|“Fantastic opening to Writing Festival”
by Sarah Crombie-Wheeler for remotegoat on 04/03/14
What a superb beginning to Middlesbrough theatre’s New Writing Festival. Local taxi driver turned play-write Ishy Din gave an inquisitive audience a rare chance to witness the early development of his latest play.
This unique opportunity explored the importance of tension, plot and character development, demonstrating how just a slight change in irony or tone can completely alter the structure of a play.
With only two hours prior knowledge of the script the actors were able to bring to life a barber shop scene which harboured a secret. Their wit and ease on stage highlighted the importance of showing over telling and Ishy Din happily received questions and ideas from spectators.
Any upcoming and new writers will be sorry to have missed this educational and entertaining evening.
Less Is More productions are hosting writing workshops and showing number of plays throughout this week at Middlesbrough theatre.