Scratching the Surface:

Absurding the Surface

19 October 2019

Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

A night of new writing.

The Play

Writer Ali Gallo
Director Rory Gradon
1 Ting Ting Cui
2 Sarah Dean
3 Andrew Peacham

Franz Kafka’s it’s a Hard Knock Life

Writer Niall Urquhart
Director Michael Cummings

Ann Sarah Somerville
Katherine Rebecca Hendri

A Play in Search of a Conflict

Writer Kallum Keefe Weyman
Director Matthew Martin
A Georgia Andrews
B Hannah May Jessop

Madame Mantis

Writer Trevor Suthers
Director Mark Singer

Mademoiselle Ting Ting Cui
Monsieur Romo Sikdar-Rahman

Madame Mantis Jacqueline Berces

The Parking Meter

Writer Alex Kennedy
Director Oliver Bates

Claire Adams Caspian Cunningham
Jack Stripe Jake Saunders

Jill Stripe Hannah Whyman


Writer Tom Jensen
Director Laura Rinati
Leanne Jessica Flood

Katy Rebecca Hendri
Olly Romo Sikdar-Rahman

Internal Family

Writer & Director Amy Willshire
Self Rochelle Reed

Child Rachel Newnham
Manager Sarah Somerville
Firefighter Andrew Peacham

Everyone's A Critic

Writer & Director Katerina Tinnirello-Savvas
Grandma Zoé Barnes

Jake Michael Cummings
Jane Grace Hussey-Burd
Joe Matthew Martin