» High Jump
Earlier this year, Talking Birds, in association with Capital Plays and Writing West Midlands, put out a call for submissions for 5 minute pieces (stories, monologues, plays) which engaged with the high jump, either metaphorically, or literally. The plays or stories needed to be completed - not part-works, or works in progress - but fully realised in, and embracing, the 5 minute form.
The 8 selected works were:
Hugh Dichmont - Yankee Zulu
Neill A. Edwards - The Cull
Liz John - Ready
Paula Wharton - The Uprising
Martin Tomms - Crack in the Sky
P.D.Freeman - We Didn't Hang Around
Helen Kelly - The King is Dead
Alicja Shaw - Learning to Disappear
These were presented as a rehearsed reading, hosted by Talking Birds at mac on May 25th as part of the Capital Plays Festival. They were performed by Jill Dowse, John Flitcroft and Therese Collins, and directed by Nick Walker.