A little nostalgic look back at ‘Fiendish Plot’s’ first season (of two) at the CCA:
The Black Water by Martin Brocklebank
directed by Suzi Simpson
In the long, hot summer of 1976, Karen Field, disappeared, 21 years later her husband was arrested for her murder.
‘The Black Water’ is a fantasy about the last night of Karen’s life.
Martin is a T.V. scriptwriter for the BBC’s flagship
soap ‘River City’. He’s also written for the BBC drama ‘Doctors’ and the Channel 4 new writing strand ‘Coming Up’.
His 1st play ‘Those Below’ was staged by Pains Plough in 1999.
Forgetting Sebastian by Kenny McKenna
Gillian returns home to find her husband reading a newspaper and a man locked in a chest in the living-room.
Forgetting Sebastian is about truth and fantasy, trust and suspicion and the importance of getting your story straight.
Kenny is a new writer. His 1st play ‘Memoria’ was given a reading at the CCA in December last year, organized by
the Playwrights’ Studio Scotland and the RSAMD. Kenny is an actor who has worked extensively in Scottish theatre
with companies including The Royal Lyceum and Raindog,, and in radio and T.V.
Takes A Trip by Karen Barclay
directed by Bill Wright
Don Morrison is a pensioner. He falls and is admitted to hospital. He thinks the system is trying to kill him, but he’s afraid
to go home. Isa is a nurse. She wants to help him, but he might disagree with her methods.
Karen won the Playwrights’ Studio Scotland’s Ignite competition in 2006. She’s worked extensively in Scottish Theatre.
Scenes From Room 44 by Cormac Quinn
Rita and James and a corkscrew are in Room 44. Their love life spins between love, murder and a good bottle of wine.
Three possibilities, quantum physics and most importantly; a corkscrew, in a tale of love in the space/ time continuum.
Cormac is a writer. His play ‘Still’ was performed at the New Writing, New Worlds Festival in 2007.
The Unspoken Etiquette of Queues by Martin McNaughton
Chris likes to queue as long as the person in front of him knows the etiquette – unfortunately not everyone does – in this tale
of life, love and lines.
Martin is an actor and director who has written a variety of plays from ‘Stourie Annie : A Scots Cinderella’
to ‘A Scottish Play’ his re-imagining of Macbeth set in the Scottish Parliament, as well as writing for Naked Radio and Weekending.