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth, Sir Walter Raleigh. By turns he is a stand-up comic, a philosopher, a lodger in a garret room suffering crying babies and other noisy co-tenants. Once he starts speaking to you he is like the Ancient Mariner – you cannot choose but hear.
Funded by the Arts Council of Great Britain
and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council
In February Other Lives Productions presented a short tour entitled
A fireside entertainment of tales to chase away the last of Winter
Readings and semi-dramatisations,
including a guest appearance from the past
Featuring Richard Avery
(formerly of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
(John Aubrey in Brief Lives)
Funded by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council
In September and October 2016 Other Lives actors Richard Avery, Neil King and Gordon Meredith appeared in the East Riding Theatre’s production of Hamlet
Future plans include productions of
Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot
(A revival of our 2012 production at the East Riding Theatre and other venues in October and November 2018)
Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist
and a revival of Christmas at Arles
(our 2008 play about Gaughin and Van Gogh)
If you would like news of our forthcoming shows, do email us on email@example.com and we’ll place you on our e-circulation list