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T H E A T R E

A VERY BITTER BOUDOIR

...an amateur film crew hope to make their name with a fly-on-the-wall documentary. Theodora Grace, a faded silent movie star and her acerbic daughter prove a little more than they can handle.


Written by
Rylan Cavell

Based on 'Whatever Happened To Baby Jane' 'Mommie Dearest' & 'Gray Gardens'




Cast of Characters:
Theodora Grace
Nancy Brick
Bobby
Smack
Jones

This 30-minute one-act play has yet to be performed. If you are interested in staging a production, send us a message via the Contact page.

THE FEY

...a near-future dystopian drama which explores the consequences of a society ruled by fear and ignorance.
Set in a disturbingly familiar United Kingdom, it follows the story of Faye and her friends, all of whom are members of Manchester’s LGBTQ scene, as they try to survive in a country controlled by a ruthless totalitarian regime.


Watch the Teaser Trailer HERE

Watch a little Behind-The-Scenes discussion HERE



Written by
Rylan Cavell

Based on 'The Fey' by
Ben Turner from

Directed by
Anne Davies

Stage Manager
Christopher James-Hall

Featuring the talents of
Carmen Dooley - Faye
Andy Pilkington - George
Alex Herod - Claudia
Luke Richards - Richard
Rod Tame - Jean
Misty Chance - Norma Bone
Nigel Anderson - Jacqui St James
Christopher Burton - The Inquisitor

The Fey was performed at the Kings Arms, Salford
16th, 17th & 18th August 2015
WOULD YOU CHANGE?

A show written for Manchester's 2014 Fringe Festival, & nominated for Best New Writing!

What would these four remarkably different LGBT individuals have to say to one another?

Now we will have some idea, as we pitch a battle of wits between Sappho, Quentin Crisp, Harvey Milk & Gladys Bentley - with the whole of creation hanging in the balance!





This thoughtful piece holds a mirror up to the LGBT community, the way people live their lives and the battles that are faced every day.

Written by Rylan Cavell
Directed by Charlie Allen
(Taurus performances)
& Alastair Zyggu
with Chris Hall as
Stage Manager
(Kings Arms & Bar Pop performances)

Featuring the talents (across different versions) of

Rebecca Swarray - Gladys Bentley
Nigel Anderson / Andrew Husband - Quentin Crisp
Anne-Louise Fortune / Kelly Efthymiou - Sappho
Andrew Marsden - Harvey Milk
Rebecca Derrick  / Christopher Bowles - Tint

Performances took place at...

Taurus, Canal Street, Manchester
as part of Manchester's Fringe Festival.
July 2014

Reviews of these performances are available from

The Kings Arms, Salford
February 2015

Reviews of these performances are available from

Bar Pop, Canal Street
March 2015
REHEARSAL SPACE

A warm-hearted comedy set across the 30-year life of a cult tv show. From the 1st rehearsal in 1972 to a convention centre many years later - how has the fame or lack thereof affected the cast and crew?

Each performance has been a new, refined and reworked version - you will never have seen the same show twice!






Performed
July 14th 15th & 16th, 2013
Fab Cafe, Manchester
Review available here

1st & 2nd March 2014
Kings Arms, Salford

31st May & 1st June 2014
Taurus, Canal Street, Manchester
Review available here


Featuring (across different versions) the talents of...

Charlie Allen / Christopher Burton - Sir Gerald Blake
Lauren Rochford / Misha Fekri- Alice Clitheroe
Paul Mackay - Casper Addams
Dominic Simpson / Andrew Marsden - Charles Polari
Anne-Louise Fortune - Spoke / Fangirl
Rebecca Derrick - Veronica / Maria
John Skilling / Andrew Mason - TV Executive

Written & Directed by Rylan Cavell
PERCIVAL TOOT AND THE
WONDERTRUMPET...

...was performed at both the branches of Fab Cafe;
Manchester & Leeds. 

This small show was part of a larger music & storytelling event.

Combining puppetry & poetry, this is a tale for children 
5 - 85 years old.

Performed sept / oct 2012





Featuring the talents of...

Rebecca Derrick - Percival Toot
Brian Gorman - Narrator
Shaun Martland - Azzernazzer
Rylan Cavell - Lillian Leaf / Lord Jones

Written & Directed by
Rylan Cavell
Costumes constructed by
Saeni Green